Archive for July, 2008

Glue Jeans! Very cool!

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
Glue Jeans

Woa! No more stitching, just Gluing… Yup, this Dutch manufacture Glues their jeans together! Looks pretty slick, though not very sustainable using glue. I’d love a pair if I make it over to Amsterdam soon… let me know if any readers out there can help me out =)

gluejeans.com
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Cuil

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
Cuil Search Engine

Hmmm, first comes Googles hidden SearchMash.com, then comes a surge of visual search engines (searchme, viewzi, redzee, pogo, etc) then comes a spinoff right out of Google called Cuil (pronounced Cool!). Give it a spin, it’s a nice refreshing take at what we have all come to know. I’m not sure if I’ll use it, but only time will tell.

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Obama Buttons for FREE!

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Free Obama butonsMoveOn.org is giving away free Obama buttons by simply giving them your address (the free ones the top one). I submitted my info and buttons should be arriving in a few weeks. They have 2 other buttons for purchasing, but free is easier!

I still personally dig the Obama 008 buttons (“double O8”, the next James Bond) I got from TheMovement008.org so if ya want some extra designer point, go get those!


Digg Labs: Bigspy

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

dig labs bigspy visualizations
If your a fan of NewsMap, then you’ll also enjoy the dynamic set of “Digg Labs” visualizations. Personally, I like Bigspy, but all the other options are pretty nifty though more eye candy than functional. Turn on Bigspy, set it up on your 2nd monitor, and treat Digg feeds like a live streaming TV set!


Weekend Links

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

balloon graffiti
It’s been one crazy month of work, so apologizes for the lack in posting, but there has not been too much to post about either. I had an amazing weekend in sunny San Francisco last week and am now back in the east coast, which has been rainy all week, but this weekend seems to be nice. Anyways, as an activity for the weekend: Send someone special a hand written letter by mail! =)

Giant cow!
Waterproofing Electronics: inside and out through a vacuum bag.
Make your own Multi-Touch table for cheap!
– I lost my phone the other week. Freaked out because Facebook made me click through a bunch of pages to get everyone’s numbers. Then I discovered the “Phonebook” with everyone’s face, name and number on one page here.
Fun Balloon/Tape Graffiti!
Tom Friedman Books “The World is Flat” AudioBook download FREE until Aug 4th!


Gannet Man: Fishing with a helicopter!

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Holy Crap WOWWW! I’ve heard of biomimicry for design, but this takes the entire cake for taking a species behavior literally. The Gannett bird is known for diving face first into the ocean for capturing their prey. Watch the video above and be amazed by some dude jumping out of a helicopter (1:17 in) to capture a giant Marlin Fish!!! Go Aussies!!! That marlin must of been like “woa, what the…!

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Google Maps: Walking

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Google Maps Walking
Whoohooo! Google has finally added “walking” to Google Maps! I gave it a quick try and it didn’t jump across any parks or small alleys yet, but the routes are still draggable which rocks! Hopefully they can mix it up one day with train and bus routes since I do that!
Google Maps!


Radiohead: House of Cards

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Radiohead again innovating with new ways in seeing music!!! I’ve seen tons of great innovations in data visualization, but its takes some gut to make it mainstream like Radiohead! Remember that creativity is as much about perspective than anything else!

Full story and behind the scene videos here.


Leader vs Manager

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

leader vs manager

Hmmm, good visual food for thought.
I’ve had several managers with great visions assigning tasks based on their vision… then I’ve had great managers with great visions that believe in others visions as well… Guess which vision was more successful.

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Viewzi

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

viewzi

I’ve been playing around with Viewzi.com for a few days and must admit, it’s a visual pleasure to tinker with. There’s zoomii, Searchme, redzee, oskope, and a handful of other sites that intensify the visual sensors, but Viewzi definitely takes the cake in delivering high quality design within their interface and brand.

I could talk about them for some time, so I’ll just point my finger to their site, tell you to type in something like “food” then press enter and move your mouse around everywhere. Also check out their story through Viewzi.tv and their corporate site which isn’t at all corporate.

Speaking of pictures, here are two other interesting sites rethinking full screen picture viewing. Blowup and PictoBrowser.

A few screen shots of their site after the jump

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Brand Addict: Failing with Success

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Twitter fail whale
oooo sooo very true! Brands that create amazzzing products still survive even when their broken. I love twitter, hate it when it’s down, but still use them!

“Possibly the most wonderful thing in the world that a brand can achieve is love so strong that users worship your failures.

Twitter has been a victim of its own success. So many new users, so much volume that the application crashes regularly. Sometimes hourly. From the getgo, they’ve managed to brand their “failure screens” in true twitteresque flavor. When Twitter is down beyond repair, users get the screen that is now lovingly referred to as the “fail whale.”

Here’s the thing. Despite the failures, Twitter fans remain users. And they joke about the down time, the failed tweets and the fail whale. Someone’s even produced a line of Fail Whale merchandise.

Can your brand generate that kind of love? Can you fail consistently, over and over and STILL keep your customers fans? Not many brands can. And that’s a wonderful testament to the power of Twitter. Tweet. Tweet.”

You can follow me(sidebar) or my blog postings on Twitter.

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iPong

Thursday, July 10th, 2008



hahaha, this video is great! I’m not sure how they sync the software together to pong 3 way on their iPhones, but I love the idea in tiling multiple screens for a larger interface.

Anyhow, besides the cool tech, you should have your sound on so you can hear the hilarious “ping” pooOOoOong” noises the players make as they play … pongggg!