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Semester at Sea

This is a spectacular video...and not just because it's my brother who produced it. Seriously, try to make it to the end

Semester at Sea LipDub Ship Tour from Semester at Sea on Vimeo.

Ridiculous Pool

What happens when you put sprapaint cans on the bottom of a skateboard?

Skate peinture |

Psychopath Test

Love it

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Bottle Key

Bottle Key | Leather Goods, Wallets, Bags, Accessories | Made in the USA

Two Roads to Courage

Mindblowingly awesome.

Suitcase: "Two Roads to courage" - bottle of bourban and brass knuckles.

"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."


Tyler Riewer

It's a small world after all

Distance no longer matters as much as accessibility. Very cool infographic

researchers at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy, and the World Bank, created this gorgeous map. They first created a model, which calculated how long it would take to travel from a given point, to the nearest city of 50,000 people or more; the model includes rail, road, and river networks.

Infographic of the Day: It's a Small World, Afterall | Fast Company

Dieter Rams: ten principles for good design

Worth reading again and again

Dieter Rams: ten principles for good design

Smart NFL Marketing

So I got an email from NFL today. It happens to be my birthday this week, so they gave me a % discount. But when i looked at the visual in the email, they had put my last name on the jersey of the team I affiliate myself with (the Skins). This is brilliant. If i loved the Skins more, this would be much more motivating...and for real fans I can imagine how compelling this would be. So all the pieces:
  • 15% discount
  • jersey with my name
  • on my team
  • with the #1
Well played, NFL. I'm very impressed.

Heineken STR bottle

The new limited edition Heineken STR bottle looks great on it's own, but when under black light, looks even cooler. Check it out.

Look, Ma, I'm on TV!

Okay Yellow talked me into being in their latest spot for Mercedes-Benz, and it turned out pretty great. Be sure to check them out!

Graffiti Analysis 2.0 (Digital Blackbook)

Graffiti Analysis 2.0: Digital Blackbook from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

Wow. Great idea, spectacular execution.
more at

Airplane Hanger


from MOM

Coke-powered phone

Chinese designer Daizi Zheng has created a conceptual mobile phone for Finnish brand Nokia that could be powered by sugary drinks.

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(via treehugger)

Projection on Buildings

Projection on Buildings from NuFormer Digital Media on Vimeo.

via Jacob

Street Pole Campaign

An outdoor Street Pole campaign for the University of Natal courses. This was also also the launch of the media of Street Pole advertising in South Africa in 2001.

Clever work by Steven Smith.

The Longest Way

Probably way behind on this, but I find it inspiring and well done. Makes me want to travel.

The Longest Way 1.0 - one year walk/beard grow time lapse from Christoph Rehage on Vimeo.

The Fun Theory

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Via David

Jay-Z - Blueprint III

New Jay-Z album cover is cool enough visually, even with the red stripes added with photosho...wait...


(not a bad album to boot)

(via Bobby)

Actually cool bike helmets

Fuseproject was commissioned by New York City to create a new product and brand for the new generation of bikers, would provide safety both in a context of a free bike program, and of a policy to promote cycling in the City.
The helmet features an innovative two-fold design that consists of a protective polystyrene shell on the inside, covered with a customizable soft fabric that attaches with integrated straps. Unfortunately this product is not yet available for purchase, NYC is currently distributing helmets at community events around the city.

More on flylyf

(via engadget)

IQ Font

The type nerd in me rejoices with his fellow technology nerd. The iQ font was created by the tracked movements of a little Toyota.

3-D Projection on buildings

555 KUBIK_ extended version from urbanscreen on Vimeo.

I absolutely love this.

via Gizmodo

Go Plates

When you need a free hand to, you know, actually eat the food you're carrying around - just put your plate over your brew. They're called Go Plates. Love it.

via Geekologie

Automated Tabletop Cutter

Loved the idea for this. The possibilities are really exciting - imagine all the fun stuff you can do with your recycling.

Automated Tabletop Cutter

Michael Jordan/Gatorade street art photos

A street art tribute to Michael Jordan made out of 19,000 Gatorade bottles - Home Page

youtube as a website. brilliant.

Netflix Origami

This made me smile because we have a never ending supply of these around the house.

Happy Memorial Day!

Mama's Sauce

Mama's sauce is a design/print shop in central Florida that just blew my mind. They take great care in their print processes, and seem to truly love the art form. Refreshing.

This poster for a crawfish boil was actually printed with Old Bay seasoning mixed in with the ink! Amazing. Looks super-great too.

Here There Be Monsters

The Portfolio of Here There Be Monsters in itself is worth a post, but what really caught my attention was how they use Google Maps to present the site. The click-drag can be a little annoying, but it is a really unusual and captivating idea. Worth checking out.

Someday Is Today

I'm proud to announce the launch of Someday Is Today a collaboration between Benjamin Clyde, Aaron Martin, Shawn Romano, Northland Church and myself.

We decided to take another approach on the idea of taking overseas service trips, and focus on the things that prevent people from taking the dive. This campaign included a series of videos played during the services, and a simple website that funnels you into a trip that fits you best.

I helped with the web structure, overseeing the amazing designers (simple job) and some of the messaging.

Our vision for it starts with Northland, but could include lots of churches/ministries/organizations using the campaign and listing their trips here. If you're interested in participating, let us know.

Honda Insight and Vimeo

Honda Insight is running an amazing video/campaign on Vimeo. The entire page is effected along with the video. Is it bad it kind of gave me goosebumps?

via Brandon's Twitter

Martin Luther King Sings

via Daniel

Zip Up Tangles

Yes, please.

