I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Siggraph 2005 fashion show since it was the inspiration for starting this blog. Whatever. What’s up with me? Vince is no longer with Hack-A-Day, so I’m now lead blogger. I had hobbies at one point in my life.
Picked this up over at Engadget. This backpack combines solar panels, ipod charging, soft controls, and a lapel microphone so you can use your bluetooth phone. I’d like it except it is a backpack. Build this into a Timbuk2 bag and you’d have to beat off hipsters with a stick. At least I’ll be able to put off buying an iPod even longer; I’m currently holding out for an ethernet dock with audio out.
Well, I was hoping I would be able to tell you about my new Slip-on Chucks I ordered from Zappos when they arrived next Tuesday, but they’ve been sent BACK IN TIME!. I got an email the same day I ordered saying they had upgraded my free shipping so I would get my shoes faster and from the tracking number it looks like I would have gotten my shoes back in January if I lived in Stafford, Texas. Gladly I don’t, but at least I know that my shoes will arrive at any moment since they’ve now had three months to get here. I just want to get my shoes so I can put them on and declare “Summer, I endorse you, denouncing all other seasons, you are the only season for me”.
I’d be more excited about this ski jacket with fabric iPod controls from Spyder if Burton and Apple hadn’t released one two years earlier. It looks like Spyder managed to bump the jacket price six-fold arriving at $3,000. I guess they do throw in an iPod Photo which means the jacket is only five-times more expensive than the limited edition Burton jacket. I like the soft button technology, but I won’t be foaming at the mouth till someone bothers to integrate a soft bluetooth keyboard into my pants.
I’ve hated Louis Vuitton bags ever since VH1 decided to tell the world they were cool in one of their “crap that celebrities buy” shows. It isn’t just the Hilfiger-esque excessive badging, but also that the bag looks like it’s covered in Lucky Charms. Since its jump into the mainstream eye everyone without a clue has been snatching up Vuittons and the many knockoffs that have hit the market. I absolutely love this obvious fake found on Cool Hunting. Nothing like the truth to show up a poseur.
Josh Rubin got to try out the Puma Mongolian Shoe BBQ. Many companies have added “build-your-own” capabilities to their websites (Timbuk2 being my favorite). Puma decided to take it a step further by allowing customers to select their shoe parts in store. Now you can handle the the different fabrics and compare the patterns side-by-side. At $130 it even seems to be reasonably priced for what you get. I just enjoy that now consumers can be held entirely responsible for their ugly ass shoes.
So, here’s the reason I created this blog. The SIGGRAPH 2004 fashion show… what a pile of crap. This, my friends, is not going to get future technology here any faster, let alone get it adopted. I want to promote the good trends in the world of fashion and technology. You know, not “strapping gadgets to people wearing fetish gear” and calling it a revolution. (Oh yeah, check out her watch, that’s where the technology angle comes into the picture) I’m sure the goth/poseur industry will be fine without our help, they are apparently laser cutting vinyl so they can’t be doing too poorly.