What do you get your best friend and his wife on the occasion of their first child being born? [more inside]
WritingFilter: Writers, what are some tips and tricks for coming up with awesome, totally original concepts? Or, conversely, what can I do to make sure my derivative stuff is top-notch derivative? [more inside]
Are there documented, effective methods for stimulating and managing an innovation (idea) pipeline? [more inside]
I'm a web developer with enough proven abilities to develop good stuff that end users like. I'm employed, but want to start a business with a couple of friends with complementary skill sets in the technical side of things. We'd like to create one or more web-based products used by small-to-mid-size businesses and/or individual consumers, paid for on a monthly basis using a "software as a service" model. We've got more than enough combined development and graphical/UX design abilities, but we have no solid product ideas that we feel confident enough about to start doing the enormous amount of work involved in any of them. The main problem with any idea we get is this question: how on Earth do you convince anybody to pay you money for the product? [more inside]
Looking for work in Nashville [more inside]
I need a domain name idea for an online donation service. The shorter the better! [more inside]
Ideas for supper for me, my sister, and her husband? [more inside]
Where do the über-smart people collaborate and hold dialogue online? [more inside]
Looking for fiction books, tv shows, movies, etc, that have something interesting to say about memory-- e.g., why we remember some things but forget others, the quality of memories, anything like that. [more inside]
Suggest books that illuminate world-views and the way perception is flavored by ideas and sentiments! [more inside]
Help a complete moron create the greatest drive-in theater night off all times! [more inside]
What's the single most interesting argument, discovery, phenomenon, or historical change in your field, hobby, or other area of interest... that the average 7th grade student could comprehend and appreciate? [more inside]
Help me deal with previously learned material. (More Inside) [more inside]
Best magazine for highly enthusiastic amateur photographer? Or suggestions for other photography related gifts at similar price point for a recent college grad? [more inside]
How do you digitize your research notebook? I've got a small notebook that I carry around with me with about 2 years' worth of notes, ideas, references for papers or books, and scribbles from various meetings, conversations, etc. I had a heart attack moment today when I thought I'd lost it. What's the best way to organize all this stuff digitally? I'm on a Mac, if it makes a difference, but general advice is appreciated. [more inside]
I'm having a "P" party, please provide possible provisions, participations, and presentations. [more inside]
Can you come up with some activities for a charity fund raising event? [more inside]
I'm going to a Census 2010 party and I don't know what to bring! [more inside]
What neat things might I do with 31 bowling balls? [more inside]
I need a cardio exercise that is as close to being as effective and versatile as running as possible that I can do with certain injuries (knees and ankles). [more inside]
I need creative ideas for a dog dock diving event! [more inside]
I've been unemployed far too long. Help me find a way out of this rut - off-the-wall ideas encouraged [more inside]
I am looking for a local non-profit in D.C., Chicago, Boston, or NYC that would be willing to work with me on a research project that my university will hopefully fund. Any help would be appreciated. [more inside]
I'm going to a New Year's party. The theme is the 00 decade, and I can dress as any event/ figure from this decade. Ideas for something clever/ fun/ cute? I'm a short blonde girl, if it helps. Thanks!
I have some ideas I want to bring to fruition. Is it best to focus on each one at a time until I either complete it or go as far as I can go with it? Or is it better to schedule my time so I work on each of them a little each day and move them all forward at once?
Help a misanthropic lapsed Muslim celebrate Eid in London! Looking for ideas from all cultures and none, on manufacturing a better holiday than the traditional one I usually dread. [more inside]
Innovative Books: I am looking to compile a list of the most innovative uses of the book format. Books that break the mould in their layout and design, perhaps books that use online systems to extend their content value or push their form into new places. I am most interested in narrative and theory, but any book that is interesting (artist books etc.) would be really appreciated. [more inside]
My co-worker is hosting a Halloween-birthday party for her tween daughter and friends. Her daughter has decided she'd like to tell fortunes at her party and we're trying to come up with some cool, funny tween-friendly fortunes. Any ideas would be welcome.
I feel like I'm in a bit of a rut! I'm looking for a number of new projects, skills, and interesting things that I can learn or work on. [more inside]
Anyone have any good ideas for a Halloween costume involving a mustache? [more inside]
I want to go to there, but I need your advice on where "there" is. Starting point: Toronto. Range: any land within 100 km (60-ish miles) of High Park, but I can go further for something really special. Means of transport: my trusty steed. Time frame: now until November-ish. I'm looking for great routes or awesome destinations, urban, rural or suburban, like the best roti in Scarborough, a tiny potter's studio somewhere in Peel, or a gorgeous path by some body of water that isn't Lake Ontario. I want to go somewhere to do something neat, like picking apples or riding horses. And this is not Torontofilter or bikefilter. I'm looking for creative ideas from anyone, anywhere. [more inside]
I'm in the UK and, for Halloween, will be putting together what the Americans might call a "spook house". I'm looking for suggestions on great effects / props / installations to create truly classy, creepy illusions such as the ones described here - but I'm struggling to find other similar sites. Secondly I'm seeking ideas for smaller scale sideshows or games - anything icky that a small group of people can watch or participate in around a table. What have you seen or done that I could re-create this Halloween?
What would be an amazing halloween costume idea for a couple that consists of: one white tall slender female with long blonde hair and one white tall brunette bearded slender boy? [more inside]
I'm doing Halloween for the first time since I was a kid! Help me think of a costume that's a) smoking hot and b) clever and/or ironic. [more inside]
What activities or games would be good for a joint bachelor/ bachelorette party? [more inside]
I need help coming up with a gift idea for a 40-50 year old woman that I don't know very well at all. [more inside]
Looking for information about creativity as an external force or spirit (or manna or anything even vaguely similar). Things like the Greek Muses, from any cultures. [more inside]
What are some good travel guide websites that aren't so Western-centric and don't treat other countries like exotic sights to gawk at? [more inside]
How do you organise, structure, and run a LARP - particularly one that's a little bit unusual? [more inside]
So I really like to take pictures, but I'm bored with framing them. What other cool ideas for mounting or backing large high quality printed photographs are there? [more inside]
Me and the fiancée are getting married on August 1st. The plans for the ceremony are set in stone at this point, but we're still partially in the planning stages for the reception. From the beginning, we've worked hard to avoid the usual wedding clichés. Right now, though, we've got a bit of a planner's block going on. That's why we turn to you for ideas and insights. [more inside]
How can I throw an epic 21st birthday party? [more inside]
Do you know of any websites that showcase a person who is actively documenting themselves as they live out their dreams? [more inside]
Looking for a website where users can get together, share/critique new ideas, and volunteer to collaborate on new projects.
Are there any sites out there for organizing people to work on collaborative projects or new ideas? [more inside]
I'm 25 and starting to cook - What? Where do I get it? Why? [more inside]
Help me come up with some fun/outrageous birthday relay race stations... [more inside]
One thing: Why is it I come up with all these ideas in the shower. What about the shower make it easier to focus? How can I replicate the shower without having to take a shower? If I can't replicate the shower: Is there a good (water proof?) erasable marker for making notes on the shower wall? Or is that all just crazy?
My boyfriend will be in Ireland for 3 weeks. He's taking my laptop, and I'd like to record some short videos for him. Help me think of some ideas! [more inside]
Should I start a photo retouching business? My wife asked me to take a head shot of her with my digital camera. She wasn't happy with the result. I said, "I'll bet someone on the Web does quickie retouching for 20 bucks." But Google turned up no such service. Should I start one? And how would you market it?
what the hell do i do with three pounds of whole-fat dried milk? [more inside]