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Industrial Reclaimed Wood Stand-Up Desk - Modern - Desks And Hutches - new york - by Coil + Drift

Industrial Reclaimed Wood Stand-Up Desk - Modern - Desks And Hutches - new york - by Coil + Drift | Innovation | Scoop.it
This is a beautiful yet simple solution for anyone who desires a desk to both stand and sit at. It is made from reclaimed wood rafters, iron piping, salvaged
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Follow the Frog - YouTube

Follow the Frog was nominated for a People's Voice Webby! You don't have to go to the ends of the Earth to save the rainforest. Just Follow the Frog! Shop fo...
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Simple and engaging, highlighting the little things we can do to feel just a little less helpless

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Starbucks Opens Cafe Inspired By A 1900s Apothecary [Pics] - PSFK

Starbucks Opens Cafe Inspired By A 1900s Apothecary [Pics] - PSFK | Innovation | Scoop.it
The company's culture-inspired coffee shop gives customers a look into the past of New Orleans.
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For years, brands have focused on building and sustaining a consistant brand experience as they expand. But now we are seeing some of the world's biggest brands crafting unique, locally inspired interatctions. 

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TOMS Curates Sustainable Goods From Other Brands In Its Socially-Conscious Marketplace - PSFK

TOMS Curates Sustainable Goods From Other Brands In Its Socially-Conscious Marketplace - PSFK | Innovation | Scoop.it
Social entrepreneurs gather to help make the world a better place one purchase at a time.
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Another example in a broad movement of socially concious brands from a focus on providing responsible products to platforms and services that promote reponsible behaviour, becoming closer partners in helping consumers to make 'better' decisions.

 

In this case, Toms provide a platform to support socially concious shopping. Other brands are looking at how they can support responsible decisions and behaviour in their own sphere. Take BMWi's approach to mobility, Simple Bank's approach to meaningful finance or Unilever's contribution to sanitation in Africa.

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Google Steps Into the Free Education Realm with edX Partnership

Google Steps Into the Free Education Realm with edX Partnership | Innovation | Scoop.it
Brandchannel - always branding. always on.
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What will platforms like this mean for univeristies?

 

Will we see more emphasis on the Oxbirdge style of tuition, with regular and bespoke tutorial attention for the lucky few who get in to University? Or will we see a system that rewards not those who excel at entrance/school leaver exams but rather those who persue their education with perservereance via these online platforms? Will this impact the entire education structure to promote more self-motivated learning as opposed to prescribed syllabi and examinations?

 

Will they become primarily research centres? And if so who funds them? Will we see a decline in the arts as funding resources shift to applied sciences?

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H&M Converts Donated Clothes Into A New Denim Collection - PSFK

H&M Converts Donated Clothes Into A New Denim Collection - PSFK | Innovation | Scoop.it
Swedish retailer steps up its eco-friendly initiatives with recycled clothing line.
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Swedes again showing us that cheap does not necessarily have to mean nasty...

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Starbucks Guerilla Gardening Concept Could Make The Brand Even More Ubiquitous [Pics] - PSFK

Starbucks Guerilla Gardening Concept Could Make The Brand Even More Ubiquitous [Pics] - PSFK | Innovation | Scoop.it
Coffee shop's endless reach could be used to do some social good.
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Stretchy brands...

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The hospital signage system that reduces violence in A&E by 50% | Simply Zesty

The hospital signage system that reduces violence in A&E by 50% | Simply Zesty | Innovation | Scoop.it
Could this work in Ireland?
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Wonderful demonstrateion of the power of considered information design. 

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Unilever Aims to Fulfill Environmental, Social Goals with Sustainable Efforts

Unilever Aims to Fulfill Environmental, Social Goals with Sustainable Efforts | Innovation | Scoop.it
Brandchannel - always branding. always on.
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Somwhat baffles that Solazyme has not recieved more press coverage- cutting-edge stuff

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