Monday, December 21, 2015

COLBY'S FAVORITE THINGS: MOVE OVER @OPRAH



Let's be honest.  Oprah's Favorite Things list gets worse every year.  Now don't get me wrong.  I like Oprah.  She's a talented actress and the deep empathy she employs to help her guests broach difficult subjects has always inspired me.  But the list is boring.  It's the very example of how capitalism pushes our perception of choice to the lowest common denominators of imagination while moving high profit/low value goods through the market place.  So, I'm offering my own list as an alternative this holiday season.  Only a few of the items are available on Amazon (like the Marilyn Minter catalog I wrote a piece for), so scroll on down through all the pretty pictures and links and decide for yourself if there's something here you can't live without.



1. Deport Racism 2016 Unisex Shirt



2. Sea to Summit Escapist Tarp 


3. Timberland Classic Waterproof Boots






5. Luke from Naked and Afraid


6. Swiss Navy Premium Silicone Lubricant














11. Alan, Alen, and Allen from Sean Cody













15. Lotrimin Ultra Athlete's Foot Cream


































































37. Dots






Happy New Year, people!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

#COLBYDOESAMERICA: THE CARTOON!

Thanks to "Friend of Colby" Jaime Hayde for sending me this excellent #COLBYDOESAMERICA illustration!

Maybe #COLBYDOESAMERICA should become an animated series... hmmm...

In the meantime, check out Jaime's other work at www.jaimehayde.com!

Monday, December 14, 2015

FIVE EASY PIECES AUCTION: HASBEENS & WILLBES & COLBY

The Five Easy Pieces Auction, in collaboration with Mt. Gay Rum, offers unique contemporary art made especially for the auction by some of the brightest shining stars of the contemporary art world, modern design, the highest end fashion, and oddities. We have curated a selection of consignments from some of the most creative, unique, and wonderful people in the world.

The awesome people at Hasbeens & Willbes are holding a live art auction and party tonight in NYC and I'm honored to have been asked to participate by submitting five lots to go up on the auction block.

I'm in some insanely talented company. I mean, just look at the list of people taking part: Vivienne Westwood, Dis Magazine, India Salvor Menuez, Vikram Gandhi, Tim Barber, Christina Kruse, Sophie Sevigny, Jim Zivic, Aurel Schmidt, James Ramsey, Cody Critcheloe, Leo Koenig, Sean Scherer, Jasmin Schroeder-Elgarafi, Philipp Haemmerle, Roisin Murphy, Alex Wiederin, Andre Walker, Michael Bisordi, Nahila Chianale, Babak Radboy, Marcelo Krasilcic, DJ Lina, Liz Hopkins, Akeem Smith, Matt Mcauley, Patricia Von Musulin, Lady Fag, Isaac Nichols, Lauren Devine, Franklin Durable Goods, Robert Stilin, Julian Assange, and ME!

So why do we care about an art auction taking place in New York, Colby? This is the internet. We're not all in the Big Apple.

Me neither! The good news is, you can bid from anywhere. In fact, you don't even have to wait until Monday to bid on something that catches your eye. Visit the Hasbeens & Willbes website and you can bid right now.

There are 200 items up for auction – it's the perfect time to get something amazing for someone on your Xmas list!

Here's one of the things I've got on the block, a branding iron sculpted by metal work/designer, Jake Wright:

 CK Branding Iron - view or bid.

























And here are the others:

Wooden Clogs - view or bid.


Costume Pajama and Creepy Old Man Mask - view or bid



























Hard Drive (with behind-the-scenes & unedited Colby Does America footage) - view or bid



























Work Boots - view or bid

























The live auction takes place at 6:30pm ET, but you can bid online now!

Monday, December 7, 2015

$5 PERK: A THANK YOU TWEET FROM COLBY FOR THE TROUBLE WITH RAY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN


Now's your chance to get a personalized thank you tweet from me, Colby Keller in exchange for supporting an awesome documentary film crowd sourcing campaign.  A new $5 perk has been added to help me help them raise #5KinADay.  Check out the page and if you've got some extra lunch money, buy a tweet or two! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/630654178/the-trouble-with-ray