Beautiful Eco Rings

Christine J Brandt’s rings are made from farmed rather than logged wood, and ethically mined crystals. Plus, they look totally outrageous: Warning: The site kinda sucks and is slow to load.

Straight Outta Tokyo


I am overwhealmed with first class architecture, design, politeness, Kanji, men wearing women purses, knee high socks, high fashion, “tha” freshest fish, weak drinks and getting lost.

I am definately recharging my batteries (after 7 years) and having the time of my life.

Miss the pod.


Lets Green This City

This is a fun site done by a friend Stella Lai (or Tree Axis) and Mekanism. Seems like a fun campaign by PG&E to help promote green living.

also, Stella is a remarkable artist, check out some of her work here.

Netvibes Universes - Effitiantly merge your public and private life.


Josh Ellingson turned me onto netvibes and this morning he informed me about Netvibes Universes.

Every netvibes user has a private page that they can layout to be there destination for just about anything they need.  Netvibes is introducing something called Universes, which adds another page that is public.

This has the potential to become the new personal website.  For instance, you could use the WebNotes module to layout text and make blogs, use the Any URL Module to put any website or thing on the web in your page, aggregate all the things you like from friends sites, blogs and personal flickr photos...etc.  It’s so easy to use, customize and it’s just might take off as a personal website API.

I’m really exited about this idea and hope it continues in this direction.

Read more about Netvibes Universes

“How to post” link added

I added a link in the top right of the page that links to an earlier entry on how to post content to the blog (including how to size and upload images).


The good folks at Nike and RGA have developed a site that rubs Air Force One aficionados in all the right places.

ups whiteboard ads

You’ve probably seen these ads, they’re quite clever. Directed by Errol Morris (Thin Blue Line, Vernon Florida, Brief History of Time, Fog of War, etc), starring the art director of the ad campaign and another (annoying) soundtrack courtesy of The Postal Service. From Slate:

To give UPS a sense of what he planned, he (Andy Azula) filmed sample spots with himself as the whiteboard guy and with co-workers from his ad agency behind the camera. He never imagined he’d appear in the final versions, but when UPS tested various other actors (and kept Azula in the mix), focus groups consistently picked him as their favorite.

See all of the spots here
Read Slate article here

Is Justin Timberlake a Product of Cumulative Advantage?

This article from this week’s NYT Sunday Magazine reports on a study showing how minor fluctuations are magnified during the rise of popular phenomena. The study used a prototype of a music download service to test how unknown bands rise in popularity. Interesting stuff, especially if you are under the impression that the cream will rise to the top in online (or offline) communities. 

Pepsi Air Guitar


My friend Santana Dardot from Sapien, a small design and web developing shop in Belo Horizonte just launched this super cool project for PEPSI Brasil which is basically the user controlling an instrument using a webcam. It is motion sensitive. The intensity of what you do in front of the camera will dictate the experience.

Pepsi Musica is in Portuguese but it’s worth to try.

Sapien was responsible to develop and implement the technology. Almap/BBDO’s role was creative direction and information architecture.


From the portal of the Man himself - GodTube. So, is the banana “intelligently” phallic or did it “evolve” to be so? hmm. 

Odopod is now Nurun

We're still in San Francisco, still under the same leadership, still doing great work (here are some case studies). But now we're a lot larger. We've joined a host of Nurun offices around the globe, all part of Publicis Worldwide.

Our focus remains on helping clients succeed in a connected world with products and services that transform the consumer experience.

We continue to work with forward-thinking, longstanding clients including Tesla, Google, Sony and Audemars Piguet. More recently, we've established new relationships with Dolby, the San Francisco 49ers, GoPro, and Blu Homes.

We welcome the opportunity to work with you too.

Tim, Dave, & JT

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