Archive for May, 2010

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

Monday, May 24th, 2010

“In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.”

via TEDtalk

His talk from 2006 where I got to hang out with him quite a bit after the jump.


20 Worst Drinks in America 2010

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Men’s Health has a visual comparative in sugary drinks and their equivalents (semi truthful). It’s provoking to see how an Energy drink has the same calorie count as gulping down 6 Krispy Kreme donuts. Anyhow, just a reminder that visually telling a story always says more than pure text. I’ve always wanted the word calories to turn into something people  understood, like miles. Instead of 25 calories, why not just say 1 mile, since people somewhat understand how much energy it takes to walk/run a mile, hence deciding against certain foods, snacks, and drinks

See the rest after the jump.

via boingboing (source menshealth)


TEDxCambridge: How do you eat? May 16th

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

I’ve been incredibly busy helping organize the TEDxCambridge event occurring May 16th at the MIT Stata Center. The theme “How do you eat”  is based off of this year TED prize winner Jamie Oliver in regards to Food and education. If you are in Boston May 16th, apply to get an invite and let me know. We can only invite 300 attendees and registration will close soon. You can learn more on

Also, if you are in a position to sponsor any food, funding, or gifts for the event, please contact me asap. (now! =) ).
We will have 2 break sessions followed by an evening event in eating, drinking, and idea sharing!

Lots of awesome speakers in the line up!
– Wylie Dufresne: WD 50
– Chandler Burr: Times Scent critic
– Dan Ariely: Behavioral Economist
– Richard Chisolm: Filmmaker
– John Gertsen: Mixologist
–  many more!

update: Photos on flickr, via eddric(350),Tino(40), JB (60), millie(16)

Peter Root: Ephemicropolis

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Artist Peter Root takes 100,000 staples to create Ephemicropolis representing a small city ranging in building sizes.
via designboom

tons of pics mirrored after jump.


Cardboard Furniture

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

I’ve mentioned  1 sheet cardboard furniture studies as one of the RISD freshmen foundation projects, but one other great project was making furniture with lots of cardboard. I do not have any pictures from my time there, but Lazerian Studio has a great example with similar results. Oh the memories!

via inhabitat

Lazerian Studio

2 x 4 ring

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

The 2 x 4 ring. Comes in Sterling Silver or 14 kt gold!  I want!
via digandiona