Fashion week continues in London this week, where we are spending some time looking at trends and culture. Convertible clothing is one we see with legs. We like the idea, and with the continuing economy (read : money tight), conspicuous consumption a little less conspicuous, perhaps this is a design whose time has come to stay for a bit [...]
Marije Vogelzang : You Put My Designs Inside Your Body... Vogelzang, also referred to as the “Grande Dame” of eating design, is a Dutch designer. She explores the intimacy of design that actually goes inside your body and follows the journey of food from seed all the way to poop. Her interest in exploring the origins, history and [...]
Poke The Box from Seth Godin on Vimeo. The Domino Project is Seth Godin's new game changer as he launches his most recent ebook, Poke the Box. Here's his pitch : How much should an ebook cost? It’s a good question. Factor in printing and sales costs, and hardcover books have a good reason to cost $20. Ebooks, though, are a whole new [...]
My friend Piers Fawkes is asking a great question to be taken to TED and the TEDActiveProjects. Piers is the founder and editor in chief of PSFK, I'd like to give him informed feedback, and I know lots of people in this space. Mixing Reality gets significant traffic from StumbleUpon and the community of sustainability experts I've been [...]
As the New York Times said in 1985 : It's not often that one sees a ballerina partnered by a cavalier in an armless diving suit adorned with tassels. Nor, for that matter, does one often see ballerinas made of golden wires. Oh, but when one does!
Look what Google did today...Steampunk is everywhere...Go Play , oh and happy birthday Jules Verne!
Semantic text startup, Topicmarks reads and summarizes documents, bringing, personalized processing in a matter of seconds from the cloud. Imagine WikiLeaks summarized like CliffNotes so you don't have to. Available right now, free in open beta...if this can scale...it could blow up. Mashable has more.
Launched in February, 2008, In time for that year's Summer Olympics, the iconic LXR racer was marketed as the world's fastest swimsuit. That year, it broke over 90 world records. The following December, FINA changed the rules and Speedo was left with 18,ooo units and a decision to make: Send them to landfill or reuse the now banned [...]
"Beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine with an umbrella on a dissecting table" Comte de Lautréamont via
There is little argument that technology permits creativity to proliferate at an unprecedented pace these days. Manipulators of media have so many choices. We dilettantes benefit greatly. In doing research for this post, I came across the digital creative production company unit9. They are doing some crazy, fun stuff, including [...]