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Jose González / San Francisco / Bouncing Little Balls

November 28, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in November 2007.

Besides the very last few seconds where it shills for Sony, this is one of my favorite ads. Jose González’s spare cover of Heartbeats goes lockstep with the shots/edits, contrasting with the riotous fleet of colored balls bouncing down San Francisco’s hills. It meanders between Potrero, Russian HIll, Nob Hill and North Beach. I’m not sure this could be filmed anywhere else.


FFFFOUND!

November 28, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in November 2007.

Just to +1 .tiff’s earlier post on what is possibly my favorite social media site of 2007. I have the FFFFOUND screensaver on my living room computer, and I could just sit on my sofa and watch it all day.

I believe what makes FFFFOUND so compelling is its simplicity. As a user, you can do precisely one thing: favorite images. There’s no tagging, no friending, no privacy, no sorting, no collections, nothing. The social graph of followers/following is built out of the implicit links between users who favorite each others’ images.

Scratch that. I know what makes FFFFOUND so awesome is its simplicity. It’s a scalpel in a universe of swiss-army chainsaws and it looks good all the time, a candy store for visual inspiration.

Best when paired with cold Japanese beer and Digitalism.

Also tangentially related bonus link (NSFW).

The Gray

November 26, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in November 2007.

Takayuki Senzaki’s Magical Origami

November 23, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in November 2007.

Three Groomsmen

November 22, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in November 2007.

David, the wedding photographer posted this triptych on his Flickr.

Hunting for EPS

November 21, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in November 2007.

...and found this. I love the internet.

2nd Annual Supermarket Street Sweep

November 21, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in November 2007.

Alleycat. Saturday, December 8. Race for food on your fixie/MTB/cruiser/junker/whatevs. Prizes for biggest turkey (or ham), specific items, and most food collected. All proceeds (and food) go to feed families over the holiday. I raced last year, and I’ll race again this year.

Much higher coordination of skills than Critical Mass, despite the [required] PBR fitted to your bottle cage.

Sigur Rós - Heima Trailer

November 20, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in November 2007.

At Mezzanine, tonight.

Best Webpage Evar

November 20, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in November 2007.

Sorry, Real Ultimate Power, there’s a new king in town. Thanks Steve!

Because I’m a [Furniture] Whore

November 20, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in November 2007.

I can pimp my friends. Because more furn means less money. Which means less problems.