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Share vs Broadcast—is there a difference anymore?

Is there really much of a difference in the context of online communication between sharing and broadcasting? They both involving talking, typically there’s an action like clicking on a link […]

Link Drop (8·28·09)

This week’s collection of stuff that I’ve found interesting via Link Drop contains a lot of new themes. There’s stuff about smell, flowers and even Whole Foods. Apple makes it’s […]

Link Drop (8·07·09)

It’s been a bit of an up and down week over here at DesignNotes. I’ve been under the weather of most of the week which is highly unusual, and on […]

Link Drop (7·10·09)

July is here and with that comes the Tour de France. I’ve found a number of bike and tour related stuff that is shows the sport in perhaps a slightly […]

Link Drop (6·19·09)

This week’s edition of Link Drop is a bit lighter than usual. The summer is supposed to be less busy but that doesn’t seem to be the case and in […]

Link Drop (06·05·09)

This has been one of those strange weeks where everything on the outside looks the same, though on the inside there’s a lot going on. It’s been a cool week […]

Link Drop (5·29·09)

I’m not entirely sure why but I’m pretty happy how this week turned out for Link Drop. Lots of Design process, typography, NYC, social and business stuff. Art doesn’t usually […]

Link Drop (5·22·09)

Summer is just about here. It’s getting nice n’hot, the humidity is about to get a lot worse and there’s a long weekend coming up asap. Things are good in […]

Link Drop (4·24·09)

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DesignNotes Ten Design-Related Blogs from NYC

A couple weeks ago Blogs.com asked me if I was willing to pass them on a list of design blogs based in NYC (I considered Brooklyn as part of this […]

Link Drop (4·10·09)

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Link Drop (3·13·09)

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Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 30th (January 2009)

TEXT-POCALYPSE NOW? Good article, really interesting image via txt… CELL PHONE CAMERAS FOREVER Amazing image of the night, very telling HOW TO BEHAVE I really like these diagrams and colour […]

Uniforms sans nombres

A couple weeks ago I came across a quick post from Ana Andjelic wondering about people who dress alike. The link from her post was a gold mine of others […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 23rd (January 2009)

As I’m focusing more on quality vs quantity it’s interesting to see how smaller patterns emerge after a weeks worth of filtering. This week seemed to be a combo of […]

Conteracting white

I’m not sure if I’m having a violent reaction to all the white I’m seeing (this blog included), but I’ve come across a couple visuals that gave me a jump […]

My month of Fresh Signals inside Coudal Partners (December 2008)

For the past month I’ve been adding sites (and commentary) to Coudal Partners’ Fresh Signals under the name MST. I have to admit that I did feel a bit of […]

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 26th (December 2008)

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… The last Link Drop of 2008 almost never happened. I completely forgot that today was Friday after all the “hoopla” that comes along with Xmas. After walking Maddie it […]

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 19th (December 2008)

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… This week’s Link Drop has a number of topic pairs that when I started gathering sites this week would not have been able to predict. There’s two posts talking […]

Questions to ask yourself

It’s year end time and like a lot of people I like to take a look back on the past year to reflect both on the good and bad experiences […]

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 14th (November 2008)

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… It’s interesting for me that as the hype for the elections grew, so did the number of sites dealing w/ politics that I included inside Link Drop. Now with […]

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 31st (October 2008)

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… For this Halloween edition of Link Drop™ you’ll notice that I tried my best to ignore that today is October 31st. With that out of the way this week […]

ten:15VOTE Photo Project News

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… My Unofficial ten:15VOTE Photo Project Blog Post: Ok, the next ten15 project might seem a bit focused on America – sure there wasn’t anything interesting going on w/ the […]

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 24th (October 2008)

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… The last two weeks over here on the blog have been slightly weird – I’ve always had decent amount of traffic, nothing noteworthy but as long as I had […]

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 17th (October 2008)

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… As tradition’s go, on Friday’s I collect some of the more interesting stuff that I found on the web and call it Link Drop™. I only mention this b/c […]

How I Find Good Stuff on the Web

One of the topics that came up while I was having lunch last week w/ Swissmiss was our systems for checking stuff out on the web. For me one of […]

One more person you should bookmark from ffffound

I kind of have a luv hate relationship with ffffound – there’s cool stuff to look at, but after a while it all looks the same. But every once in […]

Today is Monday September 29th, 2008

Well this post is a bit self referential so my apologies ahead of time if it comes off that way. Today is my first day at being thirty one – […]

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 19th (September 2008)

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… The amount of total capital that has been lost this week for most people is on a scale that is pretty hard to put into context. What does billions […]

my notes from Interesting New York (a work in progress)

I spent most of my Saturday hanging out at F.I.T. taking in the talks for Interesting New York. I was really on the fence about going until the last minute […]

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 12th (September 2008)

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… This weeks Link Drop is kind of interesting for me b/c there’s a lot of people w/ links that I’m friends with. I didn’t start off the week w/ […]

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 5th (September 2008)

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… The week started off pretty good w/ the labour day holiday making the week a bit shorter than usual. There’s a healthy dose of politically influenced links – probably […]

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 22nd (August 2008)

I finally took some time off this week from normal work stuff and headed north back to the mothership for some r & r. I can’t say I’m fully rested […]

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