Afternoon ice cream at Dolores Park #sf

Afternoon ice cream at Dolores Park #sf

The Queen’s new throne.

The Queen’s new throne.

actegratuit:

Justin Gignac is a New York City based artist and entrepreneur. He began selling garbage in 2001 after a co-worker challenged the importance of package design. To prove them wrong, he set out to find something that no one in their right mind would ever buy, and package it to sell. Looking around the dirty streets of Times Square, garbage was the perfect answer. Eleven years later, over 1,300 NYC Garbage cubes have been sold and now reside in 29 countries around the world.

Helvetica almost makes it too easy, but wow.

Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow.

Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) - First professional woman astronomer in US, and first woman to gain membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1848. 

(via women-in-science)

thedailywhat:

Cool Experiment of the Day: A Rent-Free Startup Residency Program

Earlier this week, startup expert and angel investor Brad Feld purchased a home in Kansas City, although he doesn’t plan to live in it. The Google Fiber-enabled home is Feld’s latest project to help build the city’s startup community through a residency program that will bring five budding entrepreneurs to live and work in the house rent-free for a year. Applications can be submitted online through March 22 and will be judged on their innovative potential by Feld himself, Scott Case of the Startup America Partnership, David Cohen of TechStars and Lesa Mitchell of the Kauffman Foundation.


Cute little cottage!

thedailywhat:

Cool Experiment of the Day: A Rent-Free Startup Residency Program

Earlier this week, startup expert and angel investor Brad Feld purchased a home in Kansas City, although he doesn’t plan to live in it. The Google Fiber-enabled home is Feld’s latest project to help build the city’s startup community through a residency program that will bring five budding entrepreneurs to live and work in the house rent-free for a year. Applications can be submitted online through March 22 and will be judged on their innovative potential by Feld himself, Scott Case of the Startup America Partnership, David Cohen of TechStars and Lesa Mitchell of the Kauffman Foundation.

Cute little cottage!

fastcompany:

Here’s why Samsung, #17 on our 2013 Most Innovative Companies list, should be lauded not loathed. 

Samsung built a user interface similar to that of the iPhone but gained its real edge by improving one of Samsung’s core strengths: producing big, beautiful screens. In fact, beginning with the company’s entry into the semiconductor business, Samsung has cultivated an ability to quickly study, imitate, and, where appropriate, improve upon competitors’ products. In an age when information flows freely and contract manufacturers can pump out millions of new devices in a matter of weeks, that skill may be the most underrated in business.

[Image: Stephen Doyle]

Nimble flexibility and rapid adaptability are wicked-powerful survival traits.

fastcompany:

Here’s why Samsung, #17 on our 2013 Most Innovative Companies list, should be lauded not loathed. 

Samsung built a user interface similar to that of the iPhone but gained its real edge by improving one of Samsung’s core strengths: producing big, beautiful screens. In fact, beginning with the company’s entry into the semiconductor business, Samsung has cultivated an ability to quickly study, imitate, and, where appropriate, improve upon competitors’ products. In an age when information flows freely and contract manufacturers can pump out millions of new devices in a matter of weeks, that skill may be the most underrated in business.

[Image: Stephen Doyle]

Nimble flexibility and rapid adaptability are wicked-powerful survival traits.

theatlantic:

‘You Are Gay,’ ‘Fax Me,’ Let’s Read,’ and 17 More Amazing Retired Sweetheart Candy Sayings

The Sweetheart is 147 years old. But not all of its cute little sayings have enjoyed quite the same sesquicentennial longevity. The folks from NECCO, the confectionery company that sells 4 million pounds of their traditional heart-shaped candies in the 6 weeks before Valentine’s Day, sent me the full list of their most notable retired sayings.
DIG ME
HOT CHA
SAUCY BOY
GIRL POWER
OH YOU KID
WHY NOT
GROOVY
COOL DUDE
MY, SUCH EYES
FAX ME
HEP CAT
TELL ME HOW
YOU ARE LATE
1-800 CUPID
[PEACE SYMBOL]
YEAH RIGHT
OH BOY
YOU ROCK
LET’S READ
YOU ARE GAY
This year’s batch includes: UR HOT, TEXT ME, and LOML [that’s: Love of My Life].
Read more. [Image: NECCO]


Call me old-fashioned, but I’d take the original copy over the abysmal Speak 2.0 they’re printing on them now.

theatlantic:

‘You Are Gay,’ ‘Fax Me,’ Let’s Read,’ and 17 More Amazing Retired Sweetheart Candy Sayings

The Sweetheart is 147 years old. But not all of its cute little sayings have enjoyed quite the same sesquicentennial longevity. The folks from NECCO, the confectionery company that sells 4 million pounds of their traditional heart-shaped candies in the 6 weeks before Valentine’s Day, sent me the full list of their most notable retired sayings.

  1. DIG ME
  2. HOT CHA
  3. SAUCY BOY
  4. GIRL POWER
  5. OH YOU KID
  6. WHY NOT
  7. GROOVY
  8. COOL DUDE
  9. MY, SUCH EYES
  10. FAX ME
  11. HEP CAT
  12. TELL ME HOW
  13. YOU ARE LATE
  14. 1-800 CUPID
  15. [PEACE SYMBOL]
  16. YEAH RIGHT
  17. OH BOY
  18. YOU ROCK
  19. LET’S READ
  20. YOU ARE GAY

This year’s batch includes: UR HOT, TEXT ME, and LOML [that’s: Love of My Life].

Read more. [Image: NECCO]

Call me old-fashioned, but I’d take the original copy over the abysmal Speak 2.0 they’re printing on them now.

chartier:

Color me interested.

chartier:

Color me interested.