Design and Artifacts
From Tokyo, a round up of Good Design 2009 winners. The automatic meat
freshness indicator is clever and useful. I want a couple of the lamps
listed second. There’s cute, clever, and head scratching further on.
I love tea in the morning. The joy of watching this little shark float
around in my cup would make it even better.
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Too bad this didn’t show up earlier in the summer. Maybe we should
plan to build a pizza oven next yea r… at Martin and Carol’s house.
Taco trucks get some attention from a serious food writer.
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I don’t know how serious these guys are about the naming conventions
but the aerial photographs of highways interchanges are great
Fire hydrants are tempting targets for painters.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal takes a look at science reporting.
David W has a go at the RIAA and copyright madness. The situation is
so out of hand that the satire is subtle. (No, really.)
As I have mentioned before, Hello Kitty turns 35 this year. The CNet
Gadgettes (oh gag) had a little contest. Hello Cougar.
http://www.cnet.com/2300 – 12552_1-10001381 – 1.html?tag=mncol;txt
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I adore Tom and Jerry cartoons. But there is a distinctly psychotic
edge that is never far from the surface. This re-rendering of a comic
book cover captures it nicely.
Drop dead sexy thighs. On a robot.
Three years work in Kingston Jamacia by Peter Dean Rickards. The
whole book is available on line as a PDF. The portraits define a
nation and the landscapes define a time in that nation. NSFW — one or
two nudes and lots of guns.
Ending the morning with music by Tom Waits and video typography, no
I’m not kidding, by Jackie Lay, And a side of Toast.