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Monthly Archives: December 2008

on hiatus til 2009

merry christmas and a happy new year!

links for 2008-12-28

How Iceland Rattled the World - WSJ.com
On the financial in Iceland
(tags: news economics business)

links for 2008-12-23

8 Signs That Apple Customers Are No Longer Special | Gadget Lab from Wired.com
That's exactly what i thought when i read that news!
Apple last week said that after 2009, the corporation won't be attending Macworld Expo, the trade show that revolves around all things Apple. The message was essentially, "We're so big and popular that [...]

links for 2008-12-22

The Surprisingly Successful Marriages of Multinationals and Social Brands — HBS Working Knowledge
"Can the Virtuous Mouse and the Wealthy Elephant Live Happily Ever After?" focuses on acquisitions of three social icons: Tom's of Maine acquired by Colgate, Stonyfield Farm Yogurt purchased by Danone, and Ben & Jerry's bought by Unilever. (Similar deals include L'Oreal's deal [...]

links for 2008-12-21

LaboBrain and LaboShop by Mathieu Lehanneur
Designing new layouts for the Laboratoire, Mathieu Lehanneur has created functional spaces on the borderline between art and science: LaboBrain is a private think-tank, LaboShop, a public sales outlet.
(tags: design experiential memoire space)

Dezeen » Blog Archive » Stay At My Home by Designasyl
I think this is a great idea. It's [...]

links for 2008-12-20

An anchor blow up the Internet
When an anchor blow up the Internet, you really have to wonder how primitive we still are …
Internet and telephone communications between the Middle East and Europe were disrupted after three submarine cables between Italy and Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea were damaged.
The failures cut the flow of “data of [...]

links for 2008-12-19

thecoolhunter.net - The Chanel Experience
A glass of expensive champagne on a swanky rooftop bar just doesn't cut it in the competitive world of product launches, which are all vying for VIP attendees and press coverage.
Chanel decided to think outside of the square for the launch of the brand's new perfume, ‘Eau première,’ staging the [...]

links for 2008-12-18

Jobs Won't Appear at Macworld 2009 to Be Apple's Last Show | Gadget Lab from Wired.com
Apple announced Tuesday that Macworld 2009 will be the last Macworld show the corporation will attend. Steve Jobs won't be appearing, either, which once again raises questions about the CEO's health.
"Apple is reaching more people in more ways than ever [...]

links for 2008-12-17

GOOD » All the Web’s a Stage»
GOOD Magazine is having a collab with BoingBoing writers. This one from David Pescovitz shares interesting ideas, suchs as "everyone will be a channel" e.g. Start your own network. Create your own reality TV show starring you.
(tags: socialnetworking media psychology web technology sociology)

Chill out, you beautiful people, the Versace [...]

links for 2008-12-16

Dezeen » Blog Archive » 360 by Francesco Sommacal
" Designer Francesco Sommacal has been awarded the Red Dot: luminary design award for his sports equipment that replicates the sensation of snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding.
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The “360” is a re-definition of the extreme sport of skateboarding. Riding diagonal to the direction of travel over asphalt, stones or [...]