Flip It Good

Mister Kama used a series of drawings on label stickers and an elevator handrail as his flipbook canvas in Milan.  Check it out…

For another interesting flipbook idea, check out Erbert and Gerbert’s Human Flipbook.


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Claps for Apps – I

Although iPhone apps aren’t the reason I switched to an iPhone, they are quickly becoming the reason I haven’t switched from the iPhone!  For my first installment of Claps for (iPhone) Apps, I bring you…

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Walk the Line:  Short of integrating a breathalyzer into the body of the iPhone, Dutch brewing company Grolsch might have figured out the next best thing with their new Walk the Line app. Utilizing the iPhone’s motion-sensing accelerometer, the application tracks a user’s ability (or lack thereof) to refrain from weaving when attempting to walk a straight line.  The test encourages users to walk a straight line while holding their iPhones as level as possible and trying to keep a dot in the middle of target on the screen. A final score indicates whether you’re inebriated or not.  Of course this app is no way meant to serve as true gauge of one’s sobriety but it’s fun.  Unfortunately, this app isn’t available in the states yet… but hopefully it will soon.

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Bottle Service

Johnnie Walker launched a new $3,000 blend available only in the Singapore airport… random, right?!?  It’s a blend from casks from nine distilleries, including some from the company’s hoarded stocks from long-closed distilleries including malt whiskey from Glen Albyn and grain whiskey from Cambus (both closed in 1983).  The whiskeys have been blended and given a final final maturation in a 100 year-old wood cask. Blah Blah Blah… the best part is that it is sold in individually numbered hand-blown Baccarat decanters.

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However, if John Walker isn’t quite in your budget, perhaps you should look into Mr. Burglar whiskey.  Not sure how great it tastes but that’s not why you’d buy it… The packaging, designed by London based agency called Fantasist, is heat sensitive so that when you put your hand on the bottle an image of a thief appears beneath your fingerprints.

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Tubed – 3D Video

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Ever since seeing the U2 Concert Film at Sundance, I’ve rekindled my affection for 3D… which is why I am particularly I’m excited that YouTube added the ability to support 3D video content.  Hopefully as their content library grows we will get to see videos that really take advantage of the technology like these YouTube Tests:

Waltz of the Flowers

Magical Starlight Parade


Roller Coaster Simulation

Truth be told, I’m also keeping my fingers crossed that they get Michael Jackson‘s Disneyland classic, Captain Eo.

Important question: Where does one get a pair of those blue and red 3D glasses?

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When Life Gives You Lemons

…make lemonade.  Carpe Diem!

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Let Your Darkside Out

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Promotional shirts are so predictable – starchy-thick Hanes shirt with awkwardly-long-sleeves and a crunchy, doomed-to-crack decal.  But not the new one used to create buzz for the latest Resident Evil Wii game.  Although traditional at first glace with it’s “Let Your Darkside Out” logo, once the shirt is pulled up over your face you are instantly transformed into a zombie (or a gory Mardi Gras bead-beggar)!  Brilliant!

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Dumpster Diving

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The creative developers behind Macro | Sea are breathing new life into Brooklyn’s urban landscape by transforming retired dumpsters into public swimming pools! Construction Chic!  And what’s even cooler?  … the company’s mission statement: Macro | Sea is a company created to do projects that we find interesting.

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Flick Me

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The Flickr Collection is a collection of original, handpicked Flickr photos that are hosted on Getty Images – an industry site dedicated to stock photography.  The collection of images reflect the passion of a community of photographers worldwide, featuring uniquely personal images with an authenticity rarely found in stock images.

The coolest part is that from this photo library, users can create image clouds and browse other peoples clouds as part of a new initiative aimed to inspire and foster creativity.  These clouds can and are of all types of subject matter.  This is my cloud… a reflection of how I’m feeling today.  Sort of like a vision board but interactive, prettier and more stimulating to make.  And did I mention easy-as-pie… oh, how I do love pie!  🙂

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Jammin’ In His Jammies

For those of you that a need a little rhythm…

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My Gift to You

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… for being loyal while I was on hiatus!

Ever since my mom found the Maxine greeting card from Hallmark that read, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, come sit next to me,” it has been our motto.  Shoot – why the hell not?  I mean, snarky gossip is twice as awesome as eaves dropping which even better than people watching which obviously trumps US Weekly… and everybody loves US Weekly, so I think I’ve made my point!

So where is one to get their fill of stuff they shouldn’t hear?  Well, I’ll tell you… cuz I’m a giver… rated by inappropriate excellence:

  1. FML (F-My-Life): Where every day folks share the stories that make them say, “F-My-Life!”
  2. Fireland on Twitter:  A dude named Joshua Green Allen who’s one-liners will make you more uncomfortable than watching Borat in NYC’s Diamond District.
  3. Texts From Last Night: A collection of texts that prove your friends have your best interest at heart when they take your phone away from you at the end of a debaucherous night.

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