Archive for April, 2010

A Very Sad Day.

Thursday, April 29th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_2082" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Bill Moyers Journal"][/caption] This Friday, April 30, 2010 marks the end of Bill Moyers Journal. When I first heard the news I was shocked. In disbelief. What on earth was I to do? How was I to make sense of the world? Of America? In the battle of ideas that shakes our foundations of reality, this show held firm to thoughtful discussion, an embrace of dialogue and a grasp on reality you just can't get anywhere else. And Bill Moyers is simply an amazing journalist and conducts one hell of an interview. From our wars, to our health care, to the vitally important coverage of the economic crisis, to the future of the Internet itself, this show was the show. I'd say if everybody watched this show, or at least looked at the issues from a similar place of thoughtfulness, civility and integrity, we would be better suited as a society to take on the big challenges staring us in the face waiting for us to blink. But hey, I guess it's just easier to scream like a buffoon and write a bunch of scribbles on a chalkboard. So. This Friday is going to be a very sad day. The last episode of the Journal. We salute you Mr. Moyers. For your ideas. For your passion. For your tone. For all that you have done to help steer the ship. Here's to the Journal. Onward!  [caption id="attachment_2077" align="alignnone" width="540" caption=""This is the big one." Inside The Banking Crisis. "][/caption]

Food Rules | An Eater’s Manual

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_2067" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="The latest from Michael Pollan"][/caption] Food Rules. Simple. Handy. Easy to understand. A collection of rules for healthy eating answering the question, "what should I eat?" Some notable ones: #11 Avoid foods you see advertised on television. #36 Don't eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk. #58 Do all your eating at a table. #19 If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't. Goes nicely with the mainstay "eat food, not too much, mostly plants." All with the goal of getting people off the modern western diet, with its abundance of processed food, refined grains and sugars, and its sore lack of vegetables, whole grains and fruit. If you've got some to add, you can email Michael Pollan at pollanfoodrules@gmail.com.

What Matters Now Project

Monday, April 26th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_2059" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="archive and visual interface"][/caption] The project aims to collect and analyze content from a variety of sources to display trends in word usage. Interesting.

um… internet explosion (#2)

Friday, April 23rd, 2010
[caption id="attachment_2028" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/21/oprah-earth-day-special-v_n_546852.html"][/caption] This is post #2 of the "um... internet explosion" section of our Match Factory blog. In honor of planet earth, celebrate with these sustainable ideas. Enjoy. BEGIN HERE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/21/oprah-earth-day-special-v_n_546852.html --> http://www.theplastiki.com/ --> http://www.theplastiki.com/lessisthenewmore/ --> http://www.smarterplanetllc.com/ --> http://www.adventureecology.com/ --> http://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/2010/sustainable-futures [caption id="attachment_2009" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="PLASTIC 101"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2010" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="http://www.theplastiki.com/"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2011" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="http://www.theplastiki.com/lessisthenewmore/"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2012" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="http://www.smarterplanetllc.com/"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2013" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="http://www.adventureecology.com/"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2014" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="http://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/2010/sustainable-futures"][/caption] And there you have it.

Casey Burns

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
Everybody is stoked on these Spoon posters by Casey Burns. Include me in that group. I love the colors, the hand-rendered type and the menacing undertones. I think Casey brings a fresh take on the gig-poster scene.

Caleb Owen Everitt

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
Caleb Owen Everitt has a nice name and is good at making the graphic designs. I quite like his giant barrage of work format for his portfolio site.

Triboro Leftovers

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
I'm digging this series of leftovers by Triboro Design. I always thinking about the various design scraps that accumulate on any project. What to do with these remnants? Something... maybe this?

peopleforbikes.org

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
[caption id="attachment_1991" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Uniting a million voices to improve the future of bikes"][/caption] peopleforbikes.org is making the world a better place to ride. Power to the pedal people. And a nice infographic for "getting there by bike." via GOOD. [caption id="attachment_1993" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Countless reasons to ride a bike"][/caption]

The Third Teacher

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_1971" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="The Third Teacher Book"][/caption] The stack of books I need to read just keeps growing. I haven't made a dent in awhile. So starting now until the end of summer I'm really going to get after it. The Third Teacher is first up. A project from Bruce Mau Design, it looks at designing today's schools for tomorrow's world and includes 79 ways design can transform learning and teaching. It's a lovely book full of optimism and hope. From Let the sunshine in to Get eco-educated to Put the fun in fundamentals to Dream big and be brave, the efforts of committed individuals are indeed having positive impact. Now add to this list.  [caption id="attachment_1972" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Community Connections Section"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1973" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Idea 34. Imagine like a child"][/caption]

B Corporation

Monday, April 19th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_1960" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Certified B Corporation"][/caption] B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Part of the responsibility revolution.   [caption id="attachment_1961" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Some notable B Corps"][/caption]