Archive for July, 2011

Need a new iPhone case? These designers are here to help.

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.

I wish this was my idea.

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.

Holiday Matinee’s July Mixtape!

Laughs. Summer jams. New singles. Hall & Oates. It’s everything you’d expect from a Holiday Matinee mixtape in July.

Dogboarding is exactly what you think it is

Film makers Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert combine dogs and skateboarding to create this adorable little film. I love it and it doesn’t even include cats! Don’t worry, no animals were harmed in the making of this film.

A hilarious collection of mispelled names on Starbucks cups

Misspelled names on Starbucks cups. I’ve definitely been a victim and my hunch is you have too. Starbucks Spelling offers a collection of some of the best screw-ups and it’s pure comedy. The image below is from a guy named Kent. Man I love the internet.

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