The Rise Of Social Curation / Commerce

Have you noticed more and more people talking about Pinterest lately? Do you think it’s just an online scrapbook or “vision board”? If that’s the case, think again: “Pinterest is the hottest thing in social content curation right now and … Read More

In This House We…

I often write how you shouldn’t take the name of the We Are Family™ wave too literally. It’s about finding identity through commonality, not just blood relations. We have life evidence in this wave that spans from barely known subcultures … Read More

“Skill Based” Exclusivity

“For the 2011 Bohemian Hostel for Backpackers Competition, Polish architecture and design firm UGO created a slightly frightening but impressive outdoor sleeping setup called Barcelona Rock Hostel. Designed for the adventurist, the 50-room hotel features a rock pool with diving … Read More

Knoll: Chair Love

Considering how many hours one can be sitting in it, I’m not surprised people get very intense about their work chair. Knoll is known for their ergonomic yet stylish office chairs.  They recently launched myGeneration, “an online hub where people … Read More

Smart Water Delivers: Dumb

Ugh.  I almost didn’t want to write about this because I didn’t want to “spread” it, but I think it’s important to call it out as: FAIL. Basically, smart water has attempted a viral campaign starring Jennifer Aniston that pretty … Read More

What’s a “friend” and where is “home”?

Does friendship require proximity? Can you have a best friend whom you’ve never laid eyes on? Even a decade ago, these two questions would seem much less feasible than today, … Read More

How Does Your Country Party?

So, this is one example of what I’m talking about when I talk about “The Experience.” Smirnoff has launched a cool campaign of cultural exchange, centered around partying. Fourteen countries have signed up for the “experiment in global nightlife culture” and are packing their favourite music, food, dance moves, fashion, bands and DJ’s into one crate and sending it to one of the other countries. … Read More

My Generation

I’m not much for scripted dramas, usually because usually because I cannot relate to them, but this weekend I saw a preview for something that struck a nerve, it’s a new show ABC has coming out called My Generation. … Read More

Starling Turns TV into Social Media

TV Goes Social. … Read More

Family Is an Attitude

What happens to a family after a divorce is a direct result of the attitude the parents take. If they put family first, they can reach an emotional place that feels like home, even though the marital bonds are broken. That’s the goal of a couple who started a website called Co-Parenting 101. … Read More