Given the outrageous alcohol prices at sporting and concert events, we’re not blaming you for sneaking in a little flask of Jim Bean. Sometimes it’s better not to take a chance getting your prized flask taken away going through security though, that’s where Disposable Flasks come in. These 7.5 oz. reusable foil pouches are portable, freezable, pocketable, and easily disposable, and feature airtight plastic lids that won’t leave tell-tale leakage marks on your clothes. They will run you $15 for a set of three and you can purchase them here.
Its always nice when you see a design team really think about ad placement. There are so many times that I see an really cool ad or campaign and think to myself, what the hell were those guys thinking when they placed it here. I saw this set of bus stop ads and I really dug them. So naturally, I figured I would share them with you Zoots. Bus stops are commonly pretty lame. You have your standard bus schedule, a bench, a homeless dude if your lucky, and thats about it. Ohh, lets not forget some of the awesome graffiti that those cool 17 year olds drew. “FUCK” and “SHIT” all over the place. Finally a few people realized that this area could be used as a public piece of art and really took advantage of it.
We here at Zoot have done a few posts on money art. What can we say we like the C.R.E.A.M. That’s probably because we don’t have any. We have seen people cut money up and make art out of it, and also people draw silly faces on the presidents, but we have not touched on an age old technique that somehow people decided would look cooler if they were using a weeks pay. Origami has been around forever and I’m sure at some point all of you have tried to make a nice looking Crane for the girl sitting next to you in English class. Instead that thing came out looking like a deformed cobra, and you were stuck being a virgin for another 4 years. If you would have made that Crane out of money, you could have skipped the small talk, and figured out at an early age that you are the type of guy that will always have to pay for sex, by passing all the awkward years of getting shut down.
No, a crazed Simpsons fan did not replicate the cartoon’s famous home. This $120,000 house was constructed for use as the grand prize in a contest sponsored by Pepsi, Fox, and the homebuilder. The contest was known as “The Simpsons House Give Away”. The 2,200-square-foot 4 bed room home was part of a national promotion coinciding with The Simpsons season premiere. A drawing determined the winner of the $150,000 home which is located in a new subdivision in Henderson, Nevada, about 10 minutes from downtown Las Vegas. The house was done by Kaufman and Broad architects who spent hours watching episodes of The Simpsons to capture every detail.
Ladies instead of buying another boring scarf to keep your pretty little necks warm in the winter, why not get boss and rock a retro styled hip-hop chain. In the words of the creator Celapiu, “There is so many different chains out there. I thought to myself – why not try making one on my own? I wanted to make it right, not too big and not too small. Also, my desire was to keep my original inspiration, hip-hop culture, plainly visible.” And so here it is, Celapiu’s first – Golden Chain. This can also be made in other colors including grey, navy blue, burgundy and many more, order yours here.
Atlanta based artist Brian Dettmer creates intricate sculptural skeletons using altered cassette tapes. Dettmer began his work in 2005 as he was thinking about the downfall of analog media. The idea hit him when he was walking down the street and saw a dead bird. He said, “Here was this thing that used to live, its used to fly around and play a vital role, and now it is dead and all that remains is the solid material.” Dettmer quickly put that idea to the role of cassettes in the media world. He soon used the “skeleton” of old cassettes to recreate actual skeletons of animals and humans. The amazing part is that Dettmer does not use glue or tape. He has kept his methods a secret, but he did reveal that he uses heat to mold the plastic together. When the plastic is hot he molds together the form with his hands. You can see more at his website here.
I’m not Indiana Jones. but I hate snakes as much as the next guy. I never understood why people actually have them as pets. They are cool to look at for a few minutes, and defiantly cool to see eat a live rat, but it ends there. I do not want to hold your dirty python, especially when its wrapping slowly around my neck planning to suffocate and kill me, that is not cool or fun to me. I do enjoy looking at these photos of snakes though, which shows their colorful beauty through intertwining and positioning multiple snakes. These amazing photos of coiled snakes are the work of Parisian photographer Guido Mocafico. I don’t know much about Guido except for the fact his first name is Guido, so I can only assume he should be popping up on MTV’s show Jersey Shore sometime soon. His work has appeared in Numèro, Paris Vogue, Big, The Face, and Wallpaper, amongst other publications. You can check out his other work and website here.
With a recent post by my colleague, friend, and brother Rza, I had the idea to bring you an awesome crib of the week. By the way Rza leave the architecture stuff to me, your list of weird houses were all commercial buildings haha. This week I bring you a residence in the Dominican Republic, which I want to call it “Skaters Paradise”. Done by the architect firm A-cero, the house is composed of sleeping zone and living zone, and was organized into 2 blocks and connected by a covered veranda, while featuring curved volumes emerged from the ground. With a singular architectural idea and a certain level of risky, peculiar of the team that Joaquin Torres directs. There appear two blocks well separated from that there arises a game of curved volumes that look for the vertical position from the covering. The housing is projected by demand of program of needs of the client, in only one plant. There is dressed the whole house of an indigenous stone of Coralline of clear tones (white – beige) that, to part of the proper quality of the material, a visual aspect that prospers with the abundant solar light, and the marine reference.
As many of you know, November, more popularly known as Movember, was the month when men from around the world joined together to raise money for testicular and prostate cancer. The challenge was to grow a mustache, and have people donate to the cause. While fun most of the time, I do have to admit that there were certainly down sides to this month, especially socially. How many girls are looking to go home with a guy with a thin dark black mustache? The answer is not many. It was all for a great cause, and I am willing to sacrifice some social awkwardness if it can help raise peoples awareness on a disease that will effect so many young men. To date, Movember has raised $47 million globally making it the world’s largest charity event for men. Significantly, awareness of men’s health issues has improved with Movember helping to spread important health messages directly to millions of Mo Bros & Sistas around the world. The Gala party to celebrate the end of a long and rough month was held at Capitale in NYC. Sponsored by Canadian Club whiskey, you can only imagine how intense this party got. There were some great costumes, some gorgeous girls (no mustaches) and tons of laughs. This was the kind of event/party where everyone got along wonderfully. All the people there had a great sense of humor (you have to if you grow a awkward stache for a month) and it really showed. I will be participating every year from here on out, and only hope to expand my team to some other friends. Check out some of the pics and read up on Movember. Just because the month is over, it does not mean that you can not contribute to helping to find a cure. Thanks Mia! RAWR for escorting me to the event and lying to me for the whole month on how “great” my stache looked.
If you arent a fan of hip hop music, or more specifically, battle rapping, then I can understand how you might get lost during one of the competitions. The artists string together word combinations so quickly, that unless your familiar with it, it goes in one ear and out the other. Good thing for you someone took the time to translate exactly what is being said. I thought this clip was hilarious. Props to D.V. at These Initials Totally Stink for sending this along.