Feb 29, 2012 - By Diana Cook
Looking to make the act of juggling multiple WordPress sites less of a circus? Creative minds are often working on many projects at once. Whether it’s your main source of income or one of your many pet projects, each of these endeavors is likely to have its own WordPress blog. If this sounds familiar, we don’t have to tell you what a drag it is to keep various sites organized and up to date. That’s why we were so excited when we heard about ManageWP, a dashboard designed to unify your sites.
Feb 27, 2012 - By Diana Cook
One of the most annoying life experiences? Being mistaken for an employee when you’re shopping at an establishment. If it happens once you can maybe chalk it up to the fact that you appear helpful. Also you are probably 80 some odd years younger than the person searching for the cat food aisle. But if you get approached more than once for a price check or directions to the restroom, the blame falls squarely on your shoulders. Or more specifically, on your appearance.
Covered in sleeve tats? Expect questions about ironic t-shirts and skinny jeans on your next trip to Urban Outfitters. Your geek chic attire and nerd specs may serve you well most places, but if you’re browsing your local Apple store beware the genius type questions about to be asked of you. Want to avoid these situations? Our friends over at Column Five partnered up with Hallway to create this infographic of what not to wear when shopping.
Feb 24, 2012 - By Diana Cook
Heading into Academy Award weekend and gearing up for Leap Day festivities you may have missed some key design posts this week. Not to worry, we’ve got the skinny on everything from who designed this year’s Oscar green room to a new listing of a famous author’s childhood home.
Feb 23, 2012 - By Diana Cook
Hypocrites in Hollywood? Say it ain’t so. Hollywood’s push for strict new anti-piracy legislation awoke some sleeping giants on the internet – Google, Wikipedia and other tech titans sprang into action to squash SOPA. But Hollywood is home to some of the most savvy and sophisticated marketing and media relations executives in the world, so even though they may have lost the SOPA battle, you can be sure the war rages on. Want to learn more? Created by our friends over at Paralegal, this infographic explores the issues of Hollywood, technology and piracy. Have you ever wondered what the most pirated movies of all time are? Find out along with a brief history of Tinsel Town and just how Hollywood generates revenue.
Feb 17, 2012 - By Diana Cook
With Valentine’s Day finally behind us, we can look past the hearts and flowers and focus on more sophisticated design elements. From a new Absolut vodka campaign that celebrates jolly old London to an artsy video featuring an L.E.D clad snowboarder. We’ve pulled together some of our favorites this week from around the web.
Feb 15, 2012 - By Diana Cook
It’s a wild world out there. Finding the best places to hike, bike or simply enjoy the great outdoors can be a bear. Fortunately there is good news for those of you that like to venture off the paved streets and well traveled highways. AllTrails, a San Francisco based startup, has designed an interactive program that compiles the best places to hike, climb, camp, mountain bike, ski and all the other activities that typically take place alfresco. The program also allows you to read reviews, share photos and keep a log of your latest adventure.
Feb 13, 2012 - By Diana Cook
It’s the eve before Valentine’s Day – Are you wondering just how dirty your date will be? And we ask that with the cleanest of intentions. There’s a battle of sorts raging and at stake is the title of most hygienic sex. If you are curious about the answer to that question, we’ve found a helpful infographic that exposes all the down and dirty habits of both men and women. Whose pillow yields the most bacteria? Is a wallet dirtier than a purse? Created by KeepingitKleen.com, this colorful graph reveals some surprising answers about the hygiene habits of the opposite sex.
Feb 10, 2012 - By Diana Cook
We’re not sure if it has something to do with it being the dark space between Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day, but this week’s round up has a definite post-apocalyptic industrial vibe. Okay, probably just a coincidence. And there is the link to the very chichi periodical New York Cottages & Gardens to balance everything out.