This pep talk goes out to all the heroes. Who is your hero? Share this video with them!

(Gee thanks/via the ever inspiring: kidpres)

With awesome soundtrack:

1. Summer Noon – Jeff Tweedy
2. Yellow – Coldplay
3. Hate To Say I Told You So – The Hives
4. Could We – Cat Power
5. Do You Realize?? – The Flaming Lips
6. Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
7. One (Blake’s Got A New Face) – Vampire Weekend
8. Hate It Here – Wilco
9. Good Girls Go Bad (Feat. Leighton Meester) – Cobra Starship
10. Beyond The Horizon – Bob Dylan
11. Band On The Run – Paul Mccartney & Wings
12. She’s Long Gone – The Black Keys
13. Somebody That I Used To Know (Feat. Kimbra) – Gotye
14. I’ll Be Around – Yo La Tengo
15. Hero – Family Of The Year
16. Deep Blue – Arcade Fire

(thanks/via: K)

JON STEWART LEARNS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT ISRAEL

Many have accused Jon Stewart of being pro-Hamas for expressing sympathy for the residents of Gaza, where more than 500 people have been killed — including at least 100 children — in recent fighting with Israel.

Watch the full hilarious from “The Daily Show” segment here. 

(thanks/via: huffingtonpost)

Children are paying a terrible price in Gaza.

washingtonpost:

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More than 25 percent of the Palestinians killed have been children. 

Disgusting that a miliary could tolerate collateral deaths of children!!!!!!!!!

Reasons to go to San Francisco!

(thanks/via: Newsweek)

Reasons to visit London: the new Making Colour exhibition at the National Gallery and the Softroom designed dining space in the Great Court at the British Museum.  A shop to explore in Marylebone to explore.

(thanks/via: Deezen and the National Gallery and British Museum)

Teenage is a documentary from Matt Wolf (Interview in New York Times T Magazine).

(thanks/via: rottentomatoes)

Official ‘Never Say Never’ music video from the upcoming Junto album from Basement Jaxx due 25th Aug.

Robotics put to important—humorous—use.

(thanks/via: FastCo Create)

An animated history of modern architecture from Matteo Muci, a product and graphic designer from Italy.

(thanks/via: FastCo Design)

From the new Spoon album They Want My Soul due August 4th.

(thanks/via: Pitchfork)

Benedict Cumberbatch breaks Nazi codes in the first trailer for The Imitation Game

The Oscar-bait film is set to hit theaters in November

Looks like a good one!

(thanks/via: theweekmagazine)

fastcodesign:

Although not anyone can be a designer, everyone who wants to can learn the elements of visual design: contrast, transparency, hierarchy, randomness, and so on. In fact, it doesn’t even take all that long. Just watch this 50-second video.

(thanks/via: FastCoDesign)

fastcodesign:

Although not anyone can be a designer, everyone who wants to can learn the elements of visual design: contrast, transparency, hierarchy, randomness, and so on. In fact, it doesn’t even take all that long. Just watch this 50-second video.

(thanks/via: FastCoDesign)

(via fastcompany)

Design can be a great tool for self-expression. Check out the history of interior design. (via Fast Company)

If you’ve got a few minutes of downtime, try playing with this awesome interactive infographic!

– Alexander

(thanks/via: npr and katiecouric)

The design work of Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby is always a favorite. This is a video the firm did to support their Map Table for Vitra. Another stop motion video for their TipTon chair for Vitra is pretty nice too (view here).

Sidenote: Visiting the Vitra campus Weil am Rhine, Germany is a “must see.”