Mickey Mouse ears for the iPad

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Check this out.

I really like the design of it, the name (Simplifiear), the colors (4), the video they made, AND the package.

Now, I’m curious to see it live, and if it really makes a difference. It sells for $20, and it’s a kickstarter project by Nonlinear.

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Posted by on April 27, 2012 with one comment so far

Magnetic walls!

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Patrick bought these magnet boards, and now we’re having a magnetic phase in the office. We put them up ourselves a couple of weeks ago in our Friday meeting. You know, work you do with your hands? Sharing the drill, handling the screws. Eh. Fun. I heard somebody say it was the most workout they got in 2 weeks.

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Posted by on April 26, 2012 with no comments yet

Access over ownership

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Has anyone tried or heard of MESH? On their site they mention: “A WORLD COMMUNITY AND ECONOMY WHERE ACCESS TRUMPS OWNERSHIP.”

Apparently anyone can add their own company to their list. There’s a ton of alternative ways of doing things. Is this the “open source” of the business world?

Here a couple of finds: Task Rabbit (get stuff done), Frents (see what friends will share for free), Airbnb (rent your extra space easy). Also found 37 Signals there.

http://meshing.it/

Posted by on April 19, 2012 with no comments yet

CreativeMornings at Olson Kundig Architects

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Today the CreativeMornings was at Olson Kundig Architects. I couldn’t wait to be there and feel the old architect vibes from past times.

Mainly they showed and talked about their new experimental space: [storefront]. It is what it means. They took an empty storefront space in their building and transformed into a space for everything, anything. Inebriating to say the least. Repurposing empty spaces with whatever ideas come to mind is fun.

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Posted by on April 13, 2012 with no comments yet

Seattlight

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On May 3, the artist group Rebar will be lighting up the newly refurbished Jackson Plaza to unveil their temporary installation Seattlight, at King Street Station’s.

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Posted by on April 11, 2012 with no comments yet

Photoshop Etiquette

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Tim, our Front-end Dev hinted me on this yesterday: a Photoshop Etiquette portal. Wow, really?

This is all about good organization, so Photoshop files can be easily  understood when shared between designers and developers.

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Posted by on April 10, 2012 with no comments yet

Street maps as infographics

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Here’s a collection of fun “maps” by Christoph Newmann:
http://niemann.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/10/my-way/

Posted by on April 5, 2012 with no comments yet

What’s going on around town

Idle? Here’s stuff I heard is going on in our world:

The Standard 5 Special Effects
April 3 (today!)

ADDY Awards
April 12

Bar Camp 2012
April 28

Seattle Code Camp 2012
June 16

 

Posted by on April 3, 2012 with no comments yet

Street foodie-goodie in the neighborhood

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Not sure if I commented on these before, but here it goes.

Two trucks that are in our neighborhood once a week:

Street Treats (sweets, sweets, sweets)
Thursdays
12-12:30:  Roundabout North of Big Fish Games & F5 on Elliott
12:45-1:15 pm – Queen Anne – 300 3rd Ave W (3rd and harrison)
(my favorite is the coconut brownie!)

Contigo (Modern Mexican)
Tuesday, 11am-2pm, PI building on Elliott, behind RAIN fitness
(haven’t tried yet, but will soon)

Since Lower Queen Anne can be a bit  challenging on the foodie side, I hope these help!

Photo: Street Treats cranberry and orange scones. Yum!

 

 

Posted by on April 3, 2012 with no comments yet

Sahale Snacks Facebook integrated campaign

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Our client Sahale Snacks is participating on something cool. It’s called The WORK PLAY LOVE Tour. The campaign, sponsored by Subaru, celebrates the balance of work and play with a series of activity-filled events. Sahale Snacks and other active lifestyle partners such as KEEN Footwear, Yakima and Trek will make more than 50 “fresh air therapy” stops at various companies across the U.S, where workday warriors are invited to come out and play.

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Posted by on April 2, 2012 with no comments yet