As you might have heard before, laughter is the best medicine. From my personal research, I’ve learned that laughter provides numerous physical and mental benefits. Laughing on a daily basis will enable you to relieve the built up stress accumulated throughout the day. What else can laughter do?
Reduces certain stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline.
Increases the response of tumor- and disease-killing cells such as Gamma-interferon and T-cells.
Defends against respiratory infections–even reducing the frequency of colds–by immunoglobulon in saliva.
Increases memory and learning; in a study at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, humor during instruction led to increased test scores.
Improves alertness, creativity, and memory.
Lowers blood pressure.
Increases vascular blood flow and oxygenation of the blood.
Gives a workout to the diaphragm and abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg, and back muscles.
Today we collected humorous workplace ecards will help you keep your head up and stay positive. Created by Brook Lundy and Duncan Mitchell, Someecards are a source of sarcastic and honest opinions that we all think but don’t necessarily say. This roundup consists of the best workplace related ecards we could find. We hope they’ll brighten up your day.
Yulia Brodskaya is a Russian artist that has swiftly earned an international reputation for her innovative paper illustrations. Born in Moscow Russia, Yulia was always interested in diverse creative practices ranging from Textile Painting, Origami, Collage, and traditional Fine Art practices. After receiving an MA in Graphic Communications from the University of Hertfordshire, she continued to experiment and evaluate her burning interests like typography, paper, and highly detailed hand-made craft objects.
Recently featured in Aspen Sojourner Magazine, this high-end 10,000 square feet residence on Red Mountain is nestled into the mountainside and opens to views in all directions. The contemporary materials create a nurturing environment for the family. The stunning views from the living room bring peace, security, and affinity to the mind. Big windows allow ample natural light to take advantage of the open layout. Charles Cunniffe Architects did a prestige job and we hope you’ll feel the same after viewing this impressive pad.
Jose Guizar is a Mexican graphic designer living in New York City. He strives to create clever and playful messages that allow his viewers to communicate. Like every designer, Jose has restless eyes that never stop observing the intricate shapes of reality. His “Windows of New York” project is a weekly illustrated fix for an obsession that has increasingly grown in him since arriving to NYC. The simplicity of this project allows you to absorb the disparity of different window designs spread across the city.
Hong Yi, often goes by the nickname Red, is Malaysian artist-architect. Hong was born and raised in Malaysia, then studied in Australia, and studied a bit more in Holland. After graduating as a Master of Architecture, she took up an offer to work in Shanghai but secretly planned to stay for just a year. When she got there, she was blown away by the city and found herself drawn irresistibly to the country.
During the ’60s, at the start of the Cultural Revolution, Yi’s grandparents left Shanghai. Their departure from the culture and history rich city inspired her to learn more about her roots. While learning about Chinese history, Hong was begin painting portraits of iconic Chinese figures using everyday materials as her medium. In January 2012, she took a video of herself painting a portrait of Yao Ming with a basketball. After uploading the video on Youtube, it received enough traction to gain the interest of publications like Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, ABC and the Daily Mail.
When it comes to phone accessories, nobody knows better than Bear Motion. Their creative design and patent pending technology will provide the best protection for your beloved gadgets.
Inspired by the love of nature, the Tree Bookcase by Nurseryworks is a unique bookshelf that will be sure to inspire reading in your child. Made of zero-grade MDF and finished in the high-gloss, low VOC laquers Nurseryworks is known for, the Tree Bookcase coordinates with all Nurseryworks products. Supremely functional, the bookcase can hold over 100 books and attaches securely to the wall.
Alex Asfour is a graphic designer specializing in print design as well as illustration and web design. For his latest project, Alex created a series of beautiful travel posters that is inspired by vintage design.
