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Ever gotten sick during a vacation ‘cause you brushed your teeth with tap water? Sucks balls, doesn’t it? One of the few things we look up before heading out on a sourcing trip is whether or not the tap water is safe. We’re keeping this super helpful infographic, A Traveler’s Guide to Tap Water, in our pre-flight prep folder!

 

(via Visual.ly - images NeoMam Studios)

Drool-worthy desk accessories – pencil box and eraser-shaped USB stick from OutofStock design collective. Can’t get enough of the simple and slick lines paired with the rich wood textures! WANT!

 

(photos Outofstock) 

Happy Guatemala Independence Day! 

 

Love this year’s Google Doodle incorporating the typical Guatemalan breakfast, Desayuno Chapin. We ordered it every morning during our sourcing trip! 

 

(images via Google)

Super cute and clever illustrations created with everyday items that are always packed in my travel carry on! Want to see more? Follow Toronto-based illustrator Hyemi Jeong on Instagram. 

 

(photos via Hyemi Jeong)

We’ve logged in a lot of nights at hotels, motels, and …  and we got a healthy stash of pencils, note pads, stationery, and other hotel branded souvenirs collected during our World Tour. But these posters?! Nothing as awesome as these super rad posters by Holly Wales! 

 

(images Holly Wales)

You’re Officially Awesome certificate from Jessica Hische is AH-MAZING. 2-color letterpress print (holographic silver foil!!) has rainbow edge painting. And it comes with a rainbow-lead pencil!

 

Frame it and hang it – these badass prints are sure to get more love than your college diploma. 

 

(via swissmiss - images Jessica Hische)

Black ink and one pop of color on white paper… BOOM! Super lovin’ Jóse Pichardo's rad illustrations of crazy cool characters. 

Yurt Life is a state of mind – and its home turf be summer. Grab an STMT X USA Kit and find an adventure!
 
(photo RAD AND HUNGRY - STMT X USA Kit)

Yurt Life is a state of mind – and its home turf be summer. Grab an STMT X USA Kit and find an adventure!

 

(photo RAD AND HUNGRY - STMT X USA Kit)

RAH X TILAL – PITCHIN’ PITCHES

 

World Cup 2014 ended but I still got World Cup on my mind. Belgium eliminating the US? Totally heartbreaking but I’m still beaming with pride over Tim Howard’s amazing performance. Hello?! 16 saves – the most saves in a match in World Cup history! Yes, I fully endorse Howard for Secretary of Defense of the United States.  

 

Once the US vs Belgium match was announced, Pablo Hannon of Hectica / Things I Like a Lot  suggested another World Cup collab. A second collab seemed fated since our home countries were set to battle. And really, why stop at one when our first World Cup collab was so much fun? Pablo suggested that we rethink the fútbol pitch. The goal? Design 4 pitches in 45 minutes of playtime. How would we change the design? How would the design change gameplay? Game on!

 

SHAPES

 

When something is so ingrained, when it’s the only way, how do you change it up? My approach – change the basic shape of the fútbol pitch. Replace the rectangle with differents shapes, all equally elementary in form.

Square — 2 cross field running goalies and 2 players do 4 sets of 15 minutes.
 Circle — The circle is the goal and scoring points are added depending on the angle/slice it is shot from.
 Hexagon — No goalie, 2 x 3 players have 30 minutes to score as many goals as possible without stopping the game. A high fence stops the ball from going out.
 Rectangle — Only 1 player of each team is allowed in the stretched triangle, the goalie in his own rectangle and the rest is the rest.
 

Play

 

Pablo’s approach? Play. Perfectly Pablo. Check out his blog post for his take on the design-off!

2 x 3 — Each team has 3 players. The keeper needs to take risk and escape his zone to form triangles towards the other goal. Corners are given in the 1/3rd circle. The ball can not cross the mid line via a pass or a kick to the goal.
 Dutchy — Every half another team defends the only goal there is.
 Back to Back — Both goals are placed back to back. Teams are formed of 1 keeper and 4 players. This game is played at the equator only and between 11h30 and 12h30 to have 90° straight shadows.
 Corner — This game emphasises the skills of taking a good corner and counter attacking instantly. A corner is dangerous for both teams.
 Speedy — The field is exactly the same as now, only there is a plexi glass ice hockey shield on the long sides. Attack speed is increased.

 

So tell us – what do you think of our pitches? Do they inspire you to go play?

Picasso, Kant, Mozart and another 23 creative minds and their daily schedule broken down and turned into a series of infographics. My daily routine is close to how Picasso do. How about you? Whose schedule is most similar to how you do?

 

(via Fast Company)