Tee shirts are timeless classics. Unless you develop nasty sweat stains or cut the sleeves off your shirt. Then you should probably throw them away or use them as a rag, like my mother advises. But everybody loves tee shirts. How can you not? They’re artistic, funny, and catchy, which describes Threadless to a T. Pun is definitely intended.
However, what makes Threadless different than everybody else is that their t-shirts are highly original and unique. You could go to some stores like Urban Outfitters and get a cool tee, but most likely, you’ll see someone else wearing the same one. Like when many girls called each other whores by wearing the “Idaho? No, Udaho” tee shirt a couple years ago. Threadless shirts are designed by people like you and me and chosen by people like you and me. So it’s this huge community of folks coming together for the love of tee shirts. Only the best get printed by votes from the community. So each week artists battle it out for the most votes on their new designs. The chosen ones receive $2,000 and get printed in limited editions. But if they’re really popular, they get reprinted. Genius.
Here are a few awesome designs:
Late Night Barbarian
Lost in My Dreams.
Now Panic and Freak Out
My Best Friend is a Snail
Want to learn more about Threadless? Check them out next Tuesday, January 4 when Motto Agency and I take you Behind the Brand. Watch a video interview with founder, Jake Nickell and follow us on Motto’s Facebook page so you can enter to win Threadless goodies, like a $50 gift card and a swag bag!
When: Tuesday, January 4 from 10am-5pm EST
It would be nice if Christmas was year round, then I’d remember to buy the infamous Moose Mugs from National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. I always forget until it’s too late. Like when I had a whiskey eggnog the other day. Of course it wasn’t the same. Maybe if I wore a dickie like Cousin Eddie, I would have felt better. Guess that makes it a double fail.
Besides you, you know your friends and family would also love some Moose Mugs as a gift. You’d be the hit of the party, but for life. That’s a way to leave your mark in this world. Be the hero that has or gives Moose Mugs for Christmas. But you gotta be quick like that Jack be nimble guy. They sell out fast and are obviously gone this holiday season already. But, let this serve as a note to self. For you and for me. Stay on top of your game and buy Moose Mugs for Christmas 2011.
It’s fun to imagine animals talking to each other. But what’s more fun is when it’s with a british accent. After all, everything is better with a british accent. Duh.
I’ll admit it. When I was a little girl, I used to make myself a beard out of shampoo suds. I think deep down, at one point and time, everyone wishes they could have a beard. Whether it’s to show off how feminine or masculine you are or to simply stroke it while you think. But now that it’s winter and effing freezing, more and more people are wishing they had beards to keep their face warm. Luckily, so far genes have not mutated and women and children aren’t growing beards, but there is the Beard Beanie. It’s the newest and most popular trend this winter and I want one stat so when someone says Mr. Sullivan, I can say that’s Ms. Sullivan to you pal and take it off.
There are a couple options to buy. I personally like the ones Tara Duff makes (pictured above) and it’s a Christmas miracle because tomorrow, December 16, she’s releasing more so you can get it in time for Christmas. Then there’s the Beard Head, which allows you to find your inner viking or pirate. Or you could just make your own. Not only do they make good presents, but they make awesome profile pictures.
If there’s one common denominator among all those who love StoryPeople, it’s this; we remember the first time we discovered them. For me, it was July 2004. I was emerging from one of those awesome dark moments in life and was slowly regaining balance and finding my place again. So I took a trip to California to visit a friend and take a breather. While there, we went to a gallery and came across a story that forever changed my life. It goes like this…
I’ve always liked the time before dawn because there’s no one around to remind me who I’m supposed to be, so it’s easier to remember who I am.
I cannot tell you what I felt at that moment. But it’s what I needed to hear and I wrote it down and kept it in my wallet for years. StoryPeople has that affect on you. Once you read one, your soul smiles, your heart swells, and you find peace in their words. I could spend hours browsing, laughing, crying, and thinking about all their stories, but I usually have to get up and use the bathroom or eat something, so my time is limited. Regardless, it’s hard to pull yourself away.
StoryPeople’s stories are rich, full of love, and capture the human spirit. You can find comfort in almost all of them. They have the superpower to identify with humanity and connect us all. You’ll see yourself or someone you know when you read StoryPeople. To arouse your curiosity, here are some good ones:
Want more? Check out StoryPeople on Tuesday, December 7 when they’re featured in Motto Agency‘s Behind the Brand, which I help manage and promote. The event is hosted on Motto’s Facebook page so be sure to procrastinate that day. We’ll be giving away StoryPeople art and goodies from 10:00-5:00EST. Plus, you can check out founder Brian Andreas in our video interview with him.