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    Alma

    Alma is an eerily wonderful short by former Pixar animator Rodrigo Blaas (his first). Originally done back in 2009, the short is currently in pre-production as a feature length film by producer Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation (due to be released in 2015).

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    Launched new WordPress CMS website for Joshua Watson, a couples therapist based in Westport and Greenwich, CT.

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    It seems that there is more and more yoga in my advertising these days.

    Agencies have found a new tact in the “sex sells” ideology, using yoga to push anything from corn chips to smartphones.

    For women, it is the immediate and visceral reaction to the strong, self-empowered feminine.

    For men, there is nothing sexier than a fit women… sweating (Ron Harris understood this back in the 80s).

    Casio G’zOne Commando

    Hey, a little rough with that cell phone… good thing it is as tough as she is.

    Equinox

    Whoa! Where can I learn to do that?

    I’ve always said sex doesn’t sell, it gets your attention. Getting your attention, however, doesn’t mean you’re going to remember anything about the product if the “sex” has nothing to do with said product. For example, this Pão cu Manteiga commercial from Brazil (warning NSFW). Good for a chuckle but is this really the right message you want to convey for butter (would have liked to been a fly on the wall during that pitch).

    Using sex in advertising requires balance. Be clever, relevant, and sexy.

    In the ads above, both do it well but I have to give the edge to Equinox. A little voyeuristic given the sleeping “boyfriend” in the background but the camera angles keep it clean… watching Briohny Smyth do yoga in her underwear is like watching a performance artist.

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    The last two Cool Tool of the Month featured online development environments for modern Web design. This month’s post rounds out the trilogy with CodePen, an HTML, CSS, and JavaScript editor for testing and sharing “pens” with others. The interface is much more slick than JSFiddle or JSBin so it is great for showcasing to clients or collaborating with colleagues.

    Check out David Walsh’s interview with Chris Coyier (one of three “authors” along with Tim Sabat and Alex Vazquez).

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    Tutoring Match is a nationwide in-home and online academic enrichment, tutor match-making, referral service, and tutor marketing company. The company has been helping tutors find students since 1999 and has been online since 2009.

    We recently expanded the functionality of the Tutoring Match application and split the offering into two distinct portals (both with a fresh new look and feel). The parent portal is still at the original web address TutoringMatch.com and the new Tutor Portal can be found at TutoringMatchPro.com.

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