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Monthly Archives: August 2009

links for 2009-08-31

Life Advice From Old People
(tags: inspiration culture)

Hubdub makes news more exciting by letting you stake virtual dollars on the outcomes of real running news stories.
That reminds me of hollywood stock exchange, which is use as box office predictions. The thing with Hubdub is that you have a whole new category of news, financial, politics, [...]

links for 2009-08-29

Massan on Vimeo
(tags: brand communities sports video movies culture music)

Tokyo Tests Electric Taxis | Autopia | Wired.com
The Japanese government wants the EV evangelists at Better Place to electrify some of Tokyo’s taxis, and the cabs with cords could be on the road by January. They will use the Silicon Valley startup’s swappable batteries, [...]

links for 2009-08-28

Rakku Designs - Shoe wheel
The Shoe Wheel is an ingeniously esigned mobile storage unit with 20 expandable pockets that can hold up to 30 pairs of shoes. It's a wheel to store shoes!
(tags: products design innovation)

Can Atheists Be Parents? - TIME
John Burke, an atheist, and his wife, a pantheist, had left the line blank. As [...]

links for 2009-08-27

13 Best Sites to Get Your Questions Answered! – The Next Web
The Internet is a huge resource of knowledge and information where you can find virtually anything. But, very often there are situations where you aren’t able to find the answers to your questions. Your question may require local knowledge or particular expertise.
Fortunately there [...]

links for 2009-08-26

IKEA in China - latimes.com
(tags: marketing experiential retail memoire business Photography)

he sheer breadth is staggering: If you watched porn 24 hours a day, for example, it would take you several years just to get caught up on the 13,588 professional titles [...]

links for 2009-08-25

Vale tudo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vale tudo (pronounced Val-eh Tood-oh) (Portuguese for Anything goes. Literally in English vale - "is allowed" and tudo - "everything.") describes competitions in unarmed combat having minimal rules. It is sometimes considered a combat sport.
(tags: sports culture)

Trends in Japan - CScout Japan Blog » Starbucks Concept Shops in Japan
In [...]

links for 2009-08-24

13 Fantastic and Fun Image Generators
(tags: reference design illustration tools)

US doctor offers British couples chance to choose sex of child - Telegraph
Dr Steinberg provoked anger earlier this year when he said his fertility clinic could allow parents to produce "designer babies" - choosing eye, hair, skin colour and gender.America has allowed sex selection - known [...]

links for 2009-08-22

Lift: Gallery | scoute.
Lift has put their close relationship with designers into form through various collaborative projects. Ranging from collection showcasing to more abstract presentations, they all have shared a quality of being visually striking. Together with Masahiro Tsunoda of Lift, we compiled a gallery of projects both earlier and more recent.
(tags: experiential retail marketing [...]

links for 2009-08-21

Childinfo.org: Statistics by Area - Attitudes towards domestic violence - Country data
% of girls and women aged 15–49 who responded that a husband or partner is justified in hitting or beating his wife under certain circumstances
(tags: reference activism statistics life psychology culture)

YouTube - Put Pocketing Launched in UK 1
TalkTalk launches PutPocketing - the art of [...]

links for 2009-08-20

Giant Robotic Cages to Roam Seas as Future Fish Farms?
In the future, giant, autonomous fish farms may whir through the open ocean, mimicking the movements of wild schools or even allowing fish to forage "free range" before capturing them once again. Already scientists have constructed working remote control cages.
Such motorized cages could help produce [...]