Archive for the ‘Gifts’ Category
The last time we checked in with our friend Shed Simove, he had just released a new book, “What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex.” As a quick refresher, Shed’s book is empty, existing partly as a novelty gift item and entirely as an experiment to see whether or not it was possible to get a blank book to the top of the Amazon charts.
A deluge of press followed its release and “…Sex” peaked (amazingly) at #44 on the Amazon UK charts, selling out its first print run. Offers came in to “translate” the book from countries like China, Slovakia, Iceland and Canada, but Shed still hasn’t been able to find a publisher willing to take on its release here in the states.
That’s certainly not for a lack of trying: The fearless Simove has been reaching out to everyone, including none other than Mr. Hugh Hefner, who sent him this short rejection letter, which Shed gleefully posted on his Facebook page with the note, “Oh My Goodness! Is this THE BEST REJECTION LETTER EVER?”
Pick up a copy of “What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex” from Amazon now, and stay tuned for more tales about the mysterious Shed Simove.
Our friend Shed Simove is in the midst of a social experiment: He’s trying to get his new book, What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex, to the top of charts on Amazon. The catch, because with Simove there’s generally (and wonderfully) always a catch, is that the book is actually blank. Yep, 200 pages of nothingness! (Help Shed and pick up a copy of the quickest read in the history of literature for under eight bucks.)
In a guest blog over on Smarta.com, a portion of which we’ve pasted after the jump, Shed explained how this “novelty book” came to be, why he’s doing this, and how it’s selling thus far (pretty good!).
Brooklyn-based Ashi Dashi (Japanese for “stick your feet out”) is a cool small business that produces a line of unique designer socks, which are all made right here in the USA. While Ashi admits to being unable to compete with the prices of other well-known designer sock brands, they pride themselves on the quality and inventiveness of their product — two factors that we admire in any creative venture.
In this case, the cliched dollar and a dream scenario is paying off, as socks that stretch to resemble things like cigarettes, cuts of meat, intestines, corn and hot-dogs are certainly things that needed to exist.
With the Hundred Dollar Wallet, it’s what’s on the outside that counts. If you’ve always felt like a rockstar but have never quite gotten the treatment you deserve, the Hundred Dollar Wallet is the answer to your problems. Just pull it out of your pocket and watch as people line up to offer to carry your luggage, seat you at the best table in the house, or tilt your coffee cup to your lips when you’re ready for a sip.
Before buying the Hundred Dollar Wallet, you must ask yourself this one simple question: Are you the kind of guy who carries a boring old leather wallet or are you a jetsetting international playboy who parties with supermodels on his yacht every summer in the Greek islands?
$100 Wallet for only $12.99?! That’s like free money…
London’s Pictures on Walls Gallery literally just announced the release of this new Banksy print, “Choose You Weapon.” An homage to artist Keith Haring, the piece (dubbed “Haring Dog”) first popped up a few months ago on a wall in England, and now it can be yours, in a variety of colors, for the low price of $711.00.
Banksy is donating all of the print’s proceeds to VOINA, a Russian artist cooperative that had two of its members jailed after they painted a massive penis on a road bridge opposite the KGB headquarters in Moscow over turned a cop car. (Thx, Marina!)