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Monthly Archives: April 2010

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Amazon.com: Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
For my reading list
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SAGE book: Qualitative Marketing Research: A Cultural Approach
For my reading list
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Vuitton models photographed without make-up for the FW2010 campaign
(tags: culture fashion image marketing)

YouTube - A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms
I already posted about this apartment earlier (the NYTimes talked about it 1 or 2 years ago) but the youtube video adds up to the understanding of how everything works. 330 sq feet, 24 rooms.
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Pencil Vs Camera! : Ben Heine merges drawing and photos in this great flickr set
(tags: photography drawing art flickr photo design illustration inspiration)

Goldman Sachs Executives Grilled in Senate Hearing on Mortgages - Bloomberg.com
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executives were grilled by U.S. lawmakers who compared the bank’s mortgage bankers to bookies as Senator Carl Levin asked why [...]

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mono.kultur #23, featuring scent expert Sissel Tolaas, replaces articles with scents
This issue was a long process, so we are particularly proud to announce mono.kultur #23 featuring Norwegian scientist and artist Sissel Tolaas who has dedicated her life and work to the world of smells. And what an issue it’s turned out to be – [...]

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Stewart Lansley: Britain's new mega-wealthy are impoverishing us all | Comment is free | The Guardian
There are many examples of entrepreneurs, from James Dyson to the internet pioneers, who have created wealth, jobs and opportunities and are widely seen as worth their place at the top. But founding entrepreneurs hardly dominate the rich lists. We [...]

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Luxury Goods May Pick and Choose Venues for Sales - NYTimes.com
Many makers of high-end perfumes, clothing and handbags will be able to block retailers that sell only on the Internet from carrying their products, according to new rules issued by the European Commission on Tuesday.
The rules appeared to be a victory for companies like LVMH [...]

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To read: The Sublime Object of Ideology
The Sublime Object of Ideology is a book by the Slovenian philosopher and cultural theorist Slavoj Žižek. The book, which Žižek believes to be one of his best, essentially makes thematic the Kantian notion of the sublime in order to liken ideology to an experience of something that is [...]

Food for thought: Want the cool kids? Hide your business!

Rob Walker, in Buying In, tells us that clerks at the Supreme NYC store turned down clients that didn’t correspond to their idea of the acceptable (hear: hip) Supreme consumer. While that might sound a bit drastic, I think it is an excellent idea. Since your consumers create (or help [...]

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Tales of Things wants to tag objects and track their lives to have a greater understanding of our object’s past
Tales of Things is part of a research project called TOTeM that will explore social memory in the emerging culture of the Internet of Things. Researchers from across the UK have provided this site as a [...]

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Who Made Huckabee? - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Who Made Huckabee?, also known as The Colbert/O'Brien/Stewart feud, refers to a mock rivalry that occurred among late night talk show hosts Stephen Colbert, Conan O'Brien, and Jon Stewart in early 2008, reportedly over who was responsible for then-presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's success in the presidential primaries.[1]
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