Wednesday, September 27, 2006

chocolate anyone?

The folks at send free chocolate to whomever you want them to. The chocolate is fair trade from Ghana. Go check it out. And don't cheat and send it to yourself, wait for the thank-you piece back.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


An unashamedly crappy hotel deserves an unashamedly crappy web site.

Explore Amsterdam's inglorious Hans Brinker Budget Hotel ["Baths" link NOT work-safe!]. Enjoy the missing GIFs, slow load times, and arbitrary Javascript popups. It's worth it to see hilarious pages like this and movies like this. More good ads here.

tic toc

Clockr displays the current time by using images from Flickr that show single digits. One of several web apps by Mario Klingemann that uses the Flickr API. A nice use of found typography. Via dataisnature.

Part postmodern folk art and part 21st-century confessional, Postsecret invites readers to encapsulate their hidden feelings, peccadillos and shameful acts on a postcard and mail it in. The results are visually surprising, frequently funny, occasionally depressing and always fascinating. There's also a book, and an archive here. Feeling guilty? Got a secret? Share!

The Breathing Earth

"A simple animated geographical visualization that shows the relative impact different countries have on climate change over the timeline of watching the application. Different icons represent the statistical data of countries in the context of its birth & death rate, and its carbon dioxide emission."

Oh, and the amazing most humbling part is that it's all in real time. So you are actually watching the Earth breathe.

Toogle returns an image (the first one it finds on google) and spits it out in ASCII format.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


A site that helps you remember numbers, dreams, quotes, symbols, appoinments, birthdays and ah, yes - the occassional brief.

g'night. sleep tight.
Technically, you outgrew picture books years ago. But on occasion you still break out your secret copy before bedtime. Which is why you’ll take comfort in Catia Chien’s storybook-like artwork. Pictures that make you all mellow and zzzzz.

Friday, September 08, 2006

The great big world of very small objects
Gather up your bits and baubles, then head over to The Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects. As the name suggests, the system helps you give a proper name to those otherwise indescribable small objects that turn up from time to time. Like the Neliwhol Tablestictothing Redrectismothotherlik on my desk.

who's tall. who's not.

All of them neatly arranged in height order and illustrated just so you know what to look out for on your next holiday.

what the font

A li'l box. Type in the url or upload an image, and it tells you what font is used there. Ta dah!

The Color Story

A lovely way to depict how much everyone really loves colour. Apart from it being really well made and all, it gives you loads of information on each of the colours, treating you like a child and making you fall in love with colour all over again.

The Bubble Project
The Bubble Project is the counterattack. The Bubbles are the ammunition. Once placed on ads, these stickers transform the corporate monologue into an open dialogue. They encourage anyone tp fill them in with any form of self expression, free from censorship.

be a part of history

Click, sign up, wait in line, contribute your piece of work to creating the longest webpage in history, and sit back smugly and sing 'what a wonderful world'.

look what happened to dear ole jeeves

bits n pieces
The six minute project is an interactive multimedia experiment, in which people take a picture of whatever they are doing, wherever they are, every six minutes for 24 waking hours. The result of each contributing gallery is 240 connecting snapshots that tell one story.

Right Now

See what sites the world is surfing. Right now.


A brilliant visual demonstration of how the alphabet evolved.


Known to have been started out as a joke. This guy bought this domain named Then when he didn't know what to do, he put in a two liner. And that's it. The beginning of a new e-confessional. Where tired guys the world over wrote in to him to talk about their problems. click on it and you'll know what I'm talking about.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

stationery galore
All those little things no one thought was important? Like smooth lined books, book marks, paper clips, writing boards? Well, they're all here. And they look pretty serious about being serious stuff.

Monday, September 04, 2006

aah..down to earth living!stmenu_template.main?section_id_in=482007

Wood salvaged from old houses, fabrics that are eco-friendly and designs that you'd die for, Viva Terra brings all these together to make sure your home reflects shades of brown and your simplicity.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

New York! New York!
The absobloodylutely cool Apple store at NY's fifth Avenue. It's made of glass. And all you can see on the outside is a glass cube, the rest of the amazing stuff can be seen when you climb downstairs. Click and get gobsmacked.

Friday, September 01, 2006

A history of Ideas

From Alchemist to Zeitgeist (with Machiavellism thrown in between), this site covers a wonderful thought - the idea. How each originated, where and how it was taken forward.

Sweet Benetton gives you a scribbling pad. You scribble a series of things on each page. Then you click to set it in motion. And voila! You have an e-flipbook. You also have the option of putting it up in a gallery and getting feedback on it from the other guys. Also check out some of the other cool stuff put up in the gallery.


What's lovely about this site (other than the jewellery) is the simplicity. And the tought. That a small designer in California actully put his designs up for all the world to see. India has so many more designs and so many more designers. Tip?

more for your table

Stationery! Lots of it. And some powder-puffy designs for us to drool and day-dream over.

all of em
263 airlines and more than 240 of their stewardess' uniforms are featured here. Bind moggling.