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Weekly inspirations: April 15, 2013

Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:

 

Twitter Music

Up ’til now, Twitter has been a great place to discover what’s happening, what your friends are doing, and what everyone’s talking about. But finding new music? Not so hot. Until today, that is. Twitter #Music ($Free) is a new official app that makes it easy to find what songs are trending, what artists are emerging, what the artists you follow are listening to, and what tracks your friends are digging. Just sign in with your Twitter account, link the app with Spotify or Rdio, and enjoy. Download the app here.

40 Pinterest boards to follow

Being entirely image-focused, Pinterest is a brilliant place to find creative inspiration. But being an enormously popular site, there’s also an awful lot to wade through. To save you the time and energy involved in searching for the best stuff here is a selection of the best Pinterest boards for graphic design, logos, packaging, typography, branding and print design. See all the boards here.

Dove Real Beauty Sketches

Dove conducted a social experiment to prove that women are more beautiful than they themselves think, as part of its ongoing focus on “real” beauty in its advertising. This campaign uses an FBI-trained forensic sketch artist Gil Zamora, who usually sketches people described by crime eyewitnesses. First he drew portraits of women according to their own description, and then he drew portraits of those same women according to strangers who had met them on the day. The differences between how they describe themselves and how others describe them are immediately striking. Watch the video here.

How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation

I liked this article because it takes an interesting look at how taking an interesting perspective can lead to stunning breakthroughs in any industry. Read the entire article here.

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