Beautiful video by John Legend. (Late to the game. I know.)
Impromptu dance parties are happening more frequently at casa swissmiss these days, with disco light and all. And I find myself constantly looking for new songs to add to my playlist.
What’s *the* song that will get you off your feet and onto the dance floor? Let’s start a YouTube-Link-Comment thread? YES?
“There are intangible qualities of companies that you pour your heart into that are impossible to purchase. And it’s really special when you create a company that provides that. Nothing tops the feeling of being a part of that.”
– Zach Klein
I just remembered this WNYC podcast on Houseguest Hospitality with Philip Galanes, New York Times Social Q’s columnist. Some good tips on how to be a graceful guest or host.
I know nothing about audio equipment, so I have no idea if this Marshall Hanwell 50th Anniversary Speaker is any good, but I can say with confidence, it is a thing of beauty.
Mailchimp managed to make email marketing fun, not an easy task. Over the past few years I’ve had the chance to see a bit behind the scenes at Mailchimp and I have the utmost respect for their company culture and values they operate under. I consider them “Design Philanthropists” as they support so many initiatives I care about in the creative world.
If you haven’t seen Ben Chestnut’s CreativeMornings talk, I recommend you bookmark it. It’s one of my favorites.
Debbie, Thank you for making this happen!
Twitter finally launched its much-anticipated Music App. It lets you see what music is trending, emerging and find new music from artists you follow. Smart.
Diego Stocco did it again: After creating a series of videos where he performed a multi-track piece with an instrument he designed, he decided to take the concept a step farther and create his own orchestra made of unusually unique instruments.
The project started by handcrafting a diverse selection of instruments, then he wrote a composition where he could fit them all in and finally performed each part. Impressive.
I listened to an incredibly fascinating Radiolab episode on Color and learned about the mighty Mantis Shrimp. It has the most sophisticated visual system in the world, as its eyes contain 16 different types of photoreceptors (12 for color analysis, compared to humanity’s 3 cones). Mantis shrimps can thus see polarized light and 4 colors of uv light, and they may also be able to distinguish up to 100,000 colors (compared to the 10,000 seen by human beings).
Do yourself a favor and listen to the Color Radiolab Podcast.
(image by p@ragon)
Do you use Rdio? And you like to go to live concerts? If you answered both questions with a yes, boy, do I have an app for you: By linking your Rdio account to Setlist, you’re able to see if artists in your collection are playing shows in your specified cities. Once you’ve found a show you’d like to check out, you’re only a couple taps away from purchasing tickets in Setlist through songkick. Awesome? I’d say so!
I thoroughly enjoyed this DesignMatters podcast with Linda Tischler, Senior Editor at Fast Company. Thank you Debbie Millman!
These two kids saw the GOTYE music video SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW and fell in love with it. They started requesting the song every time they’d be riding in the car, singing along, of course. One day, their parents set up a go camera behind their seat and taped them over a few car rides. Awesome.
Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation, at the event “Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus”, from the 2009 World Science Festival, June 12, 2009.
(Thank you Karin)