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TALKING POINTS: Dave Eggers’ DIY proposal; the Beastie Boys blow it; YO! Company unveils its incredible new apartment prototype

November 24, 2013 Leave a comment

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Let’s Make More Stuff: Memories of a beloved stereo cabinet fuel novelist Dave Eggers’ handmade revolution {Financial Times}

In tech-obsessed San Francisco, literary pioneer Dave Eggers wants to help facilitate the making of more stuff. And how, exactly, does he propose to do this? He wants to transform the long-disused San Francisco Mint into a workspace and retail outlet for makers — it’s an idea not unlike that used by the Torpedo Factory in Arlington, Va., but with DIY-style crafters and makers instead of visual artists only. We love this idea so much that we literally had to go to the bathroom after first reading about it. That’s embarrassing, sure, but it’s true. Click the link above to read Eggers’ brilliant proposal.

Beastie Boys Cry Foul Over GoldieBlox’s “Girls” Parody – Bummer! {Refinery 29}

Oh, boo. While pretty much the entire world has been charmed and delighted by the GoldieBlox video featuring three industrious little ladies crooning their own version of “Girls” by the Beastie Boys, it seems the ad has found its first opponent. Unfortunately, that opponent happens to be, um, the Beastie Boys.

New Videos Aim to Give Canadian Youth a Taste of Entrepreneurship {Financial Post}

A new video series on entrepreneurship and financial education, set for launch in 2014, is aiming to boost Canadian youth’s enterprising skills. “The New Spirit of Adventure” video program features interviews with Canadian entrepreneurs including Guy Laliberté, co-founder and CEO of Cirque du Soleil; Tim Hortons co-founder Ron Joyce; and David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber and Dragons’ Den host. The videos will discuss topics such as how to manage resources for success, and the importance of strengthening one’s financial knowledge.

YO! Company Founder Simon Woodroffe Unveils the YO! Home Prototype Apartment at 100% Design in London {Complex}

Will homes of the future have mechanized floors and furniture that emerges from walls, floors, and ceilings? YO! Company founder Simon Woodroffe would like to think so. YO! recently showed off its latest entrepreneurial brainchild, the YO! Home, at 100% Design in London; it fits an average two bedroom house into the space of a one-bedroom apartment.

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