Regular Coffee is a very designy subscription coffee service. The folks behind Regular Coffee aim to deliver intentionally sourced, artisan roasted coffee directly to your door. Their beans are currently sourced from the Huehuetenango region in Guatemala.
The Bread Board is carved from a single slab of Canadian Sugar Maple and measures 9.5 x 9 x 1.25 in. Made me look.
Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion House is all kinds of fascinating, especially the conveyer belt linen closet!
Square Stand turns your iPad into a point of sale register. Makes me want to open a store, just so I can own one.
“A growing body of research shows that when you share a laugh with someone, you’re mirroring not only one another’s body language, but also the hormonal and neuronal activity, prompting a mutual investment in each other’s well-being. That’s a bond of kindness–and you’ll need acts of kindness to make it in any career.”
Why humor makes you more creative, by Drake Baer.
Brandon takes photos of strangers in New York and then posts the images on Humans of New York. Simply wonderful.
Varsity Bookmarking is a weekly interview magazine by Ben Pieratt, where questions are answered with links. Fantastic idea.
I just received a ‘handwritten’ card that was sent via an app called Felt. I could not tell that it was written on an iPad. Oddly impressive.
Two days ago I had the pleasure to meet all of this year’s Shopify Competition winners. One of the winners, Ryan French, left a huge impression. He is a student at the University of Washington, majoring in Applied Computational Math Science and the inventor of the GameKlip.
The GameKlip attaches your Android phone to a PlayStation3 controller and allows you to use a real controller to play your games on your smartphone. I’ve tried it, it’s all kinds of fantastic.
Ryan has single handedly built this business and created everything himself; the clip, the packaging, the site and he even currently still ships the items himself.
If you are a buyer for a big retailer, please reach out to Ryan. He is currently looking for large retailers to carry his product. He deserves to be picked up by a big chain.
How adorable is this reusable Ice Pop gel pack ? Use it to soothe aches and pains or to cool your sandwich in your lunchbox.
Shopify just announced the five winners of this year’s Build-A-Business competition!
During the 8 months of this year’s Shopify competition, over 10,000 entrepreneurs created Shopify online stores that sold more than $55 million in products. The five businesses that sold the most over any two months of the competition each win a $50,000 US investment.
But not only that, the fine folks over at Shopify are also sending each of the winners on a trip to New York City to meet with the industry experts who served as mentors to the participants throughout the competition (Tim Ferriss, Daymond John, Eric Ries and moi).
I can’t wait to meet and hug Debbie Sterling, the winner of my category, Art & Design! Debbie is a female engineer from Stanford University and created GoldieBlox, a construction toy that encourages young girls to get into engineering, develop spatial skills and hone problem-solving abilities. What’s not to like?
Congratulations to all the winners! And congrats to team Shopify for making this comeptition happen! I am honored to have gone from winner to mentor! Yay, for e-commerce! Yay internet!
Read about the competition over on the Shopify blog.