Los Angeles Zoo: Colorful | Ads of the World™
via adsoftheworld.com Another cool ad for the LA Zoo. When I was in elementary school, I distinctly remember having a staring contest with the Silverback gorilla at the National Zoo. It ended in a draw. So very fitting. Posted via email from Connect the Dots | Comment »
Los Angeles Zoo: Wisdom | Ads of the World™
via adsoftheworld.com Very cool. I always wondered why owls look so wise in their graduation caps. According to the internets, the association dates back to Ancient Greece. The owl is the symbol of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and the patron of Athens—a city noted for its art and scholarship. Posted via email from Connect the Dots | Comment »
Change Generation: Brian Chesky and Airbnb.com...
via fastcompany.com AirBnB is a brilliant example of collaborative consumption that features a clean, simple interface, curated content, and innovative search tools. This would be such a cool way for students traveling abroad to soak in the local culture in a home away from home. I’m excited to see how AirBnB continues to innovate. Here are some of my initial thoughts on how they may...
PSFK » Ed Cotton: Bookstores Need A Social Life
January 25, 2011 The NYT recently published an article on how independent bookstores, that now account for 10% of book sales, are coping with the changing and challenging environment. Most of the sellers interviewed talked about embracing online with more seriousness, getting into social media and finding complimentary products to sell alongside books. There seems to be one huge...
Interesting way of building a social layer on top of the real world, reminiscent of the TED Talk delivered by SCVNGR founder Seth Priebatsch.
World Metro Map Digital Art by Michael Tompsett
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PSFK » Yoostar 2: Karaoke Goes To The Movies
In an interesting nod to the rampant remix culture on video sharing sites like YouTube that sees fans remaking popular clips and memes with themselves as actors, comes Yoostar 2, an evolution of karaoke culture that allows the audience to replace stars and bit players alike in their favorite movies. The game – available in March for all major platforms – uses tracking technology to capture a...
PSFK » Bus Stop Video Games In San Francisco [Pic]
MUNI-riders of San Francisco don’t have to fear notoriously long waits for the bus any longer. Yahoo has installed digital video screens, on which commuters can play video games against each other, at 20 bus shelters across the downtown core (we snapped this photo when the PSFK was in town earlier this week). Passengers identify which of the 20 specified neighborhoods they would like to...
Restaurant guidebook links to online content for...
Bringing the online and offline worlds together is a rich source of opportunity for publishers, combining the tangible benefits and convenience of physical ownership with the opportunity to deliver up-to-the-minute content. Bringing this concept to the restaurant guide, Italian 2Spaghi.it has launched the SpagoGuida 2011, a physical directory of restaurants that links to online reviews. The...
A Bench With a View
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Entrepreneurs can change the world
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Giant Slides Should be Obligatory In Every...
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AdFreak: Caribou Coffee turns up heat at bus...
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EcoCycle Stores Bikes Underground
Cities across the country are seeing a dramatic rise in the number of bike riders on their streets (28% in New York City last year, for example). But with that good news comes the unfortunate fact of a corresponding rise in bicycle theft. Lacking the art and pathos of Italy’s cinematic classic, The Bicycle Thief, the experience of getting one’s wheels stolen is not only expensive,...
Excerpt from "Five Innovative New Year's...
Associating: innovators “connect the dots”; they associate experiences and facts that others keep separate. The well-worn illustration of this is Steve Jobs connecting a calligraphy class he took in college with computers to make the Mac font more beautiful. In past posts we’ve talked about how the military strategist John Boyd believes great strategists orient themselves more...