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Monthly Archives: May 2010

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Pantone is bringing their brand to life, opening an hotel in Brussels
The PANTONE HOTELTM invites you to experience the city of Brussels through a lens of color and a spectrum of comforts. From the moment you arrive, our “hotel of colors” will awaken your senses to an array of delights and playful surprises.
Impeccably designed by [...]

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Today was towel day, a tribute to the life and work of Douglas Adams
(tags: books humor fun events culture scifi)

Is poutine becoming Canada’s national dish? : The New Yorker
Poutine was invented in rural Quebec. In recent years, it has rapidly widened its range. National franchise restaurants in Canada like Harvey’s and New York Fries and [...]

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Misteur Valaire offered an exclusive concert for fans who bought the album in pre-sale
Great way not to be pirated? Can I hear a hell yeah?
(tags: music marketing business)

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Openbook - Connect and share whether you want to or not
Openbook draws attention to the information Facebook makes public about its users via its search API. Facebook exposed this service on April 21st, 2010.
Our goal is to get Facebook to restore the privacy of this information, so that this website and others like it no [...]

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What do you think the up/down arrows mean? : AskReddit
From user TheGhostRedditor: "I relate the arrows to visibility… "This person makes a valid point" or "this link really is awesome" and think others should see it. Conversely, I downvote if people post "hey look, i like narwhals too… " or if I believe the person [...]

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Alex Webb, 1979: people playing volleyball using the border fence between Arizona and Mexico as the net
(tags: photography history culture)

David Lynch made a 15 short advert for Dior: Dior Lady Blue Shanghai
(tags: video advertising collaboration movies)

BEFORE I DIE I WANT TO… The Polaroid Project :: An international community exploring what it means to live life [...]

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Flickr: THE MONTREAL BUZZ
(tags: photography montreal tourism)

The Google Job Experiment
Brownstein bought Google ad words for the creative directors' names, which cost him $6. "No one else was bidding on (the names)," he tells us, "so I got the top spot for like 10 cents a click." This got him interviews with everyone except Granger. Reichenthal [...]

Your soundtrack for the weekend

The Bamboos - On the Sly
Bully Blinders - Truck Stop Food
Broken Social Scene - Texico bitches
M.anifest - She lives
DJ Deckstream - Virtual Insanity

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48 Hour Magazine was thought, written, illustrated, printed and shiped in 48 hrs.
48 Hour Magazine, a raucous experiment in using new tools to erase media's old limits. As the name suggests, we're going to write, photograph, illustrate, design, edit, and ship a magazine in two days.
Here's how it works: Issue Zero begins May 7th. We'll [...]

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YouTube - Impossible motion: magnet-like slopes
Winner of the Illusion contest 2010
What is actually happening is that the orientations of the slopes are perceived oppositely, and hence the descending motion is misinterpreted as ascending motion. This illusion is remarkable in that it is generated by a three-dimensional solid object and physical motion, instead of a two-dimensional [...]