Don’t know if you’ve heard of Miranda July, but I thought her new site was pretty neat.
== â— No One Belongs Here More Than You ==
Miranda July, who you might remember from her film Me and You and Everyone We Know, has a book coming out in May, a collection of stories called No One Belongs Here More Than You. The book has a web site that’s one of the most effective and creative I’ve seen in a long time. Here’s a screenshot of one of my favorite pages, just to give you a taste:
Don’t know if you’ve seen this guy before – but I thought you might be interested in these. They’re a series of paintings on glass.
And there’s another artist who does similar work -
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There are other free 411 services out there, but I thought I’d share this one:
Google threw a new product called Goog-411 into Google Labs today – a free telephone based information service that could replace toll 411 calls. About 2.6 billion 411 calls are made in the U.S. each year, and it is a $7 billion/year market.
Goog-411 can be accessed by dialing 1-800-GOOG-411. The product is completely automated and there is no way to talk to a human for additional or clarifying information. You tell it your city and state, and then ask for a specific business or business category.
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There are a couple nice pages in this link.. original link below.
== 150 Best Apartment Ideas ==
(from MoCo Loco)
150 apartments from all over the world, â€œThis compilation expresses the diversity of current trends in apartment design and provides an inspirational source of ideas for those active in the field of design or interested in catching up on the latest in contemporary residential architecture.â€. Lots of ideas for small spaces (here are some pages from the book). Hardcover, 600 pages, well illustrated, $19.77 at Amazon.
+ 150 Best Apartment Ideas at Amazon
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== Pack your bagel in a CD spindle ==
(from Boing Boing)
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Until now, however, there has been a special provision for â€œgrower groupsâ€ that made certification practical for farmer cooperatives in the Third World, whose memberships can reach into the thousands. Because of the immense logistical demands of inspecting every farm in a large co-op, a compromise was reached: An organic inspector would randomly visit only a portion of the group’s farms each year, usually 20 percent. The grower groups would then self-police the remainder through a manager who made sure they followed the rules. The following year, an inspector would return and visit another 20 percent of the farms. After five years, all farms would be inspected.
But in the ruling made public this month, the National Organic Program overturned that system, saying every farm in a grower group must now be visited and inspected annually — as has been the practice in the United States — rather than only a percentage.
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== Pintoids – Pinhole cameras made from Altoid tins ==
(from MAKE Magazine)
Merrill photo has a gallery, kits and a how-to on making your own pinhole camera from a mint tin -
Pintoids are pinhole cameras made from Altoid containers. A piece of pop culture transformed into something useful. An instrument to view the world with a dry, distorted, sense of humor. They tend to create curiously strong images.
The Great Pintoid Adventure is a continuing journey. This first series represents a trip I took with my dog across the northern plains to the north shore of Lake Superior. Imperfections in the negative come from loading film at a campsite each night using a dark bag. Both hands in a dark bag, loading cameras … and it was mosquito season.
Pintoids – Pinhole Cameras made from Altoid tins – Link.
HOW TO – Make your own – Link.Altoid camera kit – Link.
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