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At first glance, these scarves appear to be decorated with beautiful, random patterns—but they’re actually made with unique mathematical algorithms. KnitYak founder Fabienne Serriere combined her love of math and knitting and is now seeking funding to buy an industrial knitting machine to create these gorgeous scarves.

When I started out modifying knitting machines it was because I wanted patterning that was beautifully non-repeating. I wanted something that looked great no matter how I draped it or wore it. To find algorithms that produce great knit patterns, I set out on a journey to find code that created images that look great “pixelly” as a knit. Knitting is made up of tiny “v”‘s, not square pixels, so that also played into the choice of algorithms. One of the algorithms I ended up loving was an elementary cellular automaton that generates great knit patterns which are non-repeating in some lengths, and yet not noise. …All of the scarves are provably unique; no one has the same scarf as you and I can prove it. KnitYak scarves ship with the specific code and generating key used to make the pattern on your scarf. There is something powerful about knowing the mathematics and code behind the pattern you are wearing.

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Fashionably Geek reader Michael R. sent us this picture of a Filipino sun tattoo with the Nightwing symbol worked in. A Wikipedia description of the sun’s symbolism reads:

The Philippine national flag has a rectangular design that consists of a white equilateral triangle, symbolizing liberty, equality, and fraternity; a horizontal blue stripe for peace, truth, and justice; and a horizontal red stripe for patriotism and valor. In the center of the white triangle is an eight-rayed golden sun symbolizing unity, freedom, people’s democracy, and sovereignty. Each ray represents a province with significant involvement in the 1896 Philippine Revolution against Spain, These provinces are Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Pampanga, Tarlac, Laguna, Batangas, and Nueva Ecija.[23][a] Three five-pointed stars, one for each of the triangle’s points, stand for the three major islands where the revolution started: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Regardless of the meaning, it’s certainly an awesome looking tattoo.

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This lovely skirt by GoFollowRabbits features a fun print with colorful dragons. The skirt has a 2″ elastic waist in black or white and measures 18″ from the top of the waistband to the hem.

See a closeup of the design after the break.

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A little cosplay and cuteness in backpacks today.

First up is a Kingdom Hearts Sora Cosplay backpack which is a black canvas bag with faux leather details. I love the pockets. Then there’s the Adventure Time BMO backpack. BMO has a lenticular face design so he’ll have some major mood swings as you bop along.

BMO happy! BMO angry! BMO happy! BMO angry!

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If you grew up during the ’90s, then you probably remember slap bracelets. Well, the whole retro slap-style is back in the form of SlapSee sunglasses. They can slap-wrap around your wrist, or you can even attach them to the handlebars of your bike thanks to a hinge in the frames.

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This Lana Kane cosplay is looking good thanks to Highwinded Cosplay. She created the Archer costume for Fan Expo Vancouver. The gun holsters were made from scratch and she styled her own wig with “looots of hairspray”.

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Batman and Killer Croc battle it out on this awesome pair of hand painted hi-tops by Geektrooper. This particular pair is a custom job for a very special Batman fan, but he’s also made custom painted shoes for Star Wars Rebels, Vanessa Marshall and others.

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Cosplayer Charles Battersby recently dressed as two princesses at once during New York City’s FlameCon. He’s half Cinderella, half Belle, and all fantastic. So, is this CinderBellea or Bellerella?

(Cosplay America via Neatorama / Image: Girl Gone Geek)

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If there were biker gangs in Star Trek, then the Klingons would be the scariest of the lot. This denim jacket makes you an honorary member of the Sons of Stovokor.

This jacket features the emblem of the Klingon Empire embroidered on the chest with a back patch which reads “Onward to Sto-vo-kor” in transliterated Klingon characters (well, technically “Sthovoqor” – it’s like a Klingon with a slight speech impediment said it – maybe as the result of a jaw broken in battle?) on the top and “It is a good day to die” in tlhIngan Hol beneath a Klingon skull and crossed bat’leths. This design is a ThinkGeek exclusive. The black denim is 100% cotton. Machine wash cold, inside out. Dry flat. Do not put in dryer. Imported.

Today is definitely a good day…to ride.

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This Phoenix dress by costume designer Jolien Rosanne of Fairytas looks like the sort of thing that would be worn in an epic fantasy game.

Just stunning.

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