Tuesday, December 16, 2008

GRAND OPENING: Pins/Buttons, Baby!

It doesn't get any better than this. Hot & Fast & Cheap & Cool! We're talking 3-D here -- real, live, pin-to-your-peter-pan-collar buttons/pins, wear them here there and everywhere. It's Buttons, Baby! Just in time for the holiday season we bring you your best idea yet -- tiny & shiny buttons that everyone can enjoy together -- male or female, dog or cat, reader or illiterate, homo or strai or bisexual, emo or sunshiney, short or tall, multi-limbed or amputee, rich or poor, dentist or dairy farmer, mother or cousin, these buttons will please & satisfy and they're now on sale in the Autowin Store.

Whether a stocking stuffer or a smokin' hot accessory for your messenger bag, butt, bikini, stuffed animal or fedora, buttons are better than ice cream [not better than Pinkberry, though they are, in fact, less expensive than Pinkberry] and sweeter than Splenda.

These buttons are tokens of affection, apparel of perfection, and the bestest hottest people in the world will be sporting them now & forevermore. Shouldn't you be one of them?

The store is up & running -- it doesn't look that good right now but we're working on it. We wanted to be sure you could get these by Christmas so we had to do a rush job on the website but the buttons, however, are perfect specimens, conceptualized by me & Team Awesome and translated into design magic by Semicolon.

I'll probs offer a few more fun things this week, but I can tell you this for certain: anyone who makes an order on today, DECEMBER 16TH or 17TH, will get ONE FREE BUTTON of your choice! It's actually $0.01, 'cause PayPal is a bitch. But that's practically free, buy it now before the Dow crashes.

Meet The Buttons


TINK!
, inspired by Tinkerbell, Queen Chief Dog of Princess Worldwide Honor Society. May she bring you 30% of the joy and male dog attention she brings to me. That's actually quite a lot. For all dog lovers and/or haters everywhere.

Or I TOTES HEART ROCK BOTTOM, inspired by, I believe, mememememe, because this one time I said "I Totes Heart Rock Bottom" in a comment 'cause the blog post kinda went on into comments, and then someone said it back, and then we kept on saying it. Now you can say it ... in silver! The letters tumble, just like your soul and your feelings. Obvs every silver lining has a touch of grey, but this one is actually mostly silver.


Or OBVS, inspired by how you feel when she says that thing you totes agree with. Just point. Works for all people in all seasons.

Or UH HUH ... HER? In middle school, I had "best" and she had "friends." In post-post college ennui, it's "UH HUH" "HER?" You can wear them both. Then everyone will know ... how cool you are. Just prepare to be asked about PJ Harvey.

Or AUTOMATIC WINNER, inspired by semi-automatic weapons, love, feelings, and all things good and holy. It's your golden ticket to the winner's circle. Tell the world you've got it on lockdown.

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Yup. You want some ... uh huh ... and you'll get autostraddle stickers too, which fit perfectly over the "composition" square on your composition book, or on haviland's bumper, or on your butt.

Even if you have no idea what this blog is, these buttons are still super cute. That's one of the best parts. You can also load up your cart with other delightful Auto-Store items while you're shopping.

We'll have more photos of the buttons soon, but we haven't had time yet. We've been gearing up to ship out all orders within 24 hours of being ordered so if you order on the 16th it will be in the mail on the 17th and so forth. In case you want to surprise your girlfriend/boyfriend/boifriend with something special besides your vadge/whatevs.

Also we just like to make things for y'all. In my next life, I will devote myself wholly to arts & crafts.

20 comments:

we dont want to sleep tonight said...

firrrrssstttt!!

Riese, these look so good! Hotter than Hot Topic! My backpack wants six.

Vashti said...
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Vashti said...

WANT.
ALL OF THEM.
NOW.

ALL CAPS EXCLAMATION POINT.

The Brooklyn Boy said...

It took me most of this post to realize you meant real life buttons and not fancy lil avatars or icons for my online usage. I think I was fooled by the animated gif from last time out. Moral of the story: I am slow, sometimes. Usually in the morning.

Haviland Stillwell said...

They look great, ladies. Can't wait to rock them while I'm, y'know, driving around, going to the clubs, hanging with paris, etc.

carlytron said...

i need an obvs button immediately. will order asap.

you should make a totes button too.

laura said...

oooh i am getting two obvs buttons.

