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Cash Mob Helps a Shop

The idea of a cash mob sounds just as great as a flash mob. Imagine, people pooling together to shop at a single place that might not get their business at all in a year. It might only last an hour, but that hour might help out a shop for a week. Yes, maybe you’re not getting that exact brand or it might even cost a bit more, but the extra money spent is the same as a single beer that you drink at an expensive bar and you probably pound down 3 or 4. That designer truck taco that you eat standing up in the cold, the expensive single slice of pizza (and you eat 2), all this is...

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Korean Barber with Quirks

A story about how one man, Lee Nam-yul, his weird shop and his strange quirks and habits continue no matter what. It’s tradition over modernity. He uses a straight razor from 1880, draws pictures and his shop looks disgusting. Traditional shops like these are becoming more scarce especially in the time of K-pop hair cuts, yet the idea of family continuing their family businesses is romantic and great. In a way, you’d wish there were grants or funds for people who continue traditions. (LA Times – Barber in Korea)

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Giant Robot Store: Kool Things by Nikki McClure

Daily Picks Here’s a few more Kool Things: Nikki McClure. Nikki McClure Calendar 2012. Every year like clockwork it comes out. The originals are paper cuts carefully created with sharp utensil on paper but flat with a single color, they look brilliant. It’s page after page of images that give you something to think about. In a month you get 12 ideas that’ll hopefully grow into great things. ($16) Mama, is it Summer Yet? There’s more than this one as well. Stories are the logical step especially with the text that often goes perfectly with the images. As McClure’s own child grows, so are the characters in her tales. (17.95) We also have other Nikki McClure books as well.   McClure Seal Poster. Nikki McClure also makes her...

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