Olly Moss China plates? File this under drool worthy. Fans of this blog know that I’ve been a fan of Olly Moss for the longest time. It’s no surprise, then, that I would totally dig these gamer-inspired dinner plates. Know someone who loves Pokemon or the Legend of Zelda? Then get ready to blow their mind. Pro Tip: Set the table, dim the lights, play the Zelda soundtrack on the old speaker system, and fill their plates with some turkey and mashed potatoes. They’ll be in for a surprise once they’ve finished all their food!
Not sure when these will be available for sale. Will keep you folks updated.
Posted on February 28, 2013 by Coty, under Accessories. 1 Comment. 1,913 views
Tags: China, Dinnerware, NES, Olly Moss, Plates, Pokemon, Vintage, Zelda
Remember those choose-your-own-adventure books that we used to read as kids in the 80′s? Well, this T-Shirt from Wordboner is sorta like those books. And I dig it. Wear the shirt and the people around you fill in the blank. You heart someone? Then look at that special someone in the eyes and then point to this shirt with an affectionate smile. Annoyed at someone? Roll your eyes and then point to the shirt. Absolutely hate someone? Well, you could always flip them off and then point to this shirt. It’s multipurpose.
I Think You’re (FILL IN THE BLANK) is available now from Wordboboner for $15.30 (via Spreadshirt). Hat tip to Jason HeadSetsDotCom.
Posted on February 26, 2013 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 2 Comments. 1,827 views
Tags: Hate, Love, Wordboner, Wordplay
I still love receiving random T-Shirts in the mail. Here’s one that I received from Le Creatif, a Pittsburgh based Visual Art and Graphic Design company founded by Mike Monahan. When I first received this package in the mail, the one thing that jumped right out at me was the branding and logo for Le Creatif. I loved it. When I finally had the chance to open up the package, I didn’t for one second expect that it would be a t-shirt featuring the Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, and that guy from Milli Vanilli! Interesting. Captivating, almost.
The shirt is silkscreen printed by hand on a soft fitted white Anvil T-Shirt. It’s got a nice feel. And silkscreen job is perfect, with the ink having a nice, soft texture. Find out more about the Unsolved Murdaz tee here. The Unsolved Murdaz tee is available now from Etsy for $19.99.
Posted on February 26, 2013 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 2 Comments. 1,706 views
Tags: 2Pac, Biggie Smalls, Fab Morvan, Hip Hop, Milli Vanilli, Notorious BIG, Rap, Rob Pilatus
Absolutely adore this shirt. It helps that The Catcher In The Rye is one of my all time favorite books. “Catcher In The Rye, as we all know, is one of the best books in the world! Printed on this awesome tee is Holden’s catch-all term, “phony,” though we all know he’s the real phony all along. oooh the sweet sweet irony!”
Holden Caulfield is available now from Print Liberation for $24.
Posted on February 21, 2013 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 1 Comment. 1,789 views
Tags: Books, Classic, Novel, Print Liberation, Type, Typography
It’s been a while, I know. I’m getting back into the swing of things. I’m still receiving T-Shirt in the mail. Thank you. New episodes of Co-Tee TV? Not sure when that will happen. Life’s just too hectic. But, I can still take photos and talk about the T-Shirts that I’ve received. So I will do just that. What better brand to start off talking about then Dust Jacket Clothing. When I saw their tees, I knew that I had to get a post up about this up-and-coming brand. Dust Jacket Clothing specializes in book themed T-Shirts, yes, I know, not quite that original of an idea, however, they’re really good at it.
