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…It’s Website Wednesday: Joobili?


Joobili is an interesting idea in travel: You tell them when you want to go, and they’ll tell you where.

The service keeps an active database of unique and fun events that are going on around the world, and then matches the dates you have available to the things you can go do/see. From there, you’re just a few clicks away from booking your trip and embarking on the semi-unplanned adventure of a lifetime.


[Via: Zoomdoggle]

…Cookie Composites make beautiful helmets?

Cookie Composites ROK

During an Australian vacation, I had a chance to stop by the Cookie Composites shop with a friend that’s an active skydiver so that he could pick up a new lens for his skydive helmet/camera rig.

Seeing this small company that operates on a global scale up close and personal really gave me an appreciation for their hands on approach and handmade quality. Each piece is made with precision and care, and they were happy to show us around even though we showed up at their door essentially unannounced.

Cookie Composites ROK Design

In 2006, Cookie Composites decided to reshape their brand, and hired a team of media and advertisement specialists to develop the brand’s new values. During that time, Ricardo Sa Freire was brought on to develop a range of new helmets that would translate those new values into a signature shape for their new products, and he shared that process online.

The ROK helmet is what came out of that process, and it’s a helmet designed for swoop canopy divers and base jumpers, with air intakes in both sides that are used to measure the speed through the sound of the wind.

Cookie Composites ROK Detail

Since the process behind the end result is no less impressive than what they created, it’s a fantastic read that gives you a glimpse into the world and work of a real designer as he creates a product that is designed to look good, save lives, and function in some of the most extreme environments imaginable.

[Cookie Composites]

[Ricardo Sa Freire]


…You don’t need to lose a lot in Vegas?

Las Vegas

Unfortunately, the only thing that usually manages to say in Vegas is your money, so if you’re trying to lose less on your next Vegas vacation, then check out Dumb Little Men’s guide on How to Lose Less on Your Vegas Vacation.

With tips like slowing down, cashing in, and doing more, it’s a great guide to Sin City, and regardless of where your money ends up, you’ll probably have a better experience overall if you can just manage to follow a few of the pointers.

[Dumb Little Men – How To Lose Less On Your Vegas Vacation]

[Photo Via: mandj98]

…I’m in Australia?

Sorry for the lack of updates, but I’m on vacation down under for two weeks. I’ll be back on July 20th with more greatness (and plenty of Australian stories), but until then, G’day, Mates!