Prototype twitter wearable speech bubble

2 07 2009

Source: Aram Bartholl – Blog

Pocket Tweets – a cell phone display enabled Twitter shirt for everyday use.

Pocket Tweets takes advantage of existing technology. Why invent a new screen when the mobile phone, our private mobile window to the digtal world is already there? A small Java application is offered for download to be installed on an internet activated cell phone. The application asks for the Twitter screen name, then receives the latest tweet from the web and displays the message on the screen. The concept is to wear the phone in a custom designed pocket on a shirt, jacket or bag. A speech bubble shaped cut-out in the cloth shows the displayed message to the public. The ubiquitous mobile phone turns a normal shirt into wearable technology. The private screen of the mobile phone becomes a public display.

Tweet Bubble Series

Tweet Bubble Series





Fashion marries technology with LV USB Key

19 06 2009

Source: Louis Vuitton Resource Centre

When fashion married technology, out comes the Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite USB Key. This USB Key inspired by Vuitton’s iconic Damier Graphite signature is a key ring and USB storage device in one. It features a snap hook that enables it to be attached to either inside or outside a bag, or bag charm.

Damier Graphite USB Key has a storage capacity of 4 GB*, its available at Louis Vuitton stores and online at louisvuitton.com for $450. Being a geek sure is chic.
LV USB Key
* 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.





Cool Stuff Spot: Swarovski and Lego Ring

16 06 2009

Originally spotted at trendhunter.com

Luxury Toy Jewelry

Luxury Toy Jewelry





Get the job done with Run My Errand

15 06 2009

I came across this great website, although based in Boston, I really love that it harnesses the power of the community. It brings together those that are looking for small jobs to get done, such as delivering a package, picking up guests from the airport or taking clothes to the cleaners. Anyone interested in earning some cash for running the errands, can offer to get the job done. Everyone benefits!

Check out Run My Errand





Webinar: The Digital Lives of Power Moms

14 06 2009

What does a “Day in the Life” of a technologically savvy mom look like?

Nielsen Online recently hosted a webinar (listen and follow along below) focused on Power Moms based on the recently launched “Power Moms Initiative” in conjunction with Nielsen Life360. The goal was to get a more intimate view of moms’ use of digital tools through groundbreaking video ethnographic research. As part of the study, a select group of women from around the country revealed how they use their “digital toolkits” to juggle careers, manage demanding family schedules, streamline spending through online banking, coupon sites and retailer channels. The multitude of daily tasks now performed online are stitched together by more gratifying pursuits — offline hobbies that are now slowing taking place in online spheres from scrap-booking and photo-sharing to fitness programs — enabling digital moms to achieve new levels of connectivity and fulfillment from their online experiences.

Read on…





Buzzwords make you hip

13 06 2009

I was at home yesterday having a discussion with a friend over the the pros and cons of the computer age. Throughout the conversation, he used buzzwords and acronyms which literally flew over my head and out the window. Of course, I could have asked him to elaborate but I didn’t like to stop him in mid-flow.

Anyhow, when he’d gone home, I pondered on whether he thought spouting buzzwords made him look smart and in turn, me stupid. Or was it the other way round. He was the stupid one, as he couldn’t speak plain English and I was the smart one, talking without using precarious words.

I needed to find out more about the use of buzzwords starting with a definition. PC Magazine described them as a term that refers to the latest technology or a term that sounds catchy. In the beginning, everyone uses the terms to appear knowledgeable and cutting edge. However, if not a flash in the pan, new technologies become mainstream, and the words soon become everyday vocabulary.

So what were the current words being used by those in the know? This year, Cramer-Krasselt, the US creative agency released an update to their popular Cultural Dictionary. A collection of words and slang reflecting the changes in our culture, not only in technology but politics and relationships too. Its a fascinating and a comical read, I say that because its hard to imagine being cool using terms like “Mullet Strategy” or “Digi-necker.”

Cultural Dictionary

Cultural Dictionary


Undoubtedly, the internet savvy generation dominate what we do, how we do it and now, what we say. It seems if you are serious about technology, culture and emerging trends then you need to understand what’s being said. You’re likely to be considered hip, using the odd buzzword than sticking rigid to the Queen’s English. I realise now that there’s no escape and after all, nobody likes to feel like an outsider. If belonging means expanding my vocabulary with a few fancy words, then I’m in!





Shoetube connecting shoe lovers

10 06 2009

If like me, you’re addicted to shoes then you’ll love Shoetube.tv web channel. A site dedicate to everything there is know about shoes. You’ll find videos clips and features that show you how to walk in stilettos, keep your shoes in tip top condition or find the perfect shoe.

There’s a shoe agony aunt who will answer shoe related questions and the Shoetube community provides a place for shoe-lovers to share their passion and even upload personal videos, as part of the ‘My Inner Sole’ series.