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Monthly Archives: January 2009

links for 2009-01-31

City Fits, Eventually, for New Arrivals - NYTimes.com
Sometime over the course of a person’s first year in New York, there usually comes that moment. It can happen in the first days or weeks, or after 10 months. It can happen repeatedly, or without people noticing, at least not at first.
Newcomers suddenly realize either that the [...]

links for 2009-01-30

The Sharpie Lamborghini
(tags: art graffiti cars)

Her Morning Elegance / Oren Lavie
Great stop motion video. How would it be to live a day from your bed …
(tags: art music stopmotion)

links for 2009-01-29

Tumeroks Starcraft Course opened for College - earn credits
UC Berkeley? WTF?
UC Berkeley students with an interest in real-time strategy games and the competitive gaming landscape are encouraged to participate in this class.
This course will go in-depth in the theory of how war is conducted within the confines of the game Starcraft. There will be lecture [...]

links for 2009-01-28

Humble Snuggie: Marketing's New Red-Hot Seller - Advertising Age - News
"With 4 million of the blankets already shipped or on order, or just under $40 million in retail sales, Scott Boilen, president of Allstar Marketing Group, Hawthorne, N.Y., is laughing all the way to the bank. The company behind the Snuggie is moving the blankets [...]

links for 2009-01-27

:: Material Beliefs :: Lampshade robot
Flies and moths are naturally attracted to light. This lamp shade has holes based on the form of the pitcher plant enabling access for the insects but no escape. Eventually they expire and fall into the microbial fuel cell underneath. This generates the electricity to power a series of LEDs [...]

links for 2009-01-26

I Am Here: One Man's Experiment With the Location-Aware Lifestyle
"I was starting to revel in the benefits of location awareness. By trusting an app (iWant) that showed me nearby dining options, I discovered an Iraqi joint in my neighborhood that I'd somehow neglected. Thanks to an app (GasBag) that displayed gas stations with current prices, [...]

links for 2009-01-23

Great infographics about traffic jam
that are about nothing. really.
(tags: visualization reference infographics)

Susanne Hofmann - City Sensations
The elementary schools designed by this architecture boutique are simply awesome. I bet every kid in that school are so happy to be there ..
(tags: design experiential architecture)

thecoolhunter.net - Stephen Sprouse Louis Vuitton Party (NYC)
Fashion launches are a bit like [...]

links for 2009-01-22

Official Google Blog: Search findings from the U.S. presidential inauguration
Finally, this graph demonstrates one other interesting search pattern that we saw: the overall query volume of Google searches dropped in the U.S. from the time President Obama took the oath of office until the end of his inaugural speech, demonstrating that all eyes were on [...]

links for 2009-01-21

Carpintaria Carlos Alberto builts a wooden Vespa
(tags: design products)

Throw your hard drive away, Google's Gdrive arriving in 2009
Gdrive is basically a cloud-based storage that should have two faces: A desktop client that keeps local and online files and folders in two-directional sync via a web interface for accessing your desktop files anywhere and anytime, using [...]

links for 2009-01-20

The Prediction Lover’s Handbook
Assessment tools for better-informing decisions have proliferated. Here”s an insider”s guide to prediction and recommendation techniques and technologies.
(tags: memoire statistics reference)

What People Want (and How to Predict It)
On recommandation on the Web.
(tags: marketing social socialnetworking business technology)

Smile! Polaroid is saved - News, Gadgets & Tech - The Independent
If all goes to plan, [...]