1. fastcompany:


    In Praise Of Disciplined Creativity

    As ‎executive director of Global Brand Marketing at General Electric (generalelectric)Linda Boff has the muscle of one of the world’s biggest technology innovators at her disposal. To cram the work of engineers and makers creating new things every day into the blip-sized limits of Twitter or Instagram is a true skill. 

    Watch the video above to hear how working within these sort of creative constraints help focus GE pitch meetings.

     
     
  2. brokemogul:

    what are your thoughts on sampling? 

     
     
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  4. fastcompany:

    You don’t have to be stuck at that desk all summer. Here’s how Bianca Forzano left her office and ended up with a thriving company that she operates from the beach.

    As Forzano became more involved in the kite surfing scene in Cabarete through a local nonprofit called Kite Boarding for Girls, she realized that there was not a good sports bikini on the market. In short, when trying to kite surf in a regular bikini, there was a fair chance it would fall off.

    This was the inspiration for Bianca Bikinis, a range of hand-made sports bikinis, which sell for about $100. … Forzano’s story is a valuable reminder that it is possible to escape from a job that is not making you happy—even if the exact escape plan is not entirely figured out. Here are some of the things Forzano did to make sure her escape was a success:

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  8. standardhotels:

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    (Source: tribecafilm)

     
  9. fastcompany:

    Lego Doc “Beyond the Brick” Reveals The Company And Community Behind The World’s Favorite Toy

    Filmmakers Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson delve into the world of Lego—taking a historical look at the company, revealing the rabid fan base, and illuminating the broader applications of this so-called toy—in the first-ever Lego-approved documentary.

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  10. Prefab Home, out from Taschen, documents the history of the factory-made house and features today's most innovative designs.
    Here, the WeeHouse, inspired by the basic principles of sustainable design--building small and efficiently.

    fastcodesign:

    The World’s Coolest Prefab Houses

    These houses, which can be plopped down nearly anywhere—on roofs, in deserts, on riverbanks—offer stylish alternatives to mobile homes for the contemporary nomad. Some can be built up in the course of a day, then broken down again, like giant Legos. And, as we all know by now, such homes are far more eco-friendly than resource-guzzling McMansions.

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    (via fastcompany)

     
  11. fastcompany:

    Monday, the American Institute of Architects released its list of best residential design. Check out the winners here.

     
  12. acehotel:

    México / Palm Springs 

    Festival NRMAL made an epic Desert Gold mixtape. Soundcloud it here

     
  13. secondsminuteshours:

    The newly renovated Prahran Hotel

     
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  15. therealaqua:

    Edi Fitzroy - “Check For You Once”

    High grade reggae music.