December 2009 Archives
December 17, 2009
A highlight article about an upcoming book that dissects marketing built into menus. I'd love to read something like this, but more in line with web design, and marketing products or services there. Fascinating, nonetheless. Apparently I need to arrange stuff better. [Via]
December 16, 2009
Apparently 75% of us don't notice large fairly obvious changes in some cases. I'd like to think I'm part of the 25% (at least when it comes to working with people, like in the example). (btw, I love Gruber's description, and totally agree: “freaky”) [Via]
December 15, 2009
I've watched too many infomercials about the Cricut - a personal CNC machine for crafters. I think it'd be slick to own one, but I've never been able to convince myself that it'd be worth it, mainly because it seemed that you'd be stuck buying their cartridges as $50 a piece. Luckily, it appears this company has built a computer program that lets you use any typeface or other vector on your computer and print it while attaching your Cricut to a computer. It's still a $180 machine (for the smallest), and another $75 for this program.
December 14, 2009
USB hard drives in old school NES and SNES cartridges. I love the idea, and think the pricing is extremely reasonable as well. I admit - part of me cries inside as each cartridge is no longer playable. Sign me up for a 640GB Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past cartridge please! [Via]
The first Before & After on Design Sponge that I've liked in a while (the chair, not the room). Similar to the reviewer, I like how the designer, Will Mean, lets the wood grain show through the paint. If I could change anything about it, I would alter the racing stripe a little... but I don't know how.
December 9, 2009
A beautiful photo of a wave. I love the combination of the mist, swirling water, and obvious power of the ocean in this. If you have some time, click around to see some of the photos of the surfers themselves on the waves - just to see how huge they really are. Impressive.
December 5, 2009
This one won't be for everyone, but I think it's fun. Chiptuned Beatles music. What's that? Think of old-school sounding video game music... then make the music they're playing The Beatles, then add some kind of (potentially digital) voice track. [Via]
December 4, 2009
I love this. I really like the band Phoenix. I don't remember how I found them, but their music works well for me. La Blogotheque got their hands on the band in Paris, and recorded three mini performances by the EiffelI Tower, on a tour bus, and under a random bridge. I love the informality of the performances, the questionable video style, and the pureness of a street performance (or three). I wish they made a full acoustic album. That'd be fun. [Via]
December 2, 2009
An amazing collection of vintagenessocity. Well selected, organized and of an impeccable caliber. Check out the Japanese Matchbox Labels and Museums collections. Very cool overall. [Via]