Make Your Own See-Thru Portal T-Shirt

I’ve never played Portal before. In fact, before seeing this Ben Heck episode the other day, I had no real idea of what the game was really about. Thank goodness for Wikipedia.

“The game consists primarily of a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player’s character and simple objects using the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device (ASHPD, also dubbed the “portal gun”), a unit that can create inter-spatial portals between flat planes.”

Neat! Natural born modder, Ben Heck, set out to create his very own Portal T-Shirt. ThinkGeek has one for sale, but it turned out to be just an April Fools Joke. So if you want one of these puppies, you’ll have to DIY (that is Do-It-Yourself for the acronym disinclined).

I did watch the episode and the process seems pretty straightforward, though a little cumbersome. Of course, you’ll need to order the parts, including a mini LCD screen and a small surveillance sized video camera. But once you get all the pieces together, the effect is pretty cool. Might make a good Halloween costume?

Th Fabulous TeeFury Grab Bag + Video Unwrapping

Grab bags are fun but for some, the mystery can be a little nervewracking. So I put the $5 TeeFury grab bag to the test and picked up three Grab Bag tees during their last promotion and did an unwrapping video just for you. Did I like the mystery tees that were sent to me? Watch below to find out and see which tees I got!

If you want to get in on the Grab Bag fun then be sure to check out TeeFury because for the next 24 hours, the  fabulous TeeFury grab bag promotion is back! $5 dollars will score you one random TeeFury tee that you’ll either love or hate, either way, it’s just $5. And if you end up not liking it, hey, we all have friends that love free stuff.

And if you couldn’t tell from the video, I was pretty stoked with my grab bag pickings!

TeeFury Grab Bag

TeeFury Grab Bag

Smile and My New Found Affinity for Purple

You know that I get excited whenever Glennz Tees releases a new T-Shirt, but today I am doubly excited because Glennz released a purple tee! I’ve been waiting for Glenn to release a purple (or Eggplant if you prefer the American Apparel lingo) for some time now. A quick glance at their shop and you’ll noticed right away that they’re are lacking in the purple department.

Why am I so hot over purple? Well, ever since I started rocking the eggplant colored Rhino Hunter tee from SharpShirter, I’ve kind of been in love. I guess eggplant works well with my skin tone and I am sad that it took me that long to figure that out.

Color aside, the latest Glennz addition is just awesome. Glenn Jones is indeed the master of inflicting the “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” syndrome.

Smile is printed on an Eggplant American Apparel tee and is available now from Glennz Tees for $19.95.

Smile

Smile

David Arquette Screen Printing + Unknown Artifact

I spotted an interesting video of David Arquette doing some screen printing while perusing the blog at Unknown Artifact, a brand new clothing company looking to make a name for itself.

Unknown Artifacts founder, CJ, spotted David Arquette hand printing a few T-Shirts for his clothing brand, Propr Clothing, while watching Last Call With Carson Daly. As CJ points out, Arquette is using water-based discharge ink as he hand prints his tees. Surprisingly, Arquette even admitted to having a single press at his home. Neat!

And here’s a little taste of Unknown Artifact. The three shirts below were part of the first Unknown Artifact release, which was quickly auctioned off as part of the Experimental Education Unit in Seattle, Washington. Although these shirts are not currently for sale, you get a good idea of what Unknown Artifact is all about. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited to see future Unknown Artifact designs.

Unknown Artifacts

Co-Tee TV Episode 64: Eyeconic, Bunker Designs and Costa Rica

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Eyeconic by Dance Party Massacre and review Gulfie by Antony Aguero for Bunker Designs. Bunker Designs is an new community based T-Shirt competition site based out of Costa Rica. Members can submit designs and can also vote for their favorites.

You can also watch this episode on Vimeo, Viddler, YouTube, blip.tv and download and sync all episodes to your iPod or iPhone by subscribing for free to Co-Tee TV in the iTunes Store.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Gulfie by Antony Aguero for Bunker Designs. Pros: It’s an international shirt (from Costa Rica) so the chances of your friends having the same shirt is pretty much rare to none! The T-Shirt is tagless and features an inner screen printed label. I found it interesting that the thread used on the tee is a bit lighter in color then the T-Shirt color. The fabric of the T-Shirt is quite soft.  Very fun design, reminds me a lot of what you’ll find at GAMA-GO. Cons: The T-Shirt is very form fitting, so if you do order a tee then be sure to order a size up (i.e. I normally use a Large, but I probably would have fit an XL better). Bunker Designs does offer a T-Shirt sizing chart on their website so be sure to check that chart before ordering. The print is a bit thick and has somewhat of a sticky feel (I’d bit that it will get softer and lose the sticky feel after the first wash). Packaging is a bit lackluster (manila envelope) but I am happy that the T-Shirt itself was packaged in a separate, clear plastic bag. Price: $15.

Bunker Designs

Bunker Designs

Bunker Designs

Bunker Designs

Eyeconic by Dance Party Massacre. Pros: Great logo tee! T-Shirt is tagless and features a screen printed inner logo instead. Cons: Logo tees are great for people who are fans of the brand that the logo represents. If you’re not a fan of DPM or haven’t heard of them, then this tee might not appeal to you. And if that is the case then I highly recommend you check them out, you’re bound to become a fan of their work! Price: $19.95. *T-Shirt is currently available in Charcoal, but not red.

Eyeconic

Also mentioned in this episode:

TOMO77

X-Ray Goggles Work

Incognito

GAMA-GO

Exploded iPad

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Fuzzy Ink Spring 2010 Release + An Odd Video of Me

A few days ago I gave you a sneak peak of the Spring 2010 Fuzzy Ink line. Well, they finally released their goods and all I need to say is WOW – it’s just the thing that I need for my mustache fix. If you don’t already know, I’ve got a thing for mustaches, as this list of 101 Weird Mustache Products will attest.

