I sat down with Tim Jackson in London before Christmas to talk about LendAround, his fun new social entrepreneurship startup that makes it easier for you and your friends to share the stuff you've got lying around the house. He's starting with DVDs, and launching a service for people in the US, but I'm looking forward to the day when I can use it to figure out who can spot me a lawnmower for the afternoon. Tim sez,
LendAround is a free, legal site that helps you lend and borrow things with your friends, starting with DVDs. Unlike swapping or trading, it's about stuff you love, not stuff you want to get rid of -- and it's about your friends, rather than anonymous people on the other side of the country. We're in private beta now, but any Boing Boing readers in the US who'd like an invitation can email me up to 2 February at boingboingUS@lendaround.com. Tell us what kind of movies you like and how much you trust your friends or work colleagues, and we'll see if we can get you in.
Jeff writes, “7 years after ‘grassroots mapping’ the BP spill when journalists were denied access, the open source community Public Lab is back with an even more accessible Do-It-Yourself way to take aerial photos: the Mini Balloon and Kite Mapping Kits.”
The Kaonashi No-Face Piggy Bank makes the most out of one of the coolest characters in Studio Ghibli’s storied history — but getting one exported to you from Japan costs an astounding $164. (via Kadrey)
I have a feeling Donald Trump (and most of the rest of the human race) would be happier if he were starring in the sitcom suggested by this photo insteading of serving the American people as a federal bureaucrat. In actuality, it’s a photo of Nikos Giannopoulos, Rhode Island’s teacher of the year, who said […]
As the old saying goes, “You should sit in meditation for 30 minutes every day. Unless you are too busy, in which case you should meditate for an hour.” Since most of us have an endless list of things to do and people to see, carving out quiet time can feel impossible, especially when most […]
The Bragi Dash Truly Wireless Smart Earphones are far more than your run of the mill Bluetooth earbuds. While the earpiece design makes these earbuds ideal for exercise and activity, and passive noise cancelling is conducive to a more serene listening experience, these buds go well beyond just playing music.First of all, they can actually […]