Month: October 2009

Through a Child’s Eyes

When we were young we were fearless.  You talk to children and ask what they want to be when they grow up and the answers will widely vary.  Some may want to be President, some a garbage person, some an astronaut, some a doctor, but rarely will they say they want to do anything average… Read more »

TED Talk: Stefan Sagmeister

“Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. He explains the often overlooked value of time off and shows the innovative projects inspired by his time in Bali.  (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2009, Oxford, UK.Duration: 017:40)” My Notes: Sagmeister decided to… Read more »

Bay Bridge Fail Whale

If you haven’t heard about our Bay Area traffic nightmare, the Bay Bridge has been closed since Tuesday when a 5,000 pound steel beam decided to crash onto the upper deck. They are building a new bridge but it isn’t expected to be completed until 2013.  People are having to use BART (love BART) now… Read more »

How to Bake Pumpkin Seeds

Pre-heat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss seeds in a bowl with one to two tablespoons of melted butter or olive oil. You can use margarine instead of butter, or substitute another type of oil for the olive oil. For a lower-fat version, skip the oil and butter and use cooking spray on your… Read more »

66% More People Take the Stairs in This Fun Study

In this viral video, the staircase in Stockholm’s Odenplan subway station was made to resemble giant piano keys, each producing real sound. The goal was to encourage people to take the stairs rather than ride the escalator. The video claims that 66% more people than normal climbed the stairs instead of taking the escalator.  http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/who-will-climb-the-piano-stairs/