Johnny Cupcakes – A Man, A Mission

For those of you that are here for that daily dose of inspiration, I bring you the story of Johnny Cupcakes. You may have heard of this boy who with just $6,700 and a dream, created a company that last year brought in over $3 million dollars in revenue. Inc. Magazine has a full story on their site but my favorite story can be found on Johnny’s own Web site. “Customers like and appreciate the story behind my brand. I started this as a joke, from the trunk of my beat up 89′ Toyota Camry; a college drop out – drug and alcohol-free lifestyle – turned down a lot of investors – Took countless risks – kept my shirts out of heaps of chain stores. Yeah, I could of made a TON of money real quick, but I chose quality over quantity. “I’d rather have a strong brand filled with knowledgeable customers who truly enjoy and appreciate what I’ve created instead of making a quick buck trying to get my shirts in chain stores across the world – being just another fad. People like what nobody else has, and I love coming out with limited edition, exclusive shirts – rather than mass producing things. I communicate with my customers(I wouldn’t be here without them!) I build memorable experiences for my customers… whether it be an in-store event, or the packaging and details I put into everything. Most companies try to cut as many corners as they can, to turn a better profit. I do the exact opposite and pay close attention to all the little things. I’ve managed to build a multi-million dollar, strong, fun, different, homegrown business – without going your typical route. I’ve managed to employ both of my parents, my sister, and all of my close friends – so that they don’t have to work jobs they don’t enjoy.” With a passion and a drive, Johnny Cupcakes not only created a t-shirt company, he created a movement. Check out his cool blog to see how he’s created a community around his brand. Way to go, Mr. Cupcakes! Johnny Cupcakes store



January 17, 2017

Former Industrialized Area in Belgium Transformed Into Futuristic Eco-Village

Belgian ecological designer Vincent Callebaut is a master of green sustainable architecture. With his new conceptual project, he creates yet another environmentally sensitive fantasy land, this time transforming Brussels’ historic Tour & Taxis. The resulting concept is a sleek, futuristic eco-village that any young professional would love to call home. As a former industrial site, Tour & Taxis was once a symbol of the golden age of Industrialization, and its approximately 100 acres (40 hectares)

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January 17, 2017

Liberating Portraits of Ballerinas Elegantly Dancing in the Streets of Cairo

Like many dance photographers, Mohamed Taher has a knack for beautifully capturing the body in motion. His interest in movement is evident in his Ballerinas of Cairo series, and the captivating collection of photos also serves a more poignant purpose: it helps women fight sexual harassment and reclaim the city’s streets. After learning about the Ballerina Project, an ongoing series that documents dancers in urban settings across the globe, Taher was inspired to carry out a similar undertaking in the Egyptian capital.

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