The Unbreakable Umbrella works just as well as a very sturdy walking stick or cane but does not make you look funny or feel awkward. This umbrella protects against rain and everything else…. Do you practice such martial arts as hapkido, jodo, kendo, kali, escrima, le baton or la canne? Do you practice with Chinese weapons or Indian weapons? Then you know even more… and you can truly appreciate this Unbreakable Umbrella. Whacks just as strong as a steel pipe but it weighs only 1 lb. and 9.2 oz. (715 g).
Having your feet buried in the sand while feeling a gentle breeze accompanied by the soothing sound of waves is an exotic experience. Many people take the beach for granted, while others appreciate the natural beauty and feel like they’re experiencing paradise. I believe the beach is a great destination for releasing stress and letting go of your problems. The only downside I can think of is the irritating sand surprisingly getting everywhere humanly possible.
Our goal, as always, is to inspire your brain and encourage you to pursue your passion. If you’re a photographer getting ready to hit the coast line soon, admiring stunning beach photography examples cannot hurt. We tried our best to locate exquisite photographs that’ll make you speechless.
Kick by Neil Kremer
Hamoa Beach Shorebreak by Jon Cornforth
Toy Box by Tango Cancion
While working at an advertising agency, Ross Moody was frustrated with the daily grind. He began screen printing designs as a creative outlet after work. He used the bathroom as a washout booth and printed on a homemade press that was screwed into the coffee table. He would then walk prints to the local FedEx to trim them on their in house paper cutter. After many mistakes, he found the trial and error process quite rewarding and decided to pursue this affection.
New York-based artist Danny Evans was frustrated with the media over-retouching all the celebrity photos, so he decided to do something about it. He started a fan page on Facebook called Celebrities Make Under and began uploading retouched images without the glamour. The results are 80′s themed photos that make everybody look overweight.
In 2009, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index showed that 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either overweight or obese. So I guess these photoshopped celebrities truly do represent the average American. Have an open mind while viewing these, because we’re obviously not all fat with 80′s haircuts. Personally, Madonna and Larry King are by far my favorite.
Fuel is a new “vintage-modern” American coffeehouse that celebrates friendships, inspiration, hard work, and the American “can-do” spirit. To “Ignite your Journey,” they offer custom coffee, better beverages, fresh foods and baked goods.
What caught my attention about this ordinary coffee shop, was the well executed all around branding. Richie Stewart of Commoner Inc, was commissioned to design the branding and packaging for Fuel Coffee. For further explanation on the process, check out the following quote:
“Our goal for the design was to play off the name of the brand and create a concept that referenced the aesthetic of old motor oil cans. We sourced some super shiny, metallic bags to suggest what the material of those cans would have originally been made of.
We did 1& 2 color prints on self adhesive labels with the main logo mark and style of coffee. These were then applied to each bag individually. Not only did this save on cost but it gave the finished product a slightly more human, handmade quality which mirrors the small batch roasting process in which the coffee was made.” – Richie Stewart
In 1957 Arne Jacobsen created the classic minimalist cutlery set which is simple in form and more contemporary-looking today than ever. The simple lines harmonize beautifully with the finish of the craftsmanship. Each piece fits naturally in the hand inviting its user to enjoy freedom and ease in movement. “Arne Jacobsen” has been deemed ‘flatware without frills’, and continues to grow in popularity.
Upon its design renowned architect Arne Jacobsen; “AJ’s” clear, precise, simplified lines were considered a vision of the future and so pioneering it was used in Kubrick’s 1968 classic film 2001:a Space Odyssey. Arne Jacobsen was one of the century’s leading Scandinavian architects and designers. The set is crafted in matte finish 18/8 stainless steel. It is included in the design collections of museums around the world.
Wrap your earbud cords without skipping a beat. TidyTilt is always at hand, since it lives on the back of your iPhone. When you’re done using your earbuds, simply wrap them over your iPhone, snap TidyTilt closed, and pop your earbuds right off. TidyTilt keeps your cords neat and secure, whether in a bag, pocket, or attached to your iPhone.