The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards and Conference brings together problem solvers from the worlds of business and design to explore the newest ideas in everything from apps to architecture. The conference includes six hours of highly visual sessions, two days of off-site design experiences, and concludes with a cocktail party and awards ceremony recognizing the smartest, most ambitious, most inventive design working in concert with business and culture. The conference and the awards take place on Wednesday, October 15, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, in New York City. The off-site design experiences take place on both that Wednesday and Tuesday, October 14, at various locations throughout the city.


Learn more about the conference here. 

Tina Seelig: The 6 Characteristics of Truly Creative People


you wake up

good luck on your singles skates, team japan! 

Go Japan team!

NYPD testing Google Glass as potential crime fighting tool
By Jamie Schram and Daniel Prendergast,

The NYPD is tak­ing a page out of the Robo­Cop play­book — out­fit­ting cops with Google Glass so a sus­pect’s life story can flash right before their eyes, law enforce­ment…



Life is a game. This is your strategy guide

"You might not realise, but real life is a game of strategy. There are some fun mini-games – like dancing, driving, running, and sex – but the key to winning is simply managing your resources.

Most importantly, successful players put their time into the right things. Later in the game money comes into play, but your top priority should always be mastering where your time goes.”

This post from one of my favorite Internet people, Oliver Emberton, is great. Sure, life really can’t be boiled down so easily but this is a fun pseudo strategy guide framed around cute video game tropes.

I found the section on “Finding A Partner” to be particularly accurate:

"Attraction is a complex mini-game in itself, but mostly a byproduct of how you’re already playing. If you have excellent state and high skills, you’re far more attractive already. A tired, irritable, unskilled player is not appealing, and probably shouldn’t be looking for a relationship.

Early in the game it can be common to reject and be rejected by other players. This is normal, but unfortunately it can drain your state, as most players don’t handle rejection or rejecting well. You’ll need to expend willpower to keep going, and willpower is replenished by sleep, so give it time.”

Go check out the whole post, which is full of great illustrations and fun, video game-laden writing.

HAPPY WEEKEND! Here’s a fun read to bring you out of the work week.

aseetsu: ぜんぶ雪のおかげだ。 …

Aiko Uemura, she is great!