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60 Unite for UNICEF
October 25, 2007, 3:59 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Design, Limited-edition

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Spotted over at JoshSpear >

“To commemorate its 60-year anniversary of fighting for children’s rights, UNICEF used its exceptional talent in organizing people for a worthy cause to gather the work of 60 renowned artists for a just-released anthology called 60, Unite for Children. Illustrators and graphic designers like Joshua Davis, Tokidoki, The Ronin and Tara McPherson contributed interpretations of their world views to the 180-page tome, some of which the book’s website material warns are “abstract, others more explicit; some will be radiant, others dark and pessimistic.”  60, Unite for Children kicks off a worldwide traveling exhibit for a year that will begin in November. There are only 2,000 copies of this book around, and all profits from the sale of book will go back to UNICEF.”

Get one before they’re all gone.

Via > JoshSpear



Zaha Hadid (RED) Aqua Table
October 4, 2007, 4:15 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Campaigns, Design, Limited-edition, Luxury, News, Non-profit, People, Products

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Another product release from the (RED) campaign. This (RED) Aqua Table is designed by famous architect Zaha Hadid. Priced @ $49,560,.. it’s probably just a bit out of your (at least my) price range,.. but it’s nice to look and all the profits are going to support the Global Fund.  

“Established & Sons is extremely excited to partner the (RED) campaign founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2002. This global initiative’s primary objective is to engage the private sector in the fight against AIDS in Africa by channeling funds from the sale of (RED) products directly to The Global Fund. The iconic Aqua Table designed by Zaha Hadid has been the most sought after piece from the Established & Sons’ collection; it is sold internationally as both a Limited Edition of 12 and as a production table. Since it’s 2005 debut all edition pieces have been sold, one of the two Limited Edition’s prototypes was sold at a Phillips de Pury’s auction for $296,000 and another is currently being exhibited at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum as part of the Zaha Hadid retrospective.”

Established and Sons is only going to produce 39 of the (RED) Aqua Tables. They are all signed by both Zaha Hadid and Bono and will be available for purchase directly through Established & Sons web-site.

Via > Trendhunter



Creature Hoodie
September 13, 2007, 1:51 pm
Filed under: Companies, Design, Limited-edition, Products

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Check out these Creature Hoodies from RocketWorld >

Rocket World’s Creature Hoodie stems from the immensely popular line of gun-toting, renegade animals. Limited to only 444 pieces…. “There are 2 zippered hand warmer pockets, with inside stash pockets, a left sleeve slot for your Sharpie marker and an iPod pocket (with a head phone wire slot)… + plastic nose and plush, toylike ears”….Each hoodie includes a covert, I.W.G. logo embroidered patch that attaches to the hoodie via Velcro.  Rocket World sells additional patches that you can pick up as add-ons.  Also included with each creature hoodie is an exclusive I.W.G. mini figure – Terminator Septimius.”

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Looks cozy and comfy,.. and with only 444 available you better hurry up and get one before they’re all gone! Oh and the best part is a portion of the proceeds are donated to select Wildlife Groups. 

Via > Plastic and Plush



Louis Vuitton + Takashi Murakami = MOCA
September 6, 2007, 5:13 pm
Filed under: Design, Limited-edition, Luxury, News, People

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Spotted over @ PSFK >

“In October, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles will make a move unprecedented in museum history. It will feature the work of artist Takashi Murakami alongside a pop-up version of a Louis Vuitton store selling luxury leather goods in the middle of the exhibition.

Murakami has specifically designed bags and accessories for this exhibit. As an artist, he has sought to break the barriers between low and high art. Housing a luxury brand within a non-profit gallery accomplishes this task.

The shop-gallery will offer limited-edition handbags at $875 to $920 featuring designs by the Japanese artist. MOCA will not receive any rental fees or profits from the shop. The exhibition runs from October 29 and runs through February 11.”

MOCA won’t receive any rental fee or profits?… @ $900 a bag I’m sure they could get a little something.

Via > PSFK

{side note} > Check out the artwork that Murakami designed for KanYe Wests’ new album.



22 Flavours
August 9, 2007, 4:46 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Companies, Design, Limited-edition, Products

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Check out this tasty project called 22 Flavours I spotted over at JoshSpear >

“All-around lifestyle site Lifelounge launched a new charity project recently called the 22 Flavours project. They’ve invited 22 hot/new/swanky/sweet artists and designers each to design a t-shirt based on a flavor: cotton candy, banana split, strawberries & cream, etc. Each design will be printed on 22 t-shirts and sold for 22 days on the Lifelounge website, and all of the proceeds will benefit a charity to feed the homeless called Street Smart Australia.”

Great idea/concept,..! All the flavours sound great and the designs that have been posted so far are equally delicious. Own a great looking tee and help out a great cause at the same time.  Whoever said,.. “you shouldn’t play with your food..” obviously wasn’t using their imagination. Go visit 22Flavours

Via ~ JoshSpear



Stella McCartney > Limited Edition Tank
July 24, 2007, 1:42 pm
Filed under: Charity, Design, Limited-edition, People, Products

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Check out Stella’s Limited edition tank >

She originally created this limited-edition tank, $50, for the Glasto festival. She explains: “The t-shirt is inspired by all the airbrushing my mum and dad used to get made in the ’70s.” The tank will be on sale starting *today* July 24 and proceeds benefit the Oxfam charity, whose aim is to end worldwide poverty.

You can buy it @ YOOX

Via > PopSugar



Absolut New Orleans
July 19, 2007, 11:28 am
Filed under: Awareness, Charity, Limited-edition, News, Products

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Check out what Absolut Vodka is up to >

“Absolut Vodka is creating a special-edition flavored vodka (Mango w/ a black pepper kick) to honor New Orleans, and the proceeds will go to Gulf Coast charities. The vodka is a limited run of 35,000 cases. Going on sale in August for about $19 (€13.80) a bottle at retailers nationwide, it is expected to raise $2 million (€1.45 million) for five Gulf Coast charities, which the company says will get all the profits to help rebuild from Hurricane Katrina.”

I will definitely drink to that. Make it a double : )

Via >International Herald Tribune