Archive for July, 2010

Grass Thongs?

Really guys, this is just stupid -_-! I know it’s old news but it was the first time I had heard of it living grass thongs.

Krispy Kreme doughnutsIt really does show that the Poms have no idea.


How Much Do You Pay for a Plastic Bag?

In Australia retailers are starting to charge per plastic bag in an attempt to get you to stop filling the landfills with them. Not only that, but some states (I think it is just the one at the moment but I could be wrong) that have enforced a plastic bag tax on the retailers as well as further deterrent. And now it seems our close friend Louis Vuitton is jumping on the band-wagon with the below range of bags, and for USD$1960 each, you can guarantee that no-one will be filling a landfill or the oceans with THAT plastic bag.

Louis Vuitton's $1,960 Trash Bag Purse (PHOTO, POLL) Louis Vuitton's $1,960 Trash Bag Purse (PHOTO, POLL)

What has the world come to‽


Cute Carry Bags

They are bright, they are colourful, and they are damn cute! Oh, and they’re not stupidly expensive like other designer stuff that looks good – which is nice. They come in at around USD$24, which, for a laptop or camera case (in my experience of working in a store that sells a lot of them) is about par. The designer is 25togo and by the looks of the Asian lettering on their website that they are Chinese (I hope that’s correct). Oh, I found some information on them, they are Taiwanese (SORRY!), which makes more sense.

::: ::: 25togo_MY PHOTO??? ::: ::: 25togo_MY PHOTO???
::: ::: 25togo_MY DOCUMENT??? ::: ::: 25togo_MY DOCUMENT???

The dimensions are as follows:

  • Photo Bag:
    • L 115mm W 95mm D 18mm
  • Laptop Case:
    • L 330mm W 280mm D 25mm (33.8cm/13.3″)
    • L 345mm W 300mm D 25mm (35.8cm/14.1″)
    • L 380mm W 325mm D 25mm (39.1cm/15.4″)

Hey! I didn’t even notice this to begin with, but there’s a subtle case of engrish here! MY DOCUMENT and MY PHOTO should both be plural. Oh well, they are still both adorable :).


Stix + Stones

When I first saw Stix + Stones I was really struck by how incredibly simple yet brilliant they were, until I saw the price. In one hand you have a striking, customisable necklace that will most likely look with almost anything you wear, with quite a bit of technology in those little ‘stix’, and in other you have a couple of bits of metal hanging on a chord.

There are two types: the Basic Stix + Stones for USD$99 and the Full Stix + Stones for a steep USD$159. At time of writing I am still torn between should I buy it, should I not? This isn’t something that you can simply buy a cheaper version of or even buy a similar product as this product really does sit pretty far outside of the box. Also, if I did buy it, would I buy the full or just the basic? The designer inside me would kick me again and again if I didn’t buy the full but the full IS USD$159 JUST for a metal and chord necklace (that’s not taking into account the conversion or the shipping).

Lichen Studio -- Full Stix + Stones Lichen Studio -- Basic Stix + Stones
Lichen Studio -- Full Stix + Stones Lichen Studio -- Basic Stix + Stones
Lichen Studio -- Full Stix + Stones Lichen Studio -- Basic Stix + Stones

I think I am going to have to sleep on this one, for now.