Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Global Vision

By now most of you have probably heard of TOMS, the company that vows to provide a pair of shoes to someone in need for every pair sold in stores. Well, TOMS recently announced they would start providing another product on the one-for-one basis: glasses. But it looks like they weren’t they only ones with that idea! Glasses company Warby Parker is another company built with a philanthropic vision for their company operations, distributing pairs of glasses to the needy and even empowering the poverty-stricken by arranging for them to sell glasses themselves.  Click to read an interview with Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal about the company’s efforts, and why he doesn’t mind the competition from TOMS.

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Latte Illustration

Mom always said never to play with your food, but she never mentioned coffee… We refer, of course, to latte art, or the practice of creating designs and images in a cup of coffee using steamed milk (and perhaps some syrup or tools for more advanced techniques). Care to learn how? Watch a pro to learn some tricks, but you might want to start with the basics. Some of this stuff is pretty crazy.

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Plus Pool

A collaboration between FAMILY Architects and PlayLab, Inc., + Pool is an ingenious proposal to build a pool that floats in one of New York City’s rivers. The pool, built in the shape of a plus sign, would filter the surrounding river water and allow New Yorkers to swim in a body of water that has long been off-limits due to pollution. After a very successful Kickstarter campaign, the planners are hard at work testing components, but stay tuned, as they’re hoping to start construction as early as next summer!

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Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Cereal Milk Ice Cream

It’s a pretty great day for an ice cream party (or even just a scoop) – so why not make your flavor of the day Momofuku Milk Bar’s cereal milk soft-serve?

It’s not a new thing over there, but we were reminded it when we saw Feisty Foodie’s post about it yesterday, and while they’re not super psyched on it, we kind of want to try it.

What do you think?

Also, check out this cereal milk ice cream recipe from CafeFernando.com.

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

COFFEE + ART

Check out Spanish design agency Cunicode’s One Cup a Day project where they designed 30 cups in 30 days, each day making them available for purchase within 24 hours of the idea.  The project has been completed so you can purchase any of them now, and then fill your brand new fantastic cup with delicious Birch Coffee.

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