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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: TIC-TAC-TAG Launches “THE BOX”: Packaged Hashtag Printer Systems You Can Own

With the tremendous popularity of hashtag printing in the age of social media, Tic-Tac-Tag is making it easy for individuals to start a hashtag printing business in their city or existing businesses to add this great service to their current offerings.


Tic-Tac-Tag has used and activated their hashtag printing service for various brand activations — it truly makes sense from a digital marketing perspective, having guests amplify a brand’s #hashtag and really create that open dialogue while being rewarded with a print out; their main objective is to push this technology into the consumer market.

Markets such as the wedding industry, birthdays, anniversaries and even corporate holiday parties have really embraced the use of #hashtags…but to bring in a hashtag printer into the mix as an alternative to a photobooth is still unheard of.

Paving the way

Tic-Tac-Tag has really paved the way into this market by simply presenting the hashtag printer in a different style. “Hashtag printing is not a new technology; it just hasn’t been presented the right way” says Jason. “For example, when we deal with a bride or groom, they are envisioning their reception with an elegant look-and-feel in-mind — if we presented our system without our box and just a printer, it’s a hard sell.”

Tic-Tac-Tag creates a look that really fits into any situation, combining innovative technology with a simple style and minimal design. Their rustic boxes do just that while bringing a sense of charm into any event — with its simple lines and natural stains their boxes are non-intrusive and very inviting.

Interested in getting your own “Box” Take a look at the packages we have.

“We’ve been doing this now since 2015 and feel that we have found a formula that really works” says Jessica. “We now want to share our experience with up-and-coming businesses that want to get involved with hashtag printing.”

With their packaged system, anyone can be up-and-running within hours. “We make sure that everything is connected and working properly before our package ever leaves the warehouse. It’s just another service that we do to give our clients a peace-of-mind” says Jason.

Elevate Hashtag Printing

If more businesses take the time and really enhance their hashtag printing services the right way, Tic-Tac-Tag can aid in creating awareness and increasing the demand for this type of service within the consumer market. By selling their packaged systems to new business owners as well as the existing ones, they hope that they can equip these businesses with the tools they need to really give this service the spotlight it deserves.

Get more information about our “Box” Take a look at the packages we have.


Tic-Tac-Tag Makes Photo Booths Social

A new type of photo booth is popping up in Chicago that does not require a photo booth at all, instead it uses Instagram and Twitter to do the job for you.

It’s simple. Tic-Tac-Tag, sets up a cool looking printer-in-a-box at your event – very rustic and classic and is suitable for many types of occasions from weddings, to company parties, expos and more. Every event is set up with a specific event #hashtag (e.g. “#summerbash2015”) that you will ask your guests to post in their comments when uploading to their Instagram account or Twitter. Magically, the box will find the event specific #hashtag in real-time and instantly prints out your photos.

Photos will be displayed for your guests to enjoy and take home. These photos will be branded with your event so it makes for a great keepsake as well as a way to make non-attendees jealous.

For your next event take advantage of this service and add more social engagement with your guests.

You can find more information at www.tictactag.com.

New Beginning from Volvo featuring Avicii

The official film for Feeling Good – a creative collaboration with Avicii.
Sometimes you have to go back to where it all began to go further than you have ever been before. To take a step back, get back to your roots, recharge your batteries, start fresh. Continue reading New Beginning from Volvo featuring Avicii

Lily Camera – First Throw and Shoot Camera

Lily is the world’s first throw-and-shoot camera. It lets anyone create cinematic footage previously reserved for professional filmmakers. Lily is waterproof, ultra-portable, and shoots stunning HD pictures and videos. Pre-order now at https://www.lily.camera/ Continue reading Lily Camera – First Throw and Shoot Camera

BMX Bike Reinvented by Bogarde

BMX bike has reached its peak in 1991. Tuff, easy to handle with a unique look this bike is symbol of freedom for a whole generation. Iconic, it is highly represented in the 80’s culture and still strong in our memories.

Bogarde reinvents the original BMX spirit based on a retro-futuristic approach. Sleek and streamlined styling combined with crafted and original details create a strong and unique urban riding experience.

