Tag Archives | Cool

…The Hipster has evolved?

Hipster Evolution

Paste Magazine’s Evolution of the Hipster is a hilarious look at the growth of the hipster culture from 2000 through today, including its emergence from the emo, a stop at the scenester, and the current meta-nerd trend.

Are you cool enough to pretend you’re not cool?

[Paste Magazine – Evolution of the Hipster]

[Via: Laughing Squid]

…Grand Opening wants to be a Wedding Chapel?

Grand Opening Wedding Chapel

Grand Opening is currently trying to reinvent their space as a wedding chapel, and is using Kickstarter to raise funds for the cause.

Since big church weddings are ‘out’ this year, Wedding Chapel hopes to be a recession-proof, ultra cool solution for loved ones, friends and family.

“Wedding Chapel” will be New York City’s most fun and affordable wedding spot, offering couples the chance to have long lasting memories without a church or city hall.

The way Kickstarter works is that projects can ask for money, and then people can donate in exchange for certain rewards. In this case, any donor of any amount will have his or her name displayed on the wall of the chapel, and pledges of $100 or more can reserve Wedding Chapel for an hour or more for their own ceremony.

Sound like something that you’d want to take part in? Then hurry on over to Wedding Chapel on Kickstarter and put your pledge in!

[Kickstarter – Wedding Chapel]

…Papercraft engines are impressive?

Papercraft V8

I’ll never really understand the people that can dedicate hours, and even days of their life to doing something as seemingly useless and mundane as building a paper model of something else, but when that paper model is a WORKING model of a V8 engine that weighs more than six and a half pounds, then I guess I can cut them some slack; since it’s actually pretty damn cool:

[Yee’s Job – Paper V8]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Obama tastes like fish?

Obama Sushi

If you think Obamania isn’t going to extend into the world of sushi, you’d be wrong, as one very clever sushi chef has managed to create a roll that bears a striking resemblance to the 44th President’s mug.

Unfortunately I can’t vouch for how this would taste or even what fish it’s made of, but who cares when it looks so damn cool?

[Via: Slashfood]

…It’s Things Thursday: Rickshaw Bagworks?

Rickshaw Bagworks

Timbuk2 made the San Francisco Messenger Bag famous, but Rickshaw Bagworks is here to give them a run for their money with bags designed for “people who thrive on the urban experience and celebrate the creative spirit”.

The company was inspired by San Francisco, urban cycling and an intense desire to make great products, and thinks that it’s “cool – if not kind of weird – the way people grow attached to their favorite bag as though it were a pet or loved-one”. They also share a strong set of humanistic, environmental and social values that guide the way they conduct every aspect of their business.

Rickshaw Bagworks Heart

To that end, Rickshaw adorns each bag with the Rickshaw “PCQ Tattoo”, a little graphic patch on an inside tag that represents three things that are near and dear to the Rickshaw family – Passion, Craft and Quality.

  • The heart represents our PASSION for bags, bikes and our home city of San Francisco.
  • The silver needle and gold thread represent love for the age-old CRAFT of making bags by hand.
  • The five stars represent our dedication to the highest standards of QUALITY.
  • The five stars also honor the constellation of our stakeholders – Customers, Employees, Business Partners, Investors and Community – and our passion to treat each with respect and compassion.

They’ve also created a line of bags called the ZERO Messenger that are designed to follow the ‘less is more’ philosophy, with a combination of minimalist design, monopolymer construction, localized sourcing and wasteless manufacturing – a holistic approach that simultaneously unites form, function and footprint. By specially designing the ZERO bags to optimize fabric cutting, (each is made from a single rectangle of fabric) they can eliminate manufacturing waste and create a great looking product that doesn’t leave a ton of scrap material in its wake.

Plus, by eliminating material waste, manufacturing costs are kept low, and these savings are passed along to the consumer in the form of a price tag that rivals even the sale prices of other bag manufacturers.

If you’re looking for a bag that looks good, doesn’t kill the environment or your wallet, and will survive even the harshest of bike rides through the toughest of cities, then look no further than Rickshaw Bagworks and their unique line of messenger bags and related accessories.

[Rickshaw Bagworks]

[Via: Josh Spear]