Prints From The City

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Berlin-based art collective Raubdruckerin (which translates to pirate printer) uses parts of the city to create guerilla printing presses, adding ink to manhole covers, grates, and street tiles to create utilitarian designs on t-shirts and bags. I love this idea. It’s a bit like carrying a part of your hometown with you everywhere you go. Write a scene where your character finds a way of representing her hometown in the way she dresses.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Hidden In Her Shoes

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These shoes are probably some of the coolest things that I’ve seen someone strap to their feet. I love the concept of hiding hacker gear or honestly anything that feels spy-like inside of shoes. Take some inspiration from this hacker’s creation and write a scene that features a shoe related surprise of your own invention. What useful items would your character hide in a pair of shoes? What style of shoe would be best suited to hide the item?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Tear Aways Under Tear Aways

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I’ve always loved the idea of a tear away outfit. Not necessarily in stripper way. I usually imagine it in more of a spy way. Like the character pulls away the tux in one fluid motion to reveal a new disguise beneath it as they escape into the night. Write a scene that features a tear away outfit for some reason. Whyat reason really could your character need to change so quickly.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Tech Suits

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I saw a video while I was scrolling of a robot-looking armor that someone had made and it made me wonder what else was out there in the way of robot suits. Some of these robotic “exoskeletons” are being created to assist people with disabilities, some of them are also made for combat, and some are created for construction and other utilitarian purposes. None of them are at that comic book/science fiction level that we are used to imagining but they are all stepping-stones towards those futuristic devices. Write a scene that includes some kind of technological armor or suit. What is the intended purpose for your technology in the scene? Can it be used outside it’s intended purpose?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Sporty Socks

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The Swiss Barefoot Company created a sock that is the closest we’ve gotten to doing sports barefoot while still being safe. The creator loved to go out barefoot but often found his feet getting hurt along the way. The FYF sock is the solution that was created. These seem pretty cool if they genuinely make your feet feel as free as they advertise. Inspired by this sock’s creator, write about a character that would prefer to go everywhere barefoot.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Gardening Fashion

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Okay I’ll admit this item isn’t at all going to be considered fashionable but it’s a pretty cool accessory all the same. And it’s the most reasonably priced thing that I’ve ever found on Oddity Mall. Pretty much any time you see a character gardening in a television show they’re wearing gloves. This is clearly for practical purposes as you want to protect your hands. I know what you’re thinking “Duh!” But these gardening gloves have the added feature of build-in claws to help you dig and otherwise get down and dirty with your garden. Plus you can feel a little like a super hero with claw gloves. Write a scene that features your characters in a garden. Is your character good at growing things? Is she knowledgable about plants? Or is gardening something that she can’t quite get into for one reason or another?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Yoga Warriors

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Lorica Clothing successfully received funding for historically accurate leggings on Kickstarter. In just a few more hours the time to submit funds will be over. The leggings’ inspiration is straight out of the Metropolitan Museum’s Arms and Armor exhibit. I’ve posted some pictures below of the leggings; follow the link above to see more. This is such a cool concept that combines the clothing of two completely different time periods. Think of a way that you can embrace this idea in your writing. Write a scene where your character combines things from different time periods to accomplish her goal.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Cumbersome Accessories

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When I saw this bracelet all I could think was “Why?” Personally I don’t think that it looks very good but that isn’t really the issue. The issue I feel is that this bracelet would ultimately be more cumbersome than its worth. I can only imagine that it would constantly require adjusting. Whether you agree with me or not about this bracelet, write a scene that features some accessories that end up being cumbersome for the wearer. Why did your characters start wearing the accessories in the first place? Did they like the way the accessories looked or are they trying to be fashionable despite not caring for the item?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Religious Attire

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I was thinking about the fashion of religion today. In most everything that I can think of off the top of my head there is a sort of uniform that distinguishes religious leaders from those they lead. Whether it is the robes of any type of monk (they always seem to be in robes), the nun’s habit, the clerical collar of Catholic priests, or kittel is a white knee-length cotton robe worn by Jewish prayer leaders. (Wikipedia source because I’m not very familiar with Jewish culture.) I’m sure that it is all meant to help the religious leader be more visible for their flock. (I think that’s the term?) Still there seems to be a pattern that the jobs come with a certain fashion. Write a scene that includes the description of the clothing of a religious leader. This could be really fun to invent if you are inventing the religions for your world as well.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Fancy Up Your Shoulders A Bit

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These bridal accessories are a gorgeous addition to strapless wedding dresses. Blair Nadeau Millinery makes all kinds of wedding accessories but these shoulder pieces are my favorite items in the collection. Check out the etsy shop and create a custom wedding dress for one of your characters inspired by all the beautiful items you see. Write out the wedding scene. What is your protagonist doing at the wedding? Is she a guest, part of the wedding party, or even the bride?

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Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades