May 11, 2007

After Elton...

...takes a look at the gayest pop show on the planet: The Eurovision Song Contest.

May 02, 2007

The Pessimist's Mug

"it makes everything taste bitter."


"We expect people to look different. And why not? Like a fingerprint, each person is unique. Every person represents a one-of-a-kind, combination of their parents’, grandparents’ and family’s ancestry. And every person experiences life somewhat differently than others.

Looking through the eyes of history, science and lived experience, the RACE Project explains differences among people and reveals the reality – and unreality – of race. The story of race is complex and may challenge how we think about race and human variation, about the differences and similarities among people.
Are We So Different?
A fantastic interactive website produced by the American Anthropological Association.

April 23, 2007

The Spectrum revolution

In April 1982 a small British company, led by Sir Clive Sinclair, launched the ZX Spectrum computer and sparked a revolution. Indeed it revolutionized my own life and changed it forever. Now BBC looks back at the history behind the machine.

April 19, 2007

rebellious graffiti...

... on a patronizing sign.

March 22, 2007

Incredible things...

...people (actually) said in court.

Q: What is your date of birth?
A: July fifteen.
Q: What year?
A: Every year.

March 18, 2007

Changing lights

The European Union is going to ban old style light bulbs in the next couple of years substituting them for the new low energy light bulbs.

Incandescent light bulbs, whilst cheaper than their fluorescent counterparts, use much more electricity and obviously therefore create more carbon dioxide.

In the long run it will surely be a change for the best. And the much speculated led based bulbs might come sooner than we expect...

March 11, 2007

Design Candy

The ChonrArte Canna clock uses a liquid display made up of 12 tubes that slowly fill with colored water. It uses radio reception to sync the time and automatically changes from standard to daylight savings time.

March 03, 2007

February 24, 2007

The Masa in New York... the most expensive restaurant in the USA with the prix fixe menu ranging from $350 to $500 per person not including alcohol. The meals include five appetizers, a sushi entrée with up to 20 types of seafood flown directly from Japan and a dessert course served with tea.

The other restaurants that fill up the top 10 list can be seen here.

February 21, 2007

The money maker

An interesting interview with graphic designer Robert Oxenaar who worked for the Dutch Bank and created several note designs that are among the most beautiful in the world.

February 20, 2007

Home again

The trip was long but worth it. Tomorrow I'll resume posting.

Have a good fat tuesday!

February 12, 2007


I'm going on a trip so this week there will be no updates.

February 09, 2007

Deadly beauty

The most poisonous animal is not a snake or a spider. It’s a beautiful little frog! "Most frogs produce skin toxins, but the dart poison frogs from Central and South America are the most potent of all. The golden poison frog, called terribilis (the terrible), is so toxic that even touching it can be dangerous."
A gallery of colorful (and Sometimes Poisonous) frogs.