Archive for March, 2009

PING-PONG Dining Table by Hunn Wai

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

I’ve always wanted a ping pong table in a main room without looking too nerdy…. boom… make the ping pong table ultra plush fancy, and make it a convertible… awesome work Hunn Wai!
more pics after jump. (more…)

Daniel DeSure’s LED light

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Daniel DeSure makes some pretty cool LED lights. I think all LED messages should scatter. Reminds me of Tom Hulberts(ideo) led wall installation.

“Where The Wild Things Are” Movie Trailer

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are“, trailer! How awesome! A bunch of us previewed this at TED2009, but it’s finally trickled out to the real world. Watch it above or jump over to the Apple video…. or buy the classic book!

Info Graphics: Little Red Riding Hood

Friday, March 27th, 2009

A great info viz video of “Little Red Riding Hood“. Awesome simple airplane graphics! This project was inspired by the famous “Royksopp: Remind Me” Video.

Did You Know 2.0

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Here’s a fun little remix 2.0 of the original “Did You Know” video reminding us how fast our worlds shifted because of technology and a global economy. First remix after the jump as well.


Improv Everywhere: High Five Escalator

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Our favorite crew at Improv Everywhere does it again with a very enlightening High Five Mission smartly placed up the stairs in the subway. 2,000 high fives in 45 minutes, thousands more smiles… pretty awesome!

Dan Ariely: Why we think it’s OK to cheat and steal

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Great talk again by Dan Ariely during TED2009… Buy his book Predictably Irrational.

Soap Leaves

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

I love it when an everyday object is turned into an entirely different emotional object. A bar of soap, foaming gel, or perhaps some soap leaves!
via BookofJoe
Buy at Wrapables, 20 soap leaves, $13

Dan Barber: Humane Foie Gras

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

“At the Taste3 conference, chef Dan Barber(Blue Hill Farm) tells the story of a small farm in Spain that has found a humane way to produce foie gras. Raising his geese in a natural environment, farmer Eduardo Sousa embodies the kind of food production Barber believes in.”

Pretty awesome story. Makes me think about sustainability, agriculture, quality, and just doing things naturally, how things are meant to be.

Cut & Paste Boston 2009

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament 2007 from Cut&Paste on Vimeo.

Cut & Paste is storming Boston this Saturday night, March 17th, hosting their visual battle sessions in 2D, 3D, and motion graphics while projecing contestants screens on large projectors as crowds of creatives watch on in Iron Chef fashion jamming to music. The events kick offs at 7pm and tickets can be found via their website. They hold events all over the world so check out their listing for upcoming battles! (NYC, Toronto, Chicago, Europe, Asia) I’ll be in the Boston location. Let me know if your there!

some pics from the event after the jump.

Autobahn Tape Fun

Friday, March 13th, 2009

I wish I had this tape when I was younger….and to mix in with it nicely would be the suction cup wall climbing R/C cars. I guess ‘ll just have to stick to making TapeArt.

Buy it here ($19, click on the Play Tab and you’ll see it)

GSD: Power and Politics in a Networked Age

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

If your in the Boston/Cambridge area today, there’s a pretty interesting panel discussion going on over at the Harvard GSD 5-7pm. I’ll try to be there.

“How do the new forms of connectivity enabled by the internet affect flows of power in society? Does electronic communication create new forms of self-identification, new political sensibilities, or new avenues of empowerment? Or do old hierarchies get reinforced and familiar divisions, such as those between male and female or right and left, get more firmly entrenched through new routines? How do design choices affect relationships of power, for example, by selecting who should be connected to whom and across what sorts of spaces? Drawing on studies of teenagers and professional designers, cities and the blogosphere, this distinguished panel will lead us on a fascinating journey across today’s changing public spheres. They will offer tantalizing glimpses into the democratic imaginations taking shape in cyberspace.

Full description here.