I really love shipping containers


It seems that a lot of architecture, as of late, is being built with or around shipping containers. Buy some land and cheap shipping containers… build a glass house around them and bam, hot shit.


Hurricane proof, flood proof, fire proof, these metal Lego blocks are tough enough to be stacked 12-high empty–and thus can be used in smaller multistory buildings. Used containers (which can be picked up for $1,500 to $2,000) often have teak floors and sometimes are insulated. The bright orange, blue and rust corrugated boxes may not appeal to everyone. But contemporary hipsters find them not just the ultimate in postmodern appropriation but aesthetically pleasing as well.

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Japan, Planning the trip.


We’re planning the trip of all trips to Japan, flying into Tokyo in mid-November, leaving two weeks later, and I’ve never been so stoked in my life. If you have any ‘must visit’ spots in Japan, post a comment and let me know. I don’t really want to plan a day-by-day itinerary or anything, but I want to get a list of awesome places/shops/restaurants/galleries/etc so that we can make the most out of our trip.

Planning a “What would you do if you lived there” trip mixed with tourist attractions is effing great. So much research and awesomeness you never knew existed.
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Step it up.


Attention designers: If you have to describe why you’re showing a certain piece of work, it shouldn’t be there. Whether it’s in your portfolio, an email applying for a job, or even on behance—you’re doing yourself a disservice by showing something you obviously know mediocre. Your work should speak for itself. Also, make sure your art has a strong message. If you need to write a word in your artwork that describes the message your piece is trying to achieve—start over.

“Why am I half way into writing an essay about a piece of work that’s not my best?” If it isn’t the best, leave it out. If it is your best, you should probably step it up.

say it again, say it again


I know you love to hear yourself speak
Words that you think
I can’t follow
Maybe that’s the way you and i will always relate

You always had the quickest wit
The quickest quips and I can’t keep up
It’s clear that you have a real gift of gab
And I’m just jealous
Maybe that’s the way you and I will always relate

But I won’t let how I sincerely feel here stand in my way
‘Cause there’s no love lost that i can’t find again, my dear friend

Uou always said that we’re friends
But that must depend which way the wind blows
It’s clear that you have your own set of plans
Maybe that’s the way you and I will always relate

So I won’t let how I sincerely feel here stand in my way
‘Cause there’s no love lost that I can’t find again, my dear friend


Tunnel House


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Strangley Beautiful - Sushi Cam


Ignore the American couple that decided to do this, but watch as the camera goes around the whole sushi bar, kitchen, and back.

speed reading


I always thought the way I read items that weren’t very interesting was cheating… but apparently it’s called speed reading. Kim Roach wrote a spot on ZenHabits about speed reading, and it’s rather great. It talks a bit about how to drop the inner-monologue, in attempt to soak as much information as possible. She introduces Spreeder, which helps focus your speed reading ability. If you’re reading an article, copy/paste it into Spreeder and practice.

By simply learning how to process information at a more rapid rate, you’re not only going to be able to move through books more quickly, but you will also be able to comprehend and process more of what you have read.

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StarCraft 2 - Is real.


It’s unfuckingbelievable, and I’ve never been so stoked about a game in my life. The trailer gave me chills. :\

StarCraft II has some big shoes to fill - is there added pressure in developing a follow-up to one of the most beloved games of all time?
We recognize that the bar is set pretty high, but this type of pressure is not new to us. Warcraft III had to follow in the footsteps of Warcraft II, and Diablo II had to follow the original Diablo. Creating a StarCraft game that’s bigger and better than the original is definitely a big challenge, but it’s one that we fully intend to meet and exceed.

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Go. Now.

For The Record - Microsoft+Yahoo


I will be very upset if this actually happens.

Matt’s War Cry


Me: war cry tim!
Me: time*
Matt James: can i give ya a quick ring?

Me: please do
Me: just finished laughing

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