Monday, June 7, 2010

Tobias Wong and the Smoking Mitten


The designer and conceptual artist Tobias Wong died recently at the age of 35. He had no direct connection with Flint, but I thought he somehow had the Vehicle City in mind when he created the Smoking Mitten, which features a handy cigarette-sized eyelet to keep your hands warm while you indulge in a Marlboro, perhaps after shoveling the driveway.

4 comments:

  1. What city would that be? Houghton?

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  2. I'm going NE of Grayling, Lewiston perhaps?

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  3. This is very creative filler for a slow news day! ha ha ha

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  4. Some days I just find cool things and figure out a way to make them relate to Flint. When you find a smoking mitten you have to find a place for it!

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Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.