1. While Instagrammers are busy posting boring food photos, I’m usually drooling over interior design of bars and restaurants. The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is my new obsession. Check out the shortlist for the 2014 awards. – jb

  2. In 2009, Danny Harris set out on a mission to interview a stranger each day in Washington, D.C. In this TEDx talk, Danny implores people to be more present and aware and develop meaningful relationships with their neighbors. This talk and a related Huffington Post article reminded me of my Grandma Magda’s life philosophy of always being open to new conversations and people - a philosophy that has led her to countless new meaningful friendships and opportunities.

    I often try to summon this philosophy, particularly at events and parties. “Don’t save me a seat!” she always tells her well-meaning friends. “I already know you. Why would I want to sit with you?!” - aer

  3. Lots of us in the office have been addicted to the World Cup and everyone else has been kind enough to put up with our hyper-emotionalism. I enjoyed Christoph Niemann’s storytelling through illustration about the Brazilian curse of Maracana. –jb

  4. Anita Hill: Speaking Truth to Power captures how profound an act it was for Ms. Hill to stand up to Clarence Thomas, The White House, the Senate Judiciary Committee, the media and the haters and what she has done for all of us through this act. - abf

  5. I know my teammates will appreciate this graphic. :) Thanks to The Visual Communication Guywho came up with this chart. -md

  6. Artist Steve Thomas created a series of fictional and futuristic travel posters in the style of the early 1900’s. I love this one for the colors, the art deco feel, and for the connection to Aggregate’s home in Seattle, the real-life Emerald City. -bb

    Artist Steve Thomas created a series of fictional and futuristic travel posters in the style of the early 1900’s. I love this one for the colors, the art deco feel, and for the connection to Aggregate’s home in Seattle, the real-life Emerald City. -bb

  7. "They could have given us a public service announcement about Edhi’s many accomplishments, and we would be grateful for it…Instead, they produce a profound, interwoven work of literary non-fiction, vérité, in the tradition of Truman Capoteand Dave Eggers. This is the film that Edhi would have given us: for a few days, we calmly live among his people.” - abf

  8. After a long career encouraging young people to get involved in politics, Ryan Friedrichs enlisted to serve in the Army’s parachute infantry company, the 173rd Airborne Brigade. - abf

  9. Massimo Vignelli, 1931-2014

    One of the most defining designers of all time has passed away. Michael Beirut wrote about Massimo’s work and life on Design Observer. –jb

  10. An open comedy competition that simultaneously benefits the arts and sustainable agriculture? That’s radical. Read more about the Comedy Contest for a Cause and Morethana Farm in our newest radical locals feature. -bb

    Image by Eliza Mutino, Sterling College.