Friday, December 26, 2014

Drone delivers dry cleaning to Manayunk customers

Manayunk Cleaners is marketing dry cleaning for tech-savvy customers - by using a drone to deliver items. Tom Ford responds to Jay-Z's new track.

Drone delivers dry cleaning to Manayunk customers

A screen grab from NBC10´s video of the dry cleaning drone in action.
A screen grab from NBC10's video of the dry cleaning drone in action.

 A local business is marketing dry cleaning for tech-savvy customers - by using a drone to deliver items.

Manayunk Cleaners, a Main Street shop located in a snug spot between Japanese restaurant Hikaru and Salon L'Etoile, is using the device to attract a younger clientele, reports NBC Philadelphia.

The drone, a converted quadracopter that was originally designed for aerial photography, delivers dry cleaning to clients' doors. It currently requires two people, a pilot and spotter, to operate and execute delivery orders which makes the item largely impractical, but at least the drone is accomplishing its mission of bringing attention to the business: Huffington Post picked up the story Tuesday afternoon; multiple local media outlets have also shared the story. The shop's owner 24-year-old Harout Vartanian says his business ultimately looks to maximize productivity and efficiency through its drone program. [NBC10]

Tom Ford 'thrilled' over Jay-Z name-check

Jay-Z name-checks Tom Ford repetitively in the third track of his new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail." Naturally, Tom Ford is "completely flattered" over the chorus: "I don't pop Molly, I rock Tom Ford," raps the artist. After all, who wouldn't be? [Billboard]

Cara Delevingne Instagrams vintage snap of her grandmother

So now we know where the 20-year-old supermodel got her bold eyebrows. The younger Delevingne sister shared vintage photos of her grandmother, who just turned 101-years-old and was a model in her youth, via Instagram. Genetics at work. [Daily Mail]

Wintour endorses Clinton's pantsuits

Surprise. Anna Wintour endorses Hillary Clinton's Pantsuits following Clinton's Monday night appearance at an exhibit honoring Oscar de la Renta's work. As well as her campaign. The editor of Vogue shared, “It’s anyone’s guess what the next chapter will be for this extraordinary woman. I can only hope that all of you here in Little Rock will be celebrating her come November 2016.” Well there's that. [The Washington Post]

Amanda Bynes sports blue-green wig

The troubled actress appeared in Manhattan court Tuesday morning wearing black sweats, super long lashes and an aquamarine-colored wig, channeling Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj. The look was totally appropriate for a bong-tossing hearing. [Philly.com]

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