5 Really Bad Website Popup Examples

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If you want to craft a delightful marketing experience and you’re using popups, you need to make sure you hold them to the same high standards as the content they are covering up. You can learn a lot by looking at bad website popup examples. Once you understand what not to do, you’ll default to starting your own popup designs from a better baseline. What does a bad … Read Entire Story

How Glossier Hacked Social Media to Build A Cult-Like Following

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Former blogger Emily Weiss had a hunch: If she could translate women’s real needs into products, she could build a beauty company unlike any other. Read Entire Story

A Chinese energy company is building 100 solar farms shaped like panda bears

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Chinese energy company plans to build 100 panda-shaped solar farms throughout Chinas and the rest of the world. Read Entire Story

Bespoke Brunch Reads: 5/21/17

Welcome to Bespoke Brunch Reads — a linkfest of the favorite things we read over the past week. The links are mostly market related, but there are some other interesting subjects covered as well. We hope you enjoy the food for thought as a supplement to the research we provide you during the week. Energy Big energy’s surprise warning: Trump, slow down deregulation by Amy Harder (Axios) Counter-intuitively, many in the energy industry are opposed to large-scale rollbacks of existing regulation proposed by the current Administration. [Link] The Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became unstoppable by Pilita Clark (FT) Investment in renewable energy has reached… Read Entire Story

Air Slaves. Could we one day ‘lend our lungs’ to filter polluted air?

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“Prepare for a future in which the only way of making a living is to ‘lend your lung’ to filter heavily polluted air. Clean Air International Inc. is looking for suppliers for its first Organic Clean Air (TM) retail store.” Air Slaves. Image courtesy of Let it Be! art agency Air Project. Work-in-progress demo on 25 September 2012, Labor, Budapest Visitors of the Air Slaves exhibition which opens next Monday in Berlin will be invited to cover their mouth… Read Entire Story

Energy Saving Tips

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Cutting your energy bills is a great way to save some money, particularly in the winter months. But it doesn’t mean that you’ll have to spend the whole winter shivering because you’ve turned your heat so low. It is easy to cut way back on your utility bills. All it takes is some willingness to Read more… Read Entire Story

Book review – Public Servants. Art and the Crisis of the Common Good

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Public Servants. Art and the Crisis of the Common Good, edited by Johanna Burton, Shannon Jackson and Dominic Willsdon. Foreword by Lisa Phillips. On amazon USA and UK. Publisher MIT Press writes: How should we understand the purpose of publicly engaged art in the twenty-first century, when the very term “public art” is largely insufficient to describe such practices? Concepts such as “new genre public art,” “social practice,” or “socially engaged art” may imply a synergy between the role of art and the role of… Read Entire Story

Albedo Dreams. Experiments in DIY climate manipulation

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Mari Keski-Korsu, Albedo Logger (part of Albedo Dreams) Albedo is the measure of the “whiteness” of a surface and its ability to reflect the sunlight. When applied to the Earth, the albedo effect is a measure of how much of the Sun’s energy can be reflected back into space. Sophisticated, large-scale goeengineering research projects are looking into ways to efficiently do that and thus manipulate climate and put the brake on global warming. Mari Keski-Korsu, Albedo Dreams Rock … Read Entire Story

The Green Beret Hotel Check-In Safety List

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Whether you’re going back home or heading overseas, here are some simple things you can do to ensure a safer stay. Read Entire Story

Best Deals for Tuesday 11/29

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Link for teaser title: http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Get a hold of 64% OFF Hoover Carpet Basics Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner, and more… SAVE 62% OFF GreenWorks… Read Entire Story

1 Practice Separating Blogging Contenders from Pretenders

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I am so darn deft knocking papayas down from trees with an elongated bamboo chute that I can catch those suckers on the fly. I poke at the green stem with the chute. When the papaya turns ripe enough to pop off of the tree. In Fiji I know what color to look for. Which is a different color than in Bali. Which is a different color than in Costa Rica. … Read Entire Story

When You’re Just Getting Started, Turn Up The Volume.

If you get enough done, some of it is going to be great. Read Entire Story