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Launching heARTbeat on ecosalon.com »

Launching heARTbeat on ecosalon.com

If one lives long enough, and pays attention, everything seems to come full circle. A few years back, with my other company, we were asked to work on developing a blog project. It was full of win for an eco-marketing company. The brief was ambitious : create the basis to become the go-to green blog for the latest eco news, fashion, products [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Karen Cheng : How to Solve a Song with Math : Ignite »

Karen Cheng : How to Solve a Song with Math : Ignite Episode 85

Image : (CC) Randy Stewart, blog.stewtopia.com.   If you are an internet lover, you probably know about O'Reilly Media, and their deep connections to the social web.  Today we bring you one of our favorite events, which was birthed there, and a wonderful example of why we attend whenever we can.  According to Ignite, it is: ...a geek [...]

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

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

Images : Leo Reynolds No fooling, it's been a great few weeks for us at mixingreality.  In the coming days we will be adding contributors and some reviews of curated goodies that we think you might enjoy.  In the meantime, here are the top ten posts from the last time we made a list of your favorites.  Enjoy!  And do let us know what you are [...]

Peter Strange Yumi & Thoughts on the State of the »

Peter Strange Yumi & Thoughts on the State of the Economy

It's April Fools Day, 2011.  The New York Times reports : The United States economy added 216,000 jobs in March, as the nation continues a modest recovery. Still, threats to a more robust recovery remain, including a surge in energy and food prices, with the possibility of disruptions in oil production in the Middle East continuing to [...]

Charitable controversy? HELP JAPAN : Should we »

Charitable controversy?  HELP JAPAN :  Should we contribute by consuming?

Given all the goodwill and charitable efforts around the Japan disaster, there is always going to be the critic, the one to shed light in those dark corners where asking the tough questions can create quite a stir.  Currently,  John Pavlus is probing :  "Is This Poster to Aid Japan's Tsunami Victims a Crime Against Design?"  Designers like [...]

Age Doesn’t Apply for Fashion Doyennes of »

Age Doesn’t Apply for Fashion Doyennes of AdvancedStyle.com

  With the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, our thoughts are on those wonderful style mavens worth remembering both then and now.  Their personal style continues to inspire and will live on through history and  future generations. Fittingly,  albeit coincidentally,  photographer Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Style blog launched  an [...]

Question-of-the-day : 7 year olds being marketed »

Question-of-the-day : 7 year olds being marketed ‘push-up’ bikini tops?

We post about fashion, and the cultural influences of fashion regularly.  So this one caught our eye,  the new bikinis from Abercrombie Kids.  The spring line features three styles of tops:  triangle,  bandeau…and push up. Abercrombie Kids, the youth offshoot of Abercrombie, is selling push-up bikini tops for girls. The target market for [...]

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