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Just by downloading a picture of this Starbucks Charge Card to your phone, you can pop in to a Starbucks and get free coffee.

Jonathan’s Card is an experiment in social sharing of physical goods using digital currency on mobile phones. Based on the similarity to the “take a penny, leave a penny” trays at convenience stores in the US, Jonathan adopted a similar “get a coffee, give a coffee” terminology.

At the time of writing this, there’s $40 on the card balance that anyone can use to pop into a Starbucks and grab a drink.

Even if this is a viral marketing trick from Starbucks, it’s very interesting– and heck, it’s free coffee!

Don’t Fear The Interenet

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Amazing. I wish Don’t Fear the Internet was around when I started playing on the web. Consider sending this to everyone you know.

Are you a print designer, photographer, fine-artist, or general creative person? Do you have a shitty website that you slapped together yourself in Dreamweaver in that ONE web design class that you took in college? Do you not have a site at all because you’ve been waiting two years for your cousin to put it together for you? Well, we’re here to help. We know that you have little to no desire to do web design professionally, but that doesn’t mean that you want an ugly cookie-cutter site or to settle for one that hasn’t been updated since Hackers was in theaters.

Through short tutorial videos, you’ll learn how to take a basic wordpress blog and manipulate the css, html (and even some php!) to match your aesthetic. You’ll feel empowered rather than crippled by the internet and worst case scenario you’ll at least end up having a better idea of how professional web designers turn your design dreams into a reality on screen.

Via Swissmiss

Tenue de Nîmes Indigo Chucks

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After wearing white Chuck Taylors with raw denim jeans, they look a bit like these Indigo-dyed Chuck Taylor’s from Tenue de Nimes. Okay, maybe not quite as good as these look.

Tenue de Nîmes asked the legendary denim experts, the Manabe family from Okoyama in Japan, owners of the Momotaro brand and Rampuya dyeing factory, if they would be able to indigo-dye a limited amount of 50 pairs.

Mr. Manabe agreed, and kindly provided them with 50 pairs of stunning hand- numbered shoes, dyed in natural indigo. Because of the irregular composition of natural indigo, the shoes all have a different signature. Each shoe is unique thanks to the traditional craft of hand-dyeing and the use of natural ingredients throughout the process. Every shoe is decorated with a Tenue de Nîmes cross on the inner sole. The shoes are sold in a Ramupya natural cotton bag and are exclusively available at Tenue de Nîmes in Amsterdam for €89,90.

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There is a great video of the whole process here.

The Rabbit Island Project

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Imagine a remote, forested island in the largest body of freshwater in the world. Now imagine living on that island and being a part of one of the most unique and challenging artist residencies in the world.

Rabbit Island is that island, and with your help, Rabbit Island will become that residency. Check out the project and pledge if it moves you.

I wish I could find an island for sale on Craigslist. Amazing.

Bike In Theatre: NYC

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Old friend Jason Anello of Forking Tasty and Manifold has successfully merged his day job and night job with this Bike-In-Theater concept. Two weeks ago on a dead end street in Brooklyn over looking the Manhattan skyline, 100 riders showed up for this pop-up theater experience complete with gourmet popcorn and cookies. The next one is already in the works! Awesome. Check them out.

The Quantum Parallelograph

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This is frighteningly bizarre and terribly awesome. Reminds me of something Jonathan Harris would do.

The Quantum Parallelograph is an exploratory public engagement project examining the scientific and philosophical ideas surrounding the theory of quantum physics and multiple universes. The device simulates the experience of users being able to glimpse into their “parallel lives” – to observe their alternate realities.

The device uses online sources to find the “parallel lives” of users, and prints out a short statement about their “simultaneous” life in a parallel world. Read more here.

My 27th Birthday Wish

The Playground Project directed by Libby Spears from Red Flag Magazine on Vimeo.

Wherever drugs are being sold, children are being sold. -Eileen Jacobs, FBI

It’s frightening, and it’s not just an international issue.  At any given time there are 300,000 children being trafficked in the USA.  The awareness about this topic is so strikingly low that I’ve decided to use my birthday to raise money for the Nest Foundation.

My friend Libby Spears created this compelling documentary, originally she was in Southeast Asia following stories of human trafficking, but the stories continued to lead back to our own American cities. Watch the trailer and you’ll be horrified to hear that this is an epidemic America is facing– but not discussing at all. Through her incredible work she’s already begun to change laws, raise awareness and save lives. I want you to help me help her change the course of history.

My birthday wish this year is simple.  Dig deep, and donate whatever you can.  My goal is huge– but every dollar counts.

Three things your money will help with:

1. Helps spread awareness of the thousands of children that go missing every year by supporting the Playground Project films release.

2. Fights for legislation to protect children who have been trafficked.

3. Helps secure beds for at risk youth across America.

Please help me fight child trafficking in the USA by donating to this campaign.

Josh

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