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Entries from March 2006

Up With Grups

March 29th, 2006 · Comments Off

Don’t you hate it when someone lays it all out in plain English? I happen to like my New Balance sneakers, thankyouverymuch. Sigh… via Kottke

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Branding · Culture · Fashion · Newspapers

Bow to The Frank

March 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

Your city can’t afford a Gehry museum? Well, now he’s down with the people, and now everyone can WEAR a Gehry! Woot! The Gehry Collection Tiffany & Co. A dynamic and original style of jewelry. Just thinkin’ out loud here, but does his aesthetic work better at this scale? Hmmm…

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Tags: Architecture · Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Fashion · Industrial Design

Bow to The Steve

March 27th, 2006 · Comments Off

Vanity Fair article about Steve Jobs. “But in some substantial sense all of these books are, in their way, about the tragedy of Steve Jobs, about a romantic but doomed hero, about Jobs as a Camelot figure whose shining moment is always eclipsed by harsh and banal reality. Failure, or, at best, overreaching, has largely […]

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Tags: Apple · Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Magazines

Adicolor: Adidas revives an old shoe idea with a clever ad campaign and beautifully-executed website

March 23rd, 2006 · Comments Off

Lovely kit! Wooster Collective notes the difference between this new Adidas campaign and the prior Sony PSP campaign here. The accompanying website is beautifully-executed, with a fun Shockwave-based design tool. Via Newstoday

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Fashion · Retail

Issey Miyake Twelve

March 21st, 2006 · Comments Off

“I tried to design a watch which is as simple and as strong as possible. I wanted to eliminate all markings, even numbers, from the face. This inspired me to give the crystal itself twelve sides ["A-ha!" - oo]. With the twelve angles of the case serving as the hour markers, I only had to […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Design · Fashion · Industrial Design · Japan

SXSW Interactive Goodies

March 17th, 2006 · Comments Off

SXSW ended over the weekend, and now that most folks have recovered from their hangovers, they’re starting to post photos, videos, podcasts, and blog entries. A few good ones: Podcasts (MP3s) Heather Armstrong & Jason Kottke Keynote Chat Two blog giants sit down and share stories. Interesting to hear them *speak*, and have them share […]

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Tags: 2.0 · Archived from Blogger · Blogs · Funny · Ideas · Podcasts

Long Live The Prince

March 13th, 2006 · Comments Off

Brit Awards 2006 Performance Yes, he’s getting older, yes the outifts are questionable, and yes the posing can become tired, but man, this guy is an amazing musician and performer. The last Prince album I owned was “Purple Rain,” but his Brit Awards performance (leagues ahead of anyone else that night) reminds me of why […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Music

Air Max 360: Design Process commentary from the designer

March 3rd, 2006 · Comments Off

Hear The Story Saw these in the store the other day for $229, put them back on the shelf and hurried out as quickly as possible. After watching the “Hear The Story” feature, I may go back and try them on… now – how can I justify these as part of my half-marathon goal?

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