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Weekday Brief

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Hello world! Thank you for all your messages over the weeks since I have not had time to post anything lately.

I’ve been incredibly busy at the awesome start-up I’m at (We’re hiring creatives/ me), glued late at night watching the incredible Tour De France or just Lance Armstrong, laughing several times at the video of Buzz Aldrin punching a news reporter claiming the moon landing was fake, seeing very simple fun addictive websites such as this one, comparing the positions of people doing yoga or being drunk, viewing an awesome video of bike pro Danny Macaskill doing some great tricks, attending TEDxBoston, watching the Incredible Youth Symphony of America(YOA) conducted by Ben Zanders, trying to figure out how to help with the inspirational foundation El Sistema USA (a TED2009 wish), and most recently having a great time watching a recent wedding dance ceremony introduction go viral posted above!

Besides the crazy busy month in work and odd distractions, I’ll be catching up to many of the suggestions sent in and posting again soon.  Or as I’d like to think, I leaned back briefly, just like President Obama did in this awesome picture in the White House.

Stefans: Stormtroopers a day!

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

I’ve always told friends to do something fun, document it, then repeat it the next day. Stefan does exactly this, with his Stormtroopers 365 collection. Check it out!

Also, if your into skulls, go to Noah Scalins Skull-a-day blog.

Some of my favorite Stormtroopers compositions after the jump.


Weekend Links

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Art: Spiral of Michael Jackson
Work: 10 basic productivity tricks
Web: Etherpad, real time sharable writing board
Green: almost waterless washer…or 90% less water
Read: How industries Fail by Michael Nielson
Architecture: really cool large cube space.
Art+Design: Space Jello mold competition
Fun: Airplane toilet trick video
Odd: Fish with human like teeth
Style: Neat floors

Mister Furry

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

I like this video! Fur, long fur, static fur, curly fur, puffy fur,more fur. mister fur!

via todayandtomorrow

John Hodgman Roast: Barack Obama First Nerd President!

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

John Hodgman did a hilarious roast of President Barack Obama at the 2009 Radio & TV Correspondents’ Dinner, making fun of him being the first nerd president of the US.”

Awesome roast! Watch Hodgman’s speech above, and Obama’s after the jump.

via laughingsquid


The Outlet Wall

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

A convenient  wall of outlet plugs. I’d prefer an inductive wall with magnetic plugs! Anyhow, this beats finding the darn outlet each time hidden beind everything… though I’d fear a flare up.

“Instead of hiding your outlets behind furniture and worrying about the mess of wires tangled behind your entertainment center, consider making an entire wall that’s nothing but outlets. Then you can artfully plug in your appliances wherever the cords look pleasing to you.”

via ironicsans

Stop-Motion Fun with Post It Notes!

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Pygmy Jerboa

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Woa, Pygmy Jerboa’s are like little cartoon kangaroos witha face of a mouse. I can’t remember the last time I saw a little creature like this and said give me a thousand! How cute… Watch the video above!

Ideablob finals!

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

If you’re not familiar with Ideablob, it’s a pretty simple, but brilliant, concept. Participants (or blobbers, as they’re called) post an idea, and the ideablob community votes for what they think is the best. Winners receive, in addition to the prestige of being a champion blobber, 10,000 seed capital towards the development of their idea, and there’s a new winner every month. Simple, but brilliant.

This month, we’re proud to announce our friend Sami Nerenberg is a finalist with her idea, Room by Room! Room by Room is an eco-home redecorating reality show for low-income housing where ten inner-city high school students will participate in six weeks of eco-design bootcamp for a chance to win a health home make-over. Sami is brilliantly talented and incredibly motivated, serving as the youngest adjunct faculty at RISD (where she’s also an alumn), a member of Grain Design, a Timberland Earthkeeper Hero, and an all around awesome person. She’s got tough competition (including Paul Polak, who we also love), but with the Brown University’s Community Environmental College behind them, the Majora Carter Group as their media consultant, Timberland as their publicity outlet, RISD as their cohorts,we think they’re in good shape.

You can vote for Sami and see the Room by Room preview here!

1 Sheet Desk + Chair

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

A classic foundation project that occurs at RISD during one’s freshmen year is making a chair with no glue or cuts with only folds using 1 large sheet of corrugated cardboard, and bonus points for including a table of some sort.

The above video is a result of Danny Kim’s quick exploration on this project. There are a few more online if you dig around, but I’ve always wondered why such great projects like his never make it to market even if using a different material? Cost, manufacturing, longevity, uniqueness, business, too creative, market.  Maybe I’ll just make a few for my house.

“Yes we CAN!”

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Walking the aisles of New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair this weekend, it was clear that the Recession was hitting the design world pretty hard. The show seemed to be only 70% of the size of years past, and those who were showing tended to be showing smaller, more affordable products. There was still some good work to be seen, though, including what we thought was the highlight: Kikkerland’s booth.

That’s right, the highlight of the the show was’t furniture at all– it was the booth at Kikkerland, can-structed of 2000 cans of soup, to be donated to New York’s hungry through City Harvest after the show was taken down. Designed by Jan Habraken, the booth was a recession-friendly, environmentally-benign, and captivating show-stealer.

Check out a couple more photos after the jump!


Causing a Scene, Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Our favorite prankster buddy Charlie Todd from Improv Everywhere has a book out that launches today!!! Go buy it!!! Congrats Charlie and Alex!!!  Time to pull a PR prank where 1000 people are reading your book in a bookstore, park, escalator, or grand central =)

“The Improv Everywhere book comes out today! Causing a Scene, Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere is available in bookstores all over North America. The book comes out in Australia on May 28. You can also order it online at Amazon.

Causing a Scene is the behind-the-scenes story of Improv Everywhere, with an in-depth look at some of our most successful pranks over the past eight years. It’s written by Improv Everywhere founder Charlie Todd and Improv Everywhere senior agent Alex Scordelis, and contains many awesome photos by Chad Nicholson. You can read the first two chapters online.

If you live in the New York City area, come by tomorrow (5/20) afternoon at 12:30 to the Bryant Park Word for Word writers series to watch Edward R. Murrow interview Charlie Todd about the book, and get your copy signed by the authors.

You can also buy a copy and get it signed on Roosevelt Island following The Mp3 Experiment Six this Saturday.”