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Design Job: Make a Visual Impact! Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is Seeking a Director of Design in Providence, RI

RISD is seeking a Director of Design to convey the collective imagination of the college community through integrated print and digital communications that engage and inform diverse audiences, including prospective and current students, donors, faculty members, alumni and the general public. The director, who reports to the Chief Marketing

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Rare Photographs Of The Beatles On Holiday On Tenerife Island Before They Became World Famous

In April 1963, just a few weeks before Beatlemania, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr took a holiday in Tenerife, Spain. It was the last time they would spend such carefree days without being recognised. They lazed around San Telmo Lido and got themselves a sun tan while John Lennon and manager Brian Epstein choose to holiday in fashionable Torremolinos.

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The fab three stayed with their friend, artist Klaus Voormann, the Hamburg photographer who they knew in 1960, also joined the boys for the holiday.

Klaus, whose family owned a villa on the island, recalled: “I will never forget walking into the club and hearing their sound. I had not heard anything like it before. I went back every night and eventually plucked up courage to talk to them. We have been friends ever since. They were scruffy boys from Liverpool when I met them. My father had built a villa in the mountain and I was with him for seven months. Paul wrote me a letter and asked if they could visit. It was as simple as that.”

On their return to the UK, The Beatles’ first album Please Please Me went to No.1 on May 11, 1963. It stayed there for the rest of the year.

A girl’s name is Astrid Kirchherr, she was the famous Beatles photographer and stylist, and a girlfriend of Pete Best.






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Rare Photographs Of The Beatles On Holiday On Tenerife Island Before They Became World Famous

In April 1963, just a few weeks before Beatlemania, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr took a holiday in Tenerife, Spain. It was the last time they would spend such carefree days without being recognised. They lazed around San Telmo Lido and got themselves a sun tan while John Lennon and manager Brian Epstein choose to holiday in fashionable Torremolinos.

h/t: vintag.es

The fab three stayed with their friend, artist Klaus Voormann, the Hamburg photographer who they knew in 1960, also joined the boys for the holiday.

Klaus, whose family owned a villa on the island, recalled: “I will never forget walking into the club and hearing their sound. I had not heard anything like it before. I went back every night and eventually plucked up courage to talk to them. We have been friends ever since. They were scruffy boys from Liverpool when I met them. My father had built a villa in the mountain and I was with him for seven months. Paul wrote me a letter and asked if they could visit. It was as simple as that.”

On their return to the UK, The Beatles’ first album Please Please Me went to No.1 on May 11, 1963. It stayed there for the rest of the year.

A girl’s name is Astrid Kirchherr, she was the famous Beatles photographer and stylist, and a girlfriend of Pete Best.






Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

Rare Photographs Of The Beatles On Holiday On Tenerife Island Before They Became World Famous

In April 1963, just a few weeks before Beatlemania, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr took a holiday in Tenerife, Spain. It was the last time they would spend such carefree days without being recognised. They lazed around San Telmo Lido and got themselves a sun tan while John Lennon and manager Brian Epstein choose to holiday in fashionable Torremolinos.

h/t: vintag.es

The fab three stayed with their friend, artist Klaus Voormann, the Hamburg photographer who they knew in 1960, also joined the boys for the holiday.

Klaus, whose family owned a villa on the island, recalled: “I will never forget walking into the club and hearing their sound. I had not heard anything like it before. I went back every night and eventually plucked up courage to talk to them. We have been friends ever since. They were scruffy boys from Liverpool when I met them. My father had built a villa in the mountain and I was with him for seven months. Paul wrote me a letter and asked if they could visit. It was as simple as that.”

On their return to the UK, The Beatles’ first album Please Please Me went to No.1 on May 11, 1963. It stayed there for the rest of the year.

A girl’s name is Astrid Kirchherr, she was the famous Beatles photographer and stylist, and a girlfriend of Pete Best.






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Australian Ballet Perform At Qualia Hamilton Island

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Australian ballet dancers rehearse their moves on Whitehaven Beach on June 11, 2010 on Hamilton Island, Australia. Principal artists Lucinda Dunn, Robert Curran and Rachel Rawlins and Senior Artist Andrew Killian perform pieces from breathtaking ballets such as The Nutcracker and Swan Lake during a weekend titled “Pas de Deux” in Paradise.

