skype spammed. oh no!


Oh no, it just happened, I’ve been skype spammed. Noooooo!

First Things First Manifesto 2000

… We propose a reversal of priorities in favor of more useful, lasting and democratic forms of communication – a mindshift away from product marketing and toward the exploration and production of a new kind of meaning. The scope of debate is shrinking; it must expand. Consumerism is running uncontested; it must be challenged by other perspectives expressed, in part, through the visual languages and resources of design. …

The above is an excerpt of a manifesto that was first published in 1999 in Emigre 51.

(via sheepless)

Wood Grain CD Stickers


Wood grain CD Stickers! Cool.

Truth in Advertising revisited

Jason reminded me of the “Truth in Advertising” at today’s Likemind. It’s been a while since I saw it last. Still made me laugh out loud.

nick lu | designer/illustrator


Illustration by Nick Lu, an Art College of Design graduate living in Los Angeles

41 Science Fair Experiments


A photo collection of forty-one actual science fair experiments.

(via jasonmendolara)

Likemind tomorrow morning! Join me/us!


who: people like you
what: an opportunity to enjoy coffee and conversation
why: because drinking good coffee with likeminded people is fun
where: At Retreat, 147 Front Street, Brooklyn, DUMBO
when: friday, june 20th, at 8:30am

I’ll be co-hosting TOMORROW’s likemind again in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Come and have a coffee+chat! The past few likemind’s were a great success, as you can tell from the above images (thank you Daniel). Thanks everyone for coming out…

Planning on coming to tomorow’s Likemind? Leave a comment below!

Slightly morbid but humorous alphabet

S is for Susan who perished of fits.

The Gashlycrumb Tinies, By Edward Gorey

(thank you vanessa)

Numbers, Lowercase, and Uppercase Scarves


Numbers, Lowercase, and Uppercase Scarves

(via designmilk via core77)


Sean just rocked my world when telling me about Lala allows you to trade CDs that you no longer want with the one your heart desires. Once you are trade enabled simply list the CDs you own in your Have List and the CDs you’d like to receive in your Want List. When lala finds another member who is interested in one of your CDs, you will see a “Ship It” button next to the requested CD in your Have List. By clicking this button you will begin the process of agreeing to ship your CD to another Lala member. When Lala finds another member who is willing to send you a CD you want, you will be notified as soon as it’s on its way to you. How ingenious is this?

Kraak & Smaak – Squeeze me

Had me look, big time! Oh, and I think I might have to buy Kraak & Smaak’s cd now…

(thank you massimo)

Fallen – 3D short HD

Fallen is a heart-achingly poetic animated short film by Wolfram Kampffmeyer and Sascha Geddert. Official Download.

(via fubiz / via hellobauldoff)

Denis Darzacq | Photography


I’ve featured Denis Darzacq’s La Chute series over a year ago. Now he’s back with a series called “Hyper“.

(via fab it’s nice that)

History Flow – Visualizing the Editing History of Wikipedia


History Flow is a tool for visualizing dynamic, evolving documents and the interactions of multiple collaborating authors. In its current implementation, history flow is being used to visualize the evolutionary history of wiki* pages on Wikipedia.

(via maxkiesler)

The Art Of Microfame

Microcelebs080617_lede_560b(Photo: Getty Images (Tila Tequila and Jakob Lodwick); Courtesy of The Show with Ze Frank (Ze Frank); The Cobrasnake (Cory Kennedy)

It’s easy to be cynical about this new class of celebrity. The lines between empowerment and self-promotion, between sharing and oversharing, between community and cliques, can be blurry. You can judge for yourself whether the following microcelebs represent naked ambition, talent justly discovered, or genius marketing. The point is that renown is no longer the exclusive province of a select few. Nano-celebrity is there for the taking, if you really want it.

• 1. Self-publish
• 2. Stylize
• 3. Overshare
• 4. Respond
• 5. Ally
• 6. Diversify
• 7. Create Controversy
• 8. Persist

New York Magazine: “The Microfame Game and The New Rules of Internet Celebrity”

(via psfk)

flowerpower fan


I am confessing my love for the chield-friendly FlowerPower Fan in my latest cookie magazine/nesting post.

Fan Art currently at the MoMA New York

Olafur Eliasson’s Ventilator, a fan hung on a long cord in the main atrium of the Museum Of Modern Art, New York. Can’t wait to go see this with my own eyes.

(via kottke)

Auditorium, by James Rajotte


Auditorium, by James Rajotte, today’s 20×200

word time, a group on flickr


Word Time a flickr group for those who love sharing videos of themselves reading a list of words and hearing how others pronounce them too. Highly entertaining. (it’s not possible to embedd flickr movies?)

I am not a doormat


I am not a doormat.

Animal sounds in different languages


A highly amusing chart of animal sounds in different languages. Brilliant!

(via novaclutch / via notcot)

Charles and Ray Eames Postal Stamps


On June 17, 2008, in Santa Monica, California, the Postal Service™ issued 42–cent commemorative stamps Charles and Ray Eames in a commemorative sheet featuring 16 different designs.

Honoring the husband-and-wife design team of Charles and Ray Eames, this commemorative sheet of 16 stamps was designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, DC, and represents the breadth of their extraordinary body of creative work, which includes architecture, furniture, film and exhibits.

(thank you jeff)

who reblogged who?


I wish there was a ‘who reblogged who?’ visualization tool, kind of a “Visual Thesaurus” of reblogging.

Skype 4.0 Beta: It’s All About Video


Skype is getting a major, much-needed upgrade: Skype 4.0. President Josh Silverman calls it the “biggest new release in Skype’s history.” The new software client, which which will be released here in beta today (for Windows only), takes up the whole screen. Video is front and center. Skype 4.0 Beta: It’s All About Video, by Erick Schonfeld

Why for windows only? WHY?

(thank you sean)