Tuesday, September 30, 2008

HELP! iPod Engraving Ideas

Dear all,

My old iPod just died, and while mourning for my lost music (I still haven't learned the lesson - BACKUP!), anyway, I bought a new 32 Gb iPod Touch and I'm wracking my brain about what to engrave. Any suggestions?

I'm thinking about the following:

1. "You are the music while the music lasts." -- T. S. Eliot

2. “With our love, we could save the world.” -- George Harrison

3. "Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats." - Voltaire

Frankly, I've considered some Latin, but it just seems too much like Ivy League mottos.
I also thought about Kierkegaard's “Livet skal forstÃ¥s baglaens, men leves forlaens", but then risking being taken as a total nerd...
So I'm asking for YOUR HELP.

Any idea (no vulgar please) would be greatly appreciated.

Tip of the Day

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I'm a Mic!!!

Perfect walking ad for a music festival

I only wish I have his hair!!!

via miimo life



These cute iPhone Cupcakes just won The Cupcake Decorating Championship ! And how could they not? =D

Designed by Nick Bilton and Danielle Bilton.

Amazing Office Fun Video - Post-It Note Experiment

By Eepybird

Friday, September 26, 2008

Please Tolerate Street Art

photo © anjens

250,000 eurocents, 3 artists, 80+volunteers and helpers, 6 days, wonderful art


and in came the cops


it's all gone.

what used to be a beautiful project by scott burnham
sagmesiter inc.urban play 2008:

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Great Mad Men Illustration

Created by Dyna Moe

The entire set on Flickr

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tip of the Day


by yummygoods

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

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by Chris Piascik

Monday, September 15, 2008

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Rivalry and Music

Two New York Times articles I enjoyed today.

One is New York and London's rivalry on maintaining/overtaking the title of World's Financial Capital.

And the other, is Times' music critics giving their list of best Bernstein recordings. My own list as follows:

  • MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 5 Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Bernstein (Deutsche Grammophon; CD).
  • BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY NO. 3 New York Philharmonic, conducted by Bernstein (Sony Classical; CD).
  • BERNSTEIN: SYMPHONY NO. 2; ‘SERENADE’ Lukas Foss, pianist; Isaac Stern, violinist; Symphony of the Air, New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein (Sony Classical; CD).
  • COPLAND: APPALACHIAN SPRING, RODEO, BILLY THE KID, etc New York Philharmonic, conducted by Bernstein (Sony Classical, CD)
  • MOZART: SYMPHONIES NO 40 & 41 Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Bernstein (Deutsche Grammophon Masters; CD)

Finance and music are indeed the odd couple. But even if, as the Times article pointed out, London's ascendance in financial sector is threatening New York's egos and bragging rights and more, New York still has a better orchestra=)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Tip of the Day

Aileen Bennett, "Be You" project

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Audrey Kawasaki's Girls

Innocent, seductive, melancholic, such are the features of the wood paintings of Audrey Kawasaki, an L.A.-born fine art artist. The Japanese influence in her works is obvious, due to her Japanese parents and an education in Japanese schools. The artist said in an E-mail interview with LifeLounge Magazine that she's attracted to female as art subjects since young, the sensual and erotic forms. Her capture of such is beautiful.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A Pantheon of Media Gods

My first reaction was OMG, this is hilarious. But then, this is so true.

The designer, Jessie Rauch, is a student at Rhode Island School of Design, and "A Pantheon of Media Gods" is one of many school projects she worked on. The idea is a simple one:

Media celebrities are transformed into Greek Gods as metaphorical commentary on the power that individual pundits and journalists have in controlling access to information and in the shaping of public opinion.
The only thing is, I didn't see Brian Williams... or Jon Stewart for that matter, since Colbert is here.

The Raucous Royals

Marie Antoinette never said her infamous line ‘Let them eat cake.’ Nor was Anne Boleyn's sixth finger the charm that transfixed King Henry for she didn't have one. Carlyn Beccia's new nonfiction picture book/graphic novel/tabloid magazine explores how some of the most juicy rumors got started in the first place.

Oh, by the way, let's meet the real hero that took Napoleon over the Alps, not the shining white horse in Jacques-Louis David's painting, but, only a half-horse - a donkey!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Tip of the Day


from Sarah France

because it's contagious... highly so...

A little tip-off as to what she's made of

just to make it easy for some guys.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Lovesofa is Infinite

The French certainly know the curves.

"Lovesofa", taken its idea from the symbol of "infinity", is my recent favorite piece of furniture. I would certainly order one from French desiner, Emmanuel Laffon de Mazieres, when it's actually produced.

Tip of the Day

"secret message of the day" by Keri Smith.

Peel Off This Wallpaper

The French had their shot at creative wallpaper designe , now it's the Swedish, designer Hanna Nyman's wallpaper lets you to decide where the pattern should go (off), all the satisfaction of peeling-fetish.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

High Heels or High Hells

Guys, here's a little tip: Women love high heels. (Just in case you are wracking your mind about next birthday or anniversary gift) Even when they say they hate them, even when they complain how the new Jimmy Choo hurt her ankles (that's a designer by the way), the truth is, when a real gorgeous pair of heels presents itself to a woman, there's no way she can resist the temptation of trying it on immediately. High heels make women (feeling) sexy. Period.

I hate high heels.

Okay, I'm lying. The crazy days in New York just worn out my first pair of Dolce&Gabbana - and I love it, it's a killer itself. So I took it back to the shop today see if they can fix it. The shoe lady there looked at my shoes, and gave me this look as if I just murder a kitten. She called up another shoe-fixer, and she again gave me this what-the-hell-did-you-do-with-it look. So I asked: Can you fixed it? It must be the begging-tone of my voice that finally made the lady to say yes. I was escalated, until I got the receit: $150.

Rene Caovilla

Christian Louboutin

Alexander McQueen

Cesare Paciotti

Roberto Cavalli

By the way, the above shoes price ranging from $850 to over $2000. They are sold everywhere.

Tip of the Day: To Girls