The (endless) Battle of Music Censorship

The censorship issue is nothing new, the record industry, once a place of free speech and album covers that weren’t cluttered up with those parental advisory stickers… … Read More

Global Laundry

Fabric softener is pretty boring when you think about it. You have around fifty choices that all smell nearly the same, and by the time you’re in your thirties you catch on that lavender mist and seaside garden have a difference of about zero, and you get excited when a new smell comes out, until you use it and realize it’s exactly like the rest. Well, Japanese company Nissan Soap is working on ways to make fabric softener a little more interesting. … Read More

Timeless (and timely) Beauty

The ’50s weren’t just a time of peace and prosperity; it was an age of classic beauty personified by Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and others as the silver screen evolved into full-blown Technicolor. Elizabeth Arden is allowing women to step back into that glamorous world… … Read More

Maps of the Fallen

On Memorial Day, Google engineer Sean Askay released the “Map of the Fallen”, an Interactive map that uses Google Earth 5.0 to show the locations of the birth and death of each of the 5700 US servicemen and women that … Read More

Stay Fit In Bad Times

Laid off? Workout…there’s others just like you. And thanks to all the feel good endorphins that fitness releases, it makes perfect sense. Alex Light, a laid off real estate contractor turned personal trainer decided to offer free fitness classes to … Read More

Let Me Map It Out For Ya…

An article about the evolution of cartography sparked me to do a neemee search of “MAPPING” and my hunch was right…. We have captured  A LOT of really cool thoughts on this subject from all life categories (DESIGN, ENTERTAINMENT, TECHNOLOGY … Read More

From Cow Dung to Solid Bricks

Green echo is particularly a favorite wave of ours, if not for its simplicity then always for its ingenuity. The products and life evidence we find in this wave are constantly those that imitate a natural design or truly incorporate real nature as the design itself. … Read More

Not So Hip Chicas…

The first Latina character I saw as a child set the stage for every other young Latina character I would come across on television, movies, and in the music industry: Rosie Perez as Gloria in “White Men Can’t Jump”. For … Read More

Nearly 24 Hours of Video Gets Added to YouTube Every Minute

YouTube may not be making Google any money, but they sure are getting insanely popular. Wait, what am I talking about? They’ve been insanely popular, so maybe it’s that YouTube has become mega popular, like… enough that there are around twenty four hours of video added to the streaming video site every minute. … Read More

Remember, It’s Not Real

One of the things many people hate about corporations and their advertising is the way they alter reality. In this example, even the most beautiful models are digitally enhanced. A protest group in Berlin found a great way to remind us of that fact. … Read More