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If you could place yourself back in time, where would you go? Most likely to your childhood days, when things were freshly colorful and joyous, right?
That’s what this Tokyo-born photographer did with her space-time warp power–she digitally put herself in her old childhood photos–this time, as an adult.
Chino Otsuka is “harnessing the power of her digital art skills to travel back to her childhood. [She] places a current photograph of herself next to (more…)
Obtaining success isn’t always a straight path. Intuition can go a long way in virtually every career path, business endeavor, and personal goal. By projecting success, you can not only change your self identity, but also shape the way others see you.
it’s true that we live in a vain, sometimes superficial world. Without becoming “worldly” we can use this to our advantage. here are some of Cufflinksman’s tips for projecting success.
Remember that it’s all in the details—the angle of your shoes, the seam in your pants, the quality of material of your blazer or jacket, the precision of your shave, the quality of your (more…)
It’s hard to encompass all the wants on everyone’s Christmas lists during the rush of the holiday season. That’s why Christmas baskets, or Holiday baskets, are the perfect gift idea for families, relatives, neighbors, and work places. Consider filling them with the following:1. Something to imbibe. Whether it’s alcoholic or not depends on the giftee, but a local batch of apple cider, organic tea, and gourmet hot chocolates (more…)
Etiquette around the holidays is more important than any time of the year. Everyone has a considerable amount of stress they are enduring and it’s essential to show respect in every way possible. Think of how a little kindness goes a long way. Here are Cufflinksman’s 5 Holiday Etiquette Tips to Keep in Mind this season…
Always bring something to house parties…
You know those people who show up at house parties empty handed? There is never an excuse for this social faux-pas, so make sure you bring something along with you. Whether it’s a dish, a bottle of wine, a glass set, a holiday cufflinks set, or otherwise, you never want to be “that guy” at the party.
Never insult the host….
Keep those lips of yours sealed when it comes to criticizing the host. Make sure your comments are tasteful, courteous, and complimentary. The host has already went through enough trouble to plan, prepare, and receive guests, so try to not make their role even harder during the holidays. Just another holiday etiquette tip to keep in mind…
Be polite to service workers/cashiers…
THEY DEAL WITH THE PUBLIC on a daily basis. ‘Nuff said, right? Make sure each and every time you are at a checkout you THANK them for working. They don’t have to be there for the $7 per hour to deal with your attitude too. A little holidays etiquette goes a long way during the holidays…
Tip your doorman…
Because he opens the door for you every day and night, sits behind a boring desk watching passers by, and accepts you mail. Give the gentleman something that will make him smile. Instead of a plain old cash tip, give it to him with a keepsake money clip.
Don’t badmouth family to other family members…
*especially not on social media
This is a no brainer, but due to stress during the holidays, sometimes we forget this very simple (albeit essential) holiday etiquette tip.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM CUFFLINKSMAN
Why were the 60s so grand? Surely it wasn’t the psychedelics, but rather the music that was produced during this imitable era. We have the Beatles, The Temptations, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Marvin Gaye, The Rolling Stones…and the list just keeps going on.
Here at Cufflinksman, we’d like to give you OUR top 5 songs of the decade for this upcoming Winter Season. How do they measure up to your standards?
1. Beach Boys “God Only Knows”
“This song fires twin darts at your heart from the beginning. A maudlin French horn heralds the start before those timeless words “I may not always love you” pin you to the wall. You’re at Brian Wilson’s mercy from then on as he tips out tumbling drums and sweet harmonies relentlessly for the next three minutes. Simon from Biffy Clyro has the lyrics tattooed across his chest and it’s Paul…” -from NME.com
2. Bob Dylan “Girl From the North Country”
“The song was written following his first trip to England in December, 1962, upon what he thought to be the completion of his second album. It is debated as to whom this song is a tribute to, some claim former girlfriend, Echo Helstrom, and some Bonnie Beecher, both of whom Dylan knew before leaving for New York.”–from Wiki
3. California Dreamin’ By The Mamas and the Papas
4. Velvet Underground “Chelsea Girls”
“The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City by Lou Reed and John Cale, who both went on to find success as solo artists.
Although experiencing little commercial success while together, the band is often cited by many critics as one of the most important and influential groups of the 1960s. In a 1982 interview Brian Eno made the often repeated statement that while the first Velvet Underground album may have sold only 30,000 copies in its early years, “everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band.”
Andy Warhol managed the Velvet Underground and it was the house band at his studio, the Factory, and his Exploding Plastic Inevitable events. The provocative lyrics of some of the band’s songs gave a nihilistic outlook to some of their music”
5. The Beatles “A Day in the Life”