One great thing I really love about working at Urban Threads is that everyone on the team is always trying to think of new and more innovative ideas for us to try. Themes and styles come from all over and combine in crazy weird ways to bring you exciting and sometimes slightly bonkers new designs. Sometimes, though, our brains just can’t cope with all the possible awesome combinations.
Like on Fridays. After lunch. When all you really want is a nap but what you really need is an idea. You know those days.
Lucky for us, we have a super secret, ultra high tech way of creating new bestselling designs, and today dear readers, we’re going to share our secret with you. Try and contain yourselves, because I present to you…
The Instant Design Generator!!
Pretty high tech, hu? Those are the best post-it notes money can buy. Or lunch money can buy. Same thing usually.
So how did this start? One enterprising day at lunch, we got into a great conversation about this little video, or what the design world calls “Put A Bird On It!”. Despite the fact that it made the design world cringe and look a little sheepish for awhile, we are not beyond putting birds on things. We’re not too proud to admit it. Nor should you, really, since you guys are the ones buying the birds and presumably, putting them on things.
C’mon, raise your hand if you’ve put a bird on something.
You at the back. Put that hand up.
We also have another phrase around here at the office. It’s called “Put A Gear On It”, and it generally refers to our penchant for making anything and everything Steampunk. If you haven’t noticed, we’ll try steampunk-ing just about anything around here, and to be honest, you guys are to blame. Just when we think we’ve run out of things to steampunk, you always come along and come up with something to add gears to that we never would of thought of.
It’s one of the many reasons we love you guys. You’re just as crazy as we are.
So… put a bird on it… put a gear on it.. what other possibilities exist in the exciting world of design? We set about one lunch break to find out…
It was just too much fun once we started out. We had two categories: one was random objects and things, the other, stylizations for those things.
Everyone chipped in! Granted, after too long, things started to get weird, and suggestions more and more bizarre. We drew the line at “LOL-cat-ifying” everything for humanities sake. Still, we had faith in our newfangled design generator!
We were sure it would produce glorious things, and we could all take the day off and go eat cupcakes, and soon we’d all be rich and living on yachts. Or something. We might have been a little fuzzy on the details at that point. Too much Red Bull combined with illusions of grandeur might not have been a good match.
So, once everything was written down and sorted accordingly, we arrive at our marvel of engineering, worth I think, a second look:
Let’s try it out…
What has our splendiferous machine produced? Nothing but solid gold bestsellers I assume…
Erm.. hmm. Let’s translate these, shall we?
Gold, surely! Nothing but class all the way. Who wouldn’t want to buy cross stitched bacon?
So, let us test to see how well a few of our ideas translate…
Yup, there they are, in all their glory!
Oh, ok, so the steampunk lolly could use a little work, and I’m not sure Chuck has reached the right level of awesomeness, but I’ m sure there are solid ideas in there somewhere. Perhaps. Maybe.
Ok ok, so the machine needs a little tweaking. But I’m SURE one day, probably after lunch, when I’m out of sugar free Red Bull and in need of an idea, this thing is going to produce sheer awesome-sauce.
You be ready for it…
BTW… any contributing ideas and/or themes? Feel free to submit styles and stuff in the comments (“give it goggles”/ferrets!), and I’ll write them down and add them to the generator.
Together people, we will build the ultimate machine. First embroidery… then, the world!
**I might have had Red Bull today…