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Monthly Archives: January 2008

30-01-2008

Photos of German DJ apartments, via kottke.org
Things magazine has a great collection of links, including the virtual cable concept, brothels photos of Germany & loads of other interesting stuff…
Buzzfeed has a load videos of parodizing Tom Cruise’s Scientology video.
25 most powerful people in business by Fortune
I love this photo theme: web 2.0 workplaces.
“The Economist’s food-price [...]

29-01-008

After used panties distributors in Japan, here comes Weed ATM in L.A. 
For those oy you in Paris: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec are at Kreo Gallery in Paris. “For Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec, working with galleries is a chance to breathe outside the usual constraints that characterise their enthusiastic contribution to industrial design. Their need to [...]

25-01-08

I mostly read non-fiction. The only type of fiction I’m really digging is Sci-Fi. Why? Cause Sci-Fi Is the Last Bastion of Philosophical Writing, Of Course! “If you want to read books that tackle profound philosophical questions, then the best — and perhaps only — place to turn these days is sci-fi. Science fiction is [...]

24-01-08

China’s still kicking ass and their inflation too.
“It was the fifth consecutive year that [China's] economy has grown over 10%, and the strongest growth since 1994.[...] Food costs are still the greatest concern in the country of 1.3 billion people. Food prices, which rose 12.3% last year, contributed 4 percentage points to the rise of [...]

23-01-08

On six degrees of separation, the inexistent influential and why everybody got it wrong for the last 50 years.
“As Watts argues, there are a lot of ways an Influential could convert the masses. Merely talking to a friend once could infect her with an idea. Or it might take several conversations. Or maybe Influentials are [...]

22-01-08

Steven Levitt (of Freakonomics) co-authored a paper on the economics of prostitution.
From the summary: “Street prostitutes earn roughly $25-$30 per hour. [...] Given the relatively limited hours that active prostitutes work, this generates less than $20,000 annually for a women working year round in prostitution. [...] According to our estimates, a woman working as a [...]

21-01-08

a great article with numerous sources from Agenda inc. about the recession and luxury sector. “Part of the problem is the ‘masstige’ trend which has created a more vulnerability in luxury brands which used to stay above most market fluctuations.”
Just discover a new nice website on trendwatching from BNP Paribas. In french only.
Those guys replicated [...]

17-12-2008

Please excuse me for my lack of posting recently, some personal biz + I started a new job so. I know y’all understand..
I mean. Just saying inspirational scientology video with Tom Cruise should get you to watch this right?
We are not alone. (insert ur fav sci-fi theme song here)
How-to sleep better, from Wired.
free accomodation when [...]

12-01-08

Tata unveils their 2 500$ (100 000 roupies) car in India (happened on the 10th).
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From Dezeen: “Smoking in public buildings was banned in France on 1 January this year, so Paris architect Florian Brillet has designed an adjustable hood to keep smokers cosy outside bars and cafes.”
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Will most probably create a mid-to-strong competition to low-cost [...]

08-01-08

An update with American Apparels (I had a rant on them some weeks ago…). The New York post says “Dov Charney walks around his office in his underwear, sleeps with employees, and calls women bitches, sluts, whores and the c-word - and that’s the stuff he admits to.”  So anyway, Charney is being sued by [...]