Monthly Archives: November 2012

The public service announcement: Dumb Ways to Die

A 3-minute public service announcement video for Metro Trains Melbourne. The endearingly silly cute graphics and sticky indie folk sound made me watch it immediately a second time. An effective and unexpected take on the standard warnings which makes the… Continue reading

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The answer to “Why blog?”

>> Seth Godin

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The pushpin pointillist: Eric Daigh

A modern-day Chuck Close, Eric Daigh paints portraits with pushpins and pixels. >> via Co.Design >> Eric Daigh website

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The making of video: hot dogs

Five-minute video on how hot dogs are made. Reminds me of the clips they used to run on Sesame Street. It makes hot dogs kind of cool while the story about chicken nuggets seemed really disgusting, although it’s basically the… Continue reading

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The new training for robotic surgery

Note to gamers: all those hours of training your visual motor skills with a joystick could make you a fine candidate for robotic surgeon. >> via ArsTechnica / WIRED UK: Gamers prove equal to surgeons in operating robotic surgery tools… Continue reading

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The Biblio-Mat: a novel way to sell books

Forgive the cheesy pun in the title, but I had to do it… Two things I love – vending machines and books – combined in one: the Biblio-Mat! The Monkey’s Paw, a secondhand book shop in Toronto, built a one-off… Continue reading

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PechaKucha Night HK in Cathay Pacific’s inflight magazine!

Four-page article on PechaKucha Night HK by Kate Whitehead in the November 2012 issue of Silkroad, DragonAir / Cathay Pacific’s in-flight magazine for Asia-Pacific. Happy to be featured!

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The Old Spice commercial, recast with cat

Old but still funny, Puss in Boots trailer / spoof on the Old Spice ad. Puss in Boots is perfectly cast as the Old Spice man – the same devil-may-care attitude and overconfident charm. The original Old Spice commercial…

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The death of an icon: architect Gae Aulenti

Gae Aulenti, Italian architect, Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur in 1987, R.I.P. (Dec 4, 1927 – Nov 1, 2012) Advice to whoever asks me how to make a home is to not have anything, just a few shelves for books,… Continue reading

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