Project Fashion San Diego

Dust Factory’s Account Representative Rick Coburn gave a Trend Presentation Workshop  at San Diego’s Fashion Careers College on Saturday January 24th. Project Fashion was a day long event testing the fashion knowledge and creative skills of San Diego’s aspiring fashion industry leaders. The focus this year was on Recycled Fashion, and who better to set the pace for the event than vintage industry leader Dust Factory.

Swiffer Wetjet BEWARE

We received this email from a friend and thought that it would be worth posting. The information in is shocking, especially if you have toddlers or pets.

Recently someone had to have their 5-year old German Shepherd dog put down due to liver failure. The dog was completely healthy until a few weeks ago, so they had a necropsy done to see what the cause was. The liver levels were unbelievable, as if the dog had ingested poison of some kind. The dog is kept inside, and when he’s outside, someone’s with him, so the idea of him getting into something unknown was hard to believe. My neighbor started going through all the items in the house. When he got to the Swifter Wet jet, he noticed, in very tiny print, a warning which stated ‘may be harmful to small children and animals. He called the company to ask what the contents of the cleaning agent are and was astounded to find out that antifreeze is one of the ingredients(actually, he was told it’s a compound which is one molecule away from antifreeze). Therefore, just by the dog walking on the floor cleaned with the solution, then licking its own paws, it ingested enough of the solution to destroy its liver. Soon after his dog’s death, his housekeepers’ two cats also died of liver failure. They both used the Swifter Wet jet for quick cleanups on their floors.

Necropsies weren’t done on the cats, so they couldn’t file a lawsuit, but he asked that we spread the word to as many people as possible so they don’t lose their animals. This is equally harmful to babies and small children that play on the floor a lot and put their fingers in their mouths a lot.

Congratulations Metallica & RUN DMC

Congratulations to Metallica & RUN DMC for being inducted into the Rock & Roll hall of fame.

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Both bands are pillars in the music scene having influenced an entire generation of musicians and fans.

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The Los Angeles Times reported that “Run-DMC, Metallica and Jeff Beck are among the artists who will be inducted into Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. Run-DMC is only the second rap act so honored, following the induction of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five in 2007.

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Meanwhile, this marks the second time famed guitarist Beck will be recognized, as he was honored as a member of English rockers the Yardbirds in 1992.Other inductees announced Wednesday were soul singer Bobby Womack and the R&B group Little Anthony & the Imperials. Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson was selected in the early influence category. Sidemen inductees are session musician Spooner Oldham and two members of Elvis Presley’s band: drummer D.J. Fontana and bassist Bill Black.

They will be inducted in a ceremony April 4 at Cleveland’s Public Hall. Previous galas have been held in New York.”

Reported by — Todd Martens Los Angles Times

Congratulations Metallica & RUN DMC

Congratulations to Metallica & RUN DMC for being inducted into the Rock & Roll hall of fame.

metallica_wallpaper_03

Both bands are pillars in the music scene having influenced an entire generation of musicians and fans.

metalica

The Los Angeles Times reported that “Run-DMC, Metallica and Jeff Beck are among the artists who will be inducted into Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. Run-DMC is only the second rap act so honored, following the induction of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five in 2007.

rundmc

Meanwhile, this marks the second time famed guitarist Beck will be recognized, as he was honored as a member of English rockers the Yardbirds in 1992.Other inductees announced Wednesday were soul singer Bobby Womack and the R&B group Little Anthony & the Imperials. Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson was selected in the early influence category. Sidemen inductees are session musician Spooner Oldham and two members of Elvis Presley’s band: drummer D.J. Fontana and bassist Bill Black.

They will be inducted in a ceremony April 4 at Cleveland’s Public Hall. Previous galas have been held in New York.”

Reported by — Todd Martens Los Angles Times

Rip the Ripper Art Show

Vintage Skate board Art Show by Mike Giles January 22-24 San Diego

Both curated by and featuring the visual artist and photographer Desiree Astorga, the upcoming “Rip the Ripper” art show at this year’s All Sports Retailer trade expo is a celebration honoring the iconic Powell and Perelta “Ripper” logo, which has been an icon in the lives of skateboarders and artists alike for more than 30 years. As a result of its vintage, “The Ripper” logo has unofficially been ripped-off on many an occasion, often in compromising positions. Now, an official selection of over 50 artists have been invited to “Rip the Ripper,” this time legitimately. Amongst those slated to rip are names like Shepard Fairey, Don Pendleton and Wes Humpston (contributions pictured below, respectively). The show also features a work by VCJ (Vernon Courtland Johnson) the man who penned the original “Ripper” logo himself (pictured above).

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The show premiers at the ASR from 22 to 24 January 2009 in San Diego. But for those of you who aren’t industry insiders, the pieces will be available for purchase at a fixed price on Ebay linkable directly from the Skateone website 26 January at 12:00pm eastern time. If you miss the show and sale, a book will also be available on Skateone shortly after the event.

Running the Numbers

We found some great photos and information at http://www.theglobalintelligencer.com. The pictures show how many plastic bottles the US disposes of every five minutes.

An American Self-Portrait

by Photographer/artist Chris Jordan
Plastic Bottles, 2007
60×120″

Depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes.
Partial zoom:
Detail at actual size:

There are also great images of how many paper bags we use, office paper, aluminum cans, logos and more. It is pretty eye opening and upsetting. Check it out at http://www.theglobalintelligencer.com

images courtesy of http://www.theglobalintelligencer.com

Water Vs. Coke

The following information was provided by www.thatwasfunny.com

We tought that it was worth taking a look at.

“Water

1. We all know that water is important but I’ve never seen it written down like this before.

2. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half world population)

3. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.&

4. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%.

5. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a U- Washington study.

6. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

7. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

8. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

9. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?

COKE

1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.

3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil
dipped in Coca-Cola.

5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of
Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, Remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

For Your Info:

1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its Ph is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.

2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is, would you like a glass of WATER
or COKE ?”




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