Month: May 2006

links for 2006-05-28

Yahoo Flickr Tagline (visual timeline of tags) TagLines is the visualization of the evolution of Flickr tags over time. An algorithm chooses the eight most popular tags for each day, along with interesting photos corresponding to each of these tags. (tags: data visualization photos flickr beautiful time tags folksonomy interesting) namesake trailer released in hd i know, i know…. the key to movie enjoyment is expectation management. (thanks, erik!) Yet i’m still so psyched to see this. the trailer’s gorgeous in HD. but it’s the soaring score, by nitin sawhney, that’s already moving me so. can’t get it out of my head! here’s an interesting interview with nitin on working with film and orchestra. (tags: movies namesake miranair kalpenn jhumpalahiri thenamesake trailer hd) NYT on IMDB: From a Small Stream, a Gusher of Movie Facts Fascinating to read about creator of IMDB, which I use all the time and never knew the backstory. (I even refer to my brother sometimes as the HMDB.) I also thought I was being more “pure” if I linked movie …

links for 2006-05-23: focus on running

Nike+iPod Sports Kit ($29) to access distance, time, pace and calories burned on the screen of a nano version of the iPod via a sensor inside the shoes that communicates with the ipod. They also plan to offer a sport music section on iTunes.Did you know Nike already offers free 30 minute workout mixes (updated monthly) on NikeWomen?

links for 2006-05-22

A VC: Abundance “In the physical world scarcity is what leads to value. In the digital world abundance is what leads to value.” Well stated and illustrated! (tags: abundance scarcity digital physical value creation business media distribution) Hanging Out With Bucky, Thinking Big – New York Times For 54 years Isamu Noguchi and Buckminster Fuller were the “Best of Friends,” the apt title of an exhibition at the Noguchi Museum that explores their rapport. (tags: noguchi buckyfuller friends art science exhibition museum)

four women we love to watch

Simran Sethi brings us all things energetic on Treehugger TV’s exciting news debut. In addition, she writes and hosts Ethical Markets and raises energy and consciousness on Monday nights in her hatha kundalini fusion yoga class at Equinox, the only context I’m aware of where “breath of fire” is something you want to cultivate. Gayla Trail points to the shoots of her You Grow Girl gardening show pilot. Until it’s picked up or released online, our green leafy dreams will continue to be nurtured by the book and yougrowgirl.com, where we get inspired to garden in the city, on a budget, in small spaces and organically. (Here’s to your growth!) Nigella Lawson’s shooting the new Feasts series now; it’s scheduled for October on the Food Network. Yea! We’ll gather groceries and friends and be ready with our official measuring cups and egg shaped mixing bowls! Patricia Moreno‘s a body-sattva who’s here to help us not only get in shape but manifest all our dreams with her IntenSati class. Her alchemy of affirmations, groovy beats and …

links for 2006-05-19

KCRW Podcasting New: “Today’s Top Tune” is a song a day podcast that represents a cross section of KCRW’s eclectic muic format. Each song will be available for podcast for 24 hours. (tags: music downloading podcast mp3 kcrw) the sartorialist groovy new photoblog of stylish folk on the streets of NYC. Thanks M.U.G. (tags: nyc fashion photos style visual culture) Blurb Create, publish and sell your own books. (tags: books publishing web2.0 book blog diy distribution) Amazon.com – Your Media Library Very interesting…. looks like Amazon ate Delicious Monster! (tags: amazon commerce media social delicious library books web2.0) Design Sponge blog on HOUSE & GARDEN Grace Bonney’s passion for design can’t be contained on Design*Sponge alone (which is looking GREAT these days!) Here she goes in depth with previews for ICFF. (tags: blog design furniture home gracebonney product) print & pattern a designer and trend forecaster with a passion for pattern in all its forms. (tags: design blog print pattern trends fabric housewares furniture textiles home) Inhabitat future forward design for the world you inhabit …

Creative Commons Scents

Most women I know have been making unauthorized fragrance and makeup mashups since they began playing with these transformative compounds without concern for intellectual property issues. As wise Helen explains in Kissing Jessica Stein, “You gotta blend.” Le Labo is the first perfume company I’m aware of to embrace a Creative Commons philosophy for their scents and actively encourage this sort of creativity. Le Labo’s beautiful site features fun treatise on olfactory resistance with so many of my favorite elements: inspired by Mike Mills‘ declaration about “fighting the rising tide of conformity,” lovingly formulating each of its 10 fragrances by hand, on demand, by happy people filled with passion and intuition. Well worth downloading: the Olfactionary (PDF) a “dictionary of olfaction” detailing the origins and properties of the raw materials that make up what we buy as fragrance and an advice guide explaining how perfumers sample scents. If you can’t find me this rainy spring afternoon, I’ll be playing hooky and filling my senses with Jasmin 17 and Neroli 36 at Le Labo (after a …

links for 2006-05-15

Special edition live from Personal Democracy Forum MediaRights: Media that Matters Film Festival Media That Matters Film Festival NYC May 31 & June 1 2006 (tags: film movies social change youth inspiring) citizenJoe A nonpartisan nonprofit that aims to take the spotlight off politics and politicians and put it back on policy and the people. highlighting the national policy debates that make an impact on our lives. When those debates are happening in Congress, we tell (tags: policy congress democracy social action politics) Holding Power Accountable – Common Cause (tags: government politics accountability social action participation) Greensboro, North Carolina: home news, info & opinion from the people of greensboro, nc (tags: community news participatory blog media mainstream) Spot On Chris Nolan & colleages offer “independent, intelligent and insightful look at politics and current events” (tags: chrisnolan politics news currentevents) Morph-The Media Center conversation we: influence pr & marketing, lead public policy & politics, infom journalism & values, imagine technology & narrative, live behaviors, trends, culture…. (tags: collaborative blog thinktank media pr marketing policy politics journalism …

links for 2006-05-12

what to do with all those photos Here’s a fun way to display and navigate lots of pictures. Postcard Viewer 1.1 available for free download to make this kind of animated show. Look for it in use here soon! Thanks Happy Corp for making me smile today! (tags: pictures photos polaroids visual design display flash animation) ‘Another Day in the Frontal Lobe,’ by Katrina Firlik – The New York Times Book Review – New York Times Apparently, the brain feels like… tofu. “The soft variety, if you know tofu.” Somehow I always imagined it to be more glutinous, like mochi. The great news: “Because it is soft, the brain, it turns out, is a forgiving, flexible organ.” Not so great: tumors can grow to “‘impressive citrus fruit proportions’ before patients even notice something amiss”. Besides the intriguing memoir, Another Day in the Frontal Lobe : A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside, Katrina Firlik has a fascinating personal site filled with brain favorites (quotes, facts, images) and an online gallery of her original drawings …

links for 2006-05-10

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts Remix Site David Byrne & Brian Eno’s awesome “Bush of Ghosts” (originally released 1981) available for downloading, remixing and sharing – legally, with a creative commons (cc) license. (tags: music electronica download mp3 remix sharing mashup remixculture culture media davidbyrne brianeno creativecommons licensing rights)