Apple explaining their evolving design philosophy. Beautiful.
(via Laughing Squid)
PressPausePlay explores the massive digital revolution of the last decade which has unleashed and democratized creative opportunities. Does democratized culture really mean better art, film, music and literature?
Design in a Nutshell is a series of beautifully animated videos by Open Learn, explaining 6 key design movements. Watch short videos on Gothic Revival, Arts and Crafts, Bauhaus, Modernism, American Industrial Design and Postmodernism.
Or Simply discover your design alter-ego. Take the quiz.
(via the always amazing Open Culture blog)
If you’re not part of the solution you’re still part of the problem, according to Yvon Chouinard. That’s why the Patagonia Founder Chouinard leads by example, lives a simple life consuming only what’s necessary and uses all his resources to protect the environment. A remarkable man.
I can’t remember when I last highlighted as many paragraphs as in his book Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman. Mr. Chouinard makes me think about my values and how I run my businesses. The world needs more leaders like him!
I would like to create an extensive list of entrepreneurs that have values we can look up to. I refuse to believe that in order to super-successful you have to be ruthless and unethical. I want to believe that (business) success can be built on respect, kindness and decisions that don’t always come down to money. Yvon Chouinard fits that category. Who else?
In this talk, Mr. Chouinard talks about his personal history, how he created Patagonia, and the philosophy he uses to run the company. He discusses how he has tried to minimize Patagonia’s impact on the environment, such as making fleece clothing from recycled soda bottles. He also talks about his One Percent for the Planet plan in which participating businesses contribute at least 1% of their net annual sales to groups on a list of researched and approved environmental organizations. I also recommend this article about Mr. Chouinard over at Inc Magazine.
Love this video that Shopify put together to celebrate the winners of their third Build-A-Business Competition. It was quite the honor to meet all of the winners a few weeks ago here in NYC and to get to hand-over the substantial check to the founders of Goldie Blox.
My team and I won in the Arts and Design category with Tattly last year. I will never forget getting that call from Shopify HQs telling us we won. My entire team danced through our hallways! Being on the other side, as a mentor this year, was obviously quite moving. All of the winners impressed me on so many levels.
I have huge respect for Harley and his team, for putting this competition together. The impact is huge.
And if you’re thinking of starting an e-commerce business, look no further: Shopify.com.
Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion House is all kinds of fascinating, especially the conveyer belt linen closet!
Team Telecast wants to cut through the messy, noisy, uneven field of online video and deliver only the good stuff. Just like TV used to.
That’s why they built a iOS app that delivers three video “shows” that combine the best videos personalized to your taste. The videos are picked by real humans.
In his talk, Seth challenges our perception of work. He talks about how people who take responsibility are often given responsibility and how these days, we all carry media companies in our pockets. Trust me, watching this talk is 20 minutes well spent. You can also watch the Q&A following his talk here.
Having Seth as a speaker was nothing short of a true honor. I am so grateful. You too? Let’s tell him.
A big thank you to Ben Hallman for filming and editing.
Made by Hand’s fifth film turns to bike maker Ezra Caldwell (Fast Boy Cycles), who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. When the cancer threatens to shatter his love of bikes, Ezra survives by documenting his illness as thoroughly as his craft.
Google Wallet is now integrated into Gmail. This means you can securely send money to friends and family in the U.S without leaving your Gmail inbox. Smart.
This colorful mt-masking tape installation by Koji Iyama looks absolutely delightful.
Brandon takes photos of strangers in New York and then posts the images on Humans of New York. Simply wonderful.
This video by code.org is talking about the “superpower” that isn’t being taught in in 90% of US schools.
A boat with the sole purpose to gather people so they can sing together. Poetic.
(thank you Njeri)
Now here’s a site that made me smile: Goodmornings.org is trying to brighten your day by featuring people saying, well, Good Morning! Having watched the story of the video below will indeed make me say Good Morning more again in real life.
The simple things in life. Submit your video and brighten the world!