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DESIGN
Catapult Design
Catapult Design is a San Francisco-based consortium of engineers, designers and educators largely handpicked from the innovative hotbed of Silicon Valley to find simple, practical solutions to global problems faced by billions of people in...
DESIGN
Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People
Emily Pilloton's forthcoming book, "Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People" drives home the notion that, while going green benefits the environment, the real way to save the planet and ourselves goes beyond just designing...
CULTURE
Photographer James Mackay
Award-winning photojournalist James Mackay’s latest project comes at a time when the world’s eyes are fixed on Burma and the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi. By photographing former political prisoners displaying the...
CULTURE
Earth Hour This Saturday
When, on this Saturday on 28 March 2009 from 8:30-9:30 pm local time, people around the world switch off the lights, they will be participating in Earth Hour. Created and organized by the World Wildlife Fund, the goal is to raise awareness about the...
CULTURE
Girl Effect
Grow Interactive, a Norfolk-based interactive advertising and design studio, teamed up with leading independent advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, to create Girl Effect. The website, created on behalf of The Nike Foundation, coincides with last week...
TECH
Social Networking for a Cause
From corporate-sponsored "Cool Apps" to niche spin-offs like Bakespace, Virb and I'm In Like With You, online communities are still largely about socializing and/or wasting time. Their potential as powerful tools for the greater good...
CULTURE
Charity: Water
The good people of Flavorpill have joined up with NYC club promoter Scott Harrison's non-profit charity: water to help raise funds bringing the most basic of needs, clean water, to rural Ethiopia. By purchasing a $20 virtual bottle of water, 100...
TECH
After These Messages
Geared toward communications professionals, After These Messages is the perfect forum for anyone who has ever looked at an ad and thought "How can they sleep at night?" An online campaign, it allows members to review advertising and other...
CULTURE
RE*Generation Charm Contest
Virgin Mobile USA, Stand Up for Kids, and Youth Noise have teamed up to start the RE*Generation Movement to raise awareness about homeless and abused kids. To get teens involved, these companies launched the RE*Generation Charm Contest. Teens and...
STYLE
AKA x NikeiD Charity Auction Nears $15,000
On 10 May 2006 Also Known As put seven pairs of NikeiD patent leather Dunk Lo's on Ebay in an auction to benefit Free Arts NYC. The bidding has already reached $14,800 with over 100 bids! The colors were inspired by vintage spray paint and the...
STYLE
Klaus Industries
Twenty-two years ago the year 1984 came and went and we were all supposed to breathe a collective sigh of relief. We weren't faced with a perpetual war with shifting adversaries; our own citizens were not being detained and held indefinitely without...