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Evan Roth + The Barbarian Group = Mozilla Mark Up »

Evan Roth + The Barbarian Group = Mozilla Mark Up

Oh, the internet, the magic of graffiti mark up language (.gml), and the threat to free culture. The Barbarian Group, Mozilla (Firefox) and artist Evan Roth got together to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web.  Thus was born : Mark Up : At once both a beautifully visualized metaphor of everyone’s contributions to [...]

Pierre Ospina : A Caterpillar Herd & Blossom »

Pierre Ospina : A Caterpillar Herd & Blossom Bulbs sprout LED lighting

When one is endlessly curious about humanity's boundless flow of creativity, one of the gifts of the internet is that process; whether through images, video or text, can appear instantaneous.  Open source tools give designers, artists, makers so many opportunities to share their ideas from beginning to end to reuse to [...]

Subway Friends : A Project by All Day Buffet’s »

Subway Friends : A Project by All Day Buffet’s Jerri Chou

Subway Friends, a brilliant concept about connection, is the brain child of designer Jerri Chou, whose mission is to change the world through creativity and business. Her organization, All Day Buffet incubates, advises, and invests into for-profit/for-good companies. Subway Friends in her words :  This is a little project I started because [...]

Lark: An Entirely New Way to Wake Up On Time »

Lark: An Entirely New Way to Wake Up On Time

It's a long weekend, and we hope you don't have to set an alarm, but this is an interesting idea. Lark has: introduced a whole new way to wake your potential. Not your partner. Lark is the first, patent-pending silent un-alarm clock and sleep sensor. An entirely new way to wake up. Comes with a Bluetooth operated wristband, dual [...]

Arthur Buxton Mixes our Perception with Color Trend »

Arthur Buxton Mixes our Perception with Color Trend Visuals

Arthur Buxton's color charts are engaging and interesting in their intent.  Using color extraction software and Adobe Illustrator, he has developed a  way of looking at color schemes of artwork we have seen before.  By removing what the eye expects to see from an image, he simply leaves behind color percentages, and we are left, with an [...]

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 [...]

Joey Roth : Felt Mouse »

Joey Roth : Felt Mouse

Joey Roth designs products : To articulate the beauty of everyday rituals. He combines simple functionality with honest, unfinished materials that become more personal as they take on a patina of use. He’s especially interested in designing tools for ephemeral experiences like tea and music. I met Joey on Stumbleupon years ago [...]

01M-OneMoment’s Biodegradable Footwear »

01M-OneMoment’s Biodegradable Footwear

Spanish company, 01M-OneMoment has come up with an alternative to the casual fashion of flip flops, designed with a lot more protection and  thoughtfulness.  The essence of their DNA comes from the Amazonian forest, where locals paint the soles of their feet with latex from the Hevea tree.  The latex allows their feet to be covered by a [...]

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 [...]

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