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July 16th 2010

SkyMall

If you’ve ever flown on a plane then you probably flipped through the SkyMall Magazine when there was nothing else to do. Or if you’re like me, you pick it up as soon as you get on the plane in hopes that someone has invented something new and ridiculous for you to laugh at. This past week on our way back from Haiti (more on that later) I found some gems that I would like to share with you.

The Bed Made EZ
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We’ll start with a very typical product from Skymall, something you use for only one thing. One thing that you have never thought you would ever need a tool to accomplish. Until you read through SkyMall and realized that your back and fingernails do often get injured while making your bed and it’s time to put a stop to it.

Priceless Print Charm
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Moving into the creepy realm, this lovely piece makes it possible to carry your loved ones finger print everywhere you go. If you ever start to miss that person, have no fear, “the simple act of touching such a thing removes that distance, and brings you comfort.”

Face Trainer
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One of my personal favorites, the Face Trainer, brought to you by the lovely people at no!no! (why would you buy something from a company that is blatantly, and repeatedly telling you not to?)

“Cherish” Lifelike Baby Doll - You Name Her
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And lastly, but by no means the least creepy, a fake “lifelike” baby. And just to drive home the creepy, it comes with a free hospital bracelet that “you can personalize.” Please do not ever buy this.

Thank you Skymall, please continue to amaze.

May 16th 2010

unhappyhipsters

I was in a house funk today. A house funk usually begins with me somehow hearing about the new 5 bedroom home a friend of mine bought in some other part of the country for less than the price of a studio apartment in L.A. Apart from sitting on the 405 in traffic, home prices are the only part I really dislike about living in a big city. When I’m in this state I turn to one of my favorite blogs www.unhappyhipsters.com to remind myself that a house does not make a home.

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“With her eyes closed, water tickling the tips of her fingers, she could conjure memories of a time before the bomb, before the zombies.”

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“Ever the realist, he built his table for one.”

Here’s to you Los Angeles!

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March 31st 2010

April, Fools!

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You know that really uncomfortable moment when someone tells a joke that’s not funny or does an impersonation that no one can recognize? For many April Fools Day just extends this agony for a full 24 hours. Help yourself out. If you’re going to participate in tomorrow’s festivities make sure you’ve got something good!

Don’t do it if:
- someone will cry if they think it’s true (I’m pregnant!)
- someone will cry when they find out it isn’t true (Will you marry me?)
- someone could lose their job (no sir, I’d never say something so inappropriate about your daughter)
- it will cause financial damage (dude it wasn’t even that much…no I’m not paying for it!)
- someone could be seriously injured (wasn’t it funny how I was pretending I was gonna drive us off the road!?)
- you could be seriously injured if you prank the wrong person (MERCY!)
- you need attention and hope that someone will pull a prank on you.
- you are the only person who thought your prank last year was funny, like so:

APRIL FOOLS DAY @ TIM HORTONS from KINGSOF DOTDOTDOT on Vimeo.

February 6th 2010

Thank you for being patient.

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The last few weeks have been incredibly busy here at YBW. We’ve sold out of nearly everything and had to call in for reprints. Usually we will ship orders within 24 hours of your purchase, but because the crazy number of orders we’ve had recently it’s impossible to get them out that fast. We just wanted to thank you for your patience and let you know that you orders are coming as soon as we can get them to you. Today the first batch of “OK” tees goes out for shipment, for those of you who got in early on ordering yours! We are currently sold out of nearly every size of the “OK” tee but we will be restocking soon so keep checking back with us if you haven’t gotten the one you wanted. Thank you so much for your patience, for your support of YBW, and for those of you who bought shirts, your support of the Haitian people.

Thanks,
YBW

January 21st 2010

The “OK” Tee

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Available now on our website for pre-order only, is a new shirt that will continue support the relief effort in Haiti. We wanted to come up with something that would last not only through these next couple weeks, but also through the long rebuilding process. So we’ve teamed up with Greg at printmygoods.com (who is donating the printing for this project) and we are releasing this new tee that reads “Tout Bagay Deja Byen.” We have been able to visit Haiti a couple times in the past. This past summer I actually spent a week and a half there, about 100 miles outside of Port-Au-Prince. While we were there we saw a sign with these words on it “Tout Bagay Deja Byen.” In english this phrase would be translated as “All things are already good” or “Everything is already OK.” It was explained that this was a statement that Haitians use as a means of spreading hope. To us this statement best represents what we have experienced for ourselves and we have learned about the Haitian people in the last few days. They are incredibly strong and hopeful.

This video was taken a few days ago in the streets of Port-Au-Prince. If you listen close you can hear what they’re singing.

November 29th 2009

HOPE.

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On December 14th, we are excited to be hosting HOPE: A Benefit for the People of Northwest Haiti. The concert will feature Judith Hill from Michael Jackson’s “This Is It.” Every dollar of the ticket sales will go to feeding starving people in Northwest Haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the entire western hemisphere. In 2008, three hurricanes hit the island of Haiti in a matter of four weeks. Since then food has been even more scarce than it was before. If this benefit sells out completely, then the money from the tickets will feed over 500,000 people. Please be a part of this event, and join us in changing lives and offering hope.

Click Here to purchase tickets for this event.

October 15th 2009

Best Picture Contest!

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Take a picture in a YBW shirt, and win 2 more, FREE!

Here’s how it works:

1. Take a picture in a YBW shirt.
(the more creative, the better chance you have of winning)

2. Send your picture to us by Friday, October 23.

3. We’ll pick 3 finalists and then you’ll pick the winner.

Make ‘em FRESH! Don’t suck, be creative! Good luck!

August 6th 2009

Blog on Blog

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Over the last week or so we’ve had some pretty sweet blog love from all over the place. I didn’t know it until we got started with all this, but there’s tons t-shirt and clothing blogs. Apparently we did something right this time around, because the write up’s were a lot more complementary. Our favorite is Grafitee, a french T-blog. Mainly because it’s in a different language so it sounds cooler. Check out the others as well: Hide Your Arms & T-Shirt Around.

July 27th 2009

YBW’s 1st B-Day!

Last weekend we celebrated our first year of being a clothing line! It’s kind of hard to believe that it’s been that long. We pool partied with some of our most loyal YBW customers. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us.

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We are super excited about our summer line. Lots of fresh new colors, and crazy designs from our good friend Danny, over at YASLY. The new summer pieces best represent the hope behind our line of bringing something new to streetwear. Something intelligent. Something for all of us.

Enjoy!
YBW