Rattling Stick

The rambling thoughts of a madman
fastcompany:

The three-year-old startup has developed a front-end interface for helping web shoppers find the perfect fit.
A woman shopping for summer clothes spots a dress on Pinterest and clicks through to the retailer’s product page. She zooms in on the pattern, selects the coral version, and decides the price is within her budget—but then, she hesitates.
For most online shoppers, that moment of hesitation is the result of inconsistent sizing, a problem costing the fashion industry over $3 billion per year.
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fastcompany:

The three-year-old startup has developed a front-end interface for helping web shoppers find the perfect fit.

A woman shopping for summer clothes spots a dress on Pinterest and clicks through to the retailer’s product page. She zooms in on the pattern, selects the coral version, and decides the price is within her budget—but then, she hesitates.

For most online shoppers, that moment of hesitation is the result of inconsistent sizing, a problem costing the fashion industry over $3 billion per year.

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Singaporeans donate their unused mobile data to the needy
StarHub customers can text a number to opt in to the 4G4Good scheme. The telco will then donate talktime, mobile data and SMS to its five partner charities: Asian Women’s Welfare Association, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore, Industrial & Services Co-Operative Society, Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped and Society for the Physically Disabled.
StarHub chose these particular charities because they serve people who rely on care-givers due to illness or disability and who would greatly benefit from access to mobile phones. The telco will consider the income status of the individual beneficiaries to ensure that those who need the service most benefit. StarHub hopes to give 500 beneficiaries 80 minutes of talk-time, 300 SMS and 1GB of mobile data each month for a year.
via contagious

Singaporeans donate their unused mobile data to the needy

StarHub customers can text a number to opt in to the 4G4Good scheme. The telco will then donate talktime, mobile data and SMS to its five partner charities: Asian Women’s Welfare Association, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore, Industrial & Services Co-Operative Society, Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped and Society for the Physically Disabled.

StarHub chose these particular charities because they serve people who rely on care-givers due to illness or disability and who would greatly benefit from access to mobile phones. The telco will consider the income status of the individual beneficiaries to ensure that those who need the service most benefit. StarHub hopes to give 500 beneficiaries 80 minutes of talk-time, 300 SMS and 1GB of mobile data each month for a year.

via contagious

The biggest obstacle to creativity is attachment to outcome. As soon as you become attached to a specific outcome, you feel compelled to control and manipulate what you’re doing. And in the process you shut yourself off to other possibilities.

I got a call from someone who wanted me to lead a workshop on creativity. He needed to tell his management exactly what tools people would come away with. I told him I didn’t know. I couldn’t give him a promise, because then I’d become attached to an outcome — which would defeat the purpose of any creative workshop.’

It’s hard for corporations to understand that creativity is not just about succeeding. It’s about experimenting and discovering.

Football comes home, cool.
fastcompany:

One suggestion is to turn the Amazonian stadium into a giant jail. But two architects have a more positive idea: Why not convert part of the old stadiums into much-needed housing?
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Football comes home, cool.

fastcompany:

One suggestion is to turn the Amazonian stadium into a giant jail. But two architects have a more positive idea: Why not convert part of the old stadiums into much-needed housing?

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Nicholas Negroponte: A 30-year history of the future

Simplifying isn’t meant to leave your life empty, it’s meant to leave space in your life for what you really want to do. Know what those things are before you start.

The Power of Less, Leo Babaura

(via creatingaquietmind)

(via miles-to-go-before-sleep)

invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,
don’t swim in the same slough.
invent yourself and then reinvent yourself and
stay out of the clutches of mediocrity.

invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,
change your tone and shape so often that they can never categorize you.

reinvigorate yourself and
accept what is
but only on the terms that you have invented
and reinvented.

be self-taught.

and reinvent your life because you must;
it is your life and
its history
and the present
belong only to
you.

Charles Bukowski,The Pleasures of the Damned (via sad-plath)

(Source: sad-plath, via miles-to-go-before-sleep)

Weegee, Distortion of Charlie Chaplin, ca. 1950

Weegee, Distortion of Charlie Chaplin, ca. 1950