'Innovention' isn't a real word, technically. But Jack Donaghy made it up on 30 Rock when he was Reagan-ing, and that's good enough for us. Plus, it's the perfect descriptor for the Nest Learning Thermostat from Nest Labs. The Nest is the brainchild of Tony Faddell, one of the geniuses behind the iPod - you know, that pocket-sized mp3 player whose utter necessity you simply couldn't comprehend until you purchased one...and couldn't go anywhere without it.
Faddell is a game-changer, and his next target is home thermostats. We'd never really given our thermostats much though, but Faddell is making us do just that.
And that's why he's an innoventor.
Kudos to Stone Brewing Company for having the stones to so boldly release their new "lacerative muther of an ale." This press release has more swagger than Miller Light has in it's little finger, or, rather, its Vortex Neck. Cheers to the smart alecks!
While trolling the Internet for cool stuff during lunchtime today, we ran across this great Pitchfork interview with Henry Owings. Owings is, among other things, the mastermind behind the Chunklet zine and author of The Indie Cred Test, a wince-inducing and dryly hilarious book that's more or less about aging in the youth-fueled scene that is Indie.
Read the interview, though. For serious.
As a high-end fashion powerhouse since 1909, Lanvin has developed quite the lavish, just-beyond-your-reach aesthetic that has come to characterize luxury retailers. They pile that opulence onto thin models with god- and goddess-like bone structures.
But in this ad promoting their fall 2011 line (that's already going viral), they pull a little fun into the ought-stuffy world of luxury retail. Ever wondered what decked out, beautiful models might look like dancing to Pit Bull's "I Know You Want Me" via Kinect gaming system? Watch the video: