Existen dos tipos de innovación: la acumulativa y la disruptiva. 
La acumulativa consiste en mejorar un producto o servicio ya existente. La disruptiva busca como hacerlo más simple, más user-friendly y mas accesible para el usuario. Cambia completamente la idea previamente establecida y la manera de vender. 

En los videos que vimos en clase se mencionó el ejemplo de PlayStation y Nintendo, de como PlayStation se encargó de mejorar los videojuegos, las gráficas, las historias, pero su producto iba enfocado en los "hardcore gamers", mientras que Nintendo intentó venderle a los que no juegan videojuegos regularmente, creando un videojuego extremadamente sencillo (el control remoto wii) y más accesible. 

La actividad de la clase se trató de analizar un producto y un servicio y como ha ido cambiando a través del tiempo. Debíamos realizar innovación acumulativa y mejorarlo. Pero también disruptiva, y debíamos sacar un nuevo producto, haciendolo más accesible y cubriendo otras necesidades no subiertas antes.
Éste producto será expuesto en clase el próximo Miércoles.

También realizamos un repaso de todos los temas vistos en la clase. Desde Hacking hasta Obstáculos.



 "This is our decision to live fast and die young, we've got the vision now let's have some fun!"
Time to pretend - MGMT

I am leaving to their concert right now. I'm so excited!!!!

Infinite x's & o's...


Like, Paris Hilton.

I have never been a huge Paris Hilton fan, nevertheless, for reasons unknown I really liked this and several photos from October's Nylon, a piece called Ms. President.
It had to be Nylon.

Infinite x's & o's.
 M.B. Whimsical.


changing, growing, posing...

I have always been a firm believer that you can be whoever you want to be. 

However there's always the question how? Is it just not in you?

Let's say you¡ve always wanted to be an athletic wake-up-at-6-to-go-running person, but you¡ve never really been an exercise person and let's face it: you don't really enjoy running.  I bet if you really want it then you will be able  to achieve it.

Is it brain-washing yourself into liking something you didn't use to?

Do we just like the image of being like "that"? 

Are we fated to be the way we were born, or can we transform ourselves into someone else? And until what point do we become poseurs

I am certain that during our lives we grow, we make mistakes, we adapt, so therefor we change, we do change, but how much does our "inner essence" change?

This should really be the preamble for a long article called "How to become who you want to be". But I'm not there yet. 

I can't help but keep wondering if "getting there", being who you want to be, implies that much change. 

I can't write that guide, and I think that it'd be rather hard for anybody to do so. 

But hey, I'm just 18, there's a lot of road to be paved ahead, so we will write it, we will write that guide as we go. Each one of us will. 

Infinite x's & o's...

 M.B. Whimsical.



I love music. I'm always scouting for new songs, writing them on napkins, or in my cellpone... So I figured out that instead of doing a regular Things I Love Thursday I'd do a music special of the songs I'm loving these days.

  1. Today - Joshua Radin My sister, who's getting married next April is looking for a song to dance to at her wedding. A friend of hers suggested this one, and I loved it. It makes me smile, even when I doubt she uses it.
  2. Steady as she goes - The Raconteurs Never heard nothing from them until last week when I was wandering around You Tube searching for Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol vids and there was one with this song, luckily for me, the author posted the song name.
  3. Electric Feel - MGMT I'm going to their concert in about two weeks!!!
  4. Champagne Supernova - Oasis One of my all-time favorite songs. I love, love, love it so much.
  5. Any Other World - Mika Very inspiring!
  6. Lights Out - Santogold I had never really payed attention to this song until the other day and it's awesome. It makes me wanna dance.
  7. Breathe me - Sia A little sad, but it's a good song to listen to when needed. 
  8. La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaff Classic. I got obssesed with it since I saw Sabrina (starring Audrey Hepburn, not Melissa Joan Hart, thank you.) I like the Tony Benett version a lot too.
  9. Monarch - Feist It just fills my heart with glee!
  10. They can't take that away from me - Tony Bennett/Diana Krall This song has been sung by too many artists. I absolutely love this song. It makes me feel like a child again, having breakfast in my pijamas on a Sunday with my family. 
  11. Pink - Aerosmith Can you believe I just discovered this song? Shame on me! I heard it on the radio on my way to school a few weeks ago and as soon as I arrived school I downloaded it
  12. Hotel Roosevelt - Augustana Another all time favorite. This song's far too great.
I'm cutting it here, but believe me I could go on forever.
Any music suggestions?

Infinite x's & o's...
 M.B. Whimsical.

10 ways to fix a crappy day.

