Archive for 2011

NYU student project lets you donate money remaining on your NYC subway card to charity.

Every year, millions of dollars worth of value on MTA MetroCards are lost or discarded. However, a student project at NYU called MetroChange takes this value and puts it to good use. The concept is simple: swipe your MetroCard at a MetroChange kiosk and the value on the card is transferred to a central fund. This fund is then donated to a charity once per month while the physical card is taken for recycling. As a daily subway rider and proponent of social good, I am totally in favor of this. Well done, guys!


An album of stories from people like you.

Over a year ago, we introduced you to the magic that is One Hello World. Since then, the man behind the voicemail machine has been working diligently to produce an album called “The Listener,” a compilation of voicemails from strangers around the world brought together by the uniting force of music. To realize this dream, One Hello World needs our help. If you’re interested in contributing to a social media experiment turned musical memoir, head to Kickstarter and help fund the album (part of your donation goes toward getting live artists to record over voicemails – how cool would that be?). Oh, and if you’re stuck in the holiday doldrums, call (316) 247-0421 and spill your thoughts. It might be just the kind of catharsis you need before starting a new year.

Like we need your support.

Haha, this is genius. Found on Pinterest.

I never thought I’d wear a watch again until…

Mobile phones have completely erased the need for watches. At least that’s what I believed for the past decade. But then my buddy James tipped me off to Autodromo, a new line of vintage-inspired watches, and oh my! Founded to recapture the romantic era of motoring, Autodromo’s minimalist design and handmade aesthetic has me seriously reconsidering ever leaving my wrist naked again. Try-on and purchase info here.

Holiday Matinee’s December Mixtape!

As we creep towards 2012, we thought we’d pepper this month’s mixtape with some holiday laughs and a seasonable tune. But should this not be the most wonderful time of the year for you (I won’t play Andy Williams), we’ve got Tennis, That Work, new Joel P West and more. Bye, we’ll see you next year (thanks for the link Jules).

Spend an evening creating value, Sezio style.

‘Tis the season to give back, and the San Diego arts and music community needs your support! Tonight, Sezio launches their 2012 Membership program, which helps our favorite non-profit make awesome all year long. (Remember this? Or this? Or this? You get the point.) For the reasonable price of $40, the Sezio Card gets you 10% off your tab at a bunch of rad local businesses including Starlite, Tiger!Tiger! and Bottlecraft, just to name a few. If that wasn’t already amazing enough, try these letterpress sketchbooks on for size. Oh no you didn’t!

This evening, they’re celebrating the 2012 Membership with a huge art show, delicious food truck fare and crafty cocktails (did someone say Moscow Mule?) at the Luce Loft from 7-11pm. The event is free, so come down and join us for a night of local art, music and culture!

Animal photos + hilarious captions = Why I love the internet

There’s a Tumblr blog made for everything nowadays and sometimes it’s hard to keep up, but occasionally there’s one that stands out from the rest. Such is the case with Animals Talking In All Caps, a collection of random animal photos paired with delightful and sometimes morbid captions. If you don’t believe me, refer to the picture below.

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