Archive for October, 2007

Blythe Dolls

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“Blythe is a doll created in 1972 by designer Allison Katzman. Her most unique and notable feature were blinkable eyes that changed color with the pull of a string attached to the back of her head. Blythe dolls were only sold for one year in the U.S. during 1972. She was not very popular and faded from store shelves quickly.

Thirty years after her first release date, Blythe regained popularity thanks to video producer Gina Garan []” Wikipedia

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When I first saw their huge faces and glass eyes I though those dolls were the scariest thing I had ever seen. Then I told myself there should have been a reason for an entire dedicated shop to stand in the middle of one of Tokyo’s most famous districts, and here’s the solving of the mystery : Blythe Dolls are the new fashionable trend in collectibles. They’re not plain dolls : they have their own personalities, styles (they can be rockers, cuties, punk or retro style girls), moods and pose for clothes collection and fashion photosets. Trends usually start in this side of the globe…then don’t go around saying I didn’t tell you!

Official site (japanese) : Blythedoll.com

A fansite (english) : ThisIsBlythe.com

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To whom it may concern….

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…err

Dear future me…

This is the start of the e-mail of the future. No hidden meanings, but literally. Through this website you have the chance to send to your future you a sort of high-tech bottle message. Here’s how it works : you write an e-mail, addressing it either to yourself or a friend, anonimous or public, and set up in advance its delivery date, having the possibility to have it sent at any date up to 50 years in the future!

And then, one very very distant day ahead in time, you will receive this e-mail, and it will make you remember of your past life and a nostalgic tear will come down your cheek…how romantic.

So far, more than 400,000 people (including me) have sent messages to their future selves or loved ones (hoping only that their addressee won’t change e-mail address in the meantime!), and a book has been published with some of them.

Link : FutureMe.org

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Google Faces

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We love it, because it created a new way to search, invented interactive maps, a giga mail and a large range of very interesting tools, everything for free.

This morning I was asking myself if there’s a way to contribute to the Google logotype creation and I found out that there is a name behind all this, the one of who creates those holiday and special days styles for it, and it’s Dennis Hwang .

His online museum is available at the following link where you can see what happened to the logo from the 1999 to 2006.

Link: Google Holiday Logos

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Democratic Shopping

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How many times your budget constrained your shopping amount and at the end you decided to buy the cheapest thing thinking about future bills (especially when it comes to tech)?. If you want the latest design item for Computer, Ipod, USB memory, you indeed need a great amount of money. That’s not true anymore! After the open source revolution, UNI creates this fantastic modular computer with the possibility to expand it time by time, as your needs change.

“UNI is a compartmentalized computer concept by where most of the important media and computational functions have been broken up into modules. You only buy what modules you need thus allowing for expansion. ”

Click the following link to find out more interesting informations about it.

Website: UNI

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Hell of the hell

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In 2007, thanks to the plastic surgery, even the Devil has a new face, and it’s a cat one. Hello Kitty’s Hell introduce a large range of object for those who live a Kitty life.

Personally I hate this character and her gadgets (but I’m really generous so I’m writing this article anyway).
Take a look at the website, and please opt for something not too much pink…

website: Kitty Hell

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You’re the one that i want

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You’re the one that I want. Have a piece of yourself at home. Everybody usually look for a unique painting to complete their personal art collection, to add something special to his unique home furniture selection.

Now this website creates your DNA portrait and prints it in 3 different sizes (S/M/L) creating a fantastic conceptual art to hook up above your sofa. Visit the following website, choose colors and dimensions and wait for the most unique piece you’ve ever had.

website: DNA11

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