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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 […]

A couple Stanford d.school students try converting people on the freeway

A friend passed me on a video of a project designed by some Stanford d.school students. The process and explanation of the project is quite smart, though their hypothesis maybe […]

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 (5·15·09)

I’m hopping that publishing Link Drops on a Sunday as opposed to a Friday will stop after this week. I took the last week off hoping to get a lot […]

Design Week and ICFF is here, but where to find all the news on it?

It’s a simple question, there’s an event going on and there’s lots of media coverage from both news sources and blogs but how am I going to get all of […]

Link Drop (5·08·09)

This was a pretty good week for me overall. I got some great coverage from Slate and CNN, and from the feedback so far, I gave a good talk for […]

Link Drop (5·01·09)

I feel as though this week just started and it’s already Friday. Good weather, good company and being in NYC will do that to people. But with that said there’s […]

Link Drop (4·24·09)

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Twitter is choking themselves by suggesting how their users should use the service

“We believe that following 2000 people is a reasonable limit for the number of people an average person can follow.” —Submitted Nov 24, 2008 by crystal http://help.twitter.com/forums/10713/entries/14959 I was a […]

Just another Saturday morning walking Madison

Walking Madison every morning I never know what I’m going to end up seeing around NYC. The weather has been slowly getting better which is great because Spring can’t come […]

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 (4·03·09)

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Link Drop (3·13·09)

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Announcing Vague Terrain 13: citySCENE

Greg J. Smith of Serial Consign fame has released his latest issue of Vague Terrain. Below is his press release and below that is my text from my entry. I […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 6th (March 2009)

Road Map for Financial Recovery: Radical Transparency Now! and Web-Savvy Obama Team Hits Unexpected Bumps A couple tech. infused politic posts about building from the ground up Obama style. Just […]

My modus operandi for the day

Every life, every fun. Seems like a good way to live. The word play come from a tweetpick from stefanboublil.

Face pics are the new logo

I’m trying to decide whether or not to have an image of myself on the sidebar of my blog. I’m guesstimating that 30% to 40% of the blogs I visit […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 20th (February 2009)

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Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 13th (February 2009)

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 […]

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 […]

More of Britain from Above

A couple months ago I came across Britain from Above but was disappointed that I couldn’t see any of the videos b/c I didn’t live in Britain. While I still […]

Today is Tuesday November Fourth, Two Thousand Eight (12 UPDATES) End of Part One

6:04 AM: 6:04 AM: 6:04 AM: If you can vote do so and if you’re watching from the sidelines like me (Canadian) you’re probably watching just because it’s very interesting. […]

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 […]

Content Flow

I’ve been obsessed w/ the phrase “Rip it, steal it, web it, mail it, post it. This message wants to MOVE!” since reading it on the bottom of blackbeltjones.com/dogme.html If […]

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 […]

What’s your internet?

Just came across a great post from Noisy Decent Graphics about his internet. I have nothing to add but a copy + paste the whole thing. Once I get to […]

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 […]

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