TIME: “30 Under 30: Meet Brandon Stanton, the Photographer Behind Humans of New York”
When I lost my job at 26, I automatically assumed I was disqualified from things like this. Quite an honor and thanks to TIME for choosing me.
Stanton is quite impressive. Talk about doing something completely different - from Finance to Photography. Pretty inspiring.
Well, here it is. The 3rd annual ranking of my favorite albums of the year. All in all, I would say that 2013 was a very different year of music than 2012. In saying this, I mainly mean that it differed in the type of genres that excelled in my mind this year. For me, pop music reigned supreme. And no, I’m not correlating pop music with “Top 40”, but they certainly overlap (sorry, you won’t find any Katy Perry on here…). But if I’m being completely honest, my favorite genre of music- alternative rock- just lacked some quality releases this year, which yielded more room on my list for pop: indie-pop, electro-pop, dance-pop, you name it. Pop artists defined my year, and I’m not denying it. But regardless of what genre is on the list, each of these albums were my top-played, most admired albums of the past 12 months. I found myself singing along to them as I worked, walked to the T, made playlists for friends, and searched for shows to go to. So I present you with my Top 20 Albums of 2013:
This is where I find all my music, though I may be slightly biased. Check out mikesmuzac for some fun tunes!
The Hamster Stunt || Forsman & Bodenfors
In a recent addition to Volvo’s Live-Test campaign, Charlie the Hamster drives a multi-ton volvo truck up a Spanish quarry with nothing but a carrot to guide him. He must have been pretttttty hungry.
Lazy Phone || Droga5
If you want to laugh watch this ad for Moto X. Droga5 brought our typical smartphones *cough, iphones, cough* to life in the form of this pudgy dude who just won’t listen. Check it out.
The United States of Ad Agencies Our picks for the top shop in each state. Do you agree? By Tim Nudd
PhoneBlok: A phone worth keeping || Dave Hakkens
Apple should probably be scared. This concept phone is AWESOME. In today’s world, technology evolves and is rendered obsolete almost in the same moment. Dutch designer Dave Hakkens has begun to tackle this problem, at least on the cell-phone front. The concept is a phone created of detachable bloks. Each blok has a different function; so if it breaks, you replace it; if it’s old, you upgrade it.
Right now they are still in the early stages, but are asking for a groundswell of support to give the project wings. I’m donating my social reach, and I’m not the only one. The video already had 13.8M views on YouTube, so I’d say it’s worth a look.