but lazy could be a main reason . oh well credit should be given that i'm actually trying this time. I'm doing this to prove the people who call me a technophobic person its not technophobia ppl its procrastination :D . Well what i wanted to comment this time is the cult craze by Anya Hindmarch yes you know the one , the designer bag that self proclaims that its NOT a plastic bag even when even a blind man can see that its not . Yes i do believe the "i'm not a plastic bag " bag was designed to insult the intelligence of mankind .
Yes Anya thank you for pointing out the obvious i can now sleep well at night knowing that ur stupid bag is not a plastic bag . The bag which is now going on ebay for USD200 and rising , is originally priced at USD 15 but because of the popularity and it being sold out in many of its outlets , many people are willing to pay an arm and leg for it . I heard its going for RM55 in Malaysia that is way affordable judging how expensive her usual stuff are but you can forget it if u think u can go to the store and get it there is a prebook list and waiting list with the names of every female in MaLAysia on it . I dont really know whats the big deal about it . The bags are mass produced in china thus don't be surprised to see a "Made in china" label stamped on your stylo bag . According to BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6587169.stm ) , the bag which is to "to encourage people not to use plastic carrier bags" while shopping , which is is pretty impossible judging how much Malaysians shop . Tell me try to think of ur last shopping trip at Giant and think how many of these bags would it take to fit it all ur stuff . Look at the pretty picture below how many of u guys buy only this for ur grocery shoppin ?
I can just imagin the aunties who shop at the market go :
" Where to put the chicken and fish leh ? "
Every it person in Tinseltown is carrying this bag why even Prince Charles wrote to her saying how much he loved the bag . However since her vision for this campaign is good , as long as her motives for a greener earth is the only thing on her mind she should be applauded * inner hippie talking* . And as long as shes not using any sweatshops in china to make this bags its ok .
Anyhow what sparked this topic is what i saw a few days ago as i was roaming the streets of KL . On my way to the Monorail station i saw something so hilarious which i'm sure would make poor ol' Anya horrified . Our dear pirated goods makers have came up with an ingenious design update of the bag . Yes its exactly the same , with the writing professing loudly still that , "I'm not a plastic bag" only with one slight difference .... its made of plastic . Now thats a bag i want to buy , a bag that confuses everyone it says one thing and it is another , you cant exactly call a bag a liar now can you . I guess the designers at Pirated Inc.was going for the Ironic angle . What ingenious insight . Anya should get some ideas from them . I so wish i had a camera at that time i really want a picture of the bag . i shall go to every pirated bag shop in kl to search for this bag , i want it more then the ori one .
Oh well i guess thats all for now . Tara !
- " I can't criticize what I don't understand. If you want to call this art, you've got the benefit of all my doubts." -