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DO SOMETHING TODAY THAT YOUR FUTURE SELF WILL THANK YOU FOR!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

“DO SOMETHING TODAY THAT YOUR FUTURE SELF WILL THANK YOU FOR!”
I’m not sure who said this, but it is a quote I’ve come upon and will make a poster to put up on my wall to see everyday for now on!


Entertainment Gathering (EG) 2012: EG Everywhere

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

My favorite gathering is happening in beautiful Monterey CA next week at a magical gathering known as The EG Conference April 12-14.
If you take a peek at past and this years eclectic presenters, you’ll be as amused and curious as I am every year to attend this brain safari of wonder.
If your attending, please let me know, or pass this post around to friends that might be interested.

As a special extension to EG this year, they are offering the entire live web-stream of the event for $200, but they are also offering me a special link for friends at half price! Yup, $100 for a few days of live, provoking, entertaining, talks.

To get a hold of this special gift, go here and  learn more about EG Everywhere! You get to see all the spectacular talks live for $100 vs the $4000 ticket price!  Sign up, call your friends up, have a 2-3 day Salon at your house with food and drinks, and get inspired! Then perhaps decide if you can attend the actual conference to experience the rest of the magic!


Famous Cartoon Characters in Minimalist LEGO Form

Monday, March 26th, 2012

 

Wow, these are awesome. LEGOS stacked to represent legendary icons that many of us know. It took me about 2-3 seconds to figure out each one, though I would have doubled the width of one of the “fathers” in a family as they did for a “kid” in a group of friends from a TV show.

“German ad agency Jung von Matt created this brilliant series of photographs for a LEGOadvertising campaign titled “Imagine”. The images show famous characters from children’s television shows in simplified LEGO form. Can you figure out each of the shows?”

via petapixel
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Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future

Monday, March 5th, 2012

 

Onstage at TED2012, Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism — that we’ll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us. “I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do. But ultimately, we knock them down.”


Cornelia Konrads: Passage

Monday, March 5th, 2012


Cool project! Project Passage. Reminds me or Andy Goldsworthy some.

Cornelia Konrads website 


How to “Age” Your Wine 5 Years in 20 Seconds: Hyperdecanting

Monday, February 20th, 2012


You know that saying that about Wine needing some time to “breathe”, or letting it get some air. Well it is true, and you can either open the bottle many hours earlier, pour it into a large glass decanter, or into one of those gadgets that add bubbles to your glass as you pour which result in a gargling sound. But did you also know the fastest and most efficient way is sticking a hand blender into that classy looking glass of wine, or as Tim calls it, “beating the sh*t out of it”?

It might not look that appealing but boiling it down to scientific terms, you want more of the wine surface to touch air…and the blender does just that. Anyhow, read or watch the post via Tim Ferris who learned about this through Nathan Myhrvold at tims post… otherwise i’ll mirror it after the jump.

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TEDMED 2011: SHEILA NIRENBERG

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Sheila Nirenberg:
“Decoding sight: Neuroscientist Nirenberg is developing a non-surgical and vastly improved artificial retina strategy that deciphers neural cell codes, potentially reversing some types of blindness.”

This was by far the highlight for me at TEDmed 2011. This can pave the way for the blind to see again, or even the ability for us to see behind our backs, etc… This is a technology an development to watch out for in the upcoming years! What would you do if you could use this technology?

via tedmed


Samsung – Best mobile phone manual

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012


I love good packaging, I love great user experiences, and to this I must say I love the packaging manual VitaminDesign did for Samsung(“>video here). It’s a beautiful step by step process to show you how to put your phone together and how to do stuff…the phone becomes the real Interface while getting printed instruction… awesome! I’d love to get my hands on one of these if anyone has a set to send over =).
Awesome work VitaminDesign and Samsung!


EG Conference 2012

Monday, February 6th, 2012


My favorite conference (which is from a list of many) is coming up again April 12-14 2012. This breath-taking conference is the EG Conference (Entertainment Gathering) that gathers in beautiful Monterey CA. I’d be able to write a entire book about why this is the most fascinating gathering I have been to in 10 years, but in simple words, come experience an eclectic gathering filled with mystery, surprise, emotion, connections, and entertainment for a few days in beautiful Monterey…. you will leave imagining the entire world differently, with a different perspective, and a twinkle in your eye again for curiosity, to perhaps create magic.
Come join, this year will be my 4th in a row.  Let me know if you can make it and I’ll be sure to connect. Tickets are almost sold out.


Corkers

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

ha, these are awesome. I’ll have to get some of these for my next wine party.

“These made my day. Corkers are a design collaboration between Oded Friedland and Reddish Studio forMonkey Business are push pins that you can prick into wine/champagne corks to turn them into little creatures! The options are ?Monkey?, ?Deer?, ?Buffalo?, ?Bear?, ?Bunny? ?&? ?Crow. The packaging turns it into a fun wine bottle hang tag/gift ~ perfect for the next bottle of wine… Take a peek at more details up close on the next page.”

via notcot 


SOPA: Stop Online Piracy Act

Monday, January 16th, 2012

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For those unfamiliar with SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), you must read and dig into this crazy Act that can and will pretty much screw up any freedom and innovation like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Reddit, etc if it happens. Please sign up to petition against it HERE. Learn more about it from the video above from Chris Hayes.


Never Wet

Monday, January 16th, 2012

This blew my mind away. NeverWet is a treatment to makes any surface liquid resistant. It’s a Hydrophobiccoating that repels any liquid, even thick liquids like syrup, paint, ketchup, etc and repels them off any surface (much like you see on plant leaves). Check out the video above and be awed when you see the white shoes come out of the muddy wet pool. Imagine all the crazy magical applications.

They even applied it to an iphone and let it sit under water for an hour and it was fine.  Personally I want to treat all my furniture with this stuff, then treat my car, shoes, rugs, etc…. No word on if it is toxic or not, and the product is expected to be available to consumers in 2012.

“At Ross Nanotechnology, we have developed a super hydrophobic coating that completely repels water and heavy oils. Any object coated with our NeverWet  coating literally cannot be touched by liquid. Any liquid placed on this coating is repelled and simply rolls off without touching the underlying surface. Not only is this amazing to see, but it solves a myriad of problems.”

via NeverWet