Dust Jacket Clothing sent me two of the three T-Shirts in their product line, Dr. TK Eckleburg and Medicore Gatsby. The Dr. TK Eckleburg T-Shirt is the one that really caught my eye. Great shirt, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, The Great Gatsby. Funny story, my wife, who was my girlfriend at the time, gave me this book to read in 1999. I still haven’t finished it. It’s been a running joke between us for the longest time. It’s one of her favorites, and, I just never found the time to finish it. I heard the movie is being released soon…
As for the T-Shirt, Dust Jacket Clothing uses Next Level Apparel tees. Similar in comfort to American Apparel tees, but, slightly more form fitting. The dark ash Eckleburg tee is quite soft, whereas the yellow Mediocre Gatsby tee feels a bit on the light and thin side. I can recommend them both. Perfect for the classic book enthusiast, or the F. Scott Fitzgerald fanboy. They do exist.
So far, loving the brand. Three shirts provides for slim pickings, so I’m hoping that they add to their product line up soon. My favorite books of all time? The Catcher in the Rye. Second favorite? Animal Farm. Hint…hint.
Posted on December 19, 2012 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 2 Comments. 2,457 views
Tags: Books, Classic, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Novel
You know you want these. Really, you know you do. And if Yoda doesn’t feet your fancy, then they’ve got equally plush Darth Vader and Chewbacca slippers.
“From the moons of Endor to the snowy plains of Hoth, our Star Wars slippers will keep your toes warm the galaxy over. Characters include the wise and sage-like Yoda, the menacing Darth Vader, and everyone’s favorite fuzzball, Chewbacca. These are the slippers you’ve been looking for!”
The plush Yoda Slippers are available now from Bunny Slippers for $24.95.
I’m loving the new collection of tees from our friends at Fuzzy Ink. I’ve been a fan of Fuzzy Ink since the start of this blog and I’ve had the pleasure of watching their brand grow over the years. It’s amazing that they’ve built their brand around the hairs that grow above our upper lip. The iconic moustache. By the way, Movember is coming so be sure to grow a moustache and pick up some fresh Fuzzy Ink!
Speaking of moustaches, I’m watching Bronson on Netflix as I type up this post. Dude has got an epic moustache.
Posted on September 24, 2012 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 3 Comments. 3,100 views
Tags: Fuzzy Ink, Hair, Heart, Moustache, Movember, Mustache
It’s a scarf, that you can fold and manipulate like you would origami. What’s not to like? Well, maybe the price. At ¥11,500 (~$150), it’s a little pricey. After all, origami is supposed to offer up cheap thrills.
The Origami Scarf is available now from Monomatopee for $150.
Posted on September 22, 2012 by Coty, under Accessories. 1 Comment. 2,791 views
Tags: Japan, Japanese, Origami, Paper, Scarf
Everything about this T-Shirt design is perfect. Love it. It actually feels like vintage Johnny Cupcakes and I can definitely appreciate that. A nice nod to probably my favourite (spelled that way in case Banksy is reading) street artist.
Bakesy is available now from Johnny Cupcakes for $35.99.
Posted on September 21, 2012 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 1 Comment. 3,031 views
Tags: Banksy, Graffitif, Johnny Cupcakes, Street Art
This collaboration between Ugmonk and Verde Styles makes me quiver. I love it. I’ve always been a fan of wayfarer style sunglasses and so these bamboo frames will fit right in with my collection of multi-colored Ray Ban Wayfarers.
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world and is eco-friendly, durable and lightweight. We’ve teamed up with Verde Styles for a special collaboration on our latest product: handcrafted bamboo sunglasses.
A small Ugmonk ampersand has been engraved on each side and the distinct bamboo texture makes each pair truly unique. 1.1 polarized lenses make these glasses not only stylish but a solid pair of shades. Also, each pair comes in a custom bamboo case and a microfiber pouch to keep the shades safe when they’re not on your head.
The sunglasses are available in two color options: natural and brown.
The Ugmonk x Verde Styles: Premium Bamboo Sunglasses are available now from Ugmonk for $115.
Posted on September 20, 2012 by Coty, under Sunglasses. 2 Comments. 2,964 views
Tags: Shades, Sunglasses, Ugmonk, Verde Styles