Thoughts and Things.

A compilation of things I love to eat, experience, enjoy, and think about.

Websites are the primary, the most popular, and nowadays obligatory tool in branding places… through websites, cities can develop their brands by presenting their brand design, the city’s offer, the city’s behavior, as well as interacting with city groups through forums and newsletters.

Magdalena Florek on the importance of online presence for cities.  (via thisbigcity)

If you’re website isn’t put together, you don’t exist.

(via thisbigcity)

bathsabbath:

oftaggrivated:

kavaeric:

je-suis-cocopuff:

micdotcom:

Your bottled water habit is sucking California dry

If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.

Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.

Turn on the tap instead Follow micdotcom

(Images via MotherJones)

EVERYONE PLEASE AT LEAST TAKE A QUICK SECOND TO LOOK AT THIS

BECAUSE IT IS EFFECTING THE EXACT AREA I LIVE IN

Lots of people believe bottled water is safer and cleaner than tap water, when in reality there’s no evidence proving such a thing.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/water-bottle-pollution/

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/19/health/upwave-bottled-water/

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/study-bottled-water-safer-tap-water/story?id=87558

Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!: Bottled Water segment, gives a very good and thorough summary of the bottled water culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHx6BX3HZJc

You want better water? Buy a Zero filter. SRSLY. Stop buying bottled if possible. You need water with you? Get reusable acrylic or glass water bottles (wrapped in a silicon sleeve) and fill it up from your filter pitcher. SAVE MONEY, SAVE MY STATE

This is all incredibly important, some cities have as little as 60 -120 days left.  Try using a refillable water container, and if you’re a California resident, make sure to report water waste in public spaces.

Also, maybe take a second and sign the petition to stop a giant Slip n’ slide from being built in Los Angeles. Priorities.

Our drinking water sources are not only being put into the bottles and shipped outside of California but there is a severe amount of water waste that happens just during the bottling process to clean the plastic bottles before filling.

Make the switch! Drink reusable tap water. You’ll be fine with the extra minerals.

(via freckldsunshine)

huffingtonpost:

Disney’s latest movie is rated G, for G-Unit. Watch the swaggiest Malefiftycent here. 

Oh hell yeah

thisbigcity:

Trains are cool. Buildings are important. But here at This Big City we think people are the best thing about cities. That’s why we’ve spent the last five years sharing stories from urban communities across the globe. The communities painting bike infrastructure, turning streets into parklets, organizing family activities, starting urban farms, and standing up for pedestrian rights. And we want to do more. If you want to help us, head here and share your feedback.

mr-koo look it’s pop-up Mango!!! 

huffingtonpost:

If famous artworks were transformed into buildings, this is what they’d look like. See more here.

(Source: Federico Babina)

justgoandrun:

You never realize how much you love running until you’re injured

yep. I just wanna get out there and run 5 miles like my heart depended on it. 

(via onlyhalfcrazy)

azizisbored:

I leave for 2 minutes to go get a stupid cheeseburger and this happens. God damn it. 

Look all those beautiful funny men. All in one picture. View high resolution

azizisbored:

I leave for 2 minutes to go get a stupid cheeseburger and this happens. God damn it. 

Look all those beautiful funny men. All in one picture.

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