5 Things To Know This AM — Aug 23 2011

Are you ready to have your mind blown? Everything in this article is made from cork. Well, all of the fabrics are made of cork. The article is made of internet stuff. (New York Times)
There are a lot of times when you wish you had a tool to make life easier. If getting the last drop of toothpaste out of the tube is the bane of your existence, you're just $300 away from some sweet relief. (Boing Boing)
Givenchy is decorating their clothes this season with kind, fluffy rotweilers. We're more impressed that the model's face is giving those puppies a run for their money in the fierce department. (High Snobiety)
These textiles magnify the basic unit of any garment—threads—and turn them into some of the chicest prints around. (Cool Hunting)
We were all set to be snarky about how this list of "Top 10 'Before They Were President'" jobs doesn't include anything from the fashion industry, but lo and behold Truman used to own a haberdashery and Johnson was a tailor. (Huffington Post)

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