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Monthly Archives: May 2009

links for 2009-05-29

Google Wave Preview
a new product from google to reinvent emails and web communication?
(tags: product google technology web)

1000 Portraits « Flickr Blog
two photographers · one camera · one weekend · a thousand people
Our project is a true portrait of Britain created by photographing 1,000 people. We stopped everyone who crossed our path on the streets of [...]

links for 2009-05-28

YouTube - The Tissue Tree
Next to Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art, the Kleenex Silk Touch Tissue Tree is inspired by the work of the world famous 'wrapping' artist, Christo.
Swathed in over 1km of silk, the tree is laden with 700 blossoms that each dispense Kleenex Silk Touch tissues to passers by. Staff nearby are encouraging [...]

links for 2009-05-27

What could possibly go wrong? | Oddly Enough | Reuters
Close to 200 prisoners will cycle around France next month, watched by scores of guards on bicycles, in the first penal version of the Tour de France, authorities said Monday.
The 196 prisoners will cycle in a pack and breakaway sprints will not be allowed. They will [...]

links for 2009-05-26

The Artvertiser: Augmented Billboards. on Vimeo
This is the first in a series of video reports documenting the progress of The Artvertiser, an urban, hand-held, augmented-reality project exploring the live substitution of advertising content for art.
The footage shows the project in action on the streets of both Berlin and Madrid.
Software is trained to recognise individual advertisements, [...]

links for 2009-05-22

Video Comments The Japanese Way (Nico Nico Douga)
Can a geek-driven video portal beat YouTube in Japan?
One of the most spectacular success stories in the Asian web market is currently being written by Nico Nico Douga (”smiling videos”), a video sharing platform from Japan. As one of the country’s most visited sites, it still trails the [...]

links for 2009-05-21

Findings - Message in What We Buy, but Nobody’s Listening - NYTimes.com
Suppose, during a date, you casually say, “The sugar maples in Harvard Yard were so beautiful every fall term.” Here’s what you’re signaling, as translated by Dr. Miller:
“My S.A.T. scores were sufficiently high (roughly 720 out of 800) that I could get admitted, so [...]

links for 2009-05-19

Triptrop NYC: extraordinarily pretty subway maps from anywhere to everywhere in new york city
Put in an address and you get a map of how far away everything is using the subway. 15 minutes, forty minutes, two hours - all set up with nice little colors
(tags: infographics visualization travel NYC)

Security Camera Bird House » Funny, Bizarre, [...]

links for 2009-05-16

50 essential sci-fi films with Time Out Film - Time Out London
(tags: movies reference)

100 (Really) Creative Business Cards | Webdesigner Depot
(tags: ideas design innovation marketing identity business)

35 Online Tools That Make Your Freelance Career Easier | Freelance Folder
35 Tools That Make Your Freelance Career Easier
(tags: reference tools business)

Dezeen » Blog Archive » Marni New York [...]

links for 2009-05-15

SMish lingerie
(tags: fashion artorporn lingerie)

links for 2009-05-14

Luxurious areas - AskMen.com
Kensington Palace Gardens, London, England
Average home price: $85 million
Tucked between Kensington High Street and Notting Hill, this half-mile street is London's crowning jewel of residential excess. Even the richest Londoners secretly seethe at the regal mansions that line the street, since few are actually owned by Brits — Middle Eastern and Swiss [...]