Reader: October 19, 2012

Cute dog prints, just in time for AKC Meet the Breeds event.

Sweet Creek Foods has a co-packing cannery that is providing an outlet for farmers with an inventory of less than perfect-looking vegetables. This added value food processing system supports a regional agriculture and helps farms grow their business.

– Mark Bittman arguing to get rid of corn crops for corn syrup and in its stead grow almonds!

A great interview with Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild. “So it’s up to us, it’s up to our generation, to just not ask for permission. I think that not asking for permission to be human is a really big part of being a fully actualized human. I think with all humility, you should be accountable to your actions. But also that, with that apology, be able to report what your actions were.”

– Inherently grotesque still life photographs by Stephanie Gonot.

– (Virtually) visit Google’s massive data centers.

– Is the death of the inbox inevitable? My inbox gives me panic attacks very morning so this is a sweet song for me. Hootsuite founder Ryan Holmes thinks the solution is to turn email into a conversation via an online platform where people and “departments within a company can post and respond to messages on central discussion threads. Then integrate that with Twitter and Facebook so great ideas can be broadcast.”

– The Metropolitan Museum of Art has published 643 books online that are fully viewable and downloadable, including Arts of Korea. Exciting!

– Paddle 8 is hosting the first ever GIF festival to be shown during Art Basel Miami.

– This fridge only opens if you smile.

– An infographic emphasizing the benefits of working from home.

– I’ve got 4 words for you. Trap Her Keep Her.

– OOOOOO Pretty electric bikes by former IDEO engineer. At $3800 I’ll have to save up for a year but after that, it’s a worthy investment.

Pivot. Pivot. Pivot.

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I am Joann Kim Núñez. I am a recently married korean aquarius vata-dosha rat who grew up in Queens and currently reside in Lower East Side, NY. I am obsessed with the world of art, food, tech, design and media. I organize random events and spend my free time obsessing about my lack of free time. I collect, consume, archive, and inventory my experiences. I write, read, draw, cook, craft, walk my dog, ride my bike, recite mantras during a storm, daydream, jog, dance, meditate, perform sun salutations, and sunbathe when possible.