23 Year Travel Map

Before the web I kept an analog day to day planner basically from 1989 to 2007 (old habits die hard).  I never threw these things out so I decided for fun to go back into them and see what I was doing and where I was across those year and plot it on a map.  I found just the right service to handle this and began inputting all the dates from those years of travel.  This is that travel map.

A couple of cool thing are 1993 where you can drill down into Italy for a particularly fun year.  2002 was the busiest in terms of travel covering 107,000 miles.  2001 and 2009 were also interesting travel year for a variety of reasons.  Aside from about 200 trips in and out of Atlanta, the next busiest place was about 60 trips to Firenze, Italy.

This is where all the photos on Anthidote came from.  Click the map for the full version.

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No More Euro Tees

Have you seen this yet?  Bringing back all the old (and cool) European money on T-shirts. The German DM, Italian Lira, French Franc, Spanish Peseta, Dutch Guilder, and Irish Pound are all there.

Being in the know with AHAlife

 

Who doesn’t like to come across something cool, something unique, or that one thing that you know will be just right for your friend who likes the neat things in life?  Then check out AHAlife.

AHAlife is a collectively curated online discovery platform that just recently launched.  Users can learn about and purchase top-notch lifestyle products and each product is submitted by an AHAlife “curator”.  Curators can be well-known (Diane von Furstenburg and Tim Gunn are two) to top bloggers from around the world.  Users can also submit products and become part of the curator community.

The idea behind AHAlife is to find the more interesting products in the world, feature them in an editorial fashion, and collect orders for them either on-demand or even in a timed sales format.  The platform features one product each day for 24 hours.

Check it out here and if you’re lucky enough to know someone that can help you get invited as a curator, think about that cool product you saw last time you were in whatever city and share it.

Tour the world in 80 seconds

It’s Sunday night.  I’m in a light mood.  Saw this very cool video put out there by Sony to promote one of their cameras.  Go around the world in 80 seconds. Cool marketing piece.  

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A Creative Twist

Government

I came across this the other day and think it is not only funny as hell but I bet these guys are killing it with these as they describe "soul crushing" posters.  They're actually really funny and there is something for all occasions.

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The 5 coolest products right now

When I first made Anthidote I did so as a place to be able to cover true talent, true quality, great products, and rational thinking – four areas in which I like to surround myself.  Well…  with all that has been going on with politics and current affairs for the past several months the posts at Anthidote have been a little heavy on the “rational thinking” side of things.  I decided to have a little fun and put up a post covering the top 5 coolest products on the market right now from what I’ve been seeing lately so here goes:

1. The Zero Halliburton briefcase : 
ZHcase

2. Marushin Motorcycle Helmets : 

Marushin

3. The FrancisFrancis X-1 Trio Espresso Machine : 

Illy

PRS Prism

Wellensteyn Jacket

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