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Chef David Chang goes iPad rather than TV

“Can’t get enough of the Momofuku chef, David Chang? Soon you’ll be able to carry him around with you. In late April, he plans to release Lucky Peach, a quarterly iPad app and print journal. Each issue will examine a dish or ingredient through many facets. For instance, the first app will present an interactive [...]
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Life long passion: Maurice Franklin, Wood Turner

“If you were to rise before dawn on Christmas Eve, and walk down the empty Hackney Rd past the dark shopfronts in the early morning, you would very likely see a mysterious glow emanating from the workshop at the rear of number forty-five where spindles for staircases are made. If you were to stop and [...]
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Viinyl: 1 Song. 1 Site. 1 URL.

“1 Song. 1 Site. 1 URL. The viinyl platform turns your song into an interactive website – a digital version of the 45rpm single with artwork and videos. viinyl sites are optimized to travel the web, engage fans, grow market demand for your band and increase customer loyalty using marketing techniques for the web. viinyl [...]
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Jack LaLanne dies at 96

“Jack LaLanne was prodding Americans to get off their couches and into the gym decades before it was cool. And he was still pumping iron and pushing fruits and vegetables decades past most Americans’ retirement age. The fitness fanatic ate well and exercised — and made it his mission to make sure everyone did the [...]
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Designing with the Mind in Mind

“Early user interface (UI) practitioners were trained in cognitive psychology, from which UI design rules were based. But as the field evolves, designers enter the field from many disciplines. Practitioners today have enough experience in UI design that they have been exposed to design rules, but it is essential that they understand the psychology behind [...]
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Smooth Criminal + Cellos

Couple of things: Smooth Criminal is a timeless classic. Rasputina watch out.
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Minority Report meets Oscar Mayer?

“The “Meal Planning Solution,” part of Intel’s “Connected Store,” is a sort of kiosk you might find in an upscale suburban market, catering to families desperate to find something the kids will eat. [...] So, when he or she passes by the kiosk, the digital signage, equipped with a freaky sort of Anonymous Video Analytics [...]
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Float Cappuccino Cups

“The double-layered structure of the Float glassware series separates the bowl containing the liquid from the hand, keeping cold liquids from warming in the hand and hot liquids from scalding. Condensation is also elevated from the table surface, eliminating the need for coasters. All of the items are mouth-blown from borosilicate glass, an extremely pure [...]
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The Art of Hermann Zapf video

The Art of Hermann Zapf from Johnny Dib on Vimeo. “A film on the purpose and techniques of calligraphy. Presented and produced by Hallmark. Filmed at Hallmark cards during a visit by Mr. Zapf. Production manager Noel Gordon. Script outline Peter Seymour. Script editor Richard Rhodes. Camera Direction Frank Robinson. Associate cameraman Heinz Burger. Idea and [...]
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101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die

I’ve been sucking down the same Oban, Glenmorangie 18, Laphroaig 10 and Highland Park 12 for many years now and it’s about time I brought in something new. “101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die” by Ian Buxton will be my guide. Coolhunting has a good review, “[Buxton] focuses generally on bottles that are neither obscure [...]
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