Mygazines.com

August 20th, 2008

mygazines.com community sharing reading magazines

A few of my favorite magazine subscriptions just ended and my shelves are packed full of old issues while my sustainability side urges me to save paper…what to do!

Aha, “Mygazines.com is your free place to browse, share, archive and customize unlimited magazine articles uploaded by you, the Mygazines community.”

Sweet. I’m not sure who’s going to scan and upload all the pages each month, but it seems like someone does because most of my favorite magazines are on there with really nice scans, along with a snazzy GUI for navigating them. None of the fancy $100 mags, but the basic sets from the airport are up there!


ObamaIsTheMan.com

August 20th, 2008

barak obama is the man badass shirt 2008

Some pretty sweet Obama shirts over at ObamaIsTheMan.com. Take your pick from the “Change Tour”, Badass Obama” or “Obamatoo” T-shirts! As the back of the “Badass Obama” shirt says, “talkin’ bout change, sucka.”
The Obama brand is everywhere yo!

ObamaIsTheMan.com
a few shots after the jump!
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Bruno Taylor’s Playful Spaces

August 19th, 2008

Bruno Taylor's Playful Spaces

This made me smile!
Grow up,but stay a kid ;)

“71% of adults used to play on the streets when they were young. 21% of children do so now. Are we designing children and play out of the public realm?

This project is a study into different ways of bringing play back into public space. It focuses on ways of incorporating incidental play in the public realm by not so much as having separate play equipment that dictates the users but by using existing furniture and architectural elements that indicate playful behaviour for all.

It asks us to question the current framework for public space and whether it is sufficient while also giving permission for young people to play in public.

Play as you go…” Bruno Taylor.”

via Woostercollective


Wasara Paper Tableware

August 16th, 2008

Wasara Paper Tableware
Oooooooooo, my gosh, Wasara makes some unbelievably beautiful paper tableware pieces with a very keen sense in Japanese aesthetics. I especially love the slight curves in the plates to fit around your hand. I’m not sure if I’d ever want to throw these plates away but they are eco-friendly in manufacturing and in material.

If your seeking something more sturdy you can always buy the beautiful plastic “Tast.es” object though there is a beauty about 1 time use paper plates.

via notcot
1 more picture after the jump of each piece.
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Face Your Manga

August 16th, 2008

face your manga avatar
Avatars have always been a hit online along with emoticons and especially after the Wii came out with the awesome Wii Mii’s. So why not create your own Manga Avatar here!


Keyboard Napkin

August 16th, 2008

keyboard napkin
How clever… a napkin for your keyboard which let’s ya keep typing without a worry in making a mess! So grab that sandwich oozing with cranberry sauce and type away as you get your lunch geek on!

via TechDigest.tv


Barry Schwartz: Paradox of Choice

August 13th, 2008

I’ve mentioned Barry Schwartz many times throughout designverb, but why not mention his talk again at TED. Watch it, wonder, question, and talk about this paradox! (Buy the book “Paradox of Choice“!)


Toyota’s Winglet: Segway on a diet

August 5th, 2008

Watch out Segway, Toyota’s rolled out a pretty nifty tiny transporter with a “look mom, no hands” option! Check out the video after the jump… seems like it’ll get you places, not in a rush, and for the same 5k price tag as a Segway.

Toyota’s Winglet video
via Engadget


How do you Twitter?

August 5th, 2008


How Do You Use Twitter? from biz stone on Vimeo.

How do you Twitter video on Vimeo! I can relate to pretty much everyone on the video, so if you want, follow me on twitter here, or if you want, follow my blog posts here.


Weekend Links

August 3rd, 2008

weekend links
I’m off to SF later this week again. Hopefully the weathers less foggy. I checked out the Seward street slides, Twin Peaks, and 826 Valencia last time. Any other places to scoop out or must try food spots??

NY Times Interactive Evolution of the Olympic Torch
Telephone Piano Music video
Total Solar Eclipse from an airplane video
What happens when you tease a baby with food!
Nissan Cube (spring 2009) giving away free shirts!
Mini Coop to go Electric!?!
Women rocks it out in a library! (hilarious!)
Person documents 7 hours on tarmac delay!!!. Delta Bad Experience!


Dells Community Pulse

August 3rd, 2008
Dells Community Pulse

Dells launched Community Pulse which organizers their customers “Compliments” and “Complaints” along with a cloud of tags on subjects and a graph on subjects to see how they are doing overtime with individual categories.

Instead of hiding away all their complaints, show it off and improve. The more transparent a company can be about their issues, the sooner they can fix them. Fail faster, improve sooner.


Glue Jeans! Very cool!

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
via joshspear

a few more pics after jump…
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