Soundbite; Wrecking Ball Caked Up Remix
SXSW, let’s do this.
Soundbite; Wrecking Ball Caked Up Remix
SXSW, let’s do this.
Young Heart’s “Strange Talk” Remix by @TheChainsmokers
Not mad about this.
Here’s how a roving tech conference bought a mountain, put down roots and hosted one of the world’s biggest camping trips… via @RalphLauren
Imagine a meadow nestled between mountains in the Utah Rockies, tall grasses glowing golden in the evening light. And in that meadow, there is a dinner table. It happens to be a quarter of a mile long, laden with cheese and charcuterie and extra-large flasks of whiskey to sate what would soon become a party of 900 guests.
This is not some sort of farm-to-table take on Alice in Wonderland’s mad tea party but rather a description of the latest brainchild of Summit, a community/conference series that has been described by Forbes as “the hipper Davos” and by Wired.com as “TED meets Burning Man.” The massive dinner in a field was part of the Summit Outside event, which took place in July 2013 and drew a slew of forward-thinking young business leaders, including tech entrepreneurs, platinum hit–making record producers and the leaders of groundbreaking nonprofits. During dinner, they all pitched in to slice the meat, pass the salad and pour the wine. It felt like an enormous yet intimate family picnic.
In the past, Summit has held its Summit Series events on a cruise ship in the Caribbean, for which the featured speakers included Richard Branson and Russell Simmons, and on the slopes of a high-end ski resort in the mountains of Lake Tahoe, where days full of change-the-world talks were preceded by a meditation session. But Summit Outside was different because it took place at the series’ new home. The field was in the middle of the Powder Mountain resort property, a massive acreage near Eden, Utah, purchased by Summit in spring 2013 after a much-rumored investment round from several dozen backers, including Silicon Valley and Hollywood moguls.
Washington, D.C., entrepreneur Elliot Bisnow founded Summit in 2008, when he—just 22 at the time—wanted to find a way for ambitious young people to network in uncommon settings. By 2012, his organization needed a permanent home for its fast-growing events. Greg Mauro, a Utah-based venture capitalist who had attended Summit at Sea, the aforementioned cruise, contacted Bisnow after hearing that Powder Mountain was not just for sale but also facing an acquisition bid that would allow thousands of crowded luxury properties on its slopes—a move that greatly worried devotees of the proudly unpretentious resort, which opened in 1972. Read more, on Ralph Lauren
In the chaos of connectivity, we often forget to connect. We rarely take a moment to make it matter. This week, the NYFW week of all weeks, we run fast. We run towards a runway show, towards a new collection, towards a social media production… We run to capture every second, to produce inspiring content, and tell, well, great stories.
But with social, the brilliance of social, is that the unexpected can throw you, and often move you in a completely new direction. No matter how hard we try to inspire you, it’s truly you that inspires us. It’s the audience that allows social media to exist, to have an impact, to have a voice, or even a purpose. It’s fans, consumers, and friends that give social media a reason for running. And in the chaos of connectivity, with hundreds, thousands, or even millions of voices speaking to us, we often miss the wonderful, surprising moments of connection that make for well, the really great stories.
In the case of Fernando and Angela’s proposal at a Michael Kors store in Alaska, we didn’t miss the moment. It made us stop, it made us watch (and probably cry) and it reminded us of the reason, why. Congratulations to the beautiful couple, and Happy Valentine’s Day to all.
But that’s the wonderful thing about Kors. In his eyes—and in his clothes—we do all lead those beautiful lives. He brings the fantasy of fashion into reality, in part, by distilling some of its most outrageous ideas into something that offers just enough newness to make you feel participant in the larger message without making you struggle with the sometimes challenging proportions, colors, or details.
VIA @FastCompany: If you Google the phrase “faith-based businesses,” the results point to companies that pursue a religious agenda. But there’s another kind of faith in business: the belief that a product or service can radically remake an industry, change consumer habits, challenge economic assumptions. Proof for such innovative leaps is thin, payoffs are long in coming (if they come at all), and doubting Thomases abound. Today, pundits fret about an innovation bubble. Some overvalued companies and overhyped inventions will eventually tumble and money will be lost. Yet breakthrough progress often requires wide-eyed hope.
