www.tagmypod.com and my Macbook

Dear Shaded Viewers,

illustration by Miguel Villalobos

I was the first client ever for Phuong Tran and his brand new company Tagmypod.

Phuong Tran

My friend Antoine Asseraf called me last night to see if I would be up for being the first person to get anything laser tagged by Phuong Tran. I thought about it for a minute and then I decided that I’d like to get my macbook tagged with the illustration that opens my site by Miguel Villalobos. I travel a lot and I always have my apple with me slipped into my Henrik Vibskov computer case with a digital pig print and my power cord is customized with Bless cable covers so why not customize the actual computer. These are the kinds of little things that give me pleasure when I travel.

Antoine Asseraf and Giorgio Martinoli are working on an animation for A Shaded TV. Being a true libra, I could not decide on one image for my Mac so I opted for both the sunglasses by Antoine and Giorgio and the illustration by Miguel Villalobos.

Pushing the button that starts the laser process Thomas Crampton and Phuong Tran

My life is full of taking risks but I have to admit that there was a moment of slight panic when Phuong Tran placed my computer into the laser machine. I don’t know what I was worried about, the laser merely scratches the surface, it’s not like it is going to penetrate through to the other side. None the less I had Phuong test out the laser sunglasses tag on Thomas Crampton’s apple computer first. Remember, I was the first client… Thomas’s parents came over with a flash light for their tagging adventure. We all had a good laugh over that.

In fact you can tag any surface including clothing, all electronic devices, glasses, you name it Phuong will tag it for you. How it works is you bring over the object that you want tagged. You also bring over the artwork which then gets put into the computer and then transferred into the tagmypod machine. You push the button and the laser goes to work.

My drawing was pretty detailed so the entire process took about 30 minutes. Visit the www.tagmypod.com website for more details. They made a little video of their first client which I will be positing as soon as they put it up on youtube.com. We are thinking about having a contest on my site for the best artwork for www.tagmypod.com. I will be one of the judges.


I love tattoos but I guess this is as close as I’ll ever get to having one.

By appointment only:

Visit Espace L.U.V.

68 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
75001 Paris
Tel. : 06 78 73 97 99
Email: phuong.tran@tagmypod.com




The video:

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.