Smartphone pinky, text claw, and cell phone elbow: They’re all real ailments in an age in which we constantly check our smartphones–sometimes more than thousands of times in a single day–as we triangulate between home, office, gym, bike commute, and everywhere in between. advertisement advertisement It can get pretty unruly to manage all of the clunky cases and holsters in the process, but entrepreneur Brian LeGette of the accessories brand ZeroChroma thinks he has a solution for all of those ways and places we use smartphones. His latest product, HaloEffect, is a hands-free kit that includes a universal base for your device that plugs into three unique mounts for driving, running or biking, and working. The all-in-one kit launches on IndieGoGo this morning. For $39, here’s what early backers will get: a fixed mount, a clip mount, and an activity armband made to work with a swiveling, 360-degree adjustable stand mount that’s built into … [Read more...] about This Hands-Free Smartphone Kit Is So Much Better Than Your PopSocket
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The Internet–time suck that it is–also serves as an important source of creative inspiration. We asked Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business of 2015 to point us to the Twitter and Instagram accounts they turn to the most when seeking insight, inspiration–or just a fun break in the middle of the day. Here’s what they said: advertisement advertisement Dao Nguyen, Buzzfeed, #3: “I kind of feel bad, but I love the BuzzFeed Food Instagram account. They’re really experimenting with a lot of new ways of talking about food and how to make food on Instagram. I’m kind of pitching my own company’s stuff, but I really think it’s great.” Rajan Anandan, Google, #2: “Marc Benioff (@Benioff). Marc is very broad, with a great grasp of social, tech trends, everything. He provides me a single window into cloud computing, San Francisco, and the Benioff magic.” Amazing good food manifesto about @hamptoncreek … [Read more...] about Who The Most Creative People In Business Follow On Twitter And Instagram
Food writer Mark Bittman, one of America’s most vocal proponents for part-time veganism, has joined The Purple Carrot, a plant-based meal-kit startup. advertisement advertisement Bittman becomes a partner and the company’s chief innovation officer. The Boston-based company—which launched last year, delivering to 25 states on the East Coast—also announced today it is expanding operations to the West Coast, thanks to a new distribution center in Los Angeles that will serve California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico. “With this 10-year history I have of advocating for part-time veganism, this company is exactly right,” Bittman told Fast Company. “I feel like a lot of people want to eat more plant-based food but don’t know how, and this is a solution. If you do this, you know that two or three nights a week, you’ll be eating plant-based food.” In his new role, Bittman will be be … [Read more...] about Mark Bittman Joins The Purple Carrot, Makes It Easier For You To Eat Your Vegetables
The experience, gushes the hotel website, will be delightful, with staff who will be your new best friends; luxuries beyond the dreams of Caligula. Just look at this shot of a couple lounging in bathrobes that are so fluffy they’ll have to sit on their suitcases when they steal them. advertisement advertisement Yet it’s not really infinity pools, spas, and marble staircases that create a hotel experience. Hotels could have risen to the challenge of designing for those of us mentally and physically incapacitated by long-haul travel, stress, alcohol or a day on the floor of CES. After all, designing for vulnerable people has led to some great breakthroughs. Oxo Goodgrips are a range of kitchen utensils created for arthritis sufferers. They became bestsellers because we can all benefit from a more comfortable potato peeler. That Aeron chair you’re probably sitting on was designed for elderly people. Nike’s Flyease, created for people with disabilities, is … [Read more...] about I’m Fluent In 5 Computer Languages. Why Can’t I Switch Off The Bedside Light In A Marriott?
You can tell a lot about people by their Christmas decorations. Do they festoon their homes with yards of lights and tacky reindeer? Do they painstakingly recreate a full-scale crèche? Or are they grinches who decide to shun adornment? After Phoenix-based photographer Jesse Rieser caught a glimpse of a 40-foot-tall inflatable Santa in his rear-view mirror, he decided to document the creative—and often garish—displays that commemorate Christmas In America. advertisement “Christmas is complex and at times, uncomfortable,” Rieser says in his artist statement. “It’s awkward and sometimes bleak. But it is also sincere and celebratory, colorful and creative.” He started the project in 2010 and has traveled around Arizona, Utah, and Las Vegas to shoot the series. Rieser is drawn to “unnoticed and overlooked” and the “fantastic in the mundane.” He grew up in a secular family where Christmas was was more about family … [Read more...] about A Heartwarming Look At How Americans Celebrate Christmas