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…It’s Website Wednesday: Naked & Angry?

Naked & Angry

Naked & Angry is skinnyCorp’s latest venture (the guys behind Threadless) and they’re hoping to take Threadless’ success and expand it into other areas of design.

Their stated goal of Naked & Angry is “to create high quality products from patterns submitted and chosen by the brand’s audience”.

    Anyone can come to Naked & Angry and submit a pattern design to be voted on by other Naked & Angry users. The design will be scored for 14 days at which time it will be given a final score. The highest scoring designs will be manufactured and products will be created inspired by the patterns. The winners will receive a $750 cash prize and 1 free Naked & Angry item.

Their first series of objects was a set of silk neckties, and they’ve now moved on to hand screened wallcoverings, so you can see that the product line is going to be diverse. Apparently their plans include everything from ties and tops to pillows and belts to socks and sweaters to wallpaper, so if you can put a pattern on it, Naked & Angry will turn it into a competition.

Naked & Angry Ties

New patterns will be chosen every season, and the goal is 5-15 various new items at a time.

Will Naked & Angry ever equal the success of Threadless?

My guess would be no, because I can’t imagine that the market for neckties and wallpaper is nearly as big as the market for t-shirts, but regardless, it seems like a great idea, and a great place to check out if you’re looking for something really unique with a handmade touch.

[Naked & Angry]

…It’s Things Thursday: Starbury shoes?


Starbury shoes are Stephon Marbury’s attempt to bring some sanity back to the athlete endorsed shoe market.

Instead of selling $150+ shoes to kids that can’t afford them, Starburys are just $14.98 a pair, and feature the same style and the same quality as their more expensive brethren.

It’s impressive to see a star using his power for good, so I wish Stephon the best.


…The SureFire Titan light is bright?

SureFire Titan

With the release of SureFire’s limited edition Titan, a titanium LED flashlight that is the world’s first continuous variable-output LED flashlight, they needed to find a way to market this mini sun beam. What better way, it seems, than to show it off between a set of headlights?

Promotion methods aside, this $500 beauty is quite the light, with military grade build quality, the ability to select from over 1,000 possible light settings from zero to 30 lumens, and a titanium finish that makes this both strong and light. Need I say more?

(You can stop staring at the picture now)

[Surefire – Titan]

[Via: Uncrate]