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Monthly Archives: November 2009

links for 2009-11-27

UNIQLO finally gets into Social Networks - get on Twitter
Since UNIQLO may well be the most web-savvy retailer around (see UniQlock, Uniqlo Calendar and Uniqlo Tunes), it might come as a surprise to some readers to hear that they JUST started Twitter and Mixi accounts for the first time on November 20.Why so late to [...]

links for 2009-11-26

9/11 Pager data
From 3AM on Wednesday November 25, 2009, until 3AM the following day (US east coast time), WikiLeaks is releasing over half a million US national text pager intercepts. The intercepts cover a 24 hour period surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington.
The messages are being broadcast "live" to the [...]

links for 2009-11-25

Rory Sutherland: Life lessons from an ad man | Video on TED.com
Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that a change in perceived value can be just as satisfying as what we consider “real” value — and his conclusion has interesting [...]

links for 2009-11-24

RedditGifts - Where Redditors Give and Receive Gifts
That's right - this is where the magic happens.
This is where you get to find out more, read the rules (they're pretty awesome) and sign up to take part in what may be the biggest Secret Santa in the history of the world - but is indubitably the [...]

links for 2009-11-23

How 16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world | Mail Online
Today award-winning science writer Fred Pearce – environmental consultant to New Scientist and author of Confessions Of An Eco Sinner – reveals that the super-ships that keep the West in everything from Christmas gifts to computers pump out killer [...]

links for 2009-11-21

Mind Blowing Hyperrealistic Sculptures | Webdesigner Depot
Artists that produce photorealistic sculptures, for the most part, aim to show us our bodies and life as it really is.
Technically, artists who strive for a high resolution level of detail in painting or sculpture are called “hyperrealists”, although all hyperrealists are also considered to be photorealists.
Every detail is [...]

links for 2009-11-20

The Death Of The Blog Post - Smashing Magazine
A -great- article from Smashing Magazine proning that the web cannot sustain the quantity over quality blogs and presents new trends such as blogazine, and concludes with microblogging
(tags: webdesign blog inspiration design magazine blogs)

Fujitsu Brings New Concepts to Mobile Phones — Tech-On!
What has a 12.2 MP camera, [...]

links for 2009-11-17

Algae and Light Help Injured Mice Walk Again | Magazine
In the summer of 2007, a team of Stanford graduate students dropped a mouse into a plastic basin. The mouse sniffed the floor curiously. It didn’t seem to care that a fiber-optic cable was threaded through its skull. Nor did it seem to mind that the [...]

links for 2009-11-16

Dezeen » Blog Archive » Havaianas by Isay Weinfeld
Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld won the Shopping category at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona last week for this store for flip flop brand Havaianas in São Paulo.
Havaianas Sandals, created in 1962, drew their inspiration from the “zori”, traditional Japanese slippers made of rice straw. A product [...]

links for 2009-11-13

40 Free High-Quality WordPress Themes | Smashing Magazine
(tags: wordpress themes inspiration design free webdesign resources)

YouTube - Know Your Meme: Auto Tune with "Weird Al" Yankovic
A great review of what's auto tune and its history (so far) in music.
(tags: humor music culture)

Guantanamo Bay Naval Base - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
More on Guantanamo businesses from Wikipedia
In 1986, [...]