(Pic from Getty Images)

As spontaneous as life can be, there are days that we can just categorize away and tag them as "bright", "historical", or "lazy". Yesterday wore a huge "crappy" label for me. 
It wasn't one of those everything-happened-to-me-and-wa-wa-wa days, it was one of those days you're just tired, sick, and sad for no reason at all. One of those days you just need to cry, and cry and cry until all that, well, crap, that had perhaps gotten accumulated from the past days for silly things like not sleeping well, being too hard on yourself, or not eating properly, is washed away. 
And so I did. I cried for no reason at all until it all went away. Today I woke up feeling healthy, happy, energized and loving life.  But yesterday while I tried to figure this out I came with 10 ways to fix these crappy days.

  1. Cry, cry , cry until you fall asleep or you burst up laughing.
  2. Watch an old hollywood film. (Right now I'm loving Sabrina, starring Audrey Hepburn, who else?)
  3. Create a mood/inspirational board, which is just a cork board or whatever full of things that inspire you make you happy, and little treasure you find around. 
  4. Grab a pen and let your hand roam freely. Don't stop, don't read, just write.
  5. Call a friend and talk about silly things, just goofy, silly stuff that make you both laugh.
  6. If you have money to spare go buy yourself a leather jacket. ( I did yesterday)
  7. Go for a run with a Happy Place Playlist.
  8. If you live by the sea, go take a dip. Close your eyes and feel the sun and the salt. Let the water swing you gently.
  9. Sing out loud & rather out of tune "La Vie en Rose" by Edith Piaff.
  10. Doze off to Friends or Sex and the City, the ultimate lift-me-up sitcoms.
What do you do to fix these kinda days?

Infinite x's & o's...
 M.B. Whimsical.


Fall/Winter 08

This are the somethings I need/would like to have this fall/winter season. It's getting colder every day and I'm hardly prepared for it. 
(Note: this are random things I want, not necessarily trends from the runways or anything)

  1. A leather jacket. I spotted one the other day at the mall, and I'm so going back for it.
  2. I come from a place that is horribly hot, so winter for us is so light. But now I'm living in a another, way colder city, so I need coats and peacotas. I want colorful ones. Making-a-statement ones.
  3. Cardigans for everyday.
  4. Tights. Patterened tights and colorful tights. 
  5. Skirts, lots of skirts to wear with tights.
  6. Black dresses and pink dresses.
  7. A pair of black boots, a pair of b&w oxfords and a pair of color-shocking heels, like those hot pink ones.
  8. Gloves! I love gloves. Scarves and lots os brooches to pin them on scarves. Also, very thin belts.
  9. Lousy Shirts/blouses. Extra points if they have a tie/ribbon, a la Salvador Dalí.
  10. An oversized clutch and a very classic handbag.
  11. Lots of headwear, a red or fuscia knitted beret, and feathered headbands.
And that's it.
My quest for these items has already begun. What are you craving for this season?

Infinite x's & o's...
 M.B. Whimsical.


Tales of Late September


" And it even sounds like it should. Awwww - tuhmmm - naaaal.
The awe of what has just happened, the awe of the possibilities. And the soothing tuhm of the tummy, nestled into the promise of warm soups and stews and sobblers. And then there's the nel - a death knell being a sad thing, but really just a harkening of what's about to happen." 
 - From Claire Colburn's America, Elizabethtown movie. 

Aaahh...autumn. I love autumn. It's the perfect balance between beginnings and endings. 
The year's almost over, leaves fall, only to bloom again in the spring.  
The chill drifts over, forcing us to find refugee in cozy and stylish coats. We can feel the year coming to an end. 
But at the same time Fall, is all about beginnings. It makes me feel like buying school supplies. 
It's such a childhood image, you know, greeting friends, sharing over-the-summer-adventures, making new friends...
Isn't fall wonderful? It just holds such a promise of new in its chilly air.
Does it not?

Infinite x's & o's...
 M.B. Whimsical.



I'm shocked. I have been so World Wide Web deprived that I wasn't even  aware of Gossip Girl's re-commencement. OMFG.
Can't wait for more Blair Waldorf juicyness!

infinite x's & o's...
 M.B. Whimsical.


yes...she's alive!

I know, I know...again, it's been a month since I last posted here!
But hey, a lot has been going on. I am now in college, I live in another city, I've made new friends...you know.
Actually tomorrow it'll be an exact month since I left home. 

You may think I'm not really comitted to blogging, well I'm not a full-time blogger, I have school and stuff, besides I don't currently have internet in my new apartment, the internet company has taken forever to come and install it. (I'm stealing internet from my neighbor at the moment)...

and you know, I have many big plans for this blog, but patience is a virtue my lovelies!

So, soon you'll see.

This was just a quick-life-alert note.
Take care! And see you later alligators!

Infinite x's & o's...