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A Kitschy, Cool Collection of Gifts by Susan

ModCloth’s abuzz with holiday excitement, and though I spend most of my time thinking about the best merchandise to bring to the site so that you all can give great gifts, I also have my own gift giving to figure out! Read more »
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A Crafty Collection of Gifts Curated by Chronicle Books’ Senior Editor


You’ve made your list and you’re checkin’ it twice, but boy, does that list look long! Lucky for you, we’ve asked an oodle of experts to curate themed gift collections, so you can shop, give, and get back to …

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Quote of the Day: Gandhi on Changing the World

"Be the change you want to see in the world" - quote by Gandhi, designed by ModCloth
Inspired by the goodness you've shared with us in our current Book of the Month giveaway (which ends tonight, by the way!), we felt this classic quotation by Gandhi was the perfect choice for our latest Quote of the Day. Thanks to graphic designer Danielly for her artistic magic, and thank you all for your thoughtful tales of good works. Let's raise a cheer for changing the world! Read more »
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Grin and Giggle Over these Vintage Thanksgiving Photos


Image via Reminisce

Times may have changed, but traditions have not; Thanksgiving is still that friend- and family-focused holiday during which we gather before a feast-laden table and tell ourselves we’ll remain true to the ‘pumpkin-pie-in-the-sky’ notion that this year, …

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All the Design that’s Fit to Pin: Favorites from Our Design of the Times Pinterest Board

Warwick Kay for the Locals Only exhibition
We know that everyone's favorite ModCloth Pinterest board is our one-million-followers-and-counting, DIY-stuffed Create, Craft, & Inspire pinboard, so we thought we'd spread the love by angling the spotlight onto another one of our excellent boards: Design of the Times. Read more »
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Movie Title Stills from the Past Bestill Our Hearts


All images via The Movie Title Stills Collection. Above, Citizen Kane, 1941.

The Movie Title Stills Collection is like a candy store for type and film nerds alike. Whether you’re looking for weekly movie night fodder or have a …

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Quote of the Day: Neil Gaiman on Mistakes

Neil Gaiman quote, designed by ModCloth!

Neil Gaiman quote, designed by ModCloth!

After hearing English author Neil Gaiman’s commencement speech for this year’s graduating class at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, we couldn’t shake the memory of his words on mistake-making. Our graphic designer Ryan was equally taken by Gaiman’s …

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The Untold Secrets of Batik

Batik has an enigmatic past, the likes of which could knock out the mystery of the Sphinx in the boxing ring of fashion history. Tune into our fashion history podcast to find out how this fascinating fabric came into being. Read more »

Get Away to the Good Life: A Retro Retreat


Image via Flickr user The Pie Shop

Oh, major air carriers, won’t you please perfect time travel?

We’re ready to take a trip back to when ‘vacation’ stood for escaping the ordinary. On this first day of summer, we invite …

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