Thursday, July 28, 2011

Salty Snacks with Irresistible Branding

Seasnax are the new Pirate's Booty. They're everywhere!

I recently discovered their Sea Mama product that has the friendliest packaging I've ever seen; they're clearly marketing directly to me. Pirate's Booty, whose tagline, "Get hooked" nails it, seems to market exclusively to four year-olds who cruise in luxury sedans with their mama. Arrrgh! Salty, "conscious" products with a niche.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Seeing Things Differently (in Yellow)

I've always found the Tour de France's yellow jersey ladies and their lions amusing. And I love it when people see things differently. This photo is a clever combination of the ladies I love and a unique perspective on a known thing.



From The Atlantic.

Culture Clash

I'd like to see one of these for Google v. Facebook.


From NYT.

Monday, July 18, 2011

QR Codes

They're everywhere. Woven into bags, blown up on trucks, scanned at TSA checkpoints, printed microscopically in fashion magazines. Be happy you're not a bar code.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hangouts

I initially scoffed at Google+ Hangouts. What exactly is new about this? But thinking about how businesses could use them is really interesting. Every Tuesday @10am Timbuk2 could hang out with nine lucky fans. Week one may feature our Designer Bopanna, week two our CEO Greg. Hangouts might actually be productive. They're certainly surprising folks. Check out my friend Andrew's grandma learning how to hangout. Inspiring set of old folks. R-e-s-p-e-c-t.

Behind the Scenes of Food Blogging

I guest blogged for MyChef yesterday about how growing and cooking my own food has changed the way I eat. But what I didn't realize is that writing about cooking and eating makes you think differently about food too. Knowing I was going to blog my dinner made me focus on color, timing and presentation. I thought I cared about those things already but apparently I haven't been paying attention. I don't intend to blog everything I eat - lucky you! - but I love how pushing words into Internet oblivion can lead to a subtle reevaluation of things you thought were fixed.

Photographing our roof harvest for MyChef.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Will Google Own the Circle?

Many things come to mind when you think of the circle. Karma, eternity, tramp stamps, the Lion King, Paul Adams and now, Google.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ummmami

The miracle of sweet, salty and outrageous.

Discovered and devoured by a coworker in Golden, CO.

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Very San Francisco Party

Spotted on Shotwell this morning. Recycling bin, Anchor, organic vodka, Jack and Pimm's. Guess the pickers in "Wasteland" are right. You are what you throw away.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I love ModCloth, particularly their Be the Buyer program, but this email subject line screamed "someone just hacked into your Gmail account and needs you to send $13,000 to Dakar like NOW."