Silicon Valley’s Martha Stewart: Former employee of Google and YouTube and dubbed “Silicon Valley’s Martha Stewart,” Brit Morin creates a home living site with a mission of uses technology to find and create the most innovation hacks for making think in and around your home beautiful (via @rachelpancoe)
A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet: ESPECIALLY IT THEY ARE MADE OF ICE CREAM.
— Lauren M.
word. daily. (may 2, 2013)
Star Booth: Benefit cosmetics wants to show you you too can be a star! So they installed a magic phone booth in the UK to surprise and… delight? passersby, and to prove that with good make up, you can do anything.
Peddler’s Creamery: Peddler’s Creamery is an ice cream shop that combines exercise and ice cream. Love it. What are two things you wouldn’t necessarily pair together and how can you make them together?
Tactics to Spark Creativity: Check out this WSJ article about boosting your creativity – to sum up: daydream, drink a little, get out of your comfort zone and walk away for a little bit. (via @abha!)
YouTube Blood Bag: In order to get younger people to donate blood, the Red Cross in Brazil came up with an idea that would integrate with YouTube – My words won’t do it any justice, so check it out here! or watch it above!
Lots ‘o good stuff in this issue of “word.” (is our joke still funny even though it’s a day after St. Patrick’s Day? LMK) – from glasses that help the wearer interpret others’ emotions to a cocktail dispensing robot – you are certainly lucky in content!
Meltdown: GEOlino, the German science magazine for kids, wants its young readers to really understand the effects of global warming. So, to do this, they created a board game that melts – you have to get the polar bear family safely to the mainland before the icebergs [literally] disappear.
The Way We Think About Charity is Wrong: A must watch for anyone working in (or interested working in) the nonprofit sector.
MUST HAVE BEEN WATER: We love Budweiser’s response to people saying its beer has been watered down.
Tattoo Artist Wanted: To find a new tattoo artist, Berrge Tattoo put out a call artists using a QR code – but, that’s not why this is cool. It’s cool because you have to precisely fill in the QR code to make it work, you know, showing off your tattooing technique. If you filled it in with the utmost care, you could scan the QR code and get the official application form.
— Lauren M
Clean Clothes & Beer: A laundry mat in Belgium that is part-restaurant – it serves food and beer to alleviate your wait.
Search Engine with Taste: Niice is a search engine letting you search across multiple hand-picked sources for inspiration, since you know, Google doesn’t have a “good taste” filter and you often end up with pictures like this.
Dreams Do Come True!: What’s better than blowing out birthday candles? Blowing out birthday candles that then become CONFETTI.
Be a Coder: With some of the most famous start-up founders like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, this video for code.org talks about how important an education in coding really is.
Unforgettable Nights: Get to know some of the world’s most interesting nightlife photographers – they’ve been commissioned to take photos at nightclubs and parties and they’re looking to you and your Instagram to get in on the action.
Fall Down The Rabbit Hole: The Westin in Sydney is offering a “Mad Hatter’s Tea” – a new take on the traditional high tea. Our favorite finger food in this service? A blueberry macaron painted to looks like the White Rabbit’s pocket watch.
Deconstruct-able Bag: We heart this shopping bag by Lee – after you’ve carried your jeans home, cut up the bag for many other purposes – like a board game, a pencil holder and a BOOKMARK.
Wanna Tawk Like A New Yorka?: (sorry, I think that was wrote more in my Long Island accent than anything…ANYWAYS) Check out this Manhattan-Libs – fill in the blanks and you’ll sound just like a Rockefeller……