Tag Archives: Style

Back to School with the coolest backpacks pick a Madpax

Pass OJAs many just started heading back to school many still are just getting out to start shopping… I know I’m still waiting on lists of items to buy.  Well you might have heard about these spike backpacks or the cool bubble ones yup those are two of the trendiest back packs of the last two to three years… but this year its all about the blok.

Blok looks like a tetris collection of geodesic shapes…. its amazing for anyone who played tetris as much as I did to have a child wearing that to school.

Dinosour Lime

Lets also talk about the backpacks with spikes there are two different versions the Later Gator and Spiketus Rex.  Just as cool as a koopa trooper from back in the day.

1358550306Finally there is bubbles – it looks great with half formed spheres all around the bag.

Whichever bag you pick out you cant go wrong the colors are vivid which looks awesome. Plus there is three sizes mini which is great for those in pre-k. The Half pack which is awesome for those in Kindergarten and that need to carry a change of clothes for afterschool classes. Beyond that there is the full size bag which is really meant for anyone and any size.

You can find these backpacks at a local cool store or online at madpax.com 

Don Draper always on time with these retro Skagen Denmark watches

Don Draper from Mad Men has swagger [Urban Dictionary] and he knows what to say at the right moment – which is all about timing. Actually one thing I can attest too is timing, timing is everything in life. You may be just a moment away from closing a business deal, but if you missed your train/subway then the whole deal is blown. Keeping track of time is key and well you might as well look good while keeping that time!

Lately everyone has gone with these larger then life watches, which take about a week of gym training to get used to wearing them on your arm as they’re like 3 pounds… That’s not what it should be about, what it should be about is style and thats what Skagen Denmark is all about. These retro cool styles will have people noticing your Don Draper styles while not breaking your bank!

Here are a couple of links to pick up the watches of Amazon if you love them as much as I do Square Face [Link] Round Face [Link]

About the Round face…
Smooth designs become classics here. Brown leather with a plated gold case surrounds the special dial featuring shiny enamel along the sides, with a date function that sits above the six-hour.  XL Gold Case on Brown Leather
Part #: 355XLGLD.  $125.  http://www.skagen.com/item/355XLGLD.fx

About the Square Face…
This shiny square case in gold reflects the elements of Danish design, emanating the ultra-slim contemporary look that is a Skagen timepiece. The dial features gold indexes, three hands and an eye-catching big date above six o’clock.  Big Date on Brown Leather
Part #: 567LGLD1.  $145.   http://www.skagen.com/item/567LGLD1.fx

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. August 2, 2010.

Two lucky readers will win one watch each… You must comment telling us what type of watches to you like (retro cool or big bling or any others) and if you want the round or square, please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for following Skagen Denmark on twitter – twitter.com/SkagenDenmark

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:

#OldSchoolCool @SkagenDenmark @dadarocks – http://bit.ly/ac21Fx and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want an #OldSchoolCool Watch from from @SkagenDenmark & @dadarocks – http://bit.ly/ac21Fx

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook – facebook.com/dadarocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan of Skagen Denmark on facebook – www.Facebook.com/SkagenDenmark you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing (right side subscribe by email) – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a friend on Google Connect (right side below facebook box) – you must also comment that you’ve become a friend

You will have 48 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Skagen Denmark is providing watches as the prize for the raffle.