The coolest and most original ‘flower pot/vase’ (if you can call this one) I have ever seen! I spotted this today outside a home-ware store near my place here in Stockholm. I had to stop and photograph it as I’d never seen anything like this. A great way to recycle an old + unwanted chair, although it will occupy lots of space if you only have a varanda at home!
Another great ‘staging act’ by New York based Improv Everywhere. Isn’t it interesting how at first with these kinds of public installations, now one at all wants to approach the ‘unidentified object/installation’, but once the first person speaks into the microfone, many other observe and follow. That is why I love these public acts so much, observing human nature & reactions is so interesting.
H&M Pop-up Beach Store in the Netherlands to benefit WaterAid
A great innovative idea showing that this big fashion brand never ceases to look for new ways to be different, and collaborate with charities in new ways, such as this pop-store on a beach.
This year H&M took its support a step further by opening a pop-up beach store for two days in The Hague’s popular Scheveningen seaside resort. A variety of essentials for men, women and kids from H&M’s “Beachwear in Shades of Blue” line were available at the shipping container-style shop on the beach, and a full 25 percent of the sales proceeds went directly to WaterAid, according to a report on the Superfuture blog.
ONE of a TEE is a sophisticated streetwear company from Stockholm, Sweden. Founded in 2010. The unique online store lets the customers decide in which geographical area they want to be the only one wearing these tees. Claim an area for any lenght of time by subscribing, or purchase just one t-shirt. Every six weeks five new t-shirt styles are released. They share a new theme, but are separated by geographical levels.
Joulies - Keep you’re beverage at the perfect temperature
This innovative product, started by two engineers Dave Petrillo and Dave Jackson, sits in the bottom of your cup or travel mug. Each Joulie has “a special non-toxic material sealed within the polished stainless steel shell.” That material melts at 140 degrees Fahrenheit. When it does, it absorbs thermal energy. And as the material solidifies again, it releases said energy. Voilá! Your coffee or tea cools to a drinkable temperature much more quickly and stays warm “twice as long.”
100 Joulies were made by hand they raised money on Kickstarter. The engineers’ initial goal was $9,500. They ended up raising more than $300,000…! You can’t buy Joulies yet, but you can get on a mailing list via their website. When they are available, they’ll go for $50 for a set of five. Watch their case video for more info! ->Follow Joulies on Twitter. // -> Follow Joulies on Facebook.
—I actually have this problem EVERYDAY when I make a huge mug of tea/coffee and take it to my working space at Hyper Island… it’s way too hot when I put it down on my desk, and when i remember to have a sip, it’s gone cold!! Great idea.
You might have seen some of these videos, or all. But the 99 percent is definitely a website you should bookmark, if you’re into creative processes & idea development.
Taking its name from Thomas Edison’s famous quote that “genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration,” the 99% includes a daily web magazine, an annual conference, and the best-selling book “Making Ideas Happen.” Through articles, tips, videos, and events, we share best practices that help creative professionals move beyond idea generation into idea execution.
I'm Ana Cecilia, Born & raised in beautiful Porto, Portugal. Currently I'm working at Made by Many as a Service Designer, with many talented people. In June 2012 I graduated from the Digital Media program at Hyper Island in Stockholm.
This blog started as a way to document my journey as a Hyper Island student and my learnings & experiences. I've continued to use it as a means to explore and document my surroundings and things that inspire me.