Archive for March, 2011

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GoTime!

March 7, 2011

Alright,

It has been a long but amazing weekend at the lab.  It started Friday putting the finishing touches on our part in the happy post project installation at SOWA.  Then doing the installation with Marian Diogurdi and John Borchard, two super talented artists at SOWA. Everybody who came out really dug the project, the response was great.

Then back to the lab to continue the preparation for All-Bright Boards at SXSW.  We spent a lot of time burning new boards and experimenting with different methods of getting the best results.  Thankfully we didn’t totally destroy any boards in the process. I guess that means we’re learning. Some of the processes we tried out were fairly tedious but all of them were well worth the results.

Huge ups goes to the local artists Tim Moores, TofuSquirrel, Shanna Maclasco (aka WhiteNoise) who submitted the designs that we have been cutting. It is really inspiring to live in a community with so many talented people across so many different mediums and to see them come together on a project is fully amazing.  Can’t wait to embark on the next step later this week!

-Steve

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3,000 Bostonians telling us what makes them Happy

March 3, 2011

Is happiness contagious? we think it is, and our mission is to spread it.  As some of you might know, a few months ago we started a project with some friends called the Happy Post Project. This initiative consists of asking people to write or draw anything that makes them happy on a post-it. We have challenged ourselves to collect 25,000 Happy Posts from around the world, and to use them to create art installations with the purpose of spreading happiness.

This Friday we will be using 3.000 post its we have already collected in Boston to create our first installation at SOWA; and we would like to invite you to be part of it! So please come and participate in The Happy Post Project by contributing a Post-It with words or a drawing of something that makes you happy. Post-it notes, markers, and a time that will make you smile are waiting for you.

Thanks in advance and I hope to see you there!

-Mario

When: Friday, March 4th, 2011
Where: SOWA art studios; 450 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118
Where Exactly: Marian Dioguardi’s Studio (#223-B)
Time: from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $0 – no cost, just come to have fun!

 

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SXSW :: AllBright :: Serious Business :: ROAD TRIP

March 2, 2011

So we’re hitting the road. Nadeem, Steve and I are heading on an epic adventure down to the massive state of Texas for this year’s SouthbySouthwest music festival. For those not akin to the festival, it’s a week long event held in Austin, TX in middle of March, conveniently placed during most colleges spring break vacations. The festival holds around 9 billion shows during the course of the week with bands as underground as “Mammoth Grinder” all the way up to Yoko Ono, and Erykah Badu. Every indy band from Boston to Los Angeles is gonna be trying to go to this festival this year. The line ups are massive, the showcases are going to be bombastic, and with the ever changing climate in the music industry, who KNOWS what’s going to happen.

Anyways, this year, AllBright Skateboards and Serious Business are teaming up with G-House Management to put up a massive skateboard display at the Austin Museum of Art on March 17th-19th. The event will feature 25 of our brand new NEVER before sold skateboard designs. The event will be live streamed in collaboration with Serious Business, through Facebook’s streaming service. The event, titled The Boston Family Dinner, will feature many of our good friends playing in Grass is Green, Art Decade, Super Volcano, as well as our very own Jenny Tuite in the Dirty Dishes. If you’re going to make it out to Texas this year, you HAVE to check out the event. Find out more here!

Now, I leave you with a quick link to something I discovered over the weekend.
I made it to level 18, score of 1664, with 94% accuracy. boom son.

 
-Ricky