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February 2011

Friday Finds: Nice People, Carrots and iPad Case + Stand Reviews

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Hello Creactives,

This week has been very meeting filled, so I am actually looking forward to the bizarrely cold weather that appears to be coming our way.  I don’t believe it, but the weather gods of the iPhone claim that it will somehow be snowing with a  low of 36 degrees today. Looking out the window it is sunny – there does seem to be a disconnect here.

I love the title of this book, ” Do Carrots Make Nice People?” I am glad they clarified the species, because otherwise it would imply that rabbits are the nicest of all. To date, I just haven’t found that to be the case.
42/365 - Do Carrots Make Nice People?

Press

In the meantime, this week we received great press for our newest additions to the product line – the GorillaMobile Ori and the GorillaMobile Yogi.  CNET did a great hands on review of the GorillaMobile Ori and the GorillaMobile Yogi for iPad – Kama Sutra references and all.

In a much more family-friendly take on the GorillaMobile Yogi for iPad, the Dallas Morning News, highlighted the multiple positions of the Yogi.

Friday Finds: GorillaPod dances into the 80’s and Fun Customer Feedback

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Happy Friday!

The Friday before a long weekend here in the States, how lovely. My dance-loving-mood continues this week with a 80’s inspired groove fest with a dancing GorillaPod by Justin Bolduc Turpin.

GorillaDance from Justin Bolduc Turpin on Vimeo.

Feeling the need to travel, but not quite ready to pay for a ticket to Barcelona? David Kenny stitched together a series of lovely time lapse videos from a trip.

Barcelona, Spain portrayed through timelapses. from David Kenny on Vimeo.

This week we had two amazing stories sent into customer service.

The first comes from Australia, here’s what Lance Royce had to say:

“I live in Cairns Queensland Australia and in the aftermath of the Cyclone this month we lost power for almost four days.  We had a gas stove to cook on, but no clean light to see what we were cooking, so I got my Gorillatorch and attached it to the metal range hood (see attached pic’s).  We also used it to light up our living room by pointing the Gorillatorch on the white ceiling giving us a brighter area to help read and see better.

Thank you Joby for a fantastic, practical and useful product.”

Another customer, came up with a great new use for the GorillaMobile Ori – the workout.

I love the rainbow effect of the store aisles from the long exposure photo shot using a GorillaPod attached to a shopping cart by Dr Syntax.

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And now for some valentine’s lovin’…

The GorillaPod video made the top Valentine’s picks for US Magazine.

Not to be forgotten, the GorillaPod Focus got a great write-up by Layers Magazine.

Happy Valentine’s Day from JOBY

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Well, the day that many people love and perhaps even more people dread has arrived.  To celebrate the simple and beautiful core of the holiday (and not the hallmark or the snide consumerism), I offer up these two lovely odes to love.

As a lover of modern dance, the lyrcisim and amazing lines of this first piece is just gorgeous. Without a clear plot and with a song that  can be both uplifting and sad depending on the listener, “The Thought of You” is a must see.

Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.

The begining of this Valentine’s movie is a little odd, but as it progresses the stop motion is tender and sweet (ok and maybe a little sachrine), but fun just the same.

As you can probably tell from the selection, I am a wee bit of a romantic.  So with that in mind, Happy Valentine’s Day from JOBY.

Friday Finds: Photography with Fimo Characters, Time-Lapse Photography and Yogi press

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Hello Creactives,

Welcome to Friday and hopefully the start of a lovely weekend. This first  image is absolutely adorable at first glance…although it becomes a little more sinister as you take a deeper look. These precious fimo characters seem to be having a jolly good time at play with hearts and love in the garden. But then there seems to be a pile of (dare-I -say-it) poop next to them. And, the GorillaPod monster does look like it is about to feast on the cute little bunnies. Maybe the carrot will be saved by the bunnies –  clearly they  are way more interested in each other than the whole idea of eating.

Carrot - fimo version

I love the lighting in this beautiful study of childhood and well sharpened colored pencils by Stefan Bassman.

"Buntstifte" – Projekt 365 – Tag 37

Not sure if this was shot with a GorillaPod or not, but it is interesting and so I thought it was worth including. This video is a compilation of time-lapse videos shot from hotel room windows over the course of a year by Phillip Bloom. It is an interesting way to look back on a year. I think if I were to do it for last year, it would include a few slightly less picturesque views of air shafts and alleys.

Finally, a great write-up of the GorillaMobile Yogi on Gear Diary. I am not so clear, why you would want to wear the Yogi as a necklace, but I am eager to find out more.  This use on the other hand would come in very handy.

Friday Finds: Ode to the East Coast Storm and Surviving Doomsday

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Happy Friday!

Although you wouldn’t guess it by looking out the window here in San Francisco, this has been a crazy week for all things weather. In honor of the crazy storms that have crushed much of the US, below is a time-lapse shot using Gorillacam.

On a related note, we were thrilled to find the GorillaTorch Blade in the company of Tactical Bacon and the Bed Bunker in MSNBC‘s list of essential products to survive doomsday.  Yeah, I am not joking…