This Is What The ‘Ideal’ Woman’s Figure Would’ve Looked Like In The 1930s

Beauty standards are always changing, but they never seem to go away. In 1938, LIFE magazine did a feature on 20-year-old June Cox, showed the model in a floor-length dress and then again in her underthings, and proceeded to praise Cox for possessing the “ideal figure.” The model stood 5 ft. 6 3/4 in. and weighed 124 lbs., though life insurance statistics, the magazine said, suggested she should weigh 135 lbs. Continue reading »

These Geometric Pet Beds Are An Ideal Resting Spot For Modern Cats And Dogs

As much as we all love our pets, sometimes we don’t want them right on us or on the furniture. But when that’s the case, our pets need a comfortable alternative. This is where the three geometric pet beds, from Natural Slow’s PET HOUSE series come in. Each pet house is made from Paulownia wood, a traditional Japanese wood favored for it’s insulation, humidity control, and pest repellent properties. Paulownia wood is also a lightweight material which allows the pet houses to be moved easily whenever you feel like it. Continue reading »

Bloggers Show How Their ‘Ideal’ Instagram Photographs Are Taken

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British Wren Kitchens asked five popular bloggers to show what is hidden behind their ‘ideal’ food photographs from Instagram, PetaPixel writes. The photographs that they published show how cropping and choosing the right angle can embellish reality and help create a beautiful picture. Continue reading »

What Does The Ideal Man Look Like? The Answer May Depend On Where You Live

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In 2014, journalist Esther Honig created a fascinating project titled Before & After, where she asked over 40 Photoshop enthusiasts in 25 different countries to “make her beautiful.” She sent them an unadulterated photo of herself, and the results were astounding. Her appearance changed drastically based on the standards of beauty in that particular culture. Inspired by this project, UK-based Superdrug Online Doctor asked graphic designers—11 women and eight men—in 19 different countries to transform a New York-based photographer into their version of a culturally-attractive man. Continue reading »