Saturday, May 28, 2011
Originally, I was going to just bitch about going into Earth Matters, an organic food grocery store in the lower east side, and almost buying a bottle of watermelon juice that turned out to be $8. It was a bottle of juice that was comparable to the size of an Odwalla. On the ingredients it just said: pure watermelon juice. Since when did watermelons become a superfood for super humans made of money? Living in the city can be a fucking joke. And I thought buying Tropicana for 6 bucks in a nice bodega was a rip off. This city will never cease to amaze and annoy you. While looking for this online, I stumbled across this Jam company based in Brooklyn. Not so pissed anymore. Cool jam combos will always bring me to a happier place. Watermelon Jam? Tight. The fact it's called "That's My Jam!" is really tight.
Check out That's My Jam! on Etsy, if that's your thing.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
I love videos like this! Sweet. Digital libraries beyond us sometimes we can't even remember who we're listening to. Best comment from this youtube thread:
Yeah, man, 2001 was so long ago. Your tastes are exotic.
wearewayfarers 27 minutes ago
This wouldn’t be a first for Urban Outfitters: Similar claims of jewelry jacking have been brought against the national retailer for years. “I understand that they are a business,” Stevie says, “but it’s not cool to completely rip off an independent designer’s work.”
"My heart sank a little bit. The World/United States of Love line that I created is one of the reasons that I was able to quit my full-time job. They even stole the item name as well as some of my copy.
I’m very disappointed in Urban Outfitters. I know they have stolen designs from plenty of other artists. I understand that they are a business, but it’s not cool to completely rip off an independent designer’s work.
I’ll no longer be shopping at any of their stores [they also own Free People & Anthropologie], and I’m going to do my best from here on out to support independent designers & artists."
Check out her etsy shop here.