In this special report on the World’s Most Innovative Companies, there are plenty of examples to make you a believer (“I’ve never been more excited about the possibilities ahead of us,” Nike CEO Mark Parker recently told me). Our staff has spent more than six months gathering and analyzing data. To generate our list of the 50 Most Innovative Companies—and the accompanying top 10 companies in various sectors—we assessed thousands of enterprises. From all that work, I’ve pulled out 12 rising trends. Risk of failure and collapse are always with us. But the culture of innovation across the globe is more robust than ever. We think that’s worth celebrating.
We’re so proud to be #15. Check out the full list here…
But I want it anyway…
The Woodland Camo Highlander Luggage by Herschel Supply Co. is a four wheeled, multi way suitcase that fits carry on sizing for all major airlines. And will keep you safe from bears, and males with it’s perfect pattern
It features a large main storage compartment with interior mesh pockets and an exterior easy access sleeve pocket making this bag perfect for the light traveler. Did I mention the four multi-direction wheels with 360 rotation? Spin sista, spin
European Travel Ventures, the team behind The Yacht Week, are taking their talents on tour. The team is on the hunt for the freshest powder, the most perfectly groomed pistes, and of course, areas of outstanding natural beauty that will help create the first ever Ski Week. In September 2013, ETV announced their inaugural Ski Week, taking place in Obertauern Austria in March 2014. The 500 places on the trip sold out in 45 minutes flat and the demand from clients from around the world was ignited, The Ski Week team needed to find their next location and the US Ski Tour was born.
In other news: From the 5-19th July 2014, The Yacht Week will once again be teaming up with Ultra Europe Music Festival in Croatia to provide the ultimate sailing and music experience. Floating against a stunning backdrop, The Yacht Week, which offers affordable sailing experiences, will follow the dance festival along two bespoke routes on the Dalmatian Coast, giving guests the opportunity to party with some of the best Dance DJ’s whilst also enjoying an invigorating and fun filled sailing holiday.
Sounds like an awful time.
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Sounds a lot like Summit, but… The Burning Man Project buys a big bad Geyser.
The Fly Ranch Project Plan, still in development, will consist of several phases. The first is the current exploratory and negotiation phase. The first priority will be preservation and access—as development of infrastructure begins, the public will be able to access the geyser area for the first time in many years. Access will be coupled with preservation measures. Early evidence of Project involvement with the property will be the appearance of art in the area—the first pieces of a planned world-class art and sculpture park.
Future phases and plans could involve other avenues to promote public interaction with the high desert environment—a more fully developed art park, camping facility, conference center, and an alternative energy showcase are components of the Project’s vision for the area.
The Burning Man Project plans are for use of the area in a sustainable manner, while working to protect this ecologically unique resource. With nearly 4,000 acres of varied ecology, the Fly Springs Project will preserve the most fragile components of this ecosystem, the Fly Geyser, while providing opportunities for enhanced human interaction with the ecosystem, including artistic, ecological, and technologicalcomponents.
"The Fly Ranch Project presents unlimited opportunities and challenges. We seek to unlock human creativity in this remote yet inspiring setting, yet we must tread lightly on the land so that its grandeur will endure for generations to come. We are excited to be beginning what we hope will be a great journey to bring the wonders of Northern Nevada to the Burning Man community and the public at large."
Well, hello sir. Stanley’s is a new age pharmacy that blends West Coast cool with East Coast luxury. Established by celebrity pharmacist Stanley George, this pharmacy provides standard prescription services, along with an interesting mix of complementing herbal remedies to get to the root of ailments.
Located on the corner of Ludlow and Hester streets in NYC’s Lower East side, Stanley’s features a “wellness bar” that serves specially mixed drinks and a wellness library full of fitness and health publications. Customers will not only receive treatments for their common colds or sinuses, but will also receive treatments for their mind, body and soul. (via PSFK)