This video is making it around the web this week, and it’s pretty awesome. Ted Williams is homeless and holds a sign saying he has a “golden voice” and needs some help. Eventually, someone stopped by and recorded their encounter, posted it on youtube, and now Ted has several job offers. Pretty amazing story. Watch the video above, then an extra video after the jump about this drastic 20 hour change from the street to a job offer from the Cavaliers, a house, and cell phone, and lots of media.
As usual, I’m in Hong Kong over the holiday break, shopping, hunting down some great food, and discovering anything else new over here. If you have any must visit tips, let me know. Otherwise, take a look at my previous post from 2 years ago on Food and brief Shopping. Will have a few fun updates on the Facebook Fanpage.
I’ve only recently para glided and I’ve skied quite a bit, but the combination I’ve never thought about until this video above. Seems pretty amazing, but I’ve got a feeling it’s mighty chilly in the sky. As cool as this is, I still find the base jumping v2 to the walls video a bit more insane! I’ll put that video after the jump if you have not seen it.
Simple packaging for chocolate from Chocolat Factory. I love the simple, bold font usage. … and the 2 founders just so happen to be designers … =)
“The fact that the company’s founding partners are, respectively, an architect and an interior decorator, has probably exercised a decisive influence in this sensitive approach to design. As Michel Laline himself explains: “When we first launched the company, we realised that no one had used design in the sector as yet, so that formed the base of the business: chocolate and design.” And according to Titus Ruiz: “The concept of the brand was very clear from the start: design with content.”
If I only knew about the Jointmaker during design school…. I love Japanese saws, but never thought about using them in the inverse where the saw sat static, and the wood was the object that moved to get cut much like a table saw. Pretty creative and simple. It’s a table saw with no flying dust, no need for electricity, no ear protection or eye gear needed, and a cut as thin and accurate as a Japanese saw vs the wide width of a table saw blade. Only problem I find is the price at around $1,200, but thats what you pay for innovation I guess.
With all this crazy TSA news this past month an idea like 4th Amendment Wear was bound to happen. Pretty cool, though I’m not sure if it would actually work. Wonder if duck tape would show up… Tape drawing time! Otherwise, send me a pair, and maybe i’ll find out if it works!