1. Anger by Design
Dear Designers, ever feel like you’re being punched in the proverbial face? Creatively sliced and diced by the metaphoric hatchet? We get it, and now, there’s a GIF website just for you! A one-stop catharsis for all those times when you feel spiteful.
2. Art vs. Vader
Because we’re a little lot geeky, we’re busy drooling over this year’s Vader Project. See underground, up-and-coming artists dismantle iconic Darth Vader helmets and turn them into seemingly drug-induced visions. This is the last year of the project, so get out your pocketbooks: bids start at $1,500 a helmet.
3. Bunny Theater
An oldy and a goody, this kitschy website will have you at “WTF?”
4. An Inspiration: Dennis Muren
If you don’t know who Dennis Muren is, you’ve definitely seen his work: he’s the guy responsible for that tear-jerking bicycle scene in E.T. Go see him speak this Wednesday and get back to what really matters: Reese’s Pieces eating aliens and the smart marketers that made it possible.
5. Music to Make Love [or Whatever] To
Stereomood does it right. Similar to Pandora, but instead of building a music station around a certain artist, type in “sexy” or “feel like crying” and get a customized playlist meant to suit just that mood. “Kissing” and “foreplay” playlists promise to take the guesswork out of seduction.
6. A Field Guide to Bros
Brohemians, Bro-Getters, the Broletariat and the Brogeousie. It’s all here. Expand your mind and break out the glowsticks, brah.
We like the way the founder of The Tourist Club must have thought. A bar nestled secretly in the middle of Muir Woods and only available to mid-afternoon trekkers, this is a long-awaited respite in what once was Sober Hiking.
8. Do-Gooder Hipness
Feeling the yuppie dilemma of retaining your hippie heart while still reveling in modern indulgences? Us too. Welcome: expertly designed bamboo iPhone cases. We’re not saying it’s going to shrink that pile of trash floating around in the Pacific, but we like how it looks, and small changes are everything. Man.
9. More Like Oil Thrill!
This oil spill sucks and we’re incensed over BP’s general incompetence [please go make a difference here]. But if one thing’s come of it, it’s this mock-Twitter account from the imagined desk of BP’s PR firm. Irreverence at its cleverest.
10. How to Get Internet Famous, Guggehheim Edition