Archive for: October, 2007
Every once in a while there’s something that really highlights the cultural divide between the American and the Japanese consumer, and I just got to eat 1.26GB worth of it.
I loved the Japanese demo of Folksoul. You start off as shy girl Ellen, walking around a strange town, wearing your plaid skirt with red tights. After meeting some of the colorful locals, you are gently guided towards your new destiny (and sexy outfit transformation animation sequence).
In the American demo of Folklore, you start off hopped up on powerful souls, calling in motherfucking airstrikes from A10 Warthogs equiped with airborne radar systems. America, FUCK YEAH!
I love BEAMS T. I love their ‘Art for Everyday’ philosophy. My first trip to Japan I made sure to make a pilgrimage to their flagship store in Harajuku.
BEAMS Co. is now into everything. There’s a BEAMS Records, a BEAMS Modern Living, and even a Uniform Circus BEAMS. It’s nice to see BEAMS spreading their rays of light into multiple arenas. But last week I think they jumped the shark with this BEAMS design:
What the hell is that? The new Subaru Impreza is already having a hard time as it is. Does it really need to be dressed up like a creamsicle flavored Jelly Belly?
Now this auto fashion blunder inspired me to do a little digging around the Internets, and what I found is even more disturbing. A Bathing Ape took one of the sexiest cars on the planet, and made it a complete abomination:
This was the 1001 HP, 253 MPH Bugatti Veyron. These hand built cars come in the widest spectrum of color combinations, letting you even customize the supple leather interior in an array of 144 complimentary selections. I have spent hours dreaming up my perfect Veyron, but I am kind of partial to the hyper-rare and paintless Pur Sang version, clothed only in brushed aluminum and clear coated carbon fiber.
But pink on diseased inner colon was never intended be a color option. Ever. Period.