Posts About ‘Digital Dads Collection’

Digital Dads Collection / April 19th, 2011

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

001. Back of a Web Page

For those who’ve ever wondered what’s on the other side…what’s on the back of a web page?

002. Bruce Campbell—Executive Edits Interview

Bruce Campbell, the man with a jaw line straight from a comic book and a resume that reads as a novel, is certainly an American original. Seriously, how many cats who hail from Michigan can say they have been the featured player in more flicks than Pacino? The thespian/director/author/humorist/’who knows what’s next’ B movie God has dipped all ten toes into the mainstream (and shallow) Hollywood pool, all the while maintaining his status as THE premiere underground cult icon of motion pictures. Immune to any recession that may infect the silver screen, Bruce is job security times infinite. Be it A, B, C, or whatever “list” the snobbish critics who judge but never indulge might dub him, Campbell endures as I described him in our exchange-the Cal Ripken of film. Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio and the rest of the glory hounds be damned, the Iron Man that is Bruce Campbell is as automatic as taxes and bad reality television. For us at Ee, we are thrilled to rap with “The Hardest Working Man in Showbiz.” Apologies to James Brown.

003. Wood & Faulk—Camera Wrist Strap

Well, I’ve devised a new project to keep myself busy, and I wanted to share it. I’ve been experimenting with a camera strap design, and I think I’ve finally got it. I’m going to be producing a small quantity of these and putting them for sale in the store soon. I don’t have an actual release date yet, because I want to have all of them built before listing. Quantity will be no more than 40 and I’m hoping to keep the price under $50.

004. Donald Glover is More Talented Than You

“Why now?” Glover asks no one in particular, turning his back on the panda—its eerie eyes staring like some sort of harbinger of ill times—and gazing into the mass of bodies writhing in the center of the room, speaking as if to the Holy Grail herself. “What changed that you’re making out with me now?” What changed is that Donald Glover is blowing up.

005. The Dumpster Project

1. I have archived much of my life through collected objects.
2. I am moving to a smaller studio, making it necessary that I get rid of a lot of these objects.
3. I will do so by using them as the raw material for one enormous collage, created inside a 30-yard dumpster.
4. Oh, before I build that thing, I am going to photograph around 400 of these objects and display them here, accompanied by a brief history of each item.

Digital Dads Collection / April 11th, 2011

Monday, April 11th, 2011

001. Desktime

Some need a full cup of coffee before they get to work. Some read the morning paper. Some people have to make sure every item on their desk is in a perfect perpendicular arrangement. Everyone, though, needs a place to sit. No matter where you are or what day it is, there’s an affordable desk waiting for you. We’re trying to change the way people use their workspace, giving people the ability to work from their apartment one afternoon and a bad ass office in the heart of the city the next. We’re based out of Chicago where we’re creating simple, useful software to help people find, share, and manage extra space. We manage our own coworking space in Chicago and use our software every day. We’re excited you’re trying our software and look forward to your help in building our community!

002. Ruler Height Chart

To help you get the measure of them! Folds in half for easy storage. Includes keyhole wall fixing; measures up to 150cm and 25cm wide. This is not a toy.

003. J.A. Christensen, Maker Ties

I made these neckties in a manner idiosyncratic to a tailor named H.A. Otter. It took me a number tries to understand his method of making a tie, which is practical, efficient, and elegant. His ties were not cut on the bias, they were cut with the weft (across the fabric’s width), as are mine. The most interesting thing I discovered in the process of making them was that the tie’s flare was actually a function of its manufacture.

004. A Testimony of Serpent Handling

Photographer Hunter Barnes, who is known for work telling the human story behind some of the world’s least understood cultures, spent months documenting one of the country’s last known congregations of Serpent Handlers. His images capture the strange and taboo practices – serpents, poison, and healing – of a dying community. Barnes is currently working to publish a book – A TESTIMONY OF SERPENT HANDLING – documenting his experiences and ensuring that this way of life is not lost.

Digital Dads Collection / March 28th, 2011

Monday, March 28th, 2011

001. Trunk Club

Like many guys, we’ve always felt the traditional shopping experience, either in retail stores or online, wasn’t working for us. It’s time consuming, overwhelming, and not personalized at all. Even with all the great options out there, finding the best stuff for us always seemed unnecessarily difficult and inefficient. So we started Trunk Club with a simple premise: create a better way for guys to discover great clothes and build awesome wardrobes. We’re one part New York fashion company and one part Silicon Valley startup – the result is a different kind of clothes buying experience that gets better for you every time you come back. We start by scouring the planet for the very best in men’s apparel, curating an ever-evolving assortment of pieces from our favorite designers. With the best inventory anywhere as our point of departure, our Experts make personalized recommendations for their clients over a long-term relationship, providing an added personal touch to the experience that makes all the difference.

002. Aqua Notes

The shower has long been held as the best place to spark ideas and creative inspiration. But it’s always been a challenge to remember shower ideas, and writing in water is a struggle. That is until now! AquaNotes® is a waterproof notepad that allows you to record your great ideas while you’re in the shower. It’s so durable you can even write underwater. They’re recyclable, environmentally friendly, and the notepad is printed with soy-based ink.

