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  2. I think this is exactly what I need, this weekend.

    annstreetstudio:

    Afternoon dip with a view

     
  3. This would be an amazing site, indeed.

    laughing-trees:

    If Andromeda were brighter, this is how it would look in our night sky.
    They’re all out there, we just can’t see them

    Distance to Earth: 2,538,000 light years

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  4. It sure is.

    theclearlydope:

    2014 is going to be alright, you guys.

    (Source: popculturebrain)

     

  5. "

    Relevant report on the importance of Social Media measurement…

    "In a couple years, I think we’ll look back on the last 10 years of tiny, mostly text-based ads as a bit of an aberration. In 2013, we’ll see brands trying to better reach their customers with interesting content combined with resonant visuals. 2012 may have been the year of the GIF, but 2013 will be the year the GIF gets down to business."

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  7. Interesting. In 20 years, Tarantino has only made 7 movies. It feels like his portfolio should be larger than that…

    parislemon:

    Quentin Tarantino talks to Charles McGrath of The New York Times — a few weeks old, but great:

    I remember reading a review that Pauline Kael wrote about some director’s big epic, and she said: Now, look, it might seem unfair to judge a talented man more harshly when he tries to do something big than a less talented person who’s doing something easier. But when you try big things, you take big risks, and if you’re trying to do something that is maybe above you and you can’t quite pull off, then whereas before we only saw your gifts, now we see your failings.

    I’ve always been pushing that envelope. I want to risk hitting my head on the ceiling of my talent. I want to really test it out and say: O.K., you’re not that good. You just reached the level here. I don’t ever want to fail, but I want to risk failure every time out of the gate.

     
  8. In the end, design may trump all.

    kateoplis:

    The FuelBand by Nike, which has become an unlikely leader in wearable computing.

    “We’re on the tail end of technology being special,” says John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design. “The automobile was a weird alien technology when it first debuted, then, after a while, it evolved and designers stepped in to add value to it.” …

    Now, Mr. Maeda said, this shift has happened to technology, be it computers, smartphones or the iPad Mini.

    “We have this exciting next step for design,” he said. “Now that we have enough technology to do anything, design can now begin to be better than the technology itself.” …

    The worship of design has also taken designers out of the back offices and into top executive jobs. Engineers are still in the mix, to be sure. But they don’t rule the roost in product development, which may also be why tech products are easier to use, more human.

     

  9. "In the past three years, nearly 900,000 people have pledged their support to an independent filmmaker on Kickstarter, pledging more than $100 million to features, documentaries, shorts, webseries, and other film and video projects. Nearly $60 million has been pledged in the past 12 months alone."
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    We’re thrilled to announce a big milestone for independent filmmakers How big? Let’s take a look. (via kickstarter)

    Behold the power of community. 

    (via kateoplis)

    This is interesting news.

    (via kateoplis)

     
  10. The perfect winter/new year’s cure all.

    (Source: junkfood49)