Three years have been necessary for Paris based label Bogarde to develop an 80’s inspired BMX. The idea was to create a highly evocative object only manufactured with premium materials in order to rediscover the original BMX spirit.

Bogarde presents a first collection, a 24″ bike that comes in three different colours and will be available in May 2015 through select concept-stores.

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EXHIBIT : GROWTH, an interactive immersive exploration

 EXHIBIT : GROWTH, an interactive immersive exploration
EXHIBIT : GROWTH, an interactive immersive exploration

It is through arts and culture that we explore our potential, imagine the possibilities and make sense of the world around us. On Nov. 14, Umpqua Bank will open Exhibit: Growth in Portland, an experimental and interactive art activation designed to take visitors on a transformative emotional exploration of human potential.

Exhibit: Growth will be anchored by a masterful interactive digital art installation created by world-renowned digital art teams Fake Love and Mill+. Using cutting-edge digital technology, the work invites visitors to embark on a journey of personal discovery, while demonstrating the power and beauty of collective experience.

Exhibit: Growth will include six artists who contribute and explore human potential and growth, creating a creative sculpture garden for attendees to explore, contemplate and discuss. Participating artists will create a sculpture or installation that reflects the resilient potential of the human spirit, awakening a sense of infinite possibility. The artists invited to participate are comprised of three artists local to Portland and three artists from across the country whose creations are designed to entertain, challenge and spark meaningful conversation. Each work is intended to be a conversation piece, activating viewers to engage locally and online, towards a sense of optimism, agency and action. These artists include Tofer Chin, Michael Murphy, Plant In-City…with Blair Saxon-Hill, Aaron Rayburn and Blaine Fontana representing Portland.



Mill+ is an international collection of artists focused on creating some of the world’s most exciting and innovative digital imagery and experiences. Mill+ collaborates with groundbreaking directors, creative agencies and visionary brands to bring ideas to life in ways that challenge and engage audiences across multiple platforms, technology and venues.


Fake Love is a group of interactive artists focused on building innovative experiential work that creates strong emotional connections. Recognized internationally concept, design, fabricate, animate, generate and invent anything you can imagine. And some things you can’t.


Huy Bui is the co-founder of Plant-in City, a multi-dimensional artscape with a foundation in architecture. His artistic explorations dive into the world of natural systems, reimagining and reinterpreting our world by creating unique built environments.

Huy Bui installation – called Kokedama – includes prefabricated stackable terrariums that function as pop-up parks, transforming the experience of a public space. The open frame system will feature a series of kokedamas (plant balls) suspended within and out of the structure. Woven layers of rope and LED lighting offer texture and visibility to the piece offering a dynamic experience throughout Exhibit:Growth.


Tofer Chin creates geometric paintings, sculptures, and photographs that interpret his observations of urban and natural landscapes. He investigates images and patterns in locations around the world, from the architectural facades in Sao Paulo to the rock formations of Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park, representing them as minimalist forms and patterns. In addition to his gallery-scale works, he also paints large outdoor murals in international settings, using entire buildings as his canvases as well as permanent and semi-permanent site-specific sculptural installations. Tofer has exhibited nationally and internationally, having recently completed a permanent outdoor sculptural installation in Nicaragua.

Tofer Chin will produce two Stalagmite sculptures with a raw wood finish, exposing their grain ‘growth patterns.’ The Stalagmite sculpture, a five sided geometric form, is a reinterpretation of landscapes and architectural forms addressing physicality, depth and reflection.


Fontana currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Straddling the physical and metaphysical, organic and architectural, painterly and graphic sensibilities, Fontana fuses multiple visual strategies to forge an aesthetic language entirely of his own making. His works have been published in a variety of publications and exhibited nationally and around the world, including in Portland, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Denver, New York, London, Germany, Canada and Japan.

Fontana created a mixed media sculpture titled Seasonal Insular Potential that will dissect the growth of nature, our human assistance and our limitless potential to exist and grow with nature rather than take away from it. The central focus of this piece is a living tree, portraying a cyclical concept of natural cedar bark and using reclaimed wood mounted gently, holding future growth and hope.


