Eugene Mirman and H. Jon Benjamin are true entrepreneurs. The duo have teamed up to bring an artisanal general store to the internet, called Flotsam. The “Post-Structural Online Shopping Experience”, according to the AC Club, was unveiled during the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival in Brooklyn last weekend. Don’t know what that means? Just read their “about” description from their website:
“From a rocky perch, a figure stands watching the waves crash in eternal repetition. Is he looking for something or is he waiting for something he has already found? For a lifetime of looking, maybe nothing will come and for a lifetime of waiting, maybe nothing returns. Flotsam is dedicated to the principle that sometimes, what we seek can eventually find us. Our goal is to never know.
Flotsam offers three sacs of hand-chosen items that are hand-sewn by machines in America and are shipped directly to you. What you receive depends on what we choose for you in the moment. In this way, a symbiotic chain is created between producer and consumer. Our mission is to always build on that chain, until that chain enwraps all of us and we are thusly bound together, chained.”
So… yea. The website is fully functional and offers mystery sacks for purchase (ala Birchbox, Barkbox, etc) filled with items of Mirman and Benjamin’s choosing, along with third co-founder Clem Chett. The sacks are filled, “according to the principles of ‘positive sourcing’ with three or more Flotsam products hand-selected by the Flotsam Design Team.”