A Man Spent Years Taking Photos Of One Small Town. When You Look Closer, You’ll See Why.

By on Mar 26, 2016 in CULTURE |

Artist and photographer Michael Paul Smith has spent hours upon hours photographing one special town that he holds very dear to his heart. There is something that always drew him to it, and the images he created are simple, but stunning. They glow with small-town charm and innocence, reminiscent of days and decades past. The town he photographs is quaint and beautiful. Michael Paul Smith It’s like each picture tells a story of how life used to be in the United States. Michael Paul Smith There’s not much going on in these pictures, but it’s obvious that this town is nothing but charm. Michael Paul Smith But, as it turns out, also not real. Michael Paul Smith Michael builds custom miniature models and sets, meticulously crafting every detail. Michael Paul Smith Then, the 60 year-old photographer creates the hyper-realistic images. Michael Paul Smith If you didn’t...

Here Are 14 Fashion Trends We Wish Would Make A Comeback. Kind Of.

By on Mar 20, 2016 in CULTURE |

Fashion is a fickle mistress. One day something is in style, the next it is a fad we look back on and laugh at. 80% of the hairstyles from the 80s and 90s are jokes now, but back then? They were the best.  Why did some of these go away? There were some great styles that we have just glanced over and never brought back. How does wearing a super-soft tracksuit sound like a bad idea? I’m making a campaign for bringing these fashion staples back into the mainstream. We can do it! 1.) Head to toe velour sweat suits. We need these back ASAP. That’s comfort, 24/7. MTV 2.) Pirate gear. How else am I supposed to carry my sword around? PaulinesPirateAndPrivateers 3.) Colonial wigs to look classy for any occasion. CostumesOfNashua 4.) Zoot suits have always been known to be a riot. CheapShotsLLC 5.) Street urchin attire (oh wait, hipsters may have already made this a thing)....