1. Google just showed off some pictures of its brand-new Amsterdam office.
    Google's offices tend to draw inspiration from the city they're in, like a Stanford-like campus for its California headquarters and a loft space for the Chelsea offices in New York.
    The Amsterdam office features stroopwafel ceiling tiles.
    There are also lots of fun little touches, like neon signs and exposed brick.
    And, of course, a foosball table. Are you legally allowed to have a Google office without a foosball table? We'll consult our lawyers and get back to you.
    Weirdly, some of the meeting rooms are in these mobile-home-type structures within the office, complete with lawn chair and grill.

    fastcodesign:

    Google’s New Amsterdam Offices Are Extremely Dutch

    Google’s offices, though always Google-y, tend to take inspiration from their location. The original campus in Mountain View is sprawling and sunny, like an alternate-universe Stanford. The New York offices, on the far West Side, are industrial and loft-like. (More examples: LondonPittsburghDublin.) And the new Amsterdam offices have stroopwafel ceiling panels.

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    (via fastcompany)

     

  2. tastefullyoffensive:

    How October Jones Passes Time on the Train


    Related: Subway Snapchat Art

     


  3. "These interactions, while sometimes a tad too whimsical, make Facebook’s main app feel ancient in comparison. And with the ability to view Timelines, Groups, and Events, as well as your friend requests, messages, and notifications — in far more elegant fashion than the company’s main app — it can effectively replace the standard app."
     

  4. theatlantic:

    'Why Is Pennsylvania So Haunted?': The U.S. According to Autocomplete

    Why is Oklahoma so Republican? Why is Maine so white? And why is Pennsylvania so haunted?

    Read more. [Image: Amazing Maps]

     


  5. Love WSJ’s house of the week. 

     

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  8. fastcompany:

    According to Unroll.me, of 2.5 million unsubscribed emails, consumers were most displeased with emails from 1-800 Flowers, unsubscribing at a 52.5% rate, followed by spam from Ticketweb, which had a 47.5% unsubscribe rate.

    1. 1-800 Flowers: 52.50% unsubscribe rate
    2. Ticketweb: 47.50% unsubscribe rate
    3. Pro Flowers: 45.10% unsubscribe rate
    4. Expedia: 45.00% unsubscribe rate
    5. Active.com: 44.70% unsubscribe rate

    Here are the other emails we hated getting

    I pretty much hate all promo emails. I never read them which has promoted me to unsubscribe from nearly everything. 

     

  9. mattliefanderson:

    Lake Louise in Banff, 2013

    WEBSITE * TUMBLR * FACEBOOK * INSTAGRAM @mattliefanderson

     

  10. atlanticinfocus:

    From Step Into the Void Above the French Alps, one of 13 photos. A journalist, wearing slippers to protect the glass floor, stands in the “Step into the Void” installation during a press visit at the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak above Chamonix, in the French Alps, on December 17, 2013. The Chamonix Skywalk is a five-sided glass structure installed on the top terrace of the Aiguille du Midi (3842m), with a 1,000 meter drop below, where visitors can step out from the terrace, giving the visitors the impression of standing in the void. The glass room will open to the public on December 21, 2013. (Reuters/Robert Pratta)

     

  11. nbcnightlynews:

    Getting a lift: Kim Jong Un tours North Korea ski resort

    Story/more photos: http://nbcnews.to/1eof8wR

     

  12. wtf-viz:

    Acrobatic drones.

     

  13. popmech:

    A cheap way to put wireless audio in any car without adding unsightly cords or even changing the appearance of the factory audio system.

     

  14. great-cityscapes:

    Above The Gate & Battery Spencer by chrishenderson

     

  15. thepittsburghpenguins:

    GENO]SDKLSNDF