Archives For April 2014

It’s no secret that we’re pretty big fans of MOO cards.

And now, MOO has wooed us once more with their clever interpretations of business cards and stationary for historical figures. (You can see the full set here.)

Source: Adweek

Images: MOOHQ

Organization overload! We found this perfectly appointed workspace designed by Israeli architect Ranaan Stern over at Freshome.

With a spot for everything, this 160-square-foot artist’s studio even includes a concealed fold-out bed for a quick cat nap.

Consider us inspired.

Source: Freshome

Images: Gidon Levin

Our newest necessary object? The CATable, designed by Ruan Hao

While we could describe the design, the cat does a pretty good job of illustrating the table’s use.

 

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Source: Contemporist

Images: Ruan Hao

 

Everyone needs a mantra. We found four art posters that deliver a message—with style.

From top: 

“Empathy” by Genis Carreras

“Go Forward!” by EmDashPaperCo

“Think of Your Own Ideas” by Anthony Burrill

“Let’s Make Good” by ecopop

 

 

Today marks the 44th Anniversary of Earth Day, so we gathered a few quick eco tips, courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As they say, “Environmental responsibility is everyone’s responsibility.” 

1. Save Energy. 

Leave your car at home twice a week and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1,600 pounds per year.

If every American home replaced just one conventional light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes a year.

2. Conserve Water. 

A full bathtub uses 70 gallons of water, but taking a five-minute shower saves water by using 10 to 25 gallons.

The average washing machine uses 40.9 gallons of water per load; a high-efficiency washer that needs less than 28 gallons per load.

3. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Be creative! Not everything needs to go into the recycling bin. Give cardboard tubes to pet hamsters or gerbils. Plant seeds in an egg carton. Make a flower pot out of a plastic ice cream tub. 

Source: epa.gov

 

 

1. Three words: wine sippy cup. [fab.com]

2. Metal-heads and their cats. [fastcodesign.com]

3. Fresh ideas for decorating eggs. [poppytalk.com]

4. A map of where no one lives. [flowingdata.com]

5. Jelly bean milk? No thanks. [jezebel.com]

6. Earth, meet your cousin. [mashable.com]

7. Ace De La Cruz’s mural for the Palm Springs Ace Hotel. [coolhunting.com]

8. Steve Jobs’ most inspiring quotes. [inc.com]

9. An author recreates famous meals from literature. [adweek.com]

10. Let Little Dragon help you kick of the weekend! [youtube.com]

 

How happy is your state?

Each year the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index measures the well-being of all 50 states. This year, for the first time, North Dakota jumped to the top, scoring the highest in work environment and physical health.

  1. North Dakota
  2. South Dakota
  3. Nebraska
  4. Minnesota
  5. Montana
  6. Vermont
  7. Colorado
  8. Hawaii
  9. Washington
  10. Iowa

Source: Gallup