Need that nice looking designer suit for an important business video conference from home? BusinessBib's Klosk might have a solution for you... half of it that is, but that should cut it for you if all you'll be doing is sitting on that chair and flaunt your upper body up to the video camera.
Businessbib™ on Good Morning America on 22 SEP 2006
Here's a press release from BiB dated 17 Sep 2006:
Talking heads on our televisions have delivered the news, commented on our favorite teams and sold us snake oil for decades. Video conferencing is poised to completely change the way we look at people on our screens. It’s becoming so much easier and ubiquitous that in the not-so-distant future, we will be able to have face-to-faces on almost every surface. Whether it’s calling a friend, watching a webcast, or showing up for a board meeting, the format has been established. With all of this in mind, Klosk is proud to announce the Businessbib- a new take on your video business persona.
The Businessbib allows you to look perfectly put-together in a fraction of the time it takes to boot your computer. You can work from home in your underwear while presenting a polished appearance to the people that matter most. Using a simple abbreviated design of the traditional business suit eliminates the time and effort that goes into primping for more formal meetings. It frees your time and allows you to continue uninterrupted with your casual lifestyle.
In a word, the Businessbib is a halfsuit. Each sturdily stitched ensemble is stylishly appointed and hand made from recycled materials. No two Businessbibs are the same. In fact, each one is christened with it’s own name based on it’s overall aesthetic. With its split back Velcro-sealed design, the short-sleeved Businessbib can easily be worn and removed with comfort and ease. Just slip it on over your tee shirt and shorts- no one will ever be the wiser. Appearing to others in your video domain to be fully prepared for the business at hand with little to no preparation may soon be considered the most important freedom of all.
Take#47 for the first web commercial. Chick Cashman models the businessbib™
Klosk is the side project of Tucson-based designers Brad Denboer and Jeff Adkins. It operates under the philosophy that many objects can be re-invented; that their design lifetime can be extended by revisiting their function in a more modern context.
Previous projects include the Western-Electric 2500 USB handset and a 900 MHz Cordless 2500 phone.
The Businessbib is the first project that Klosk has released in a production-level scale.
Inquiries can be directed to information at klosk dot com.
Want to buy one now? Unfortunately, due to overwhelming response to their initial marketing, the Klosk shop is completely out of stock at this moment. It'll be a matter a time before local suit maker in Malaysia will come up with similar fun attire for pajama workers. If you're one of the entrepreneurs, or if you've spotted one, do let us know, and we'll feature it on Pajamanation Malaysia sites. Stay tuned!