How the Portland Airport Carpet Became a Hipster Icon

I've never been to Portland, but I've seen the airport's carpet a million times. If you asked me to draw a picture of the delightfully geometric 80s design, I could probably do it with my eyes closed. How, you wonder? Hipsters. That's how. » 2/04/15 12:00pm 2/04/15 12:00pm

Glasses Made From Recycled Vinyl Records: Cool, Or Hipster?

Vinyl records and unneccessary, overly-large eyeglasses: probably just below coffee shops and typewriters when playing the Hipster Word Association Game. If you've ever wanted to combine those two staples, look no further: Vinylize is a company that upcycles old LPs into eyeglasses for the PBR-drinking masses. » 10/23/14 11:51pm 10/23/14 11:51pm

Hipsters, Hipsters, and Hipsters: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

Maybe it's the time of year. Maybe it's the weather? But people are extra cranky this week about fixie bikes and craft brews invading their cities. There's a definite anti-hipster vibe in the air, and it's global, from Portland, to Los Angeles, to London, to Iceland. What's Ruining Our Cities? HIPSTERS. » 9/21/14 2:00pm 9/21/14 2:00pm

​How To Make The Outdoors Comfortable And Easy For First Timers

Taking your friends and loved ones with you is one of the neatest things you can do in the outdoors. Who's going to believe you saw Sasquatch unless they're right there alongside? Here's how to make it easy for them. » 7/11/14 4:27pm 7/11/14 4:27pm

Google Glass, Mines, and Hipsters: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

Is Google Glass really "killing cities" or just the douchebags who wear them? Are mines bringing cities down—literally? Is the Bowery doomed? Is Berlin really over? We examine these questions and more, in this week's edition of What's Ruining Our Cities. » 3/07/14 4:40pm 3/07/14 4:40pm

Hipster Beard Transplants Are All the Rage These Days

Everybody's heard of hair plugs, but did you realize you could get a full beard transplant? A growing number of men in New York and elsewhere are catching on. It's apparently becoming a very popular thing to do, especially in hipster-packed neighborhoods like Williamsburg and Bushwick. » 2/25/14 3:00pm 2/25/14 3:00pm

The Best U.S. Cities for People 35 and Under (Based On What They Like)

While there are thousands of "best places to live" lists, hardly any of them focus on the world's most important population segment: Americans under 35. The Livability Index, compiled by Vocativ, a new Vice-esque site, measures cities in the only ways that really matter: from the percentage of young people, to the… » 11/07/13 6:00pm 11/07/13 6:00pm

Mars Would Be a Hipster Paradise If Rovers Were Into Instagram

Just after Mars rover Curiosity touched down, it sent home a selfie worthy of Instagram. But what if it was actually using Instagram? Nikos Kantarakias figured he might as well find out what that'd look like. » 8/03/13 7:00pm 8/03/13 7:00pm

Starbucks Typewriter Guy Is Here to Answer All Your Burning Questions

As you may remember, yesterday, we put up a post poking fun at this then-stranger who'd been photographed using a typewriter in Starbucks by one of his fellow students. Cries of rage soon followed from both sympathizers and opponents alike. This man's typewriter and our mocking tone struck a chord. For some of you, a… » 3/13/13 3:03pm 3/13/13 3:03pm

The Hilariously Scientific Medicine to Cure a Hipster

It's very likely that if you're reading this, you may be afflicted with Hyper Involuntary Panic Stress Tension Elevation also known as HIPSTER. Or maybe if you're not, you know someone who is. Here's the most hilarious way to cure them: Unpretentiousil. This spoof ad drops the science of being a hipster and how it… » 2/09/13 1:00am 2/09/13 1:00am

Hipster Santa Keeps His List In the Cloud

Face it, Santa is pretty antiquated. I mean, what kind of crazy elf-powered factory must he have up there in the North pole in order to be churning out iPhones and laptops and Wii Us? Ridiculous as it is, you don't want him to get hip, because he'd turn into this. He'd keep his list in the cloud. He'd order all his… » 12/22/12 9:00pm 12/22/12 9:00pm

Twitter Reacts to the Great Williamsburg Internet Outage of 2012

Confession: The majority of Gizmodo staff lives in Williamsburg, so we count ourselves in this mass of angry "hipsters." » 9/14/12 11:30pm 9/14/12 11:30pm

This Coffee Shop Just Wants Everyone To Stop Instagramming Already

Four Barrel Coffee in San Francisco had something of a problem with loud customers being all "hipstery" and annoying the neighbors, so they posted a notice kindly asking hipsters to shut the hell up. Only a few days later, the sign had to be amended to include another forbidden act which had suddenly become popular:… » 8/26/12 6:00pm 8/26/12 6:00pm

Some of the World's Most Beautiful Skate Decks Come From the Back of…

Craftsmanship. Beauty. Customization. Brooklyn. DL Skateboards, purveyors of skate decks and owners of impressive arm tattoos, specializes in all four. And they do it all from the back of a box truck that they picked up in New Hampshire. » 7/29/12 9:00pm 7/29/12 9:00pm

Skinny Jeans: The Staple of a Well-Dressed Geek's Wardrobe

Skinny jeans have been mocked in song, and at least one unfortunate guy has been roughed up for wearing them. Yet the skinny denim style is not waning. Quite the contrary! » 2/24/12 3:20pm 2/24/12 3:20pm

From Winston Churchill to Andre 3000: The Ecclectic Appeal of the Bow…

No one wears ties anymore. Even fewer people wear bow ties. They're really freaking hard to tie, for one. And the resulting aesthetic is, shall we say, unusual. » 2/17/12 1:00pm 2/17/12 1:00pm

What Does It Mean to Be a Photographer These Days?

According to the most popular definition on Urban Dictionary, it's "what just about every scene kid and hipster under the age of 25 calls themselves these days. Many own Canon Rebel xtis and rely heavily on cropping and Photoshop filters to give their otherwise mundane photos an "artsy" feel." » 7/20/11 4:40am 7/20/11 4:40am

Pocket Hipster Tells You How Terrible Your Taste in Music Is and…

Look at that fucking hipster. With his suspenders, fixed gear bike and ironic mustache. What the hell is he good for? Anything? Yes, actually! Hipsters are fantastic at suggesting good music and that's exactly what this iPhone app does. » 2/25/11 12:40am 2/25/11 12:40am

Watch a MacBook Air Get Blown Up With Dynamite

What to do with your aging MacBook Air now that Apple's introduced two shiny new models? Blow it up, of course. Blow it up with two sticks of M-1000 dynamite. » 10/25/10 9:30am 10/25/10 9:30am