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THE FUTURE IS UPON US: MUSICAL WALKWAYS TO HIT AIRPORTS?

Nothing tickled my fancy more as a child than watching Michael Jackson’s footsteps being lit up from under him in the “Billie Jean” video. Any sane individual wanted this same destiny for themselves and now there may be a way this could come into fruition, though in a slightly revised way.

Dutch designer Jeriël Bobbe has created a musical walkway that rivals those that simply move using ribbed wood that can be arranged to make a melodic sound as your suitcase drags against it.  With the sounds being dependent on how the pieces of wood are arranged, one can only wonder what songs this walkway could potentially play? Of course we can expect the typical elevator muzak to be a sure option, but what if the creator got fancy with the song selection?

Could you see yourself waltzing to your gate to the soothing sounds of “The Motto”? Or maybe hearing songs like “Strip” or “We Found Love” off in the distance as travelers hurry off to their designated departure areas would start your trip off right. One can only imagine the possibilities for this invention, and that is all one can do for the time being; this walkway is far from being built into airports just yet but international airports are interested and we all know they get the good stuff first, so only time will tell.

For a video of Bobbe speaking about his invention, hit the link here and imagine the possibilities this could bring to your future excursions.

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FASHION: Fli Pelican

My sister put me up on this brand a while back so now that theCOOL is actually starting to get somewhere, I had to big them up.

Based out of Atlanta, Fli Pelican is starting to become the go-to fashion line for artists like Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, and SO many more. Their style is perfect for that casual look yet it pops just enough for it to catch everyone’s eye when you pass them by.

What I like best about their clothing is that it’s custom-made per order so you’re not receiving a product that’s been sitting in a back closet somewhere. Fli Pelican gets a million extra cool points as well for allowing ALL tees to be ordered in both men’s and women’s sizes. In an industry where men usually get all the cool shirts and women get the skimpy leftovers, I was elated to find that when ordering, customers have an option of choosing between the two sizes.

AND women’s shirts start in XS for most products, which is rare. Hey, I’m a small girl so I need to be accommodated just as much as the next person.

Their blog is off the chain as well; keeping up with the latest fashion, music, and all things Fli, The Pelicans are definitely going places. I’m determined to get a piece or ten [lol] for my trip to Austin for SXSW next month.

Hit their site, Fli Pelican, to check out their store or just to catch up on the latest happenings. You should order some stuff too, though. Just putting that out there.

Peep the first episode of FLITV: Season 2 after the click to see what the guys are up to including a sneak peek into what’s to come for their Spring 2010 line. Hot stuff.

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