Monday, December 28, 2009
"@superfun - an idea spawned from BBM and boredom. We started it to give the Chicago kids something different. Creative Community Service. A party with no fuss, all fun. Dope music, dope fashion. The right people in the same room.
@superfun 2009 was a crazy 6 months. Thanks for your energy. For lettin loose, rockin sunglasses at night, poppin bottles, and dancing on the couches with us. We got bigger and better things coming for you in 2010!
Until then...RELIVE THE MADNESS!"
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Black Label and Jagermeister have hooked up to create this limited holiday complete. Only 200 of these boards were made but you won't find them in stores. To get your hands on one you’re going to have to head to the bar and look for the Jager girls, as if that’s a tough chore. The hardest part is going to be not leaving it at the bar after your 9th shot.
So, if you ride one of these boards down a hill...
Would it be called a "JAGER BOMB"?
Just asking... (LOL)
Monday, December 21, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
These phones and USB keys are made from the leftover fur material that would otherwise be discarded, minimizing waste. At the same time, covering a USB key in a pouf of fur adds instant longevity—it becomes practically non-disposable.This then suggests that a slower adoption of minute technological advances by consumer markets is a possibility. Fur is not a suitable material to apply in the mainstream, but what else could we use to engender the same effect?
Here, Disington discusses some of the implications of this work:
Portable electronics are often neutral in appearance and lack emotional appeal. They have become a more pervasive part of our lifestyle and are things we carry with us most of the time. People tend not to feel any connection with them and change them gladly as soon as something better and newer is on the market; there is an abnormal refreshment rate for these types of product. Do we really need a new phone every six months? It is my belief that the values within our digital interactions outweigh the value of the electronic devices we use to make them....For the collection of USB keys (flash drives) I have applied natural materials like wood, leather and fur. These materials provide unique character and sensory experiences which create emotional value within the physical product. This creates a more balanced connection between 'content of desire' (our files and interactions) and 'object of desire' (our electronic devices).
The Ice Cream Bench is just that: a giant ice cream sandwich you can sit on, made from solid foam, canvas, and white velvet. In the Music Table, an oversized toy xylophone doubles as a tabletop, and we're told that it really works.
Also, keep a lookout for The Candelier, to be unveiled this January: it's a three foot wide lighting fixture made form 2,000 fake, acrylic gummi bears. Each one takes a month to build, and will be sold in an edition of ten.