Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Will It Blend?

Robin has discovered the Holy Grail of blenders! Does everyone else already know about these blenders? You've got to go to this site and check out the videos. They're divided into two categories, Don't Try This at Home, and Try This at Home. I haven't even looked at the Try This at Home videos yet because the Don't videos are so much fun. I think it's the cheesy 70's music that adds the perfect touch. Check out the Thanksgiving dinner blend and the Movie blend. Oh, and you have to see the Marbles! I can barely get my blender to chunk up a couple of ice cubes and this thing is turning marbles into dust. They're not cheap, but the ability to make every single meal into a milkshake would be well worth it.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Quirky Collectors Unite!

Angelica over at Swapatorium is compiling a list of people interested in helping each other with additions to their quirky collections. And by quirky she means things that might seem "worthless" to the uninitiated. Things like business cards, worn photos, gum wrappers, buttons, you get the idea. I signed up for ticket stubs! hooray! Members send stuff (for free) to other members on the list to help them build their collections. She's only allowing one collection item per person, and she won't list duplicates. So once she has someone down for take-out menus, which she does, she won't add anyone else who collects those. Sounds fun, huh? If you wanna play hop on over to the site and sign up. And take a few minutes to visit the rest of the site, there are some really great finds!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Open Call for Swap-O-Rama-Rama

You may have already heard that Bazaar Bizarre is presenting Swap-O-Rama-Rama this year but did you know it marks the Swap's debut in Southern California? SORR is a huge clothing swap and DIY event where folks bring in bags of unwanted clothes, sort throught the piles that everyone else brought and pick as many new things as they'd like, and then hit the various DIY sewing, embroidery and silkscreening stations to create wonderful new things. It's going to be a lot of fun and of course the best part is we're helping people express their creativity through clothing while keeping textile waste out of the landfills.
Right now we're having an Open Call for designers, silkscreeners, seamstresses, and DIY types of all kinds to participate in this event. We also need people to help sort as we're anticipating approximately 10,000 lbs. of free clothes! More details are in this PDF, or you can email Lori from Hip Line Media to volunteer now.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Fly the Coop to Giant Robot

Talented illustrator/artist Susie Ghahremani of BoyGirlParty fame has a solo show opening at Giant Robot in Los Angeles this weekend. Here's an excerpt from GR's site:
"For Bird Call, Ghahremani is creating an expanded collection of animals, invented creatures, patterns, and color studies. There will be about 150 gouache paintings on wood, board, and paper. Dimensions range from “mini” to “not so mini.”
The opening reception will be held Saturday, November 11, 2006 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at GR2 which is located at 2062 Sawtelle Blvd.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Dia de los Muertos

I've been reading up on Day of the Dead and it's very interesting. Apparently it goes from October 31 through November 2nd, which I did not know. We were throwing around some ideas for a contest, or promo, or a related product launch, but the fall is so busy for us we just ran out of time. Let me point out these skull jingle bell earrings though. They're the newest item in our growing collection of skull jewelry products.

Here are some other awesome skeleton products we found on Etsy:
-cute skeleton holiday cards from catboxartstudio

-adorable little amigurumi skeleton from NeedleNoodles

-cutest skeleton plush ever from blacklilypie