Archive for February, 2013

Best Made has the best patch

Best Made Company makes tons of rad stuff. Everything from camping gear to maps and axes, many of which I don’t have the money to throw at. One item I will be picking up though is their Be Optimistic patch. It’s a choice addition to a favorite shirt or backpack and I like that Best Made is donating all proceeds on the sale of this badge to charity since they’ve been unable to find the original creator of the design (it’s from an old postcard). Real mail’s the best.

Best Made Be Optimistic patch


Wes Anderson Valentine Day Cards

I know it’s almost been a week since Valentine’s Day, but these are too cool not to share. Jennifer Lewis did a great job illustrating some Wes Anderson characters paired to quotes that make you really feel the awkward love. These are only my favorite three, so I highly suggest you check out the whole set over on Flavorwire to discover your own favorites. Maybe one will be good enough for you to share next year. If you’re lucky enough to have a Valentine, that is…

Chok! Chok! Chok!

From Hong Kong, a ground-breaking creative approach to marketing called “Chok!”. Ad-man Mark Kong and team blended interaction design with advertising to rethink the consumer -brand relationship. Is this a sign we’re one step closer to a completely crossmedia future? I sure as hell hope so. The day we stop paying millions of dollars for celebrities to just “pop-up” in a commercial will be a good day. Unless that celebrity is James Franco…

Anyways, check out the video and let us know what you think about interactive TV gaming promotions in the comments.


The MiiR tumbler does much more than your favorite childhood Thermos

The MiiR Tumbler is a neat coffee/tea tumbler that gives back to those in need. Each Tumbler provides one person with clean drinking water for an entire year and comes with a unique tracking bracelet that has an engraved identification number. The personal identification number can be entered into the MiiR tracking system online, allowing you to see what project you helped fund! Isn’t that nifty? It comes in different colors, too. Yay! Options!

MiiR Tumbler

Clinking my glass for the Brooklyn Brew Kids

Seeing the amazing things my friends are doing has been one of my favorite parts of being an adult. No, I’m not talking about Bragstagram – what I mean is when people you know do something so incredibly clever that it makes you smile. I like to give more than a Like or Tweet when it’s due and I’m incredibly proud of what my college pal Erica Shea and her partner-in-crime Stephen Valand have done with Brooklyn Brew Shop (they make DIY beer kits that accommodate those of us in tight spaces).

Take a moment to watch this video. Erica and Stephen’s story is one of innovation, being passionate about what you do and love (for each other). That’s exactly why it belongs on our site.

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