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March 6, 2012

United Zip Codes of Craigslist

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From Co.Design : "When you visit Craigslist, you're instantly redirected to a highly specific, regional site. But what exactly is this region? Just what do these purely digital boundaries look like?"

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The United Zip Codes of Craigslist is a fascinating marriage of the borders of Craigslist's regional pages and our own Zip Code system. 

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"So what youre actually looking at is every Zip Code within any given Craigslist zone smashed into a glob. Or, put differently, you're looking at the U.S. zip code system if reorganized with Craigslist logic — and given that Craigslist logic is roughly based on the regions people consider close-ish to home, it's a lot more useful than your typical city or state dividers in discerning where our true boundaries lie."

[via Kat Downs]

March 6, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Barnacle iPhone Mount

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"The Barnacle allows you to use your iPhone as a stand on your desk, a mount on your car windshield, on a wall, or any slick surface."

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"It's perfect for any iPhone owner on the move." 

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$3.50.

March 6, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

What are they?

As if

That one wasn't too hard, was it?

How about this corollary question: "What exactly are they doing in this picture?"

Answers here this time tomorrow.

Hints and clues?

I don't think so.

March 6, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Stone Nail File

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From the website:

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Nail file made from natural stone from the Pyrenees Mountains will never wear down.

One coarse side for filing, three very smooth sides for finishing.

Graphic pattern provides additional filing action.

2.75"L x 0.375"W x 0.375"H.

Case included.

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$32.

[via Better Living Through Design]

March 6, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Flying Bird Rings

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From Colossal:

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"Kansas-based metalsmith and jeweler Dukno Yoon creates rings, bracelets, and other devices that mimic the movements of birds by harnessing the motion caused by a flick of the wrist or the flexing of fingers."

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"Yoon received his BFA from Kookmin University, Seoul and a MFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio,

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and most recently has been working on a series of metronomes [below] that also explore the movement of birds."

"Head over to his Wings gallery to see many more devices in action, 

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the bracelets in particular are really fun to watch."

March 6, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Notebook Paper Pattern Zipper Pouches

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Machine-embroidered cases of hemp and unbleached canvas.

Two sizes: 7" x 9" and 9" x 10.5" (fits iPad).

$22

[via Better Living Through Design]

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Mini USB Camera

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"A tiny 2MP camera which uses a micro SD card and plugs directly into your computer's USB slot."

Windows or Mac.

$49–$49.95.

[via CSYCB]

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What do Hennessey Youngman, Ramen, and Carnation Breakfast Essentials Have in Common?

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Google's AdSense algorithm detected something below (or is it above?) my awareness threshold when it selected the ads [top] to appear beside and below Sunday's Hennessey Youngman "How to Make an Art" post.

Maybe readers will fill me in on the overlapping Venn diagrams that eluded me.

Can't wait to see what ads appear next to this post.

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Note added at 11:50 a.m. today: below,

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the ads that appeared next to this post a moment ago.

March 6, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Limited-Edition Metal Man Desk Light

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Wrote brian (who sent me the link), "The man is actually a flat conductor, carrying safe 12-volt power to a powerful mr-16 50-watt halogen bulb."

From the website:

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Metal Man stands on 10.25" x 3" x 1.5"H aluminum base.

Built-in transformer; bulb included.

Total height 11.5".    

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$198.

March 6, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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