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How to Seamlessly Install an Island Cabinet on an Uneven Floor

If only the real world was like CAD world, where everything is perfectly flat, level, square and plumb. During my very first job as an industrial designer, my boss sent me to a job site to oversee the installation of a built-in. I had naively thought that the tradesmen would just drop the piece in and be done with it. Instead I learned that the real world is certainly not CAD world, nor table-saw-square world.

Over the next few hours I was impressed to see the tradesmen break out a variety of shimming, scribing and covering tricks to get the thing installed perfectly flush all around. Being the professionals that they were, their labor installing the finished product was invisible, leaving no indication that they had just cleverly joined a perfectly finished object with a very imperfect environment.

Nathan Hartman of Kerf Design is one such professional, and here he demonstrates and explains how to install a freestanding island cabinet on an imperfect floor while maintaining a seamless join:


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How to Seamlessly Install an Island Cabinet on an Uneven Floor

If only the real world was like CAD world, where everything is perfectly flat, level, square and plumb. During my very first job as an industrial designer, my boss sent me to a job site to oversee the installation of a built-in. I had naively thought that the tradesmen would just drop the piece in and be done with it. Instead I learned that the real world is certainly not CAD world, nor table-saw-square world.

Over the next few hours I was impressed to see the tradesmen break out a variety of shimming, scribing and covering tricks to get the thing installed perfectly flush all around. Being the professionals that they were, their labor installing the finished product was invisible, leaving no indication that they had just cleverly joined a perfectly finished object with a very imperfect environment.

Nathan Hartman of Kerf Design is one such professional, and here he demonstrates and explains how to install a freestanding island cabinet on an imperfect floor while maintaining a seamless join:


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Book A Stay On Your Own Robinson Crusoe Island

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Its name is Bird Island, perhaps because it is so small that it can be a decent home to birds only or perhaps because it was first noticed by a bird. We can not tell, but the Bird Island near Placencia, Belize is now available for a holiday booking via Airbnb for 350$ per night.

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The cool island can accommodate six people who get the land on the beautiful coral reef all to themselves. The private isolated location is twenty minutes away from civilization.

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The most awesome thing about it is that it is made in authentic Robinson Crusoe style. Still, do not imagine that you will have to grow vegetables and hunt animals.

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There are a well-stocked kitchen pantry, a local phone and a Wi-Fi connection available. If you are bored, you can watch a movie on the TV or choose a CD.

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It seems that the greatest Robinson Crusoe experience would be roasting the fish you have caught yourself on the barbecue.

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Grace Santorini Escape To Unmatched Serenity

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Grace Santorini is an exclusive boutique hotel designed by Divercity and  Mplusm. The hotel is included in Tatler’s 2011 list of the 101 Best Hotels in the World and also in the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2012 for Best Location in Europe. ‘The Villa’ – 400 sq m offering the ultimate Santorini escape, is the latest addition to the collection of luxury suites.

Located in the beautiful setting of Imerovigli in the northwest of the island, high above the Caldera, the Grace Santorini is the perfect vantage point from which to view the famed Santorini sunsets that envelop the Aegean Sea, and the Cyclades Islands. Read More..

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Tree House Island: A New Vacation Spot Between Portland and Seattle

In 2007, I went to Silver Lake, Washington, looking for good deals on property. In the middle of the lake, an island full of huge fir and cedar caught my attention. I immediately envisioned a park-like atmosphere with tree houses, a place where people could get away from their day-to-day and be a kid again.

My friend James Misner and I bought the 25 acre island and soon the dream expanded to include not only tree houses, but zip lines as well. We built one tree house and six zip lines and called it Tree House Island. We plan to open the zip line park in May or June of 2013, but we have six more tree houses to build.

Silver Lake is seven minutes from Interstate 5, bordered by the Spirit Lake Highway, leading to Mt. St. Helens. Seattle is an hour and a half drive to the north and Portland is one hour to the south. Nearby Mt. Rainier, the Columbia River Gorge receives five million visitors every year. Mt. St. Helens, on the other hand, only gets 250,000 visitors annually.

This is a huge untapped resource in tourism, and anyone who has not seen Mt. St. Helens is truly missing it. We think the zip lines alone should bring in around three to five thousand patrons each year. This is just a drop in the bucket towards maximizing the tourism potential, but it is at least making a dent and could bring growth to surrounding businesses. We see it as an opportunity to build up our community. Support our Kickstarter project if you'd like to visit us one day.