Back to the T-Shirts. The new Spring line is huge! It features a whopping 10 new shirts for both men and women, with gender specific styles. Because, well, when it comes to mustaches you kind of need to be a tad bit less obvious for the ladies. They like subtle things. This might be Fuzzy Ink’s first line specifically for the ladies, but I have to say that it looks like they know what they are doing! Oh yeah, and if you’re a girl that doesn’t care about being subtle, most of the designs on the men side are also available in woman crew neck sizes. Guy’s, sorry, but you can’t have the lady specific designs.

My favorites from the spring line? I really like the blue Look Ma No Hands bicycle T-Shirt as well as the Sonic The Hedgehog inspired Housebroken shirt. On the ladies side, I really think that Sea Smooch is uber cute!

The shirts are priced from $21 to $26 and are available now for purchase. Use the coupon code “Hawaii” at checkout for a splendid 10% off of your entire order!

Fuzzy Ink

Whales

Fuzzy Ink

Fuzzy Ink

John from Fuzzy Ink sent over this photo of his living room in its current state. Hmmm…I’m thinking 1. that’s a lot of T-Shirts, and 2. it would kind of be difficult to watch March Madness. Want to help Fuzzy Ink get their living room in order? Buy a T-Shirt!

Fuzzy Ink

Oh, and here’s an outtake from Episode 57 of Co-Tee TV. The episode hasn’t been released yet but I thought I’d share with you this fun tidbit. To get myself in the mood to review I Am The Walrus, I just had to listen to the classic Beatles song of the same name.

T-Shirt War by Rhett&Link

OK, this video by the comedy duo and self-proclaimed “Internettainers”, Rhett&Link, is too cool for words. It mixes awesome T-Shirts with stop motion video. You’ll have to watch for yourself – they are hilarious!

All of the one-of-a-kind T-Shirts seen in this video are available for sale now for $30. Or, you can personalize your own Rhett&Link T-Shirt with the designs seen in the video for $18.

And here’s the behind-the-scenes vide:

Co-Tee TV Episode 49: Cottonable, Crazy Dog and Excess Is OK + Giveaway!

In this special Cottonable sponsored episode of Co-Tee TV I review Evolution of War from Crazy Dog T-Shirts and Isometric by EIO Clothing!

Cottonable Giveaway!

Cottonable has also sponsored a contest giveaway! Just leave a comment mentioning your favorite Christmas Song  EVER and you’ll be entered to win a tee from Crazy Dog T-Shirts, EIO Clothing or a $25 Threadless Gift Certificate! Awesome!

You can leave your comment entries in three places. If you leave a comment in all three then you’ll receive three entries in the drawing. Leave a comment: 1. Here on this post, 2. on the Cottonable post featuring Co-Tee TV Episode 49, or 3. on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page! You can only leave one comment entry on each place. So, if you want to increase your chance to win the prize, you have to leave your comment at all three places! There will be three winners, one for each of the three three prizes.

Last day to enter and submit your comment mentioning what you all time favorite Christmas song is by Wednesday, December 23, 2009 (11:59 pm Hawaii time). Good luck!

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You can also watch this episode on Vimeo, Viddler, YouTube, blip.tv and download and sync all episodes to your iPod or iPhone by subscribing for free to Co-Tee TV in the iTunes Store.

Coty’s Thoughts:

Isometric by EIO (Excess Is OK) Clothing. Pros: The tee from EIO Clothing has got to be THE softest shirt that I have ever had the pleasure of trying on. It’s even softer than that Finroo tee I reviewed a few months back. The shirt is just perfect, not too thin and yet not to thick and it feels great against your skin. It’s a trendy shirt, yes, and would probably best be suited for a night out to a club (maybe throw on a blazer and you’ll be good to go). The black and gold print is soft to the touch and does not weigh down the T-Shirt at all. Isometric features cut and sew elements with a custom neck tag and custom tag on the lower left portion of the shirt. Comes wrapped in tissue paper. Cons: A bit pricey, but then again, this is a high fashion T-Shirt made with high quality materials. Some people might not like that the length is made to come just below the belt. Price: £29.95 ($48 US)

EIO Clothing Excess Is OK

Evolution of War by Crazy Dog T-Shirts. Pros: Fun design that’s perfect for any World of Warcraft addict (and we all know at least one of those). The Alstyle T-Shirt provides a nice fit that is comparable to American Apparel and the cotton feels good. Affordable at just $16.99. Cons: Not tagless, ink used for printing is a bit thick. Price: $16.99 (Use the code “HOHOHO” at checkout to score $5 off).

Crazy Dog T-Shirts

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Watch T-Shirts Get Printed

Watch as designer Dan Cruz turn his ideas into actual T-Shirts.

I’d also recommend you check out his online store, Dan Cruz NYC, he’s got interesting albeit odd tees. Here’s a taste of his shirts and some of my favorites:

Brains and Balls

The Vagabond

Geeks Eye

Einstein Rasberries

App Review #1: Remote

So I thought I’d try something a bit different for the site. If you’re a regular reader here at cotygonzales.com then you know that I am passionate not only about T-Shirts but also the Apple platform and all that entails. I’d like to start a regular video segment for the site were I, the captain of this intrepid blog, review my favorite iPhone applications.

I start with an app that I’ve had on my iPhone for a while now but never got around to playing with until this past week. It’s the Remote app from Apple. The Remote app is an excellent way to control your iTunes Library or Apple TV from a distance. Here’s what I had to say:

Remote
Apple, Inc.
Category: Entertainment
1.4 MB
Free

Spiritual Symphony by Jeff Battocletti is available at Threadless.

Spiritual Symphony