Month: February 2007

Yurt in Moonlight, Kyrgyzstan

Yurt in Moonlight, Kyrgyzstan Originally uploaded by dwrawlinson. So we’re thinking about next big adventure — perhaps Mongolia? Mom wants to know if there are any 5-star yurts. Five stars? You get them ALL! What could be more majestic or luxurious than this? Magnificent. These fine round homes known as yurts in Kyrgyzstan are called gers in Mongolia. And the Mongolian currency is the tögrög. If you’re lusting for a Mongolian ger, canvas or felted yurt in Western Europe, the Yurt Workshop looks like a fine resource.

links for 2007-02-22

Startupping – A Community for Entrepreneurs Startupping is a one-of-a-kind community resource created for Internet entrepreneurs by Internet entrepreneurs. It is a place to share information, ask questions, and tap into the experience of others who have built and are building web businesses (tags: business startup entrepreneurship community advice web2.0 technology)

links for 2007-02-19

Searching for Some Web 2.0 in My One True Love Ideal partner’s qualities are quite like the those of the ideal web app… funny. true. (tags: web2.0 funny relationships dating fun) smashingtelly – full length free tv programs on the web, updated every day Hand edited collection of free, instantly available TV on the web, powered by Wists. Selection looks good so far. (tags: video tv television blog streaming entertainment blogs playlist) “High-Water Marketing: Climate-Change Clothes, a Little Smug on the Hip” By Libby Copeland Guilt is the new black. Young people care about brands doing good, that they look for fairly visible and superficial signs of this goodness (like packaging and advertising) and that they respond to different issues depending on their age. Kids tend to lik (tags: environment advertising marketing branding sustainability packaging images)

Adopting a New Rabbit

I can’t remember the last time I was so excited about a rabbit gadget…. so that’s a total lie.)In any case, the announcement email that they’re finally available is brilliant in that instead of telling me to purchase one, they point out that I can now Adopt A Rabbit and welcome me to the Rabbit Community..Should I be concerned about Sherry Turkle concerned about attachment to cuteness.

links for 2007-02-08

Core77 Design Blog: yes yes yes. the folding chair. wonderful slinky seating (tags: design slinky folding chair) idealist » dreamed objects Idealist is a platform for designers and creators to publish and share their creativity and increase the popularity of their ideas. Idealist is all about ideas, concepts, sketches, designs and new products. Idealist displays user submitted and rated ideas (tags: design ideas inventions web2.0) collaborative Open Green Design Platform. Let’s make green dreams come true. (tags: green design sustainability blog diy opensource ideas inventions environment)

Tibet House Repatriation Collection Tour

Steele photographs, ritualobjects, and pieces reflecting the traditional secular arts and crafts common to the homes and lives of Tibetans.Of the new acquisitions we might note a recently and anonymously donated stunning 14 inch high 15th century gilt bronze statue of Shakyamuni Buddha depicted in the classic “touching the earth to bear witness” mudra.The statue still contains a few of the original scrolls traditionally placed into the body of the statue at the time of consecration. Expect, as well, to see a striking and vibrant Medicine Buddha tangka (pictured on the cover) donated to the collection by Mr. Carlton Rochell, a beautiful tangka of myriad Buddhas graciously donated by board member Navin Kumar, and several tangkas generously donated by board members Michael McCormick & Beata Tikos.

links for 2007-02-06

imified – Instant Productivity this looks handy: create to-dos, calendar items, notes, reminders and access application through IM client of choice (desktop or mobile). (tags: aim calendar google IM lists messaging organization productivity tasks tool web2.0)

Michael Bierut: My Life as a Font

Small Talk No. 6 Michael Bierut: My Life as a Font Tuesday 13 March 2007 Bumble and bumble, 3rd floor auditorium 415 West 13th Street Between Ninth Avenue & Washington Street 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Wine & hors d’oeuvres reception 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Presentation Small Talks are intimate evenings featuring presentations by speakers who represent a broad spectrum of visual culture. Expose yourself to various passions, disciplines, ways of working, and ways of seeing. Join fellow members in the Bumble and bumble auditorium in the Meatpacking District (after wine and hors d’oeuvres in the library) for a series that is sure to inspire and inform. This event is SOLD OUT. There may be seats available for on-site registration on a first-come-first-served basis. Michael Bierut has been a partner in the New York office of Pentagram since 1990, ten years after beginning his career in New York as a designer for Vignelli Associates. He was president of AIGA’s New York Chapter from 1988 to 1990 and the president of AIGA National from 1998 to 2001. …

