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IKEA ALWAYS IN FRONT - THE DAILY GOOD

Ikea started generating its first furniture imagery via computers in 2006. 2014 marks a milestone where they have evolved to a proportion of 75% of the whole catalogue. Yes that it correct, ¾ of what you see in Ikea catalogues has been created by a computer. How is the result so crisp? Think about when you buy a new television and the high definition is at 1080p. Well Ikea does it with their furniture sample to a gigantic 4000p x 4000p resolution, completely shattering our conception of HD. The reason behind the idea is simple. Reducing costs by eliminating photo shoots around the world altogether.

Will you await their magazine as much now that you know they don’t even put together their own furniture set?

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3034975/75-of-ikeas-catalog-is-computer-generated-imagery

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Playing around with Hyperlapse and our special gift from @othboutique their neighbourhood series. #NDG #NoDamnGood #OTHNBHD

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The Cassette comeback

What surprised me was the answer I got from Steve when I asked him what his memories were of cassettes. “I don’t particularly view cassettes with such a sense of nostalgia that people assume goes hand in hand with the cassette’s current resurgence,” said Steve. “I was born in the eighties, so I grew up with cassettes, but for me the reason that they are around today is because they are still useful.”

Read our article about how cassettes are still useful for DIY labels that are going to put their creativity and penmanship to good use

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Can you tell fall is coming?

Can you tell fall is coming?

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High-production film-like ads for Gap Factory Store - THE DAILY GOOD

David Fincher, most known for directing “Fight Club” and “The Social Network”, produced a series of black and white ads for Gap. The use of monochrome colors give the ads a feeling of intrigue punctuated with sensuality. The high-production film-like quality makes you almost forget that you are watching a commercial if it wasn’t for that small indication near the end referencing the axis of the message. A feeling that it’s normal to get since the clips were filmed like a real movie as David Fincher made the actor run up the stairs 50 or 60 times in the clip below.

With New York Fashion Week and the TIFF (Toronto Film Festival) happening next week, it’s seems all too fitting that the ads are being released now. Both events are starting September 4th and you can expect to see those clips broadcasted more than once.

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Why american hostels are some of the best in the world

Going away for the long weekend, why not book a room in a hostel? Last year we wrote an article about hostels and why they get a bad rep.

"What started as a movement in Germany to get teenagers away from the smog-saturated city for fresh air and cultural enrichment caught on and quickly became the boon for students seeking cheap jaunts across Europe.

But for whatever reasons, the hostel scene hasn’t always realized the same magnetism across the Atlantic. Maybe “hostel” sounds too much like “hostile” in American English. Maybe the thought of cramming strangers from around the globe into small communal bunkrooms conjures up manifestations of that similar word. Or maybe Americans have just been too finicky about maintaining personal space.

It’s 2013, and accommodation centered on affordability and intercultural interaction in the U.S. is slowly but surely catching up. It’s possible that the U.S. now has some of the finest hostels in the world. Take Freehand Miami, for example.”

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If you’re looking for a laugh this long weekend, pick up “You’re Not Helping” a book of stories by Ryan Patricks.

If you’re looking for a laugh this long weekend, pick up “You’re Not Helping” a book of stories by Ryan Patricks.

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Remember this company? - THE DAILY GOOD

Abercrombie and Fitch.
Remember that brand that you used to own in your teens like every other kid on the block? Turns out, the company will strip the logo from their clothing in hopes of being competitive with the likes of H&M. The problem is, when you have a CEO that makes belittling comments towards potential customers, it’s hard to know exactly how the mass will react on social media. A&F took a hit last year with said comments but they are now trying a new approach in order to gain back the notoriety they once had. It’s a good plan but will it make you buy their clothes again…? We don’t think so.

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Treat yo’self Thursday. Go out and eat something you’ve been craving. #tyt

Treat yo’self Thursday. Go out and eat something you’ve been craving. #tyt

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Are you dreading the prospect of waiting for hours when you next transit through the States? - THE DAILY GOOD

While travelling is always exciting, waiting in lines for hours at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection quite frankly sucks. Well now there is an app to make your jet-setter life easier. Meet the Mobile Passport App.

If you are travelling through Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in the next few months, you can complete an electronic custom declaration form on your iPhone up to two hours before your flight’s scheduled arrival time, or complete it upon arrival at the airport terminal. The Atlanta airport is currently the only terminal where you can try this and it is only available to American and Canadian citizens at the moment. For all the others, rest assured, the app should become widely available all across the United States by 2015.

Download the Mobile Passeport app on the iTunes store

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The Neighbourhood Interview

Philadelphia’s host to Made In America happening this weekend at Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Big names include Kanye West, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, Kings Of Leon, The National, Pharrell Williams and none other than The Neibourhood.

Last summer’s hit song “Sweater Weather“, brought them recognition for the great band that they are. Check out an interview we made with them just before their 2013 Osheaga set.

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YOU’RE NOT HELPING - THE DAILY GOOD

Aspiring comedian and writer Ryan Patricks released his first book, in June, called : You’re Not Helping. With a 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon, we’d describe it as a self-deprecating sense of humour that can and will be offensive. Writing about what most of us think on a daily basis, you can be sure that at some point during the book this question will come along; is that me?

Not convinced yet? Just read the comments left by other readers on the book’s Amazon page.

http://www.amazon.com/Youre-Not-Helping-Ryan-Patricks/dp/0989715493/

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How I learned to stop questioning the unexplainable and enjoy the ride

He nodded, closed his eyes for a moment and swiveled to face me. I laid my hand in his and realized I had been waiting, palm open, for quite some time. “And when is your birthday?”

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“Stop second guessing yourself. You allow too many people to influence your mind after you make a decision.”


Read more about how an encounter with a palm reader can change the perspective you have about your life

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