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.
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.
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.
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.
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.