Archive for July, 2011
Ok, so this isn’t a real ad but the point is heavily taken. And sure, there are several cases of brands committing epic fails (i.e. The Gap) but Starbucks knows they’ve got us by the balls and we’re coming in every day for their crack. You pull off an ad like this – it’ll probably piss off most of America…but damn would I love it.
If you’re in your 20s or 30s, chances are that Blake Sennett has been involved with something you remember fondly. After circling around Kettner Blvd. and finding the tour van a parking spot outside The Casbah, I chatted with Blake about his recent tour for The Elected, Rilo Kiley’s breakup, Boy Meets World and Suzanne Somers (yup, that actually came up). Oh and let’s not forget two things he’s excited about right now. Have a listen below.
Words that come to mind when viewing this new craze in photography: unbelievable, gorgeous, epic, daring, brave, holy shit, dangerous, beautiful, limitless, totally crazy, colorful, pure, fantastic, impressed, awesome, ridiculous… What am I missing? Snap away with more breathtaking pics on My Modern Met. Just don’t kill yourself.
If this is what’s in store for retirement, sign me up. Big props to the Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Totally put a smile on my face.
Let’s face it, most iPhone cases suck. Sure, it’s nice to have protection against the occasional whoops but I either can’t stand the way they feel or how poorly designed they all look. Thankfully, others agree and Indie Cases was born. It’s business model is sort of like Threadless but for iPhone cases. Each week a new design is crowd-sourced on their tumblr and the winning design gets manufactured. Yeah, there’s the cliche mustache but I’m hopeful we’ll see some fresh new designs in the future. Here’s a few of my current faves.
Many cities are full of vacant storefronts and people who need things. What if we could easily voice what we want, where we want it and influence the types of stores and services that enter our neighborhood? Those are the questions New Orleans native Candy Chang seeks to answer with her “I Wish This Was” sticker project. It features fill-in-the-blank stickers that say “I wish this was ____.” Just fill them out and put them on abandoned buildings and beyond. Best of all, the stickers are custom vinyl so they can be easily removed without damaging property. Yes, this is totally genius, it’s also a fun, low-barrier tool to provide civic input on-site, and the responses reflect the hopes, dreams, and colorful imaginations of different neighborhoods. Purchase stickers and view the incredible photo gallery here.