003. F1 Red Bull Seat by Playseat

Bring the whole new experience of F1 racing to your home with F1 Red Bull seat. Though, the real 2011 Formula One season will begin next weekend in Australia; you may experience being a F1 racer by getting this gadget that will launch in coming June at the price of 949 EUR ($1,320). F1 Red Bull Seat has been designed by Playseats to give gamers, the simulating racing experience. When I say simulating, it means you’ll be able to feel every bump on the road surface. The gamers will be delighted to sit into F1 Red Bull Seat which not only works with all kinds of steering wheel and pedal sets but is also compatible with Xbox, Xbox 360, Playstation2, Playstation3, Wii and PC.” (via RoundedOff)

004. Bicycle Six-Pack Holder

Originally designed by and for a Hardcourt Bike Polo aficionado, we since learned that this useful item can hold all kinds of things to your bike – why not a six pack?

Digital Dads Collection / March 21st, 2011

Monday, March 21st, 2011

photo courtesy of Adventure Journal

001. In Living Color—Shackleton’s Endurance

By now, the voyage of Ernest Shackleton and his crew on the Endurance is a part of adventure lore, the story well told how despite the loss of the ship to crushing Antarctic ice in 1915, Shackleton kept his men safe and their morale up for more than 500 days, eventually landing their lifeboats on Elephant Island and then going on with a small crew to find rescue at a whaling station on South Georgia Island. It is one of the great survival tales of all time, and thanks to the glass plate negatives of photographer Frank Hurley, we’re able to get a small glimpse what it was like. Not so widely known is that Hurley also shot color photos of the Endurance and its crew. He used an early polychrome process called paget, which was patented in 1912 in England and remained in use until the 1920s. Paget used two plates, one a traditional black and white negative, the other a red, green, and blue screen (sound familiar?). Hurley retrieved his negatives from the sinking Endurance, but only 150 out of 550 were saved.

002. How to Credit

It’s hard to describe how excited I was to see some of my blogging colleagues become as passionate about blogging ethics and etiquette as I was. For the last year or so I’ve been quietly talking to blogging friends to see if they were as itchy as I was to create some sort of conversation about what we will and won’t stand for in terms of the way we behave and the way other people behave toward us. It was the reason I created the Blogging Etiquette panel at Alt this year and the reason I decided to write the longest three Biz Ladies posts of my life two months ago. One of the major issues I covered was crediting (when, how and why you should do it) and I was thrilled to see that Pia and Erin took that idea one step further and created this playful (but helpful and practical) poster with artist Yvette Boven that will help anyone interested in crediting issues get some clarification. I’m a firm believer that rising tides raise all ships, and I’m so happy to see more people taking their blogs seriously. I really believe it will help everyone in our community and aid in the cause of mainstream media taking us a bit more seriously. Congrats to these ladies on their hard work and this great poster.

003. The Committee

The Committee” exposes the risk to the potential of an idea when driven by a collective will — when the original motivation and criteria take a back seat to the impulsive decisions of individual committee members. You are the ultimate driver in this unfolding narrative of control.Meticulously handcrafted from industrial grade materials in a limited production of 25 units. Handmade archival storage box, provenance, rotary engraved serialization included.

Digital Dads Collection / March 7th, 2011

Monday, March 7th, 2011

001. Annie Leibovitz’s Disney Photography

Awhile back some awesome photos surfaced featuring a few big Hollywood names as live-action versions of Disney’s classic animated characters. The first batch featured the likes of Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella and Rachel Weisz as Snow White. The second batch featured Tina Fey as Tinkerbell and even Jessica Biel as Pocahontas. Now a new batch from Annie Leibovitz has shown up with Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen and Alec Baldwin as The Magic Mirror from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Penelope Cruz and Jeff Bridges as Beauty and the Beast and Queen Latifah as Ursula from The Little Mermaid.

002. Rockwell Spider-Man, by Luke Radl

A superheroic twist on Norman Rockwell’s ‘The Runaway’.

003. Lifelike Craig HD

The days of thumbing through the classified section of the local paper are quickly fading. Most of us have turned toward more modern means to search for employment, apartments and “vintage” furniture, namely Craigslist. With its mass of information the site can sometimes be hard to navigate so for those who pine for simpler days, Lifelike Apps, INC. has just released a slick iPad app with a classic twist.

004. Future, by photographer Christian Stoll

Wide angle views of futuristic locations. Most of these images are part of worldwide print campaigns for IBM and Microsoft.

