The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Sure, IKEA sells plenty of grommelnuugens and flarstones and all types of cruntlink, but did you know they also sell dreams? Literally. Well, not literally. Figuratively.

Brandless: Bargain or Bust?

One of the greatest advantages of living in the golden age of e-commerce is the ability to comparison shop from your couch. Pants are optional. So is hygiene. And thank God you don’t have to speak to anyone for any reason whatsoever. You can search for the essentials you know and love while hunting down the best possible price among innumerable digital storefronts, and once you’ve found that top bargain have it all delivered to your door for a nominal fee. What a world. But what if there was an... Read The Rest →

Ed Stilley, God and Guitars

Guitars are a thing of measurement and precision. Intonation, tone, expressiveness, color: the artisan strives to craft each instrument to have the best of these nebulous, yet integral qualities. Many luthiers (guitar builders) spend their entire lives learning centuries-old techniques in order to craft the perfect body, perfect neck, every detail of the perfect instrument. Ed Stilley is a luthier. But unlike most luthiers, Ed Stilley never learned the techniques that go into making a guitar. In fact, Ed Stilley doesn’t know the first thing about the tradition, but that doesn’t stop him.

You Suck At Cooking

You know you do. Admit it. (Unless you don’t. In which case, come on, buddy.) You don’t need to be told that you suck, though. You just need a little help, but for good measure how about both? You Suck At Cooking is a wonderfully sharp online cooking series that will both shame and inspire into cooking better food. Its mantra says it all: “No bullshit. Just cooking. (except for all of the bullshit).”

Put The Sizzl in Your Love Life

My bacon has a first name. It’s “O-S-C-A-R.” My bacon has a second name. It’s “P-L-E-A-S-E  S-E-N-D  N-U-D-E-S.” Bacon lovers, rejoice! Yes, meat and novelty bus conglomerate Oscar Meyer has gotten into the hookup game, introducing a new, bacon-focused dating app: Sizzl.

Remembering Ringo

No, Ringo is not dead, but the truth about him has remained lifeless and buried for decades. And that truth is… Ringo was a great drummer.

Buying Beddy-Bye

Counting sheep doesn’t work too well if the one counting can only make it to ten when you say “seven” for them. Thankfully, there’s a better way to put your children down for the night. It’s not warm milk, but it’s close. It’s called “The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep,” and it’ll kick-start your little tyke on the way to dream land with the help of behavioral psychology.

Buzz Off

Advertising culture is nutso for buzzwords. They pop up everywhere, constantly cycling in and out of vogue. We try to predict them for each calendar year like which strain of flu will hit the hardest, and like the flu if you’re not up-to-date it may have you feeling a bit scrambled.

The Crayon Initiative: Coloring Outside the Lines

I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid the best part about going out to eat was getting to rip open a fresh four pack of crayons and draw all over the table. Well, not the table, but you know what I mean. Every time, a fresh pack of wax. Every time, a fresh piece of paper over the tabletop: a blank canvas. So much potential! But what happens to all those crayons if you don’t take them home. Sad truth is nothing good. That is until... Read The Rest →

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