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Posts from May, 2010


Kiehl’s – Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+

By Roni Brunn | May 26, 2010 | News


Kiehl’s just introduced a new facial sunscreen called Super Fluid.  It boasts an SPF of 50+, UVA & UVB protection, and an “ultra-lightweight” formula.

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Mercedes’ Gold, Faceted Deer Ad

By Roni Brunn | May 25, 2010 | News

To promote its night vision assistant, Mercedes-Benz launched a print ad which reimagines a deer as a faceted, gold figure.  It’s hard to trace the origins of the faceted surface trend, but I do wonder if its use in advertising marks its way out.  It’d be a shame since this image is really beautiful.

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Familjen – Viggo

By Roni Brunn | May 24, 2010 | Music downloads, News


Familjen is one of the artists – Swedish, of course – that I kind of cover on this blog.  I’m into the music and relate to the one bro studio set up.  I’ve been proud when the album artwork for Mänskligheten started making the rounds in design/art/Kanye blogs in the last few days but sad to see it paired without enthusiasm for the tunes.  Not cool.  Mänskligheten is a legit album.

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Massimiliano Adam – Cheap Murano

By Roni Brunn | May 22, 2010 | News


Designer Massimiliano Adami‘s Cheap Murano glasses are made out of plastic bottles and look like melted Murano glasses.  I tend to be into playing with design icons, and this statement on class and modernity is really well done.

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Prada and YSL Travel Electronics

By Roni Brunn | May 21, 2010 | News


So you’re traveling to a few countries, and you/your butler would like to keep your electronics juiced while away.  Used to be, you’d need a kit of a heavy brick with interchangeable tips or dedicated adapters to each country.  Now there are all-in-one adapters with prongs that pop up to fit local sockets.

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Balmain Goes Low Budget

By Roni Brunn | May 19, 2010 | News


In the last few seasons, Balmain put out compelling collections of tough, sexy clothes and consistently challenged value conventions with its pricing meme.

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From: Rebranded Concert T-shirts

By Roni Brunn | May 14, 2010 | From, News

Band T-shirts used to be an important part of the concert experience. You’d wear them the next day to school and wouldn’t need to explain why your eyes are too puffy to open.

But I dunno that people wear them now. They seem too obvious, like cupcake tattoos or name dropping obscure bands to intimidate people who don’t read blogs. We wanna wear clothes. We don’t want to look like we’re trying to curate music festivals in our T-shirt shelves.

I mean, everyone’s onto hipsters. The bored attitude, the self-righteousness, the hypocrisy – they’ve all been jokes for so long that even douches are over it. You could well have a Ke$ha fan call you on a Pitchfork rant. It’s beyond undesirable to be mistaken for a hipster or someone who just discovered hipster jokes.

Concert Ts still get bought, I think. Maybe people buy them if they wanna support independent music, since nobody pays for CDs anymore. That’s fair but doesn’t mean the shirts get worn.

Here are some concert T-shirts that might say what I just wrote. They’re made from existing concert Ts, so we’ve got a limited edition, re-use, waste rescue, found art series. They’re not a blatant statement about music/your taste in music. They’re from concerts you might not have been to. They’re from bands you might like/dislike. They’re one of a kind/mass manufactured. They’re meant to be worn/stored. They support/rape the arts.

Regardless, they’re From’s first shirts, and they look good.

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RIP J Brand?

By Roni Brunn | May 13, 2010 | News


Clean lines, flattering fits, and refined washes have made J Brand a cult favorite since the denim line’s launch in 2003.  My first skinny jeans were J Brand, and I love their logo-free, minimal aesthetic.

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Nail Polish From Chanel, American Apparel, and Coke

By Roni Brunn | May 12, 2010 | News


The fastest spreading beauty trends tend to be nail polish colors.  You don’t need to be that skilled to apply nail polish, and the price point is pretty democratic since you just need one unit to buy in.

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“One Spring Away” on How I Met Your Mother

By Roni Brunn | May 11, 2010 | From, News

Last night, two From songs were featured on How I Met Your Mother.  YAY!!!

“Tell Me Why” was in the first bar scene, and “One Spring Away” was at a flashback fantasy scene showing what the previous tenant at Ted and Marshall’s apartment was like.  It’s so cute.  Even though I’m kind of biased, I have to say that the song is a super good match for the scene.

A less excited person might feel a bit overshadowed by the Ratatat video ft that bird – mine has a bird too!  (You have to watch the clip to get this tenuous reference).  But it’s all good.

Get “One Spring Away” on iTunes or Amazon

Get “Tell Me Why” on iTunes or Amazon

Stream the episode on CBS

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