It’s that time again. And by “that time”, I mean time for me to share some stuff that I had no hand in creating, but is still mindblowingly awesome.
- For example, this awesome Google Glass app and accompanying short film makes me optimistic about the future. The short film is so well-made, and makes something that seems sci-fi-y and way too futuristic seem approachable and realistic. Advertising nerds, this is for you.
- While I knew female representation in media was severely skewed, these infographics were still shocking. The Bechdel test was a good start, but this is a better, clearer way to see how much progress still needs to be made. Also, if you haven’t seen Emma Watson’s speech, you can listen to it here. It’s not perfect, and she’s sort of adorably nervous, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
- If you’ve ever met me, you’d know that this is definitely not the music I typically listen to, but the drummer of this band is a former Refinery29 intern and her blue hair is cool. So I checked out the song “Sloppy Joes” by Vomitface, and it was actually awesome.
- Ok so The High Line in NYC has as new public art installation called “Skittles” by Josh Kline, which is basically a giant refrigerator full of themed smoothies. The “Williamsburg” has an ingredient list of: “credit card, American Apparel clothes, kale chips, kombucha, microbrew, quinoa, and agave”, and “Tourism” contains “Starbucks coffee, cheap sunglasses, a metrocard, hotel soap, cupcake, cheesecake, and a cronut.” I love public art, and this piece is particularly cheeky!
- Oh Happy Day totally saved my butt for an RA program I did this week involving a photo booth and props. Scroll all the way down for the props, but check out the cool DIY backdrop ideas as well.
- That time an Hermes bag sold for $185,000 at an auction. I really need to do more research on consumer behavior, particularly in the luxury market. What on earth could compel someone to spend THAT much money on a purse? I’m fascinated.
- Why I’m afraid my year abroad to China could turn into a life abroad in China. They’re really looking for global leaders, and that sounds like too good of an opportunity to ignore.
- And lastly, for funsies, here’s a video of a guy testing the iPhone 6’s bendability…FOR SCIENCE.
Let me know if you like any of these or have any cool thoughts on them.