Austrian audiences enjoyed samples of Jimmyjane’s best-selling FORM line on display at MAK, Vienna’s museum of applied and contemporary art.
Click on the image to the left to see a slideshow of the exhibit.
It’s both endearing and disturbing. Jon Stewart, the eloquent host of The Daily Show, can’t bring himself to say “orgasm” during his recent interview with Maggie Gyllenhaal about her new movie, Hysteria.
This popular Comedy Central host—who interviews everyone from movie stars, to foreign diplomats, to presidents, without an errant word—can’t even form a full sentence when it comes to discussing female sexuality and vibrators. Like a nervous adolescent, Jon giggles his way through awkward references, from the Incredible Hulk to Tinker Bell.However, we can’t help but appreciate his initial joke about the setting of the film – Victorian England, an era in which “Men made the decisions about women’s health without the knowledge or the emotional ability.” Watch the clip and see what you think.
Jimmyjane has made an impression on Austria in more ways than one. Of course, the Austrians love FORM Vibrators for their power to please. But now, the Viennese are appreciating our powerful line of pleasure products in a new way – as art.
These practical objets d’arts are currently on exhibit in the MAK, Vienna’s museum of applied and contemporary art. Jimmyjane is featured alongside other design-centric brands from around the world, including Apple, Jawbone, and more.
From the MAK website – Founded in 1863 as the Austrian Museum for Art and Industry, the MAK works toward the sustainable improvement of the interaction between art and commerce."
Sound and power go hand in hand.
When we design our vibrators, our challenge is to get the most power with the least sound. Obviously, most people prefer their vibrators quiet, so as not to ruin the mood (or alert your neighbors of your activities), which is why we have a line of vibrators that are nearly silent.However, Swiss artist Zimoun, uses motors, similar to the ones found inside Jimmyjane vibrators, to play with sound. It is not the motors themselves that make sound, but the objects to which they are attached. Have a look at some of his Sculpting Sound work. Try closing your eyes while listening – what do you envision?
Jimmyjane hosted a screening of Hysteria on May 22nd at San Francisco’s Opera Plaza Landmark Cinema. The exclusive screening was followed be a Q&A with director Tanya Wexler. Afterward, the crowd headed to Jardiniere in Hayes Valley.= for celebratory drinks and general merriment.The San Francisco Chronicle points out that the film “brings up an aspect of 19th century social history that few people know about, one that is more than just interesting or absurd or titillating, but rather illuminating of an entire era's self-delusion.” We’d like to add that it’s also laugh-outloud funny. Read more of what what the press has to say about Hysteria. Then, do yourself a favor and go see it in the theater. It just might be the climax of your weekend.
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