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 =)
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.
MoveOn.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!
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!
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! =)
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…!
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 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!
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.
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.
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.”