You know what’s not fun? Food poisoning. You know what’s super fun? The kickass submissions to our Showcase over the last few weeks. Thanks to the fine folks at Kohler, you can check out SkateSpotter, which in addition to being the highest ranked submission thus far, will help you determine the best places for skating, anywhere in the country. The Boscolo Aleph Hotel has me wanting to decamp to Rome like, yesterday and these Adidas Flavors of the World sneaks make me want to thumb my nose at the teacher who told me in third grade that green doesn’t go with purple. Have something to add to the Showcase? Do it up! Think of it as a PSA for awesome — unlike my condition today being a PSA for eating questionable Chinese food at 2am.
Okay. This is hard to swallow, but there once was a time when the words “peanut butter” and “jelly” didn’t really sound right together. And, as much as the thought of a PB+J-less life makes us all feel like withering up into little human-raisins, we must realize that at one point there were nuts, and there were berries, and mashing them together would have made us look like huge weirdos.
Good thing some people just don’t care if they look crazy, because if not for them I would be malnourished. Additionally, the world would be missing Doane Paper Version 2.0, an item that is entirely inedible but in all other aspects a similar example of mix-mashed goodness. Chad Doane was in a product design meeting, and noticed about half the room was using legal pads while the other half used grid notebooks. Doane, torn over which side he identified most strongly with, decided to squash the two together, resulting in a patent pending stationery design that incorporates grid and ruled lines onto a single sheet (eureka!). Then, Doane was sort of like, “I could sell this!”… and then he was all, “I COULD PUT THIS ON MY SITE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD!”
That Chad Doane is a smart man. Now if he could just figure out a way for me to eat this paper…
I had a juicer once. I think Jack La Lanne convinced me I needed it around 3am one morning. But instead of Jack’s made-for-TV Power Juicer, I went to Wal~Mart and picked up the super budget version. It worked the first few times but it was really hard to clean, and after just a few operations I could feel it slowing down. It was such an eyesore that I had to put it away in between uses, and then I started to have realizations like, “Hey, I can buy Odwalla at the corner deli.”
But what if the Metrokane L-Press (via Gizmodo) was around then? This steel and aluminum orange press is flat-out beautiful, and it appeals to both my little-seen macho gear-head side, as well the side that just wants to cuddle and drink fresh-squeezed juice. According to Metrokane, you can generate a thousand pounds worth of leverage with this thing, so you won’t just be juicing oranges, you’ll be punishing them. Bet it’d make a hell of a screwdriver.
Its been a month since our fashion-forward friends at Azalea were reborn as Tobi, and in celebration of their successful launch they are offering a 25% discount off of all full-priced items. For those of you unacquainted with Tobi, it’s kind of like the feisty younger sister of Shopbop; alongside a huge selection of classics like James Perse, Velvet, and Earnest Sewn, you can find lesser known men’s and women’s labels (like St. Augustine Academy, Brown Sound, GRN Apple Tree, and Harkham). Tobi also stocks bags, beauty products, and an awesome and progressive selection of eco-fashion. It’s actually been awhile since I checked out their inventory, and I have to say — whoever is doing their buying should be cast in bronze and worshiped, because they’re putting more established online shopping sites to shame, particularly on the men’s side. I could really go for a boyfriend right about now.
So head over and shop away, then enter the coupon code TOBIFRIEND at checkout to swipe 25% of your total out the window. Happy shopping, and thanks, Tobi!
Awright geeezzaa! There’s a great even’ at Cargo in London on Friday. It’s called Evolving Styles, an’ it’s a live street art chari’y aucshun. In’ernashunally recognized street artists Lady Pink (Blimey! all da way from New York City) an’ Nick Walker’ll be creatin’ art fer da aucshun live, an’ they is donatin’ da proceeds ter charity. In addishun ter da art, there’ll be a BBQ an’ firs rate DJn’. So yew might wan’ ter consider ‘oppin’ on da old Virgin Atlantic an’ checkin’ i’ aaaht fer yaaahrself. Sorted, mate.
(With special thanks to Cockney Rhyming Slang, Heather is about to slap me upside the head.)
Woo-hoo, new mimobots! And lucky, lucky us, because we get to introduce our readers to (commence drumroll; for the first time ever; fresh from the farm; holy COW you better be peeing your pants right now)… PTRY! If you’re following the Mimoco Scavenger Hunt, you probably met his twin brother Psy yesterday at Notcot (if not, you can still jump on board; read about the details here), but until today, no one was allowed to share these juicy details- see, these two boys, when chanting together, enter a trance that creates a window above there heads in which their unique visions (Psy’s telescopic 1-D; Ptry’s close-range 5-D) become one shared psychedelic perspective. Wow. Astral walking = so core. All that and 1G, 2G, or 4G of storage space. And, hey, guess who has three of these limited-edition, Dino Alberto-designed flashies to give away after the official July 25th release date? We’re concocting a devious plan for our giveaway, so if things don’t pan out for you over at mimobot, you can keep your eyes peeled for another chance over here. Happy hunting!