Peace: 100 ideas
March 27, 2007, 6:07 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Design, Products


I want this book! Check it out >

“Peace: 100 Ideas is a collaborative book project put together by Chen Design that juxtaposes 100 illustrations next to 100 ideas for achieving a more peaceful world. The book is printed on 100% post-consumer recycled, elemental chlorine-free paper using soy-based inks. Ten percent of all net proceeds are donated to for their efforts in promoting peace around the world. The book has also expanded into a bit of a traveling exhibition and a line of t-shirts worth checking out.”

This book should be required reading for all current and future world leaders. Stop F___ing with our futures! Spread PEACE!

Via > JoshSpear


TAP project
March 27, 2007, 5:30 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Campaigns, Charity, Design, Products

I love clean water projects,.. here’s the latest one I’ve spotted >

“The TAP Project — whose board of directors boasts such names as Pharrell Williams and Mary-Louise Parker — aims to create viable sources of clean water programs for those living in underdeveloped countries.”


DKNY is helping out the cause by designing this limited edition t-shirt ($30) They will be available in their Manhattan stores and on One hundred percent of the proceeds from the $30 tee will benefit UNICEF.

Via > FadedYouth

March 27, 2007, 4:34 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Campaigns

A good friend once told me that > “show is more powerful than tell” It was a great piece of advice and one I try to remind myself of all the time.

The ad below features Shirley Manson for PETA UK and is a perfect example of “show” and not just “tell”.


I hope you can try and remember this picture next time you wish you had something made of fur : )

Via > Houtlust

March 22, 2007, 5:44 pm
Filed under: idUnited, News


Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts : (

Was out of town on business for the past 4days and just trying to catch up with everything. Hopefully we will be back to our regular scheduled programming.

Oh,.. and don’t forget about those Detroit inspired tees,.. They will probably be launching in early April. Stay tuned,.. or sign up for our mailing list on our web-site > idUnited.

Be good.


Father of the Bride
March 8, 2007, 4:26 pm
Filed under: Auctions, Charity, Design, Products

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Whoaa! Check out this HOTT bride!

“A very special Roberto Cavalli designed Qee is now on auction on eBay. Standing at 60-inches tall, this porcelain white Qee is wearing an one-of-the-kind wedding dress, created by famed Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli. The auction will end on Thursday, March 15th, with the bidding starts at US$ 3,500. Proceeds from this charity auction will benefit TeleThon, an organization that supports the research for the cure of muscular dystrophies. The figurine is currently on the Toy Fashion Tour in Italy, will be deliever to the bid winner in September 2007 when the tour ends.”

5ft Tall! Wow! If you have $3,500+ to drop go bid NOW!

Via > Freshnessmag

Ringtones raise money
March 6, 2007, 9:45 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Music, News, Non-profit


I’ve personally never downloaded a ring tone,.. I prefer to not have everyone around me know my phone is ringing.  Anyway,.. after seeing this story I might think twice about it.

“The Brazilian aid group Cidade Movel is raising money for the Xavante Indians who live in the Amazon rainforest by selling ringtones based on their traditional chants. According to a Reuters article tones like “the hunt song” and “the healing dance” have already garnered tens of thousands of dollars for the impoverished community.”

That’s awesome! Seems like more of this should be going on. Espcially considering how big the ringtone market is —>

“ARC predicts global (ringtone) sales will surpass $5.2 bil by 2008. IDC estimates that by 2007 ringtones will be a $1 bil market in the United States.”

$1b dollar market in the US!? $5.2b worldwide!! Take a percentage of that,.. and well you know the rest of the story. Do something good with it!! 

Via > ALR

Ringtone Stats > IT Facts

Building Letters: Tsunami Edition
March 6, 2007, 9:10 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Companies, Design, Non-profit


Building Letters magazine is finally available after a few years of work. 100% of the proceeds of this ethical design publication go to help victims of the 2004 Asian Tsunami. Previous issues raised funds for children in Africa and India.

The magazine also comes with a disc of 25 free fonts, created specifically for it, as well as another Tsunami fundraiser Fleurons of Hope. To which Noah Scalin of ALRDesign contributed.

Get a copy here

Thanks to Noah over at ALR for the tip.