What three words

How can you give an address to places that may not have a street name? Or a postcode? Insert what3words, an addressing system that assigns three random words to every 3×3 meter square of this world, giving every place a unique identifier.

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The Strength of Haiti

Photo: Thibault Carron

Photo: Thibault Carron

“I photographed Haiti’s strength — its women.”  – Thibault Carron

Photographers Mikaël Theimer and Thibault Carron have taken some stunning portraits of women in Haiti as part of their Humans of Montréal project.

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Sounds of change

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This studio project from Hungry Boys is a lovely idea. Sounds of Change is an online music label that offers exposure and revenue a stream to street performers. For launch three buskers were chosen and given the opportunity to record in a studio. The tracks were then shared with music streaming services like Spotify and iTunes.

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Making Profit and a Difference

Everytime you spend money you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want”. – Anna Lappe

The investment industry is changing. Sustainable investment is the fastest growing segment of the investment industry –  and its worth 3 trillion dollars.  Audrey Choi makes a compelling case about why we should ‘vote’ with our investment dollars. 

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With the internet killing so many printed papers, the race for titles attracting readers is on. And Quartz have nailed it.

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Eight Sensible Gifts

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Cards Against Humanity loves the shock value. Their product is after all, a controversial card game,  committing into words statements that are designed to offend.  Its marketing stunts are no different. From selling literally a box bull shit, to selling fans a box of unknown (which 150,000 actually paid for) the game company has found its niche in surprising and delighting fans.

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Red Trees

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In addition to being a Pentagram partner, brilliant designer and all round inspiring person, with a huge heart, Marina willer also makes films. And her latest one is the the most personal story she’s ever told.

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Fairphone 2

Fairphone are on a mission: disrupt the mobile phone sector. No big deal, right? Whilst this may seems like a massive feat,  competing with the Apples and Samsungs of the world,  they’re totally doing it. With 60,000 phones of their first model sold – many of which were pre-ordered with a long wait time – it’s obvious that there’s demand.

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Hackney Laces, 4 years on

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Each year when I reflect on Hackney Laces, I’m still astonished we’ve made it this far. 4 years and we still exist! I hope that this feeling never goes away because there’s still so much work to be done. In keeping with tradition, I’ll share what we’ve learned over the past year.

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OLIO

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In my last year of highschool, some friends and I volunteered at a soup kitchen in downtown Hamilton. One evening I served a man who said  “You can only be sure of two things in life: one, you need to eat and two, you’re going to die. So be sure that when you’re older you work in the food or funeral sector. That way you’ll be sorted for life”.  It was incredibly sage advice that I’ve never forgotten (and I do indeed work in the food sector now).

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