Order up a custom Night Sky

This is a fabulous gift idea – the website Create The Night Sky allows customers to select the date of an important event in their life and create a poster of what the night sky looked like on that very night.

This is the night sky on the night I was married in the year 2000. These would make great gifts as we head into the holiday season.

 

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Game of Clones

I had the privilege of working with Athena Aktipis to design a science communication tool as a way to explain to the public how cancer cheats. It’s called Game of Clones and while cancer is not fun nor funny I believe sharing information on why it is so hard to cure cancer inspires others to join this fight. Or as Athena explains it in her research on cancer shows us it is no longer about fighting cancer – it’s about learning to collaborate with cancer so we can use cancer clones as cooperative team players. If cancer cheats by changing the way business is done, by acting differently in every body it takes up residence in then we have to look at what can we learn from that? Here is a video on how the public game worked, followed by pictures at the public event.

Game of Clones Explanation from Biodesign Institute at ASU on Vimeo.

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Bio Cancer Tent

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If a ten year old had fun at this event and learned about how cancer cheats, they are better equipped. So that at a family event when Great Aunt Marge raises her fists and yells out “why can’t they cure cancer already?” The ten year old can explain it’s because cancer cheat. This is how we win our future . . . .

Buy Local Arizona – Changing Hands Bookstore

 

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Changing Hands Bookstore

In case you can’t tell Changing Hands Bookstore is one of our favorite local stores, it also so happens to be a great place to get some fabulous Christmas gifts for the avid reader. Bring your family or friends and enjoy one of their events at either the Tempe or Phoenix location.  At Changing Hands you’ll find thousands of books to choose from, they also have some fun journals for the writers on your list.

Locations

Changing Hands Tempe: 6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283
480.730.0205  Mon-Fri: 10-9 | Sat: 9-9 | Sun: 10-6

Changing Hands Phoenix: 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
602.274.0067  Mon-Sat: 9-10 | Sun: 9-8

http://www.changinghands.com

Also, support Arizona’s Local Advocacy Organization – Local First Arizona.

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Laboratory5 Inc is a local business based out of Tempe, Arizona – we love and support our local community! Shop Local This holiday Season!

xoxo – All of us at Lab5

Phoestivus Market

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Make your way to downtown Phoenix tonight where you can support your local community by purchasing a handcrafted gift from one of 130 local venders at the Phoestivus Open-Air Market. Besides shopping you can dine on some of the amazing local food trucks and drink some delicious Phoestivus Ale crafted specially by the Phoenix Ale Brewery. Ask yourself when else would I be able to witness one of the largest Phoestivus Poles? What is that you ask? It is an aluminum pole where you go to air grievances and demonstrate feats of strength. So make your way to downtown tonight and enjoy some Phoenix style holiday entertainment.

Event Info:

Phoestivus Open-Air Market

December 17, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at 14 E. Pierce Street in Downtown Phoenix.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Phoenix Public Market, a program of Community Food Connections, a 501c3 non-profit organization. Event sponsors include: REALTOR Ken Clark, Community Food Connections, Phoenix Public Market Cafe, Ruby Ride, SRP, Blue Sky Airport Parking, Sunbelt Rentals, Core Crossfit, Phoenix New Times, CenPho.com, Oasis on Grand, CO+HOOTS, Downtown Phoenix Partnership, Bookmans, Local First Arizona, Roosevelt Row, Best in Show Management, and Yelp.

Laboratory5 Inc is a local business based out of Tempe, Arizona – we love and support our local community! Shop Local This Holiday Season!

xoxo – All of us at Lab5

Extra Holiday Savings When Shopping Local

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Still have a few people on your Christmas list?  Visit Local First Arizona, they have listed some great deals from local shops going on from 9/28- 12/24 in support of national Buy Local Month. You can find things from handcrafted jewelry to those new granite countertops, all offered by local stores. They even have a list of ongoing holiday events in your area. So shift where you spend your dollars this year and give back to your community when you shop local.

Also, support Arizona’s Local Advocacy Organization – Local First Arizona.

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Laboratory5 Inc is a local business based out of Tempe, Arizona – we love and support our local community! Shop Local This holiday Season!

xoxo – All of us at Lab5

 

Break Out Your Ugly Sweater

Tis’ the season for ugly sweaters. The idea to break out your most obnoxious Christmas sweater and party with your closest pals has grow rapidly over the past few years. The “Ugly Christmas Sweater” party has become a new holiday tradition amongst many, with origins the first dating back to 1980’s. As the demand for ugly Christmas Sweaters grows, so has the need for variety and creativity. Nowadays your finding more options than just your average wool sweater. Try for instance this daring ugly Christmas sweater with a built in train. (See Video)

Now you could be daring and crafty a create your own ugly christmas sweater this year (Ugly Christmas Sweater Kit).  If your looking for much easier solution simply purchase your sweater online or better yet, rent a new one every year (Rent the Runway). Businesses have embraced the ugly christmas sweater trend, and we don’t see this fashion statement leaving anytime soon. So enjoy the holidays and celebrate with your favorite ugly Christmas Sweaters!

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Buy Local Arizona – Let The Music Play

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Featured Store:

Stinkweeds

Located at: 12 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013  1-602-248-9461  

http://www.stinkweeds.com

Still shopping for Christmas gifts? Looking for those hard to find music CDs? Get downtown and visit our favorite independently and locally owned music store in downtown Phoenix, Stinkweeds. This fabulous music store has been around since 1987 and they aren’t going anywhere. From records to your favorite band’s shirt, the gifts for any music lover are endless here. Stop by Stinkweeds today and give the gift of music to someone this holiday season!

Also, support Arizona’s Local Advocacy Organization – Local First Arizona.

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Laboratory5 Inc is a local business based out of Tempe, Arizona – we love and support our local community! Shop Local This holiday Season!

xoxo – All of us at Lab5