Memos from July 2011


Z-Bar LED Desk Lamp

A cou­ple of weeks back I men­tioned the RIMA lamp by Dreipuls. I was kind of bummed as it looks more fash­ioned towards those with laptops/notebooks. Then I saw the Z-Bar Desk Lamp by Kon­cept Tech­nolo­gies.

Z-Bar Desk Lamp fea­tures the award-win­ning three-bar design for ulti­mate reach and flex­i­bil­i­ty. The super-adjustable LED head can spin in its sock­et, sweep side to side, and rotate around the end of the arm to point in any direc­tion. The touch­strip is locat­ed near the LED head for easy access. Slide your fin­ger along the strip to dim grad­u­al­ly, or touch the strip any­where to jump direct­ly to any bright­ness, includ­ing off. Com­pat­i­ble with option­al occu­pan­cy sen­sor.

Such a beau­ty. I also noticed that the Z-bar is also clamp-able. Which is good if you can only afford so much desk space for a lamp. Oth­er than hav­ing a styl­ish, com­pact design, it is also “green”—about 50,000 hours life span on its LED bulbs.

Prob­a­bly the only neg­a­tive is the start­ing price of $130. Not bad as this is a poten­tial keep­er. More prod­uct pho­tos below…

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Sacha Goldberger’s Joggers

Cre­ative and inter­est­ing project by pho­tog­ra­phy Sacha Gold­berg­er.

Last sum­mer, Sacha Gold­berg­er decid­ed he would take on a very inter­est­ing project. He assem­bled a team who helped him cre­ate an out­side stu­dio at Bois de Boulogne, a park locat­ed near Paris that’s 2.5 times the size of New York’s Cen­tral Park. He stopped jog­gers, ask­ing them for a favor — would they sprint for him and then pose right after for his cam­era? Many oblig­ed. Out of breath, these jog­gers showed an over­whelm­ing amount of fatigue on their faces.

Gold­berg­er then asked these same peo­ple to come into his pro­fes­sion­al stu­dio exact­ly one week lat­er. Using the same light, he asked them to pose the same way they had before.

I want­ed to show the dif­fer­ence between our nat­ur­al and brute side ver­sus how we rep­re­sent our­selves to soci­ety,” Gold­berg­er tells us. “The dif­fer­ence was very sur­pris­ing.”


More pho­tos below.

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Snow White and The Hunstman

Very inter­est­ing take on the tale. Can’t wait to see it next year based on these char­ac­ter pho­tos.1 There should be some good action and eye-can­dy.

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Pitchfork Music Festival iPhone App

Nice Design on this iPhone App for Pitch­fork Music Fes­ti­val 2011.

Though I wish there was a link to-the-top on the Info page. But over­all, sim­ple, read­able and to the point. More screens below.

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Masked Beauty

Sharbat Gula's 1984 portrait by Steve McCurry for National Geographic magazine.

It all start­ed with her being pho­tographed by Steve McCur­ry in 1984. Prob­a­bly one of the most famous por­trait in mod­ern times. What strikes the most are her eyes. You’re just drawn to them right away (at least I am).

I’ve been notic­ing some new por­traits that focus­es on this style per se. So I fig­ured to make a list which I’ll con­stant­ly update as I get hyp­no­tized.

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