INSIDE RED BULL’S NYC COWORKING ART SPACE - “The Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) is an international music festival held every year in a different city. Organized by Red Bull, dozens of selected participants are brought together and given the chance to create and learn from peers and industry experts in state-of-the-art studios.
For this year’s festival, held in New York City, the RBMA commissioned architecture firm, INABA, to turn a 38,000 square-foot vacant building in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood into a collaborative learning environment. Occupying 4 floors at 218 W 18th street, the innovative space is a departure from the traditional classroom environment and instead embraces a more interactive, free-flowing, interpersonal learning experience. The experimental venue encourages personal interaction and the sharing of new ideas…”
Outdoor Rise Festival Brings Adventure To New York City - “…Outdoor Rise is sponsored by Discover Outdoors, an organization that is dedicated to improving the “quality of life through meaningful outdoor experiences.” With that in mind, there are some big plans for the upcoming festival with events such as daily yoga classes, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding opportunities on the Hudson River, bouldering in Central Park and organized hikes along a variety of trails. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg…”
Jeremy: After I had my first amazing experience in coffee, I started working part time for a local chain of shops while I was going to school. A year later, I moved to Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters to continue learning as much as I could about coffee, and the rest is history…
TIMELAPSE - “Watch the world change over the course of nearly three decades of satellite photography.
…These timelapse pictures tell the pretty and not-so-pretty story of a finite planet and how its residents are treating it — razing even as we build, destroying even as we preserve. It takes a certain amount of courage to look at the videos, but once you start, it’s impossible to look away.”
ONE-ROOM NEW YORK CABIN IN THE WOODS - “We have featured some amazing retreats over the last couple of years, but none as special as this wooden cabin in Yulan, NY. It is owned by fashion stylist and interior designer Scott Newkirk, he wanted a place to escape in the weekends from the hectic city life. A place completely disconnected from technology, with no electricity or running water, no TV or computer. A place Scott can slow down and enjoy what nature has to offer before heading back to his demanding profession.”
Digging the concept - low impact, rustic theme, reclaimed wood, large patio, open-air, and unplugged. I’ll take one, please. More photos here.
Patagonia’s Latest Product: an In-House Venture Fund - “Patagonia, a company known for its progressive environmental and social practices, is launching an in-house venture fund. But unlike traditional corporate funds, many of which simply aim to reduce risk by diversifying company assets, Patagonia’s fund will invest in startups that try to make a positive impact in five areas: clothing, food, water, energy, and waste…”
FUNDACIÓN ANAR. “ONLY FOR CHILDREN” - “Knowing the average height for adults and children under 10,GREY has created two different messages. Using an outdoor lenticular we show adults an awareness message, while children see a message where we offer them our help and show them the telephone number. A message only for children.”
Why Facebook is blue: The science of colors in marketing - ““Why is Facebook blue?According to The New Yorker, the reason is simple. It’s because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind. This means that blue is the color Mark can see the best…Not highly scientific right? Well, although in the case of Facebook, that isn’t the case, there are some amazing examples of how colors actually affect our purchasing decisions.
After all, the visual sense is the strongest developed one in most human beings. It’s only natural that 90% of an assessment for trying out a product is made by color alone.
So how do colors really affect us and what is the science of colors in marketing really?”
baby&me / the new evian film - “Following the Guinness World Record breaking success of its 2009 Live Young “Roller Babies” ad, Evian is back again with a new dancing babies ad campaign, “Baby and Me.” The ad has gone viral and received more than 30 million YouTube views in five days…
…Evian’s marketing message appears to be that we’ve all got an “inner infant” screaming for release if only we’d drink some Evian bottled water.”
Secret, Pop-up Concerts Hosted in Strangers’ Homes - “Sofar Soundsbrings together musicians, music professionals and fans through secret, pop-up concert performances that are hosted in random people’s living rooms. The location of each performance is announced the night before. During performances the audience is asked not to talk in order to maintain the intimate atmosphere.
Songs From A Room started in London in 2009 as a grassroots movement committed to giving artists, music lovers, and industry professionals a chance to experience intimate and honest performances in unusual and packed venues. The movement has since expanded to 35 cities across the globe…”
Today, we have so little access to information about the health situation around us even though the health of our neighborhoods and communities affects us directly. If our community is healthy, we are more likely to be healthy. If illnesses are circulating, then we are more likely to get ill. Imagine what we could do if we knew what was going around before it affected our loved ones…”
VC: This Is My Favorite Entrepreneur Story In A Long Time - “Suster recently wrote a post describing his favorite entrepreneur story in a while. It’s the tale of Sriracha hot sauce creator David Tran, who fled Vietnam in the 1970s when the North’s communists took power. Tran actually named his company, Huy Fong Foods, after the ship that took him from Vietnam to the U.S. He named the hot sauce after Si Racha, a small village in Thailand…
“…his goal wasn’t to make a billion dollars,” Suster writes. “He wasn’t driven by quick riches. He was driven by wanting to provide a great product. How much could the new generation of entrepreneurs learn from that? I know it’s what I look for when I want to back companies. Today, Huy Fong Foods does $60 million in annual sales. And what’s especially notable is that he didn’t get any outside funding and never sold out.”
Sketchy Andy’s Longest Tower Highline - “Andy Lewis takes on the world’s longest freestanding tower highline spanning across Moab’s beautiful desert terrain to the infamous Raptor Tower. This 80 meter long line (262 feet) was rigged and walked for the first time this past winter during very cold and frigid conditions. After a week of hard work and perseverance on the line, Andy was able to successfully walk its entire length several times without falling in both directions.”