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CULTURE
Miami's Borscht 9 Film Festival
With each iteration garnering greater acclaim, grander theatrics and an ever-expanding audience, Miami's quasi-annual Borscht independent film and arts festival debuted its ninth installment at the end of December 2014. Unlike other festivals, the...
CULTURE
Awesome Without Borders
Acting as a sort of reverse Kickstarter for do-gooders and action-oriented creatives worldwide, Awesome Without Borders (AWB) is non-profit funding mechanism like none other: there are few barriers to being eligible for the groups grants, whether...
FOOD-DRINK
Tasty Tweets
by Nestor Bailly For those who have ever wondered what their tweets taste like, students at the Copenhagen Institute of Interactive Design (CIID) have created a working prototype that represents data from the Twitter firehose in the form of...
DESIGN
Take Part. Make Art!
Over the past 60 years Finnish brand Marimekko has splashed their colorful patterns on everything from sneakers to computer mice, spreading their vision of "happiness, colors and relationships" around the world. Founder Armi Rata once said, "I...
DESIGN
The Threadless Book
Crowd-sourced t-shirt phenomenon Threadless commemorates its 10-year anniversary with a eponymous book depicting 300 of the best designs year-by-year. Written by co-founder Jake Nickell, he covers the history of the company from its conception...
DESIGN
OpenBuildings
The just-launched OpenBuildings online database organizes architecture's finest examples from around the globe in an effort to share info and highlight stunning developments. Multiple methods of navigating the buildings—as a grid, list, slideshow...
TECH
Made Labs
The brainchild of young entrepreneur Ning Li, Made is a new website that crowdsources chairs, tables, shelves and other furniture designs. In the Made Labs section, viewers can vote on their favorite designs. Made then puts the winning design...