Archive for October, 2010

What are you doing today?

One super awesome life tip is to choose two things you’d like to do when you get up and write them down before anything else distracts you. Maybe they’re work related or maybe they’re about having fun, but these are two things you’re going to hold yourself accountable for. Two is such a simple commitment that you’ll feel pretty ridiculous by not doing them. Repeat and you’ll be surprised at how much work you’ve done and the good times you’ve had over a week, month or year. Thankfully, there are people like Mary Kate McDevitt that make mini-goal chalkboards to keep us on track. I’d consider buying one of these as an investment in me.

4,000 pictures in 2 minutes

Next time I go on vacation, remind me to bring along Mike Matas to chronicle the adventures and then create a stunning video sequence to sum up the experience. Other awesome clips include Phoenix to LA in 10 seconds and 7,000 frames per second.

Sanitation is very sexy, don’t you think?

Search For The Obvious is a project of the Acumen Fund with a slightly different approach when it comes to charity. Instead of just rounding up as much cash as possible, it’s refreshing to see they believe creativity holds the solutions to many of the world’s problems and are making a community around this idea. Acumen routinely funds innovative ideas like new business models to support ambulance services or cost-effective water purification. Their latest challenge to creatives is using all the brainpower they have to raise awareness about sanitation in developing countries. The idea here? Make sanitation the next sexy cause with as little as a tweet, story, poster or video. If you enter you can be sure Mom will be proud. Winning entries get some love on GOOD, Design Observer, and the YouTube homepage.

Photo by Rémi Kaupp

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