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Forget Expensive Costumes: Here’s Some Low Cost Cosplay

Monday 03.17.2014 , Posted by
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So here’s the situation: you badly want to hit up Comic-Con, but you’re a few bucks short of a fully molded, hyper-real Ironman costume… like, $3200 short. The truth is, that’s not even a problem! Enter Thai cosplay enthusiast Anucha “Cha” Saengchart and his Facebook page Low Cost Cosplay.

You’ve got a bath towel and a pillow? Mirror mirror, now you’re the Evil Queen from Snow White. [Read more...]

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The When and Why of the Breakup (or What Happens When Relationships Go South)

Monday 12.30.2013 , Posted by
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As the old song says “breaking up is hard to do”… but perhaps a little insight could help us understand why it happens in the first place. Information designers David McCandless and Lee Byron teamed up to create three graphics dedicated to breakup miscellaneum – from what day of the year is the most popular breakup day (the first Monday of December), to the country with the most affairs (we’re looking at you Turkey!). [Read more...]

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Victims Of Sandy Unite To Return Lost Family Photos

Saturday 11.24.2012 , Posted by

When asked what would you grab if you only had time to get one thing out of your home before it was destroyed, what would you take? The most common answer after people and pets is pictures. Pictures are one of the few things that are truly irreplaceable. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Jeannette Van Houten was walking along the shore of Union Beach where her home and 200 others were devastated by the storm. She noticed a photograph on the ground of a couple attending a wedding and instantly realized her mission. [Read more...]

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Are You Suffering from Unhealthy Social Media Use?

Monday 11.12.2012 , Posted by

The Internet has become the building block of information creation and storage in the modern age. It’s a place where we can create websites, publications, blogs, and micro-blogs; then transfer that knowledge to people across the globe. Social media has become one of the greatest harnessers of this technology — a vehicle that comes in many different makes and models – and provides us with a multitude of stellar platforms in which to engage and share this content. With all of this social media bliss distracting us, sickness has also come knocking on our doors.  [Read more...]

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A Case for Space: The Office Cubicle Expands

Wednesday 11.07.2012 , Posted by

The days of stuffy work environments, über boring decor, and closed off working spaces are going the way of the dinosaur. As technologies evolve and work needs change, companies are acknowledging the need for more adaptable workspaces as well. Companies like Google, Facebook, Pandora and Urban Outfitters are spearheading the charge in creating an encouraging space to foster creativity, innovation, contemplation, and collaboration — creating an intensely valid case for space.  [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #272> If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…Eat ‘Em

Sunday 09.16.2012 , Posted by



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What Works in the Social Marketing Universe?

Wednesday 08.29.2012 , Posted by

Whether you’re a business marketer, blogger, or artist looking to promote their work; learning how to utilize all the different tools and social media channels available will help you to survive in the vast, deep recesses of internet space. People who understand the importance of adding social elements to their marketing campaigns are the ones you constantly see popping up in your different social network feeds. By adding social elements, you’re not just helping customers encounter your content, but encouraging them to interact with your brand. This peer-to-peer word of mouth messaging is highly trusted and effective when it comes to amplifying the impact of a campaign. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #258> Designing The Strangest Objects

Thursday 08.23.2012 , Posted by

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Social Landmarks Around the World

Thursday 06.28.2012 , Posted by

With the summer vacation season now upon us, Facebook has dipped into its check-in data to figure out the locations of the world’s most social landmarks. The data covered 25 cities worldwide, and the most popular social landmarks included sports arenas, public areas, amusement parks, concert arenas, and shopping malls. People love checking into their favorite spots, whether to celebrate memories with family and friends, or make them jealous because they might be missing out on an amazing time. Some of the most popular check-ins are an obvious no-brainer — like Times Square in NYC or the Coliseum in Rome, Italy — others will totally surprise you, and places left off the list will leave you scratching your head as to why they didn’t make the cut. [Read more...]

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Facebook is Public! Zuckerberg rings the opening bell

Friday 05.18.2012 , Posted by

At 9:30am Eastern Standard Time, Mark Zuckerberg rang the opening NASDAQ bell from Facebook’s company headquarters in Menlo Park, California. With slightly geeky smiles, Zuckerberg held his cool as he was flanked by his chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, who was beaming with smiles and high fiving everyone around after the bell was rung. [Read more...]

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