February 17, 2013
If you're not drinking your Fiji Water through a Fiji Straw, you ain't....
From the Wall Street Journal: "One of the cooler things to show during New York Fashion Week, on or off the runway, was the custom Fiji straw [top], which made its debut at the Prabal Gurung presentation and also appeared at Alexander Wang, Rodarte, and Marchesa, where bottles of water with the straw were passed on silver trays. The Fiji straw is reusable and actually replaces the blue Fiji water bottle cap.
Fiji starting developing the straw three or four years ago when the company decided a sports cap wasn't on brand, said David Bowman, the company's vice president of marketing. "What we started to see was a persistent use of straws, especially by some of our biggest fans who were singers and touchstone cultural icons," said Mr. Bowman.
For instance, among the many performers who request Fiji in their riders, "Rihanna had created a unique cap on her own," he added. "It treated the water like we think of our water."
Mass producing the straw "made sense for our female fan base," said Mr. Bowman."
The straws are reusable, BPA free, and dishwasher safe. Around 1,500 were given out during fashion week.
For the general public, the straws will become available on the Fiji website in five packs and through social media this summer, with the eventual intention of bringing them to higher-end retailers like Target and Whole Foods. Prices are to be determined.
"... our female fan base."
I guess men are pretty much chopped liver in the Fiji equation.
Prolly just as well.
Cameron Russell: "Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model."
To me, the most interesting thing about her TED talk is the fact that so many commenters STILL hate her.
Soft round shoelaces
Choice of 23 colors, 4 lengths — what's not to like?
Gary Oldman in "True Romance" (1993): One scary dude
I happened on this movie Friday night on Apple TV and watched the first half before I fell asleep.
However, I most certainly was wide awake and rapt for the scene up top, featuring Gary Oldman as a Jamaican drug lord embodying anyone's idea of pure evil.
I don't know why I persist watching films where Quentin Tarantino has a significant role (he wrote "True Romance," directed by Tony Scott).
Just as some people's involvement in a movie (Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Connery, Brit Marling, to name three) make it — for me — automatically watchable, Tarantino's fingerprints guarantee I'll be bored to tears and restless long before the home stretch.
eninal Tissue Dispenser
From the website:
"Tissue Case" is a hanging canvas and wood tissue dispenser.
Every time a tissue is dispensed, the piece subtly changes.
Each wooden frame is hand-made and numbered by Japanese craftsmen.
Large: 19"W x 22"H x 1.4"D
Small: 13.8"W X 13.8"H X 1.4"D
Includes hanging string and hook.
Average number of languages spoken by citizens of a few countries
Get thee to a translator.