The BritList: Eau de Toast, Inflatable Concert Halls, and More
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1. Vintage Camera Lens Bracelets: How gorgeous are these? Created from actual vintage cameras, these one-of-a-kind cuffs would make a great gift for your favorite shutterbug.
2. Get Sh*t Done: Couldn’t have said it better ourselves!
3. Tide Self-Washing T-Shirt: Created with college students in mind, Tide has just released a shirt that only needs water to be washed. Tough to tell if this is just a marketing ploy or a real product we’ll be able to buy, but we’re intrigued.
5. Eau de Toast: A hilarious invention by the Federation of Bakers in London, this limited edition fragrance was created to put “bread back on the catwalk” during London Fashion Week. We love the note on their site:
7. Inflatable Concert Hall: Designed to bring performances to Japan’s disaster-struck Northeast, this inflatable concert hall holds up to 500 people, and can be easily packed up and taken to another location via truck. The possibilities for exclusive pop-up concerts are pretty exciting.
8. 3D Print in Brass and Gold: We need to get a metal-printing 3D printer up in here! Shapeways has just announced a brand new material on the 3D printing block. Brass in three different finishes – DIY jewelry, here we come.
9. Zipper Art: This whimsical series by artist Jun Kitagawa is all about creating playful art in public spaces. Each site-specific project reveals normally concealed areas, such as a building’s framework or a secret passageway. Very cool.
10. Boxxle: Boxed wine can totally look classy, thanks to Boxxle. It’s a 3-liter premium box wine dispenser designed to make weirdly shaped “bags” of wine a thing of the past.
Social media is an amazing free marketing tool that didn't exist 15 years ago. Particularly with Instagram, you can use a few images and words to tell followers who you are in an instant. While we can't share *all* the things we covered in this week's Selfmade master session on social media and brand voice, as part of our collaboration with Office Depot we're sharing a few key takeaways.