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Sustainable Enterprise Conference @ Sonoma Mountain »

Sustainable Enterprise Conference @ Sonoma Mountain Village

Hanging with lots'o'sustainability peeps in NorCal today at the Sustainable Enterprise Conference in Rohnert Park, CA, in the Sonoma Mountain Village.  Check out the site for speakers, and such, I'll be posting an interview or two in the days to come.  More soon.  dp  

Magda Sayeg & Knitta Please Yarnbomb iPhone »

Magda Sayeg & Knitta Please Yarnbomb iPhone Covers

Magda Sayeg, founder of the original knit graffiti crew Knitta Please describes her vocation as working... to redefine a craft that has been relegated to the stuffy attic of people’s brains and dismissed by a limited vision for knitting’s purpose, its function, its practitioners. Sayeg’s work repositions this granny pastime in public [...]

Anthropologie Windows : Recycled Corks from Kendall »

Anthropologie Windows : Recycled Corks from Kendall Jackson

  We had heard that Kendall-Jackson had teamed up with the non-profit Cork Forest Conservation Alliance by funding the shipment of millions of recycled corks.  Anthropologie stores throughout the U.S. were to reuse the corks in the clothiers' windows as an Earth Day celebration.  K-J had already partnered with CFCA as each year [...]

QTvan : the Environmentally Friendly Caravan »

QTvan : the Environmentally Friendly Caravan

The UK's, Environmental Transport Association says they built their  QTvan to beat Royal Wedding queues, but also to : Highlight the estimated 220,000 people who use a mobility scooter without breakdown cover and face the prospect of a very long wait should they suffer a mechanical fault or their battery runs flat. With a top speed of 6 [...]

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : April to May, 2011 »

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : April to May, 2011

From activism to cello, this was an amazing month at mixingreality.com.  Since posting two weeks ago, Spike Jones' capture of Yo-Yo Ma & Lil Buck has received almost 300,000 views, almost 6000 facebook likes, and dozens of comments.  Our readers also loved hearing that Dr. Seuss will be back with a new book, and Love the Future =  Ai [...]

Mixing Reality : Three Months of Blogging »

Mixing Reality : Three Months of Blogging

Thoughts on being back at blogging : At first it was an anonymous daily experiment to see if I could muster the personal discipline to be consistent, but three months  have gone by quickly.   I had help with contributions from Shaun Bybee who now lives in Lyon, France.  She spent many years in the fashion and beauty world, later [...]

Goodby Silverstein Partners’ Willy the tourist »

Goodby Silverstein Partners’ Willy the tourist AIDS Video

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners' AIDS awareness campaign introduces Willy, the tourist with a lot of frequent flier miles. Indefatigable and cute, Willy is from AIDES, the leading French HIV/AIDS non-profit, with a message for all of us to stay safe...oh, and though it should be, this may not be Safe for Work (NSFW).   via

The Tenderloin National Forest : Art Advocacy in the »

The Tenderloin National Forest : Art Advocacy in the Neighborhood

  According to the SFGate : In (San Francisco's Tenderloin District) there are loads of drug dealers, addicts, prostitutes, and mentally unstable street people...but if you can get past that, you'll find one of the most exciting and diverse locales. Darryl Smith and his co-founding partner, Laurie Lazer of the luggage store, saw [...]

Lordy Rodriguez at Hosfelt Gallery NYC »

Lordy Rodriguez at Hosfelt Gallery NYC

It's interesting that Lordy Rodriguez has been working with the visual imagery of maps and cartography for the last 15 years, as it's only in the last few, that we have gotten used to infographics as a way to organize our thinking around otherwise visually challenging information. On first glance one might think of looking at a warped [...]

Spike Jonze captures Yo-Yo Ma & Lil Buck »

Spike Jonze captures Yo-Yo Ma & Lil Buck performance

Filmmaker Spike Jones says of this incredible piece of video : The other day, I was lucky enough to be at an event to bring the arts back into schools and got to see an amazing collaboration between Yo-Yo Ma and a young dancer in LA, Lil Buck. Someone who knows Yo-Yo Ma had seen Lil Buck on YouTube and put them together. The dancing is Lil [...]

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