Saturday, October 29th, 2011
Remember Alan Partridge’s masterful narration of The Spy Who Loved Me. So far there isn’t anybody who’s performed it quite so well. Actually, probably better this way.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
Beautiful piece by Bruce Weber of The New York Times on his second bike ride across America.
We need to go back to nature in order to move forward. Amazing futuristic ways to be smart about energy in your own house by Philips at Dutch Design Week.
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
Friday, October 21st, 2011
Dead. Qua-daffy. The NYT’s potted (and potty) history. “By the time he was done, Libya had no parliament, no unified military command, no political parties, no unions, no civil society and no nongovernmental organizations.”
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Monday, October 17th, 2011
From The Telegraph‘s review of Spielberg’s Tintin: “Even if Jamie Bell wasn’t so monotonously earnest as Tintin, he’d still look about as conscious as a bollard with a quiff.”
Sunday, October 16th, 2011
A Japanese Touch for Your Home
Writing this what must be 2 months after reading, some things have definitely stuck. The display area that changes. The universal floor matting system. The halfway outside area of the house. It feels a real and genuine and gentle resources on a human treasure — Japanese domestic design thinking.
Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Friday, October 14th, 2011
Will Self walks the diameter of London [requires registration at the London Review of Books — do it, people!].
Western rational thought is not an innate human characteristic; it is a learned ability.
Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Designs to replace Britain’s electricity pylons.
Thursday, October 13th, 2011
The loss of play time to adult-directed activities is making children anxious and depressed.
Forced exercise is better for the brain than voluntary, and can help with Parkinson’s.
Arstechnica, the iOS 5 review. Featuring game-changers Siri and the iCloud.
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Monday, October 10th, 2011
Sunday, October 9th, 2011
Billionaire Peter Thiel: “The technology slowdown threatens not just our financial markets, but the entire modern political order, which is predicated on easy and relentless growth.” And when you’re finished with that, here it is again in more depth: “The Optimistic Thought Experiment”.
Saturday, October 8th, 2011
Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
Peggy Lee interprets Toots Thielemans “Making Whoopee”. Ms Lee again, warming up Dinah Shore. And a Disney documentary recreating the composing of “The Siamese Cat Song”.
Saturday, October 1st, 2011