Trim The Waste of Fashion

Competition-led innovation pushes positive social change

Like Kickstarter for socially-minded projects, Yoxi (pronounced yo-see), an online platform to propose solutions to social issues, encourages activism by introducing a competitive element. After teams create pitch videos on Yoxi-identified problems—they launched with “Reinvent Fast Food“—the voting starts. Industry experts serve as judges, but their opinions only function to create dialog about the team ideas. Social game playing ultimately selects the winners, who can …

Screenstagram

Instagram photos beautifully displayed in screensaver form

The Barbarian Group just released their new Instagram-powered screen saver named Screenstagram. It lets you connect your Instragram account to your desktop screensaver and displays your feed or the Instagram popular feed live. The sleek add-on takes advantage of Instagrams API and lets you have continuous access to all of your friends’ fantastic photos, streaming the artistic explorations from life’s daily escapades. Usernames are displayed …

Red All Over

Nike unveils a Twitter-sourced motto with their new U.S. soccer jersey

While fans of Argentina’s national team still clearly outnumbered U.S. supporters at the exhibition match held at the Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey last Saturday, the sold-out event and tie game were proof that soccer continues to gain momentum stateside (or at least that seeing a living legend like Messi play is pretty exciting). Doing their part to grow the sport’s presence, Nike launched their …