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Osocio
December 4, 2007, 2:23 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Blogroll, Design, News

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One of my favorite blog sites is back up and running! Formerly known as Houtlust,.. it is now called Osocio. Read a quick excerpt below >

“Osocio is dedicated to social advertising and non-profit campaigns. It’s the place where marketing and activism collide. Formerly known as the Houtlust Blog, Osocio is the central online hub for advertisers, ad agencies, grassroots, activists, social entrepreneurs, and good Samaritans from around the globe.”

Check out Osocio for a ton of great content from all over the world. Marc Van Gurp the man behind Osocio was and continues to be a huge inspiration to me. Keep up the great work Marc!

Visit > Osocio

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King Corn
November 1, 2007, 4:40 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Movie, Video | Tags: ,

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I want to watch this documentary > 

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis,  best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, nitrogen fertilizers, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat — and how we farm.

Visit > King Corn < for release dates, more info, etc.



Consumption is Art
October 30, 2007, 9:53 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Design, People, Video | Tags: , , , ,

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At least that’s what Chris Jordan thinks. Watch how Chris uses his creative digital imaging techniques to explore global consumption.

Watch the video here,.. courtesy of Current.

Via > PSFK



60 Unite for UNICEF
October 25, 2007, 3:59 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Design, Limited-edition

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Spotted over at JoshSpear >

“To commemorate its 60-year anniversary of fighting for children’s rights, UNICEF used its exceptional talent in organizing people for a worthy cause to gather the work of 60 renowned artists for a just-released anthology called 60, Unite for Children. Illustrators and graphic designers like Joshua Davis, Tokidoki, The Ronin and Tara McPherson contributed interpretations of their world views to the 180-page tome, some of which the book’s website material warns are “abstract, others more explicit; some will be radiant, others dark and pessimistic.”  60, Unite for Children kicks off a worldwide traveling exhibit for a year that will begin in November. There are only 2,000 copies of this book around, and all profits from the sale of book will go back to UNICEF.”

Get one before they’re all gone.

Via > JoshSpear



Zaha Hadid (RED) Aqua Table
October 4, 2007, 4:15 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Campaigns, Design, Limited-edition, Luxury, News, Non-profit, People, Products

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Another product release from the (RED) campaign. This (RED) Aqua Table is designed by famous architect Zaha Hadid. Priced @ $49,560,.. it’s probably just a bit out of your (at least my) price range,.. but it’s nice to look and all the profits are going to support the Global Fund.  

“Established & Sons is extremely excited to partner the (RED) campaign founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2002. This global initiative’s primary objective is to engage the private sector in the fight against AIDS in Africa by channeling funds from the sale of (RED) products directly to The Global Fund. The iconic Aqua Table designed by Zaha Hadid has been the most sought after piece from the Established & Sons’ collection; it is sold internationally as both a Limited Edition of 12 and as a production table. Since it’s 2005 debut all edition pieces have been sold, one of the two Limited Edition’s prototypes was sold at a Phillips de Pury’s auction for $296,000 and another is currently being exhibited at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum as part of the Zaha Hadid retrospective.”

Established and Sons is only going to produce 39 of the (RED) Aqua Tables. They are all signed by both Zaha Hadid and Bono and will be available for purchase directly through Established & Sons web-site.

Via > Trendhunter



Bloggers Unite
September 27, 2007, 11:27 am
Filed under: Awareness, Campaigns, News

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Pretty cool project getting started today called > Bloggers Unite “Blogging for Hope” This blogger-driven campaign promises to raise awareness of abuse-related subjects and related non-profits around the world.

Bloggers are supposed to blog about putting an end to some sort of abuse (anything you want) and then track any measurable results (traffic counts, comments, links from others, recognition from charity or media, donations collected or made to a charity as applicable, etc.) for two weeks. Then the winners will be announced and they’ll receive some pretty cool prizes.

I love the idea and so far it looks like they’ve gotten a ton of bloggers on board. The thing is I just read about this today and don’t have time to participate the way i’m supposed to. But that won’t stop me from trying something in the next few weeks. Watch this space_

In the meantime get involved yourself or keep an eye out for some of the blogs that are participating.

Via > CopyWriteInk



Global Warming Equations
September 24, 2007, 3:19 pm
Filed under: Awareness, News

Great use of > Equations + Thoughts = To get you thinking about Global Warming.

Via > Statistics Monster