Digital Dads Collection / February 28th, 2011

Monday, February 28th, 2011

001. Game of Thrones—The Maester’s Path

Step forth now as a maester, one who teaches the young, heals the sick, and advises the lords of the seven kingdoms. All maester’s bear a chain, forged link by link, a symbol of our learning. Forge five links, proving you have journeyed the Maester’s path. Along the path, gather five novices to strengthen our Citadel. The path will be difficult, but comes with its own rewards. Step onto the Path…

002. Vintage Sucker Punch Posters

003. Jimmy Breslin

Iconic Pulitzer winning journalist and author Jimmy Breslin has covered and lived the tales that have shaped our lives, from a personal dialogue with The Son of Sam, David Berkowitz, to NYC mafia investigative reporting that included a near fatal beating at the hands of the Lucchese crime family. Sometimes lost in his gritty tough guy demeanor is his common man approach to cataclysmic events. We revisit his iconic vantage of the funeral of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in the New York Herald Tribune, November 1963.

004. The 72 Hour Trunk

“Last post I shared that I might have to put this amazing trunk design on hold and move forward. Lo and behold one of my manufactures is a follower of the website. Shortly after the post I get a phone call requesting a meeting. Two days later I’m in his office and he’s asking to get a better understanding of what is the vision, where is the “artistic glitch” and what’s the over all problem we keep running into?”

Digital Dads Collection / February 21st, 2011

Monday, February 21st, 2011

001. Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Kit

A survival kit built for hostile environments. Stick the Ultimate Kit in your backpack and hope your never have to use it. If you do, it has everything you need to survive in even the toughest spots.

002. Under My Roof

Under My Roof its presented as a conceptual exercise and consists of 3 variations: 3 houses, 3 different needs. Together they generate a kind of neighbourhood, creating a unique skyline, fun, but always functional. Thanks to the selected details and materials it can be used by children and adults alike.

003. Gnome Life

For the most part, Gnome Life sounds like your typical Tumblr: a flannel-clad young guy moves to New York and posts lots of vaguely artsy photos of himself staring off into the distance. But there’s a twist: he’s a one-hundred-eight-year-old gnome. Like, white beard, red hat gnome.” (via Urlesque)

004. Solowheel

Solowheel is the smallest, greenest, most convenient People Mover ever invented. Gyroscope technology is behind this new self-balancing electric unicycle that is more compact and fun to ride than any folding electric bike!

Digital Dads Collection / February 14th, 2011

Monday, February 14th, 2011

001. Nerd Valentine

“Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the nerd in your life. Curated with love by @AmritRichmond

002. Valentine’s Day Guide—

“You’re so in love, you want to shout it from the mountaintops. Or at least from your Southie roof deck. What better way to show your sweetie just how you feel than treating him/her to one of these Valentine’s Day events?”

003. Valentine’s Day on a Budget

“How much do you spend on Valentine’s Day? Twenty dollars for chocolates? Fifty dollars for flowers? A hundred bucks for dinner for two? You don’t have to break your budget to keep from breaking your lover’s heart — just use some imagination and initiative. WalletPop scribes put their heads together to come up with a generous number of suggestions for celebrating Valentine’s Day on a budget.”

Digital Dads Collection / February 7th, 2011

Monday, February 7th, 2011

001. Bill Cunningham New York

“The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.”

002. 1938 World Champion British Baseball Team Jersey

“Conceived together by Curated’s Nick Schonberger and Ian Paley of Garbstore, the 1938 World Champion British Baseball Team jersey commemorates an historic yet forgotten series between England and the U.S. Dubbed the first official baseball World Cup by the International Baseball Federation, the five-game series saw England take their opponent in a four-to-one victory, including two shut outs—one of which took place in front of 10,000 spectators at Liverpool’s Wavertree Stadium.”

003. The Splendiferous Array of Culinary Tools

“Here is a thorough mapping of over 100 tools used in the preparation of delicious food. Printed with real copper ink, the same substance you might find in a fine piece of cookware.”

Digital Dads Collection / January 31st, 2011

Monday, January 31st, 2011

(Image by Fuchsia Macaree)

001. See/Saw: Connections Between Japanese Art Then and Now

“See/Saw offers a provocative new look at the origins of Japanese pop art. Often defined by its references to manga or anime, contemporary Japanese art in fact has much broader roots. By drawing parallels between the art of Japan past and present, this compelling volume reveals how current artists rework the traditional forms and techniques of Japanese art history. Modern takes on time-honored conventions are illustrated by the work of a star-studded roster of contemporary artists including Tabaimo, Makoto Aida, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, and Yayoi Kusama. Aficionados of both contemporary and traditional Japan are sure to appreciate this fresh perspective on art and the power of visual culture.”

002. Race Tracks of the World

“The challenge was choosing the tracks. These are truly works of art. Made from high quality Baltic birch plywood and matte black Formica®. The laminated pieces are cut by a CNC machine creating a precise design. The edges are smooth and we supply an easy way to mount them without nails or hooks. Select from almost every track around the world. Hang them individually or create a wall of track art. The average size is 36″ square depending upon the track shape. Each track is custom made for you so expect an additional 5 days to normal shipping for delivery. These make a unique and wonderful gift for that hard-to-buy-for enthusiast on your list.”

003. Bermuda Triangle of Creativity

“I drew this one day after two unrelated friends complained about how they get sucked into certain websites instead of doing work, which is exactly what I do. I think….this maybe, possibly, maybe happens to some other people as well.”

The shoe cables a repent reward near the visible.