Memos from October 2008


MasterCard “Timeline”

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Nice­ly done.

Mas­ter­Card spot by MacLaren McCann in Toron­to “cuts” through the clut­ter in the most lit­er­al sense of the word because of its focus on the pain, sac­ri­fice and human­i­ty behind every true sports icon. A hock­ey leg­end’s many sur­gi­cal scars from his play­ing days trace a hum­bling “time­line” across his skin. At the end, the play­er sim­ply sits in the lock­er room alone, a poignant image of a man who earned his acco­lades by pay­ing the painful price many times and always skat­ing back onto the ice for more. It’s Bob­by Orr, but he’s nev­er ID’d, imply­ing that his hard-earned achieve­ments out­live the fleet­ing fame. Besides, in Cana­da, they’ll know who he is.

Source via AdF­reak by David Gianata­sio

Parra x Incase — iPhone 3G Slider Case

Dutch artist’ Par­ra adds some col­ors to the infa­mous Incase iPhone 3G Slid­er Case. Why “infa­mous”? Because I wrote about a while back in August before get­ting one for myself. All I can say is that it has served me well, and has lived up to the hype that it brought ever since com­ing out for the first-gen­er­a­tion iPhones.

But alas, though Par­ra’s design is dope, I just don’t know if it suits my iPhone per­son­al­ly. But that’s just me. Any­ways, if you would like to get your hands on it, stay tuned to Ark­i­tip who will be curat­ing the piece on Octo­ber 24, 2008.

Source via Hype­beast

Brightkite iPhone App

Brightkite recent­ly announced it’s iPhone App com­ing to the iTunes App Store soon. Here’s the video demo of the appli­ca­tion:

I have been using Brightkite along with Twit­ter for cou­ple of months now since James has invit­ed me to the ser­vice. It’s a darn impres­sive social net­work­ing appli­ca­tion that uses Yahoo’s Fire Eagle which allows users to man­age their loca­tion.

The fea­tures that are planned for the Brightkite iPhone app are:

  • Auto geo-loca­tion includ­ing Place Snap­ping and Pick a Place
  • Noti­fi­ca­tions (near­by friends, posts, friend requests, com­ments & men­tions)
  • Post­ing pho­tos and notes to loca­tions
  • Near­by peo­ple and activ­i­ty feed
  • Friends lists and activ­i­ty feed
  • Peo­ple, places and posts search
  • Thread­ed mes­sag­ing
  • Pro­file streams
  • Place steams
  • Place­marks
  • Com­ment­ing on posts

The only draw­backs that I cur­rent­ly forsee are the fol­low­ing (at least w/ Brightkite.com web app):

  • You must have the dis­ci­pline to “check in” to your cur­rent loca­tion. I’m hop­ing the “auto geo-loca­tion” can address this with no sweat.
  • Some­times, the sync­ing between Brightkite and Twit­ter does not work. I think this is more on Twit­ter’s end (from what I heard fol­low­ing @brightkite).
  • There were a cou­ple of times an emailed pho­to would appear late (2‑hours late one-time) from the time it was tak­en.

All in all, it’s a great ser­vice. I can’t wait to use that iPhone app vs. going to Safari every time to check-in. I just hope the sync­ing (Brightkite to Twit­ter) get’s pol­ished.

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Johnny Cupcakes’ “There’s Something in the Cupcake Mix” Third Series

Though quite new in Los Ange­les, John­ny Cup­cakes (JC) have been well known and received way before open­ing their first ever store in Boston. Any­ways, to keep things short (since peo­ple are already in line), JC is hav­ing a third series release of its very lim­it­ed col­lec­tion, “There’s Some­thing in the Cup­cake Mix” The release “con­sists of 4 extreme­ly lim­it­ed, exclu­sive t‑shirts that are released once a year, dur­ing the Hal­loween sea­son. This year they will even be more scarce due to the split­ting between both loca­tions, Boston and LA.”

A few new details about series #3:

  • Designs have been turned up a notch + bring­ing some ghoul­ish, famil­iar faces to the kitchen table.
  • Bet­ter box design + con­struc­tion.
  • More hid­den gems.
  • These will NOT be avail­able online, only in Boston + LA.
  • 4 designs. 1 col­or­way of each. 150 total of each. Split between both Boston + LA = 75 pieces per design. Split between sizes and gen­ders = only a hand­ful to a dozen of each size, per gen­der, per design.
  • Every t‑shirt will have a silk screened num­ber on the back, to guar­an­tee authen­tic­i­ty.
  • Each box will be hand num­bered.
  • Each box will be equipped with dif­fer­ent hid­den triv­ia per­tain­ing to the lim­it­ed mon­ster inside.
  • A vanil­la frost­ing scent­ed scratch ‘n’ sniff stick­er will be on top of each box.
  • When open­ing up your sealed box, you will have to dust real sprin­kles off of your sealed t‑shirt.
  • We are encour­ag­ing every cus­tomer to DRESS UP in your best cos­tumes.
  • Real cup­cakes, bev­er­ages and some piz­za piz­za will be giv­en out the night of.
  • A spe­cial lim­it­ed, dat­ed shirt will be giv­en out to the first 100 or so cus­tomers.
  • Pho­tos + video webisodes will be tak­en at both releas­es.
  • All of this and more for $75 per col­lectible prod­uct.
  • These will sell out. We encour­age you to arrive ear­ly (like now!)

For those who are new and would like to expe­ri­ence the com­mo­tion and jour­ney, here are the release time and loca­tions:

  • Fri­day, Octo­ber 17th, 9pm East­ern
    @ 279 New­bury Street
    Boston, MA 02116
  • Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 18th, 9pm Pacif­ic
    @ 7959 Mel­rose Ave.
    Los Ange­les, CA 90046

Stay warm, well fed and good luck!

Flickr Updates Member Homepage

After a cou­ple of weeks in beta, Flick­r’s new­ly redesigned home­page hits live. I like it. I have got­ten used to the new stuff at least, and it proves to be suc­cess­ful in giv­ing more info as well as find­ing things eas­i­er.

To learn more to what has changed/new, you may watch the screen­cast here.