Michael Murphy is a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist best known for his multi-dimensional, sculptural installations. His work, which has been featured throughout the United States and around the globe, utilizes spatial dynamics to challenge viewers’ perception of space while connecting this experience with layers of meaning.

Murphy created Marvelous. Marvelous is comprised of one eight foot tall, forty four foot long spiraled wall. The mirrored exterior of the structure will reflect the surrounding community. Viewers are invited to enter into the structure to enjoy the unique infinite mirroring effects that it creates. The shape being used to generate the curve is called a logarithmic or growth spiral. One of its characteristics is that it starts at a central point and grows to infinity. This specific shape can be seen in the chambered nautilus, cyclones, vines, certain galaxies, various vegetables as well as architecture. Because of its frequent appearance in nature, the spiral has become the universal symbol for growth in numerous cultures.


Aaron Rayburn is a cross-disciplinary design & art director and Oregon native. His work spans environmental & graphic design, advertising, filmmaking, fine art, and photography. In 2011, Esquire Magazine named him one of the “12 most innovative designers in America” and his body of work includes collaborations with Nike, The Portland Timbers, Wieden+Kennedy and Procter & Gamble.

Rayburn explores the concepts of growth as an incredible force in which cosmic elements surround us each day. The mixed-media sculpture of string, acrylic, wood and nails, details the beautiful process of magma pouring from cracks in the Earth’s crust. This compelling insight into the birth of our species explores the foundations of growth, land building and our origins.


Blair Saxon-Hill, a resident of Portland, Oregon, examines the notions of perception and the “thingness” of presence through the use of marginal photographic spaces and assemblage. Saxon-Hill’s works have been exhibited in select solo and group exhibitions including the current exhibition: Portland2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Schneider Museum of Art. In 2013, Saxon-Hill received a Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot Award, an Oregon Arts Commission Grant, and was short-listed for the Henry Art Gallery’s Brink Award. She is co-owner of Monograph Bookwerks, an art, architecture and design bookstore in Portland, Oregon and is represented by Fourteen30 Contemporary.

Saxon-Hill presents a sculptural mise en abyme, through the creation of a partially mirrored sculptural object that reflects back – the sculpture itself, the environment, and the viewer. Saxon-Hill has installed a large-scale, plexiglass form mounted to a steel armature and placed 2D forms on the ground. The potential exists that the 2D forms could grow to become part of the larger sculptural form. The work is at once a beautiful object and a space for viewers to move around to explore the relationship between sculpture and the 2D image. The viewer’s vision and sense of knowing will again be challenged, as the relationship between the body and form are explored through discovery and play. Her work explores notions of the potentiality anthe infinite by way of engaging a perceptual shift for the viewer.

Event information:

Director Park, Portland
11am-9pm / 7 days a week


Varun Agarwal: From failing in engineering to co-founding a million-dollar company

Everyday we look for articles, stories and products that help our readers get inspired to do more, to succeed and to enjoy their life in no matter way, shape or form. We love hearing success stories and how people have ignored the easy way to just get passed through life and have decided to chose the unbeaten path to find their true calling in life. Life is about taking chances and doing things that you love whether you succeed or fail. Continue reading Varun Agarwal: From failing in engineering to co-founding a million-dollar company

The Sexiest Pool Table – Parsons Pool Table

You’ve seen a sexy black Lambo, a sleek black pearl Bentley and at $17,500 this pool table is nothing to grin at as it was built with beauty in mind. The frame and construction consists of black walnut which covers a welded steel frame. The frame and wood are skillfully fabricated into a refined and sturdy foundation.


The playing surface is covered with a slate of high grade, black felt. Edge wood is inlaid with brass markers.


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The Time Travel Experiment – IKEA

When it comes to designing a modern home at a reasonable price – IKEA is the place to go. IKEA has been inspiring upcoming entrepreneurs to college students to homeowners to push the envelope when designing their space for years. IKEA has the ability to give new light in every dull room and now that goes for their advertising as well. Continue reading The Time Travel Experiment – IKEA