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…Jelli is here to kill the radio?

Jelli Logo

The radio is dead, and Jelli is here to replace it.

Ok, so maybe that’s a bit extreme, but the concept behind Jelli is a fascinating one, and does have the potential to change radio as we know it.


Essentially, Jelly is a single radio station that’s 100% listener controlled. Users can nominate songs, vote for songs they like, and bomb the ones they don’t, and the song with the most votes at the end of the currently playing track gets the next spot in line. The more you listen, the more power you gain, though even first timers have the ability to push a song over the edge.

The result is a mix of music that will surprise and delight, with an ever changing flow of community taste and creative control.

Just don’t expect to hear the Billboard Top 40 playing on repeat any time soon.


…RYZ wants to customize your kicks?


RYZ is trying to be the Threadless of the shoe world, and looks to be doing a pretty good job at it so far.

Like the other user generated content companies, you can design a shoe, vote on shoe designs buy the winners, and discuss shoes with other shoe lovers in the community.

Right now it’s still in beta, so there aren’t a lot of shoes in the store just yet, but what’s there shows promise, and it’s definitely got a nice little vibe going. Plus, rocking custom kicks is sure to score you some instant street cred, so pick up a pair and support the artists.


…Project 7 will change the world?

Project 7

Project 7 is ambitious: They want to heal the sick, save the Earth, house the homeless, feed the hungry, help those in need, build the future, and hope for peace.

The idea actually came out of the seven deadly sins. The thought was that “What if man in his selfishness instead of focusing on abstaining from the 7 sins worked to help those that were a consequence of one of these 7?”

For example: What if a “glutton” stopped focusing on himself, and started focusing on helping those that were starving.

The company’s goal is to bring to market everyday products— the first of which is bottled water—that consumers can easily purchase in order to effect change across the seven areas of critical need.

The goal is to make it an easy change for consumers, as the products look and taste the same as their non-Project-7 counterparts, but more than 50 percent of the profits go towards a community piggy-bank.

Throughout the year, nonprofits that benefit on of the seven causes can apply to be the recipient of that piggy-bank, and Project 7 will select three finalists for each. Then, they invite the consumers to vote online for the organization within each area that will receive the proceeds collected throughout the year.

To help get things started, Project 7 has even committed to donating $15,000 to nonprofits supporting each of the seven areas of critical need, totaling a minimum donation of $105,000 in 2009.

Project 7 uses Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles that are 100 percent recyclable, and will even package those bottles in boxes made from 100 percent recyclable material and printed with soy inks.

Is this the future of consumer-based activism?

Time will tell, but it sure looks like it’s off to a good start!

[Project 7]

[Via: Josh Spear]

…Jones Soda is taking their drinks to the polls?

Campaign Cola

Can’t decide who to vote for?

Let the sodas decide!

Jones Soda’s Campaign Cola 2008 is “the one and only website where you can vote for your candidate by purchasing their bottle of cola, regardless of age or residency”.

Flavors include Barack’s Yes We Can Cola, McCain’s Pure McCain Cola, and Hillary’s Capitol Hillary Cola (though now it’s probably more appropriately named Congratulatory Cola).

Every bottle counts, so make sure to drink up to your favorite candidate, and let your opinion be refreshing.

[Jones Soda – Campaign Cola 2008]

[Via: Serious Eats]

…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]