If you won't be dancing the night away in black tie and boots on January 20, this fashion statement is for you. The black wristbands - made by the same people who manufactured the Livestrong bracelets - say "I Did Not Vote 4 Bush" and are just the thing to wear for an afternoon of protesting or for a casual night on the town. You can buy a set of 10 for $24.99 (or bid to get them at a lower price) at ididnotvote4bush.com. The seller promises that a portion of the proceeds will go to progressive causes. He seems like a nice fellow so we believe him.
Japanese company Fumakilla is selling the House Dust Block , an alternative to face surgeon-like masks. Just rub the ointment inside your nose and it will form a protective membrane that prevents dust from entering while allowing you to breath.
Once again: thank you Japan!
Via Japan Today.
Their shirts read, "MOUNT ME". This little PR campaign was so successful I had no idea what their product was even after watching 50 guys walk up in the span of 5 minutes to grab at these women. Not surprisingly, not a one asked them what they were pitching.
Overheard between photo opps: "I'm beating the hell out of the next nerd who tries to grab my ass".
Of course there was the grand showcase for Technology is a Girl's Best Friend. Yes, that's the entire thing.
It was a small display, but obviously an integral and important part of CES: look at how much precision and care was taken to place the Rosen A10 All-In-One entertainment center just so. Rosen Entertainment, incidentally, seems to care a lot about how they market their products to women (80% of the buying decisions, people).
Last December Mia reported on the coolness of the T-STRINGS mobile phone holder , and they've just gotten a whole lot cooler.
According to the the folks at T-STRING, 200 people wore them in the NY Marathon, providing
the makers with information to help make them even better. They went on to explain that the T-STRING, which is patented worldwide, "is truly engineered" and is the product of a delicate balance of not being too wide (uncomfortable) nor too narrow (unstable). They were invented by Wouter Francois and Carlo Bakker in Holland.
T-STRING promises to add new designs every month to their current line which includes campy styles like faux rabbit fur and faux leopard, as well as denim, twill, and black leather.
The T-STRING is also available wholesale and can be custom printed with a corporate logo from promotional products distributors like www.CustomPrintedEverything.com.
The T-STRING retails for $9.99 and consumers can purchase them at www.t-string.com.
Always trust Japanese mail-order magazines to bring solutions to life's most crucial problems. The Arukeru Nebukuro ("sleeping bag you can walk in") has legs so that, according to the manufacturer, "you can get up and run away should you be attacked by a bear in the middle of the night".
We did a marathon day at CES yesterday, hitting hundreds of showroom booths in 8 hours. To be honest, I ran through the entire hall of auto-related exhibits in about 4 minutes, the amount of time it took me to find the exit door. The greatest challenges of being at CES: bad food, nowhere to sit to rest sore feet except the floor (unless you want a foot massage, which I witnessed outside one of the showrooms -- yuck, do the rest of us have to see that?), long taxicab lines, navigational chaos through multiple buildings and tents, and total sensory overload. Yes, there are 120,000 people at this show, but I have to ask the question - is bigger necessarily better? The guidebook to the show is the size of a telephone directory. Even some of the exhibitors looked too stunned to speak. Or maybe they were just hungry.
One odd thing given the rock concert atmosphere - no lines to get into the women's restrooms.
Mia is back tomorrow with her favorite gadgets and overheard conversations from the show.
Four days without posting anything about shoes. I thought I'd resist till next week, but a friend of mine informed me of the existence of the, mmmh, not extremely stylish soccer high-heels (via Shoewawa). I can't afford them anyway, Christmas flattened my purse so I might have to resort to DIY tactics to get trendy shoes.
So here I go again blogging about shoes.
British designer Rosemary Wallin created the KitShoe, the ,Aeouniversal shoe for all occasions,Aeo that come with interchangeable heels. Originally, they were made ,Aeoto add an element of fun,Aeo to a fashion show at the Royal College of Art in London. But they met so much success that her company, Kit Ltd, has been granted -#90,000 to develop its flexible manufactured uppers and its interchangeable-heel system.
By clicking the appropriate heel into place, a single pair of stylish, comfortable shoes can be adapted for eveningwear, walking, driving or work. (Via CultureLab)
North Sydney UTS student Sophie Cox has imagined something similar with Convertibles, the adjustable high heels for women. The simple twist/snap lock mechanism allows you to interchange heels in different sized heights. (Via gizmo)
Related post: the green adjustable shoes.
Fogscreen is a screen of dry fog made from pure tap water with no chemicals. It can be projected onto, touched, and walked through. It even allows you to write and draw in the air.
"There,Aeos still slight condensation, which means that the unit emits a few drops of water. We,Aeore also improving the smoothness of the FogScreen, and adding to its control possibilities," explains Mika Herpi/d, CEO of the Finnish company.
Could be handy for my next PowerPoint presentation.
Crafts'N'Scraps has added to its collection of flexible silicone jelly wristbands the Courage and the Strength Wristbands For Tsunami Relief. Each band reads "Strength" or "Courage" and 50% of the sale goes to tsunami relief efforts via Save The Children.
For all of you loyal Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans out there, if you haven,Aeot purchased one of those nice cell phones with colored screens yet, now there is a good reason to. Indiagames, an Indian mobile development studio specializing in developing games based on popular American films like Spider-Man and Predator, has developed a game based on the popular TV series BTVS. According to gamespot,Aeos preview of the game (appeared in October 2004) and on IGN review of it, the BTVS mobile game looks quite promising, both from a game performance and from a gameplay point of view.
In the game, Oz has been kidnapped by Drusilla and is being kept hostage in a mansion. Buffy has to free Oz by fighting her way through the five different levels of the mansion and killing all sorts of monsters.