The EMPWR coat is a water-resistant jacket, which can transform into a sleeping bag, or be worn as an over-the-shoulder bag when not in use. The coat is constructed of durable, water resistant Cordura fabric from Carhartt, upcycled automotive insulation from General Motors, and other materials provided by generous donors.
It costs $100 to sponsor a coat, which covers the cost of labor, materials, and overhead expenses. Sponsor a coat to be given to someone in need by making a donation here. To receive a coat for someone in need in your community, contact them by filling out their “Request a coat” form.
To cater to the increasingly popular trend of femvertising, john st. has opened jane st., an agency that specializes in empowering women through advertising. Visit http://www.janest.ca to discover how your brand can leverage girlpower to help boost women’s self-esteem, and most importantly, your bottom line.
(found on Design Taxi)
Removed is an awesome project by photographer Eric Pickersgill who was inspired to do the series after observing a family sitting next to him in a cafe. Here is what he wrote about his observation:
“Family sitting next to me at Illium café in Troy, NY is so disconnected from one another. Not much talking. Father and two daughters have their own phones out. Mom doesn’t have one or chooses to leave it put away. She stares out the window, sad and alone in the company of her closest family. Dad looks up every so often to announce some obscure piece of info he found online. Twice he goes on about a large fish that was caught. No one replies. I am saddened by the use of technology for interaction in exchange for not interacting. This has never happened before and I doubt we have scratched the surface of the social impact of this new experience. Mom has her phone out now.”
If you or someone you know has a cell phone addiction problem please call 1-800-Put-your-dang-cell-phone-down-and-live-life-instead-and-pay-attention-to-your-friends-and-family-and-God-Yes-we-know-it’s-a-long-number-for-those-with-short-attention-spans-caused-by-cell-phones-and-other-technologies-but-you-can-do-it-You-need-to-do-it-Thank-you-have-a-great-day-You-will-receive-a-text-message-shortly-on-how-to-survive-without-a-cell-phone-Just-Kidding-that’s-impossible-but-we-can-help-you-use-it-less-at-least-Mic-Drop…
The latest piece from the one and only Street Artist Plastic Jesus.
“Love him or hate him – you can’t ignore him.
This piece brings into question what we really value in life; pieces of printed paper or things that carry a deeper association for us.”
The Donald Trump $100 Bill is now available in the Plastic Jesus Store!
Do Nothing. Do Good. is an app created by &Barr that tracks the time you spend off of your phone and converts it into volunteer hours.
The app is as simple as it’s name implies. Simply press one button to start the timer and the timer will keep track of the time you spend not touching or moving your phone. The total time you spend away from the phone gets translated into volunteer hours in which members of the agency will contribute to various causes in the future.
Here it is in their own words:
Time is a scarce resource. And these days we all spend way too much of it with our noses buried in a phone. Even when we’re with family, friends, driving our cars – that darn phone is in our hands and in our faces. So we’ve created an app that encourages you to take occasional breaks from your phone on a daily basis. And as a reward for the time you spend doing nothing on your phone, we’ll go out in the world and do good on your behalf. The more breaks you take, the more good we do. You &Barr, doing good for the community. And ourselves.
And if you’re not quite sure what to do with all that new found free time you will soon have they even give you a list of things you can do from twiddling your thumbs and shaking what your mama gave you to hanging out with friends and going on a bike ride.
This is definitely my kind of app and my kind of to do list as well. In fact I’m twiddling my thumbs right now and you sure as heck best believe I’ll be following that with shaking what my mama gave me.
Do Nothing. Do Good.
(found on TrendHunter)
Artist Brian Kane displays art in place of advertisements on billboards in his installation ‘Healing Tool‘, named after the Photoshop tool used to patch over landscape photographs. He says ‘The goal is to provide a moment of temporary relief and unexpected beauty during the daily grind of commuting’.
I Like Giving is a nonprofit that inspires people to live generously. They created this drone as a way to embody that giving spirit.
You can enter to win a chance to give to someone you know with the I Like Giving Drone here.
I’m liking this I Like Giving Drone thing.
Marky is a 12 color marker set dubbed the Do Good Marker. For each package sold they donate enough to send a kid in need to school for one day. Looks like all my nieces and nephews will be getting an early Christmas present!
(Found on TrendHunter)
Ikea wants to help you make dinner become dinner again with it’s new “Logged Out” placemat designed by Maria Vinka. The placemat features a sleeve to hide your phone from view while you eat so that you’re dinners can become a little less robotic and a little more human again.
(Found on Relevant Magazine)
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