Thursday, October 30, 2008

DIY Plant Twitter Kit

Now here's a use for twitter I can really believe in. Stick this geeky little device in your plant pots and it will tweet its status, from needing water to scolding you for over watering. The plant gets its own twitter feed. This is so brilliant and necessary for my houseplants. I may have to go buy it for $99 at ThinkGeek

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Web 2.0 Halloween humor

Last week I went to the IxDA Halloween costume party at Almer/Blank in Venice. The theme was to dress up as your favorite web site or app (of which I have many), so I decided to go as a Web 2.0 cliché. I designed a "beta costuum" mini poster and wore it around my neck with a black chiffon ribbon. Too geeky?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Deconstructing Product Design

Want to share your opinion on some of the most definitive products ever designed and be published in a book? Deconstructing Product Design is looking for personal usability reviews on 116 classics like the Eames LCW, the Alessi 9093 kettle and the Target Clear Rx Bottle. There's also some less commonly known selections such as the Jaipur Foot , an artificial limb that's so efficient, people who wear it can walk without suppport, run, and even climb a tree.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Web 2.Overkill

The image above is a hypothetical example of what I think is overkill, yet would not be surprised to see. 2 weeks ago I hiked to Eagle Rock in Topanga State park, and when I got to the top there was a woman who was twittering and uploading photos to flickr. There was no civilization as far as the eye can see, so I was surprised that she'd even get iPhone reception. I understand and respect people's desire to twitter every moment of their lives, but sometimes it just seems - overkill. The image above is from enthree.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Hack the debate

Current and Twitter have teamed up for the first time to integrate real-time Twitter messages over the live broacast of Biden vs Palin. Right now I'm designing a holiday guide product, IMing, reading tweets, listening to Sara Palin say "Dog- gone" and blogging. I might explode.