Congrats to my friends at Cool Hunting on the launch of Cool Hunting Local! If you’re visiting Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York or San Francisco, check out their recommendations.
Congrats to the team at Nooka for the newly launched website. Looking very good! Check it out…
Great idea and seems to be pretty well stocked, Commerce With A Conscience allows you to sort goods (mostly clothing and accessories) by ethical attribute.
There are many ways that a product can be socially responsible. Along with more obvious criteria like eco-friendly materials and ethical manufacturing practices, there is also how well an item is made, and how long it will last. The goods featured on this site run the gamut. While some are organic and sweatshop-free, others are so high-quality that they’ll never need replacing (there are even a few to which all three traits apply).
Plastiki (the crazy boat carrying my friends crossing the Pacific Ocean) was constructed using 12,500 plastic bottles. The crew is not far from Sydney and they want to get 12,500 pledges to beat waste before they get there. Let’s not let them down. Go, Take Action Now and make the pledge (and then please, tell the world).
Related: The Plastiki Expedition Toy
Better late than never, Y-3 (one of my favorite brands) just relaunched their website celebrating the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup. Very nice, although a tad spooky for my taste. Check it out.
Graffiti Analysis is an extensive ongoing study in the motion of graffiti. Custom software designed for graffiti writers creates visualizations of the often unseen motion involved in the creation of a tag. Motion data is recorded, analyzed and archived in a free and open database, where writers can share analytical representations of their hand styles
Brandkarma’s mission is simple: To help everyone make better brand choices and influence brand behavior for good. It was dreamed up by my friend Craig Davis. Early on I agreed to join as an advisor as I was encouraged an inspired by what he’s aiming to do. I do think this is the start of something big and important (this is just the beta version). Follow them on Twitter and join the movement.
The website feeds in news stories about brands but essentially relies on the input of its users to rate how well brands are performing. Rankings from the perspectives of the customers of the company, employees, suppliers, investors, and of how the brand is performing environmentally are all featured.
Miami-based art collective FriendsWithYou is proud to announce the launch of their new internet presence.
The new site hosts a series of special features including an up-to-the-minute FriendsWithYou blog, a new ecommerce store hosting all the original and latest products, personalized customer accounts, comprehensive business and brand pages, and much more.
If you haven’t poked around their store, check it out– you’ll fall in love and want just about everything on there very, very quickly.
My pals of DNA11 fame have broadened their horizons a little bit, and this is their latest startup. They’re letting anyone print images to canvas– very easy and very affordable. Congrats guys!
CanvasPop is the web’s most innovative provider of custom high quality canvas printing services. CanvasPop empowers photographers, digital artists, and interior designers to print their images on high quality canvas. CanvasPop allows anyone to print any image including Facebook and iPhone pictures at virtually any size regardless of the original resolution of the image.