Someone please put these into production. Thank you.

Peter Funch

Photographer Peter Funch takes a series of photos from the same spot and composites them together based on theme. Love it.

Via yewknee



Simple sinewave synthesizer triggered by an ordinary 16step sequencer. Each triggered step causes a force on the underlaying wave-map, which makes it more cute.

Video on a Sphere

Video on a Sphere

Talk about "immersive" it

Boxed Water is Better

Boxed Water is Better seems pretty neat:
Started with the simple idea of creating a new bottled water brand that is kinder to the environment and gives back a bit - we found that it shouldn't be bottled at all, but instead, boxed. So we looked to the past for inspiration in the century old beverage container and decided to keep things simple, sustainable, and beautiful.
via the dieline


What you are about to see is a mix of unrelated YouTube videos/clips edited together to create ThruYou.

Fascinating. via Brandon via zefrank

Crisis of Credit Visualizations

Fantastic visualizations of the crisis of credit

Via Hunter Chorey

Twestival tonight!

If there's a twestival in your town, I really encourage you to go tonight.

It's a simple meetup happening in 175+ cities around the world with the goal of raising money for an amazing cause, charity:water. My church has been supporting them for a while, and they're legit. They help build wells for people who currently drink disgusting water that they have to walk miles for. It's amazing to think about how other cultures have to live because of a lack of simple technology to dig a well. Here's more on charity:water:

charity: water for Twestival from charity: water on Vimeo.

Each Twestival is locally and volunteer run, but the one in Charlottesville is awesome. Donors have provided everything, so every single penny from even my beer purchases will go to charity:water. Basically a regular night out with all money going to help.

On the right side of the main Twestival page you can see the cities around the world that are taking part. Find your city, buy a drink, and let's get some wells dug.

(ps - if you come to the charlottesville one, you can get your grubby hands on this SICK print by publicdomain/modern mysticism)

That awful new Pepsi logo

I've got lots of thoughts on how bad the new pepsi logos are, but this guy introduced a new perspective on the unfortunate mark. This image cracks me up.

Also, if you havent seen the "Breathtaking" presentation that's been "leaked", you should check it out. It's supposedly the brief that explains the case for the shapes of the new logos...but it HAS to be a joke...right?

Pseudo-3D Video Conferencing with a Generic Webcam (Chris Harrison, Scott Hudson) - ISM '08


via yewknee

Bike Lane That Travels With You

LightLane by Altitude inc

The system projects a virtual bike lane (using lasers!) on the ground around the cyclists, providing drivers with a recognizable boundary they can easily avoid. The idea is to allow riders to take safety into their own hands, rather than leaving it to the city.

Brilliant. Love this idea for so many reasons.

Via GOOD via IDasia

Twitter Chatter During the Super Bowl

As the Steelers and Cardinals battled on the field, Twitter users across the nation pecked out a steady stream of "tweets." The map shows the location and frequency of commonly used words in Super Bowl related messages.
My favorite is when the Boss takes the stage.

via twitturly

Hobonox audio tool

Hobonox is beautiful, really well done, and I'm sure fascinating, but reminds me why i never did well in my studio production class in college.

The idea is to:
Produce your own electronic music with the Hobnox Audiotool...Choose your set-up, add, remove and arrange the devices you need and record your track to the myFiles’ section of your Hobnox account. From there, publish and share...

Love the look of the interface and like the pan-able stage (although sometimes you accidentally grab a machine when you're trying to pan around), but this is a great example of how giving people great power to control small details ends up becoming complicated and difficult. People with studio experience, however, might disagree and feel right at home. Worth checking out.

via westerndave's twitter


“Duplex is an aquarium/cage favouring an improbable encounter between a bird and a fish. The aquarium is thermoformed so as to create a space where the bird can fly at the same visual level as the fish.”
via IDasia (which, by the way, is my new favorite)


Jeremy Cowart's photography is quite good to start with, but the Awakening book project really caught my eye. He went around with the Passion world tour and captured it in breathtaking images. How can someone edit together a couple thousand photos each as stunning as the last? Looking forward to seeing this book when it comes out.

Via Jeremy's Twitter

Reflective Black Vinyl

This bike has been wrapped with this cool vinyl material which looks black, but with direct light or flash, it looks white and reflective. The video shows it off best. How cool.

via Core 77 (who, by the way, is killing it these days)

Easy PB&J Jar

Yes, Please!

Some interesting industrial design from Sherwood Forlee. His Easy PB&J Jar features a clean and simple glass jar with two lids.

The Easy PB&J Jar is a jar with two lids that allows you to access all of your peanut butter easily without having to resort to breaking open the jar. As you near the end on one side, simply flip the jar over to get the rest. The straight and smooth internal walls also ensure that no peanut butter is ever left behind a nook or cranny like existing jars.

via sustainable is good

Q Drum

I tend to like ideas like these that generate water closer to the source, but for places where this is not possible, the Q Drum is a great, simple idea:

The idea of the Q Drum originated in response to the needs of rural people in developing countries who have a problem carrying adequate quantities of potable water from a reliable source. A burden which is generally bestowed on the women and children of each community. In Africa for example, many debilitating back and neck injuries are a result of women carrying heavy loads on their heads....
The Q Drum is user friendly and the unique longitudinal shaft permits the drum to be pulled using a rope tied through the hole. There are no removable or breakable handles or axles, and the rope can be repaired on the spot or easily replaced...

Via LeeSteffen

Photoshop Interface on a billboard

street art commentary on popular images. photoshop interface pasted onto the images. love it.

Check out the full set.

via brandon