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99U's Make Your Mark
While the annual 99U conference (previously known as 99%, co-founded by CH and Behance) is a two-day whirlwind affair in NYC, the conference's daily-updated website—and now, their three-part book series—offer a way for creatives to get a more regular...
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CH Gift Guide: Back At It
Another summer has come and gone for those living north of the equator. In the States, Labor Day sadly signals the end of weekends at the beach, long lunches in the park, carefree bike rides and any other casual outdoor activity in which bare skin...
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Sheryl Connelly's 2013 TED Notes
Each year we travel to Long Beach, CA for TED and each year, though armed with inspiration anew, we'd leave with scattered notes—hammered out on an iPad or illegibly scribbled alongside speaker bios in the TED program—that hardly do justice to the...
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Tempo Smart Calendar
From the programming minds that brought us Siri, Tempo is a calendar for iOS aiming to bring artificial intelligence to your daily routine. Tempo AI, a spin-off of non-profit research institute SRI International, is a small company led by CEO Raj...
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Mailbox
The volume of email we all receive has gotten out of control and managing messages can become a full time job. To wrangle the task and keep subsequent anxiety levels in check, we welcome the soon-to-launch iPhone app Mailbox. After a few short weeks...
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Desktops
Our environment influences our behavior both physically and mentally, guiding our personal evolution to determine, among other things, our quality of life. Nowhere does this ring truer than in the workplace. The surroundings, comforts, decorations...
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The 99% Conference 2011: Day Two Recap
We concluded last week at The 99% Conference, where the second day of speakers proffered even more sound advice on making ideas happen. Now in our third year in collaboration with Behance, the two-day conference always enlightens us with real stories...
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The 99% Conference 2011: Day One Recap
Now in our third year, the 99% Conference speakers are a group of hard-workers at the forefronts of their fields, carefully selected by Behance and Cool Hunting for how they manifest Edison's notion that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration...
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The 99% Conference 2011
Today kicks off the 99% Conference, an event focused on how to make great ideas a reality that we cofounded along with Behance three years ago. We're anticipating a great year full of speakers, events, workshops, Cool Hunting Video premieres, and more...
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Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100
While other portable scanners with great digital functionality have come before it, Fujitsu's new ScanSnap S1100 adds some key features that put it a cut above for business use. The PC and Mac compatible device, designed for the traveling professional...
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The Bagster
Whether you're renovating or on the verge of appearing in an episode of "Hoarders," major cleanups require more than a trash bag or two. The Bagster, a "dumpster in a bag," makes a daunting undertaking easier and affordable.Made of woven material...
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Making Ideas Happen vs. Rework
Sharing release dates within weeks of each other, premises that promise success in business, and even covers with red-white-and-black color schemes, our colleague Scott Belsky's book " Making Ideas Happen" and " Rework" have more than a little in...
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Interview with Linchpin Author Seth Godin
In his latest book, "Linchpin," Internet maverick Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Cool Hunting: How does this unconventional approach to PR illustrate what you're talking about in Linchpin? Seth Godin: My thesis—just to start from the beginning...
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Behance Action Method Journals
Expanding their Action Method line of notebooks, creative network Behance teamed up with New Leaf Paper to create three new models that encourage productivity without harming the planet. Building on Behance's series of notebooks that make their...
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Art/Work
by Ariston Anderson Few arts institutions teach the fundamentals of business and law for visual arts majors. Enter Art/Work, a new book by Heather Darcy Bhandari and Jonathan Melber. Bhandari is the director at NYC's Mixed Greens Gallery while...
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The 99% Conference Update
As the 99% conference draws near the speaker roster continues to grow. Confirmed speakers include greatly productive talents such as Google Creative Director, Ji Lee, partner at the multi-disciplinary design studio Pentagram, Michael Bierut, the fellas...
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The 99% Conference
We're proud and excited to announce our partnership with Behance on The 99% Conference, taking place next 16-17 April 2009 in NYC. Our thinking in joining forces with Behance, the organizational gurus of the creative class, is to look at how the...
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Behance: Action Method Online
With a mission to help organize the creative world, Behance wowed us again with the soon-to-be-released Action Method Online (AMO). What began as a line of paper products designed to help boost productivity, now is a robust and powerful online application...
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Five LED Task Lights
In the spirit of the back-to-school season, this week we highlight a few products to help keep you organized and productive as you resume your routine. It's no secret that LED technology is paving the way for a brighter, more energy efficient...
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Ten Back To School/Work Bags
In the spirit of the back-to-school season, this week we highlight a few products to help keep you organized and productive as you resume your routine. A well-designed bag can protect your valuables, keep you organized and even relieve muscle pain...
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Ferrari: Formula Uomo
Soon after a report in the June edition of Wired that talks of spying and sabotage against Ferrari caused a Formula One fiasco, I was understandably a little surprised to be invited to Ferrari's Maranello, Italy headquarters to celebrate the latest...
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Creative Index
In response to feedback from agencies and companies that search for creative talent and wanted a "one-stop shop," our friends at Behance developed another great tool: Creative Index, an open and free service for creative professionals and...
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Rewrite Notebooks
Here's an environmentally friendly offering just in time for the autumn back-to-school season. Crafted entirely of recycled materials, Rewrite is a 40-page college-ruled notebook printed with soy-based inks on standard 8"x10" sheets...
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The Art of the Grid Notepads
Without grids our lives would be much messier—not to mention less aesthetically pleasing. Grid-It! notepads, specifically Le Modulor by Le Corbusier, helped me to get more organized at home and at the office. Originally designed for his architecture...
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