Cheer up!

Posted Saturday, April 4th, 2009

I like this uplifting window display in a store on 7th Ave.

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The Crisis of Credit Visualized

Posted Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

This video by Jonathan Jarvis does a great job of explaining the current credit crisis in clear, visual terms. The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo. Hat Tip: PSFK

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I want this t-shirt!

Posted Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

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Things I don’t understand, #1

Posted Monday, December 8th, 2008

The older I get the more I feel like I don’t understand the world. For example, Botox. I don’t understand why anyone would want to paralyze their facial muscles with a poison so that they can possibly look a little younger but mainly just look like they can’t move their face around properly. I saw this outside a spa in Tribeca: Oooh fun. Cupcakes, champagne and mild paralysis. Count me in! The fabulous Sarah Haskins has more on this: Don’t

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He did it!

Posted Thursday, November 6th, 2008

This has been such a rollercoaster week. Purple prose aside, I really do feel like I have witnessed something momentous. I’m not an American citizen but I live in this country and, in any case, I think Obama’s victory is something that the whole world has a stake in. To cut a long story short, I am very, very happy and very, very hopeful. Here are some photos from the night. I started out at Rockefeller Center before the polls

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This is what democracy looks like

Posted Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Happy voting everyone. May the force be with you.

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Banksy’s Rats

Posted Friday, October 31st, 2008

Banksy is at it again – you may have noticed a bunch of really big rats on buildings in downtown NYC. Here are two of them. UPDATE: And another one!

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Breathing Earth – mapping in real time

Posted Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

This is very, very cool: breathingearth.net It is a real time simulation that displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates. Make sure you move your mouse over the countries to check out their stats. I’ve always been obsessed with maps. That’s why I love books like You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination and I am really interested to see how people are using new

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This American Life Clears Up The Economy

Posted Monday, October 20th, 2008

I listened to The Giant Pool of Money show on This American Life earlier this year and felt like I finally understood how the subprime housing crisis had happened and how devastating it was for the people who bought houses they couldn’t afford (I’m sure the collapse of the subprime market was also devastating for the rip-off merchants earning huge amounts doing these deals but I find it hard to feel sorry for them). As one of the affected home-owners,

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All Towns Have Values – Powell’s Endorsement of Obama

Posted Monday, October 20th, 2008

Continuing with today’s politically-themed posts, I feel like it would be remiss of me not to post this clip from NBC’s Meet the Press where Colin Powell explains why he is endorsing Obama.

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