The Brooklyn Boy said...

laura - Only allowed if you place them side-by-side and alter the first one to have a question mark.

Anonymous said...

poncho wants a tinkerbell one as well as uh huh and her.

riese said...

wdwtst: Whatever your backpack wants, your backpack gets, and little baby, your backpack wants buttons.

comment deleted: i miss yo!

vashti: THAT'S THE EXCITEMENT I LIKE TO HEAR!

brooklyn boy: I know, I wish there was a better word for "buttons" and "pins." I wonder what other words the internet has stolen and rendered confusing now and forevermore.

haviland: Oh for sure, I expect photos for the ad campaign.

carlytron: If you cover up the "I" and "heart rock bottom," you've got yourself no free thumbs and one totes button.?

laura: yeah you are!

bb: whatever she does it will for sure be hot.

anonymous: i hope poncho will be taking photos for this, he really turned out handsome in that 8against8 thing.

Al said...

Saweeeeet.
I'm going to the store now to buy myself a Christmas present.

Al said...

Correction: i DID go to the store and bought myself some buttons as a "just finished the hardest final EVER" reward.

Leah said...

i will get buttons, but i fear i need paypal and dont have the slightest idea how to get/use it.

i need need need a "whatevs" button and a "srsly" button. My gf just typed "srsly" on her own and i just fell even more madly in love with her.

im not using caps, even when they are called for. la-zy.

Vashti said...

By the by, I deleted my first comment because I do not know how to read.

Oo Lynnie oO said...

you are such an entrepreneur

autumn m said...

i pretty much bought them all. i couldnt choose. never give me more than one option, or i get scared and confused.
ok so not that you really care, but i have to share with someone. i totally won my fantasy football game!!! now, that may sound a bit geeky, and it is, but im pretty sure im addicted to it. and, im beating all the guys in the office!! so yay!!!
see....im pretty sure you just thought to yourself..."wtf just happened there?"

sameera said...

I JUST FINISHED MY LAST EXAM AND IT WENT ABSOLUTELY AMAZINGLY AND IM LISTENING TO NINETEEN BY T&S ON FULL BLAST AND IM SO FREAKING THANKFUL IM DONE WITH THIS SEMESTER CUZ NOW I CAN TOTALLY READ YOUR BLOG TO MY HEART'S FULLEST DESIRE AND DO EVERYTHING THAT I COULDNT DO WHILE AT SCHOOL AND GO CRAZY AND AND AND AND OMG IM IN THE PROCESS OF APPLYING FOR RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS AND I NEED 2 TEACHER RECS AND MY RESEARCH MENTOR SAID 'OF COURSE' [OBVS] AND I ASKED ANOTHER PROFESSOR WHO I WAS A LITTLE SCARED TO ASK BUT SHE SAID 'ABSOLUTELY' AND IM FREAKIN THE HELL OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BTW I LOVED THE BLOG ENTRY WOOOO BUTTONS LOVE THEM LOVE TINK LOVE UH HUH HER LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

riese said...

Al: Second only to the beloved vodka-tonic, nothing beats an autowin button as far as gifts to oneself go.

Leah; You don't need a paypal account -- even Haviland figured it out, and she doesn't have a paypal account. You can do a one time purchase if you have a bank account or credit card for real, so easy.

We'll add those to the list for next time button requests delight.

Vashti: It happens to the best of us. Alex, even.

OO Lynnie OO: Well, not entreprenuer so much as I suck at all jobs and always get fired, so I'm trying to find a way to make blogging my job? And also srsly we just love to make things, it's fun.

autumn m: I think that lozo does fantasy football. I think it's not geeky, I think it's probs cooler than most other things, like most people love football right? I only like sports where you can see people's faces. I also like sports where women win, so HURRAH!

Sameera: Late add, Top Weirdos of 2008?

eric mathew said...

these are so hot.

if i had a purse i would pin them on and trade them like sex bracelets.

mazel tov to semi.
she is just too fab.

i am thinking of other ideas for future buttons.

sameera said...

LOL i'm honored that my one comment was enough to make you think that i'd possibly be worthy of being a top weirdo.

sidenote- that comment was totes real. i walked back from my exam, maintaining composure the entire time, and then went berserk when i got to my room. i feel like this somehow relates to that woman that you mentioned in one of your vlogs, the one who was stuck in an elevator for like 5 minutes (LOLLLLL) and was going insane when she got out. i don't know why or how, but it just seems right.