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February 1, 2007

Good Design

Eliot Fette Noyes


February 2, 2007

Swarovski Crystals

The Parrot is to die for, flutes (with tiny loose crystals in the stem), the chess set are worth taking a look at in the store.

I went back to get photos:





Beautiful Vase.

February 4, 2007

Santa Monica Art Tool: "Walk on LA"

Sculpture by Carl Cheng, 1988

Made of concrete and steel.


Arlington West Santa Monica

Every Sunday since February 2004, Veterans For Peace (an organization) build this memorial. This memorial reminded me of Christian Croft's Redial project.


February 5, 2007

Unpoppable Bubbles Solution

It exists. When you pop these bubbles, they look like a transparent gluey film.The popped bubbles remind of the ones I made as a kid. The solution came in tubes, and you mix the colors and dip your straw into the palette and blow. Do they still make those?

They would be great for a disco doll house.

February 6, 2007

Class Ring for ITP

Originally, I designed these rings with voice recognition chips (concept) for Amit Pitaru's class Designing For Constraints, but I think they may work better as the design for ITP class rings.

Concept for Pimp'd-Out-Braille Ring:


February 7, 2007

Anthropologie Window with Semi-Sustainable Theme

The Anthropologie store in Rockefeller Center always has some of the best windows. Playful, fun-narrative, and very detailed.

February 9, 2007

Nick Sears will be at the TED Conference 2007

The Orb made it to the TED Conference 2007, yay! NYU and ITP are mentioned as well.

"Nick Sears
Technology design student
A background in electrical engineering, computer science, and music, along with a spot at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program coalesce to create his current fascination with three-dimensional persistence of vision displays. At TED 2007 he will demo his latest piece, The Orb, while sharing a peek into the production process of his forthcoming fully three-dimensional spherical display."




For more photos of The Orb, click here.

For more about the ITP Winter show, visit:

Part 03
Part 02
Part 01

Winter Show Process:

Preview and Process 01
Preview and Process 02
Preview and Process 03
Preview and Process 04
Preview and Process 05

February 10, 2007

Keyboard Emulator

Here are my "scales" (la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la) for Designing For Constraints, specifically week 04. Keyboard emulators are usuall used to tweak videogame interfaces. Here we are using it to tweak physical interfaces. If I press this switch, it activates the screen interface to scan.

Next, I will be connecting one of these trackballs (from SparkFun) to the screen interface.

February 17, 2007

Wikipedia Contribution

This is my first contribution to the Wikipedia. I was curious about this Danish licorice brand, which had a controversial name. I was also unfamiliar with the term. The term also has references to anarchy and revolutionary. Anyway, there's a hyperlink to the word "logo" to the image I submitted.

Happy New Year (lunar calendar)

This year is the year of the golden pig, which is associated to prosperity. My mother once told me that if you dream of a pig, you will get lucky.



I found these adorable toys at the MoMA store. They are finger puppets with magnets in the snout, so they look like they're kissing. Really cute, and a blockbuster at the MoMA store. Anyway, I'm giving a couple of these puppets to my friends, who are having a Chinese New Year's Party, and they're going to perform with them. Can't wait to see it!

Also, I found a great deal on a tablet of Pixar stationary. They usually cost $7.95, but they're on sale for fifty cents. What a bargain! Each the back of each page, you write a letter, and then fold where the scores are, and seal up...ready to mail. Even the stamp placement has an image of Pixar's lamp (they were popular when they showed their short animation of the lamp and ball). With email around, maybe people don't need to send letters anymore.

February 18, 2007

Skull and Bones

Is this in style? In the past week, I've seen this "skull and bone" graphic in the form of jewelry and printed on clothes (Preston Noon's cuff links and pants and Avani's earrings). Avani told me that the Joyce Leslie store had featured skull and bones. Flashback to 80's punk.

February 21, 2007

The 79th Academy Awards Exhibition in NYC

At the Good Morning America set in Time Square Studios, they are exhibiting all the Oscar award trophies. I am such a tourist.

Here's the info:
February 12-24
11am to 7pm





The actual award ceremony is on the 25th and starts at 5pm. I skipped it last year, but just watched Good Night and Good Luck, which was about a journalist, Edward Morrow, covering McCarthyism, and Capote, which was pretty heavy and well-acted. This year I want to watch Babel, Volver, and Notes on a Scandal, Little Miss Sunshine, The Departed, and An Inconvenient Truth. In Los Angeles, people would have Oscar parties and hold pools on the nominees.

February 25, 2007

Eleni's in the Chelsea Market

Just visited this place, and they sell cupcakes and cookies with academy award nominees' faces on them. I couldn't take a photo, and when I went back to get a Judi Dench cupcake, they were all out.

They have great butterscotch bars, and after 6pm, everything goes half-off. Macaroons are delicious, as well as their Coconut and Red Velvet cupcakes. A tough competitor to Magnolia Bakery. "No lines" are a plus. "More pricey" is a downside.

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