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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 Tuner Tuesday: Formula Drift?

Formula Drift Logo

On Saturday, I had the chance to go and see Formula D’s “The Finals” at Irwindale Speedway (yes, I did get stuck on Interstate 5 on the way down from San Francisco due to that massive accident), and I must say, if you’re at all a fan of the four wheeled machine, make sure you check out one of Formula Drift’s events at a track near you.

Pontiac Solstice

If you’re not familiar with the sport, think of drifting as two automotive ballerinas battling it out in a boxing match. It’s gracefully controlled mayhem, and in my opinion, it’s easily the best form of four-wheeled entertainment on the planet.
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…It’s Things Thursday: The Floppy?

The Floppy

The Floppy is a soft skinned golf ball that’s supposed to be used indoors. Forget what your mom told you about not playing with balls in the house, and swing away, because the design of The Floppy allows it to mimic the feel, feedback and action of a real golf ball, while the softness means that it won’t hurt your chosen target. It’ll work wonders for your wedges, and lower your score faster than you can say fore, so break out the clubs and get to practicing, because Tiger doesn’t take days off.

[The Floppy]

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…It’s Movie Monday: Dust To Glory?

Dust To Glory

Dust To Glory is an epic action-adventure documentary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, an off road race from Ensenada to La Paz Mexico (the Baja Peninsula) that tests the hearts, minds and machines of hundreds of individuals and teams each year. The movie isn’t just about the race though, focusing instead on the people that participate, and the passion and the persistence that goes into completing the Baja. Not sure what I mean? How about a few quotes from the movie:

  • If you win, four grand, maybe.
  • The buggy wasn’t prepared to stop in the middle of the road, and the Volkswagen wasn’t prepared for such little room. (Crash) Neither were prepared that the buggy would start from the bumpers touching, and that the Volkswagen wouldn’t start. Then a good Samaritan came along, waved along the truck, which got its fender ripped off, thus starting the Volkswagen. A pattern had begun to develop.
  • Don’t let off the gas. Whatever you do, do not let off the gas.
  • A concern for safety would start a 20,000 horsepower free for all.
  • I’ve bounced off of front ends of cars. I’ve bounced off of fences. I’ve bounced off of cattle. You know, it’s a little bit like Russian Roulette.
  • The Weatherman knows death is neither fair, nor just, and there’s nothing to do, but to go back to work.
  • To finish first, you have to first finish.
  • He took a center line, held it wide open, and prayed.
  • Outside is utter chaos, but that chaos is around ‘em, and they’re sitting in the middle of the tornado, the eye of the storm.
  • They challenge it not for money or fame, but for simple bragging rights.
  • Racers don’t race because they want to die. They want to go fast.

Though the people are the movie, it’s the cinematography that makes the movie. Brought to you by the same people behind Step Into Liquid, Dust To Glory is filled with enough action and enough adventure to get your own heart pumping and your own adrenaline flowing. There are the long range helicopter shots, the first person helmet mounted camera shots, the camera in the road shots, the camera in the car shots, and the occasional home movie shot just to keep it really real. You’ll feel the dust, and you’ll feel the glory, and in the end, you’ll wish you were there. It’s like they say, “It’s a hell of a race”.

[Dust To Glory]

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