MasterCard spot by MacLaren McCann in Toronto “cuts” through the clutter in the most literal sense of the word because of its focus on the pain, sacrifice and humanity behind every true sports icon. A hockey legend’s many surgical scars from his playing days trace a humbling “timeline” across his skin. At the end, the player simply sits in the locker room alone, a poignant image of a man who earned his accolades by paying the painful price many times and always skating back onto the ice for more. It’s Bobby Orr, but he’s never ID’d, implying that his hard-earned achievements outlive the fleeting fame. Besides, in Canada, they’ll know who he is.
Dutch artist’ Parra adds some colors to the infamous Incase iPhone 3G Slider Case. Why “infamous”? Because I wrote about a while back in August before getting one for myself. All I can say is that it has served me well, and has lived up to the hype that it brought ever since coming out for the first-generation iPhones.
But alas, though Parra’s design is dope, I just don’t know if it suits my iPhone personally. But that’s just me. Anyways, if you would like to get your hands on it, stay tuned to Arkitip who will be curating the piece on October 24, 2008.
Brightkite recently announced it’s iPhone App coming to the iTunes App Store soon. Here’s the video demo of the application:
I have been using Brightkite along with Twitter for couple of months now since James has invited me to the service. It’s a darn impressive social networking application that uses Yahoo’s Fire Eagle which allows users to manage their location.
The features that are planned for the Brightkite iPhone app are:
Auto geo-location including Place Snapping and Pick a Place
Though quite new in Los Angeles, Johnny Cupcakes (JC) have been well known and received way before opening their first ever store in Boston. Anyways, to keep things short (since people are already in line), JC is having a third series release of its very limited collection, “There’s Something in the Cupcake Mix” The release “consists of 4 extremely limited, exclusive t‑shirts that are released once a year, during the Halloween season. This year they will even be more scarce due to the splitting between both locations, Boston and LA.”
A few new details about series #3:
Designs have been turned up a notch + bringing some ghoulish, familiar faces to the kitchen table.
Better box design + construction.
More hidden gems.
These will NOT be available online, only in Boston + LA.
4 designs. 1 colorway of each. 150 total of each. Split between both Boston + LA = 75 pieces per design. Split between sizes and genders = only a handful to a dozen of each size, per gender, per design.
Every t‑shirt will have a silk screened number on the back, to guarantee authenticity.
Each box will be hand numbered.
Each box will be equipped with different hidden trivia pertaining to the limited monster inside.
A vanilla frosting scented scratch ‘n’ sniff sticker will be on top of each box.
When opening up your sealed box, you will have to dust real sprinkles off of your sealed t‑shirt.
We are encouraging every customer to DRESSUP in your best costumes.
Real cupcakes, beverages and some pizza pizza will be given out the night of.
A special limited, dated shirt will be given out to the first 100 or so customers.
Photos + video webisodes will be taken at both releases.
All of this and more for $75 per collectible product.
These will sell out. We encourage you to arrive early (like now!)
For those who are new and would like to experience the commotion and journey, here are the release time and locations:
Friday, October 17th, 9pm Eastern
@ 279 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Saturday, October 18th, 9pm Pacific
@ 7959 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
After a couple of weeks in beta, Flickr’s newly redesigned homepage hits live. I like it. I have gotten used to the new stuff at least, and it proves to be successful in giving more info as well as finding things easier.