Human Development Index


Lost Words?


Happy Friday from Major Lazer

Major Lazer "Pon De Floor" from Eric Wareheim on Vimeo.


Blog of the Day: There, I Fixed It


Boob Futures

This is not the racy article you're expecting. Rather, it covers new stem cell research and implant technology that promises a safe, natural reconstructive solution for woman who have undergone lumpectomies and mastectomies.

Read the article on WIRED.com.

Cool Blog of the Day: PS I Made This



Windows is Terrible,

But this is funny...


World Views




The Next Snuggie

Available in adorable animal designs, and only 5x the cost of the original.

Penguin and Tiger Booty Buddy at Urban Outfitters ($68)


Worldly Weather Balloon

Pure genius. Super dad organizes the world's coolest family project. And it works.

"Video from a camera attached to a weather balloon that rose into the upper stratosphere and recorded the blackness of space."


The Ultimate Guide to Rapper Names

Infographic of the Day: The Ultimate Guide to Rapper Names, co.design (Fast Company blog)

Everyday People

I have long wondered why, at 2pm on a Tuesday, there are so many people wandering the streets of San Francisco: exercising, shopping, going to the movies, gabbing on the phone. Don't these people work? Why are consumer businesses even open from 9-5 Monday through Friday when the majority of the population is at the office?

Why? Because (insert self-referential expletive) not everyone is me.

How Different Groups Spend Their Day

The American Time Use Survey asks thousands of American residents to recall every minute of a day. Here is how people over age 15 spent their time in 2008.
To play around at nytimes.com, click here.

World Clock

Curious what's happening on planet Earth? Check www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf


Marcel the Shell

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.


Super Sexy CPR

That's one way to get people's attention...


Up There

Insights from sign painters.



Congrats J+P on your new home!



I'm way late to this party, but way to go Greyson!! Someone sign this child ASAP.


Mood Music

Interesting new mashup: mood rings vs. Pandora.

Learn more about stereomood.


Kids and Raisins

Here's a funny example of how little kids can be so easy to please (ie: wrapping paper and cardboard boxes can be more thrilling than the toy inside) and how they grow up SO quickly...

Raisins 2007: click here.


A Moment in New York Time

A pretty amazing photography experiment, geo-tagging and mapping images from around the world at the same moment in time on May 2, 2010.

"A Moment In Time," New York Times
See it here.


A Carly Misstep

How this made it to production I will never understand...

"The Worst Political Ad Ever? This Fiorina Offering Has Got To Be Up There," NPR


Touching Strangers

Another provactive photo series...

Richard Renaldi, Touching Strangers

Carlos and Alex, New York, NY 2007

Kim and Yoshie, Los Angeles, CA 2007


Dancers Among Us

This photo series is pretty spectacular - dancers practicing their craft while doing ordinary, everyday things.

Dancers Among Us, Jordan Matter

Jeffrey Smith

Michelle Fleet

Michelle Fleet


Battle of Wits


Banksy Comes to SF!

Read more at The OCMD.


My New Favorite Blog: Hipster Puppies



Can't Buy Me Love

The Sandra Bullock Trade, by David Brooks

Moral of this story, money can't buy happiness, promotions do not bring lasting satisfaction, and Sandra Bullock married a real d-bag.



Granduca Madonna, Raphael (1504)

When I was 11 or 12, my family took a trip to Italy. My artist mother and historian brother were largely responsible for our destinations: churches and museums. While any logical person would agree museum and church-going is must-do when exploring Florence and surrounding towns, 11 year old girls will disagree. I wanted to go to the beach. Museums are for the birds, I thought, I want to swim in the Mediterranean.

My pleas fell on deaf ears, and by the 4th or 5th day of church-going I loudly proclaimed in the middle of the Uffizi that I suffered from Madonnaphobia and Jesusitis. These disease were life-threatening and cured only my the cool waters of the Mediterranean sea.

Over a dozen years later, I finally feel validated. I was severely infected, only I had the name wrong.

Stendhal Syndrome: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stendhal_syndrome


Times They Are A-Changin'




The Ultimate Dis to Sarah Palin

Bristol's baby-daddy bares all.
One word: aggressive.

Dad of Palin grandson bares all for Playgirl cover, Associated Press


Toyota Says Sorry

My dad taught me to always own up to my mistakes, and I try (read: I don't always but I have the best intentions) to make honesty my policy. Tonight (for the first time, maybe ever) I saw a large corporation do just that. Toyota is airing a pretty fantastic ad on all the major networks addressing the recent (massive) recall. While it's hard to forgive such a significant foible, Toyota's Marketing team nailed with the honesty-is-the-best-policy approach.

Check out the add here:


17 Inappropriate Toys for Kids

The 17 Least Appropriate Playmobil Sets for Children, by Rob Bricken

Ph Phi's for, Tory Burch?

In case I needed another reason to denounce my sorority, they just leaked this:

Things have definitely changed since since 2000...


Share This: NRDC Action Fund

Email your senators! It'll freak 'em out.


Obama Says F*ck It

Spotted: Jobs

One of my coworkers (a young Scottish male) ran into Steve Jobs at the yogurt place by our office in Palo Alto. Jobs was fiddling with his iPhone. My coworker says, "good thing its not a BlackBerry!" with a chuckle. Jobs did not think it was funny.

In other news, the iPad was launched today. Seriously? "iPad?" That's the best you could come up with, Jobs?

It's Official: Jobs Announces Apple's iPad, PC World


Must see: Mammoth

Check out the trailer for the fantastic independent film I saw over the weekend: Mammoth.


Emily on Colbert!

Emily Pilloton, an incredibly talented and socially responsible designer (and also a friend of mine) NAILED it on The Colbert Report. Bravo Em!!

Check it out:

Buy Em's book here.


Madmen Yourself

Need a distraction? Madmen yourself here.


Are Online Retailers Destroying the Environment?

Well, maybe not all of them. But Sur la Table is not starting off on the right foot in my opinion. I just received this large box to carry the teeny tiny wooden salt scoop on the lower right. Let's ignore the obvious question: why did I purchase a salt scoop? I don't know, whatever. The point is, they sent it in that monster box!! Tragedy...


Theirs a typo on your blog

The One Thing Internet Cant Ignoere, http://www.makeuseof.com/tech-fun/internet-cant-ignoere-grammar/


"Who are you callin' a cootie queen, you lint licker!?"

After over 2 1/2 years on the air, this one still cracks me up...


Kids Say The Darndest Things, Yo

"Come on bro, one more"

Song of the Day: Faces in the Dark


Loving Today's 20x200

Lacey Terrell: offSET #29 New York


Oh Baby, It's Cold Outisde

So after a couple weeks in Boston over the holidays (with one night crossing into the single digits at 6 degrees!!) there's nothing like warm-weather vacation planning to get the imagination-juices flowing. Which is why Fodor's new warm weather vacation search tool is the most exciting thing I've seen in a while.

Fodors 80 Degrees: http://www.fodors.com/80degrees/


Back in the Old Days...

"When you ran out of money, you couldn't do any more things."

Profound. Oh, how far we've come.


The Future of Music is: Spotify

This music service will blow all others out of the water and probably change the landscape of digital music listening as we know it. While Spotify is only available in a handful of European countries, you can try it from a U.S. IP address by using instructions here.

What is Spotify? Learn more here.