Mira Nair & Jhumpa Lahiri at NYPL

LIVE from the NYPL MIRA NAIR & JHUMPA LAHIRI Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 7:00 PM Celeste Bartos Forum LIVE from the NYPL books $15 general admission and $10 library donors, seniors and students with valid identification Buy Tickets All LIVE from the NYPL events are general admission. Arrive early for best seat selection. Box office opens 2 hours before the event and doors open 1 hour before the event. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers. The Richard B. Salomon Distinguished Lectures* & LIVE from the NYPL present: A conversation between Pulitzer prize-winning fiction writer Jhumpa Lahiri (The Namesake) and filmmaker Mira Nair, whose motion picture adaptation of The Namesake opens in the U.S. the preceding day. About Mira Nair Film Director Mira Nair was born in Rourkela, India. From India Cabaret to The Laughing Club of India, Nair’s documentaries paved the way for her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay! which was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for Best Foreign Language film in 1988. Subsequent films …

Catching the Green Wave Andrew Winston is founder of Winston Eco-Strategies and co-author of Green to Gold   Catching the Green Wave: Creating “Eco-Advantage” that Pays Off for your Business presented by Smith College Club of New York City and the Columbia Business School Club/NY Event Date: Wednesday, February 7th, 2007 at 6:00pm Wednesday, February 7, 2007 6:00- 8:00 p.m.   “No executive can afford to ignore the green wave sweeping the business world. Esty and Winston show how to make sustainability a core element of strategy—and profit from it.” — Chad Holliday, CEO, DuPont A rising interest in the environment, a Green Wave is sweeping the business world: rising energy costs, global concern about greenhouse gases and climate change, the world’s biggest companies (like Wal-Mart) pressuring suppliers to go green, big investments in clean technologies, and new “stakeholders” like NGOs and activist shareholders asking very tough questions about how companies handle environmental and social issues. Trying to figure out what it means for your business, but don’t have the time or tools to do so? Come to …

How to Take Your Green Graphics to Print

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2007, 7:00 – 9pm Location: Rolling Press (15 Denton Place, Brooklyn NY 11215 – See map below) Are you a graphic designer wanting to make the green transition? Have you always wanted to convince your clients to take a sustainable communications strategy, but lack knowledge about the process? Please join us at Rolling Press for a workshop designed to teach designers how to take their materials through the sustainable printing process. Learn how to set up files, trouble shoot, and make green paper and material selections. Eugene Lee, an art book designer, and president of Rolling Press will lead a discussion focusing on print case studies, as well as giving us a tour of his press facilities. If you’re already a knowledgeable green graphic designer, please come share your expertise with our members, in an open question-and-answer session to follow the discussion. About Rolling Press: Rolling Press, an environmentally-friendly boutique print house located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, has focused its attention to high-quality print projects with smaller production requirements. Since 1998, …

Shopdropping with the Anti-Advertising Agency

Shopdropping Workshop with The Anti-Advertising Agency Feb. 10, 2007 12-6pm Eyebeam – 540 W. 21st Street Eyebeam is pleased to present a daylong Shopdropping Workshop led by the Anti-Advertising Agency. Shopdropping (the opposite of shoplifting) is a tactic used by artists and activists to clandestinely place objects in retail stores. “Dropped” objects are usually versions of consumer products altered or recreated to detourn the retail experience. Shopdropping is a fun and easy form of culture jamming, gently subverting dominant cultural forms to create new meanings. Starting at noon, participants will receive a shopdropping overview, including artists’ shopdropping projects information and demonstrations of the necessary tools for shopdropping, and time will be given to test out some of the techniques discussed. Immediately following, participants will head into the field to help distribute a new, unreleased Anti-Advertising Agency project (as well as some creations of their own) into stores around Manhattan. This workshop will begin at Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st Street (between 10th & 11th Aves), and is open to the public free of charge.

 If you …