This project was featured on GOOD's Saturday series Push for Good—our guide to crowdfunding creative progress.

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Swipely Expands Its Credit Card-Based Loyalty System With Reputation Monitoring And Campaign Tracking

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Swipely, a startup that allows local businesses to manage customer loyalty programs using credit card purchase data, is announcing new features so those businesses can measure the impact that their online efforts have on in-store sales.

First, there’s a new capability called Campaign Insights. Founder and CEO Angus Davis said it’s built on the analytics capabilities that Swipely launched last year, except it applies uses those customer tracking and segmentation tools to determine whether a company’s online and offline marketing efforts are successful.

Since Swipely uses credit card data, it can not only show whether a campaign brought in new or returning customers, but also how much those customers spent on average. It also tracks whether customers brought in by a marketing campaign continue shopping at the store, and whether the campaign seems to be driving Yelp and Google reviews.

Speaking of reviews, the other major addition is the ability to monitor reviews on Google, Yelp, and OpenTable, and to respond to those reviews from within Swipely. Customers can see how their average reviews compare to the competition. And they can overlay that data with sales information — so for example, a business might see that after a string of negative Yelp reviews, sales went down.

Davis acknowledged that Swipely can’t draw a direct connection between reviews and sales, but he said, “Merchants do like to see the data in one place.”

The new features will be available to Swipely customers in May, Davis said. He also said that Swipely is now supported by more than 50 point0of-sale systems — which is important for getting into stores — and that the company is now managing $500 million in sales for its 1.5 million customers. Ultimately, he said his goal is to turn the Swipely platform into “an online operating system for local commerce.”

By the way, you may remember that prior to building its current product, Swipely started out as a network for users to share their purchases with their friends. Earlier tonight, I actually wrote aboutTophatter, the new product from Blippy, a previously competing company that also pivoted away from being a share-your-purchases social network.

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Push for Good: This Week’s Guide to Crowdfunding Creative Progress

Innovation makes the world go around, so why not crowdfund it? The best thinkers and ideamakers are the those who can make collective progress, so if we support their causes, projects, and ideas, we can be a part of bettering the future of our planet.

Maybe you don’t know what causes you care about yet, or maybe you’re still searching. Consider this a guide of the goodness you can get behind. Take a look at GOOD's curated Kickstarter page, which we'll be updating regularly, and check back every Saturday for a round up of our favorite projects from the crowdfunding world.

2 Days to Go: A Guide to All the Stroller-Friendly Trails in Denver

Chris Sekirnjak is creating a guide to all the stroller friendly trails in Denver, Colorado that may also have access to playgrounds. Support a project that could get more families to enjoy the great outdoors together. Read more from Sekirnjak here.

2 Days to Go: Bike Spike: A GPS Tracker That Prevents Bikes from Getting Stolen

This GPS tracker for cyclists can let city planners know when to fix potholes. It will also prevent bikes from getting stolen and mobilize the cycling community to warn each other of dangerous neighborhoods. Read more from the Bike Spike team here.

11 Days to Go: Runner Without a Country: A Documentary About Olympic Runner and Refugee Guor Marial

Olympic runner and Sudanese refugee Guor Mariel plans to return to Sudan to talk to the government about becoming a part of the international athletic league. This documentary will tell the story. Learn more from director Bill Gallagher here.

11 Days to Go: The Gleaner's Kitchen: Freegan Food Collected From a Dumpster

Tufts University student Maximus Thaler plans to open an underground café in Cambridge, Massachusetts that offers people fruit, vegetables, eggs, and meat for free. The catch? It's all collected from markets' dumpsters. Support a project that promotes ending food waste.

18 Days to Go: The Vermont Sail Freight Project

Erik Andrus believes that he can transport non-perishable food by a community-built boat from the Lower Hudson Valley to New York City. Support a project that will bring food, history, and a community together.

24 Days to Go: Tree House Island: A New Vacation Spot in Seattle

Part zipline park and part "bungalow city", Tree House Island needs six more inhabitable tree houses so that those visiting can experience the beautiful surrounding mountains of Silver Lake, Washington. Support a project that could bring people closer to nature at a fun vacation spot, and boost tourism in a town that's in need of an economic boost.

Tell us what projects you're getting behind in the comments below. Push progress forward, and do it for our collective good.

Click here to add crowdfunding projects you can care about to your To-Do list.

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