21 Grams

Before I start I want you to know that if this site does ever attract sponsors I will never endorse a product or brand I have no interest in. OK so now you’re wondering what the fuck I’m on about…

Staying up late on a Friday night twittering like a true anti-socialite with a preggo for a best friend I saw 21 Grams tweet to ask who likes free stuff and why you deserve to win free stuff. With the promise of blog love I was told I was ahead of the rest, but the “competition” turned into a who can sign up to our website and email me the fastest kind of affair. I didn’t win, but my promise of blog love endeared me enough that Andrew decided to send me a free tee anyway! Woohoo.

So now I’m living up to my end of the bargain writing this while sitting in a comfy grey tee with 20 ONE G emblazoned on the front. It’s currently the only girls t shirt available, but the sizes run true and are long enough for my tallish frame, two things I’m always concerned about when ordering tees online.

I can’t wait till summer so The Boy can take photos of me in real light!

Pretty stoked that my first freebie as a result of the blog is a t shirt from a NZ label!

21Grams is a urban streetwear label based in New Zealand, this interesting tidbit is the story behind their name.

In 1907 a Doctor in Massachusetts conducted a number of experiments on dying patients to determine the weight of the human soul. The Doctor found that the patients lost small amounts of weight in the three hours leading up to their death as they lost moisture. At the exact point of their death the patients lost 21 grams, giving the human soul the weight of 21 grams.

Johnny Cupcakes

I stumbled across Johnny Cupcakes while searching for cupcake garb and quietly squealed.

Johnny’s logo design is exactly what I envisioned for Cupcakes and Mace. I had an idea of a cupcake and crossbones logo and that’s exactly what Johnny has done! Although, many years before me.

This guy has become one of my biggest heroes. Reading the story of Johnny Cupcakes made me beam.

The idea is a simple one. Create cool original stuff in limited runs and people will scramble to get them. In reality though it takes a special kind of person to become a multi-millionaire. 110% effort and passion for what you do will help, but it’s the customers that do the choosing. And that’s how Johnny Cupcakes started.
John made his first Johnny Cupcakes shirt as a joke, but compliments and requests for shirts started rolling in and supply and demand determined the start of a business.

The story is an inspirational read. And if you need any further proof of Johnny Earle’s awesomeness:
He has been voted America’s best young entrepreneur for 2008.

I LOVE the designs.

From top left

  1. Paint Marker Crossbones
  2. Crossbones Hoodie
  3. Frightening Fridge
  4. Crossbones Classic
  5. Big Bad Blender
  6. & .7  Jester Stacker