The Tom Tom Founders Festival is under way in Charlottesville. Events have been unfolding all week from a song writer competition to an innovator award ceremony, farm to table restaurant week to a variety of local music events, a founders summit, pop up art exhibits, workshops, poetry readings, and a few block parties. This is just the tip of the iceberg! Do check out the impressive schedule here!
Cardboard Safari is a supporting sponsor and will have a table at the Lee Park Block Party tonight where we will be selling our products, discounted overstock, a great selection of seconds, and our brand new Tom Tom Bison. Stop by our table to meet our cool crew and pick up some awesome, sustainable, locally made, recycled cardboard home decor. You’ll also have a chance to hear a showcase of local bands, drink delicious beer, and choose from a multitude of food vendors. The block party is great fun for the whole family and has become a Charlottesville tradition.
Founded in 2012, Tom Tom is a non profit that holds almost 100 free events in Charlottesville each year. As described on their about page, “The converging disciplines of music, art, design, business, science and technology connect people and new ideas to the future.” The mission of Tom Tom is to “celebrate and empower founders, people who build creative, civic, and entrepreneurial projects.”
This year’s Awesome April Exclusive brings you Card Boards, a wearable type of technology that will feed you inspiration when needed.
Slip these sweet specs on and simply describe what you are seeking. Responsive to voice commands, Card Boards will boost your creativity.
Ask for anything from Pre-Raphaelite Paintings to Pop Art, Nature Essays to Song Lyrics, Famous Photographs to Celebrity Selfies.
Card Boards will project HD images. The soothing robotic voice will read poetry, sing opera, or step you through DIY projects.
Never again do you have to wallow in writer’s block or stare at a blank canvas.
Desperate for a beach vacation? Just say the words and Card Boards will visually land you on a Greek Island where you can watch the waves roll to shore, smell the souvlaki, and feel the sun against you skin.
Have you always wanted to bungee jump? Card Boards will simulate the experience.
Card Boards are also predictive. Dial in your weekly horoscope or your quarterly tarot reading. Simply watch your future unfold like a movie on a screen.
Card Boards may be sharp. We recommend wearing a bandaid over the bridge of your nose for protection.
A box of decorative bandaids is included with your purchase. Choose between a pattern of puppies, kitties, or zombies.
Two of borg’s staff writers are credentialed press for San Diego Comic-Con International. Their staff includes an award winning fantasy author, professional writers, an actor, and communications professionals with backgrounds in journalism and entertainment writing.
Why borg.com? To summarize the statement of editor C.J. Bunce, “. . . borg is the short form of cyborg, itself a shortened combination of the term “cybernetic organism.” At its core a cybernetic organism is the juxtaposition between the present and the future—the evolved organic meets future technology, usually technology meant to enhance, improve or replace a biological function. . . The seemingly unlimited boundaries and implications of these technologies have been pursued throughout popular fiction for years. . . I hope here, too, to pull together all science fiction, fantasy, entertainment–all pop culture–in one place.”
While perusing blogs, Design Milk stood out to us as one of the preeminent forums for all things new in the world of Design.
In their words, “An online magazine dedicated to modern design, Design Milk offers what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion and technology. Always fresh + never sour, Design Milk fills your thirsty cup to the brim with design finds from around the world. Drink up!”
The magazine offers an organized calendar of regular columns including the monthly Deconstruction, a column from the perspective of a designer who visually walks the reader through the creation of a specific product; Design Store(y), where readers are served up an intimate look inside a brick-and-mortar design shop; and Where I Work, a column that explores the offices, desks, and tools used by today’s top designers.
Weekly features include Friday Five, where a designer, artist, or shop owner shares their five favorite things; Get Out, which focuses on all things outdoors; and Skim Milk, where the best in minimalist design is highlighted.
We are honored that our recent release has been featured in the Tech column of this notable online resource. We think Safari TV is pretty cool and appreciate that Gregory Han and the Design Milk team think so too!