People do their most creative work when they are motivated by the work itself.

Truly frightening: Kate Middleton and Prince William Face Swap.  I guarantee that now, you will not be able to un-see this. 

laughingsquid: Red, White, And Booze, A Map of Famous Liquor & Beer Brands From Each State What/where will you be celebrating this 4th of July?

As throngs of ‘merikans head to the beach this 4th of July weekend, I thought it might be fun to share a couple photos from this beach art installation at Spain’s Laga Beach by Gunilla Klingberg. It’s a “truck tire star pattern” that’s embossed into the sand at low tide, only to be washed away at high tide. The beach becomes a giant groomed sculpture, only to turn back into unformed sand. Cool isn’t it? Happy 4th all!

Cyclists who use bikesharing programs are much less likely to wear helmets than people who ride their own bikes. A team of designers in London has come up with a solution: Temporary helmets you can throw away. But are they really safer?   Innovative? Or just ridiculous?

Need to get focused? Try turning off your computer and doing some good old fashioned hand-writing. fastcompany: “We learn more and retain more. Creative pathways are opened up as we engage more of our senses. Forming letters by strokes, as opposed to selecting each by keys, opens regions of the brain involving thinking, language, and memory that are not opened through typing. Writing, real writing, makes you smarter.” [Image: Flickr user Lali Masriera]

Sometimes there is real beauty in simplicity. ..In just two words this business was able to clearly and succinctly articulate its value. If you had just two words to convey your value what would you say?  -Jeanine

  Every feature has some maintenance cost, and having fewer features lets us focus on the ones we care about and make sure they work very well. – David Karp Amen.

Carpe Failure! “Success may be the kindest teacher, but failure is a very efficient one.”  This quote has always stuck with me.  How many times have you succeeded at something and then when asked how you did it, you struggled to explain the reasons for your success because, frankly, you weren’t exactly sure. On the other hand, if you were asked to reflect upon a failure and the mistakes you made that contributed to that failure you could probably go on in great detail. We all cringe at the idea

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