Archive for the ‘web’ Category

my new Posterous blog

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

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I’ve just started my posterous blog “Through Open Eyes: observations and inspiration” as a very quick way to share- can you guess? Observations and Inspiration! And to document all the other things that interest me but may not fit on Dine. Travel. Design.

Have a look and follow what others are posting on Posterous or start your own.

Happy 1-year blogiversary!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

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It’s been 1 year since my first post! Although, I was off to a slow start, I’m having fun and am excited to find things that keep me thinking and inspired! 🙂 Thanks to those who continue to read and welcome to any new readers out there! My goal for this blog has been to post at least once/week and I’m pretty sure I’ve managed to do so (once I really got started).

ps. What a coincidence- today is the same day I will fly to Hong Kong for Chinese New Year! See a few photos from my last visit in April. Look for regular posts and a recap after I return on Feb 7.

inspiration search: sites, blogs, and links

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

If there’s not enough inspiration from the links above, there’s always the option of hallucinating.. or just freaking yourself out?

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Read more at Boston.com via MedGadget

honoring Cyber-Monday: 2008 holiday gift guides

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Honoring Cyber Monday and keeping the economy stimulated…

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(image via Boston.com)

TopShop USA

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

TopShop now has a US site to shop at online! If you don’t know TopShop, the best way to describe it would be the H+M of the UK. Love it! (oh how I miss London…)

But wait! TopShopNYC is coming this fall… a good reason for a roadtrip 😛

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Business tips for Women

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Came across a new blog today: BizChicksRule which links to many more in her blogroll. Learn about networking, self-promotion, business planning, marketing+branding, career management, and much more. Wow, I think I’m only now discovering (or finally realizing) the vastness that exists on the internet…

Relates to my previous post and the Design*Sponge resources.

new to twitter

Friday, September 12th, 2008

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I joined Twitter a few weeks ago..

So far, I’m just tweeting to myself, but just came across this article from BusinessWeek. Now, just gotta learn to do it right 🙂 My feed is on the right-hand navigation column. enjoy!

Pros + Cons of Twitter from BusinessWeek and Graphpaper‘s blog thoughts

Pro Photographers at risk?

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

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Read the whole article at BusinessWeek.

Lots of good arguments for and against the stock photo sites like GettyImages and Design/Photography firms. Basically these are 2 different target markets. Cheap photos from websites target those who would not generally pay for professional work and allows amateurs to gain exposure on the web. Design firms need to continue to focus on clients that will pay for their professional services.

An interesting debate…What do you think?

via Dexigner

glassbooth.org

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

I’m not one to follow on politics much, which is what intigued me about this site called Glassbooth.org. Through a series of questions, it rates which presidential candidates have values most like yours and address the issues most important to you.

Seems like a great way to get unbiased info on the candidate and really understand what these people stand for.

The site is rather well designed too!

story of stuff

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Everyone should take a look at this site, storyofstuff.com. A great, simple way of exploring and explaining how we are all affecting and being affected by the consumer world we live in. Where does all this ‘stuff’ come from? and how does it get here? Where does it go?

Really, how is it that we’ve become such a consumerist society. Just the other day, my co-worker and I had a brief conversation about what happened to the day when everyone knew their neighbors and knew what was going on- the gossip in the small town sort of feel. Today it seems like we’re locked up in our houses, often afraid to or too busy to talk to our neighbors, let alone strangers.

I’m off on a tangent. Just go ahead and take a look (and listen) to the site.

what’s Hulu?

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

First off, Hulu is a site for streaming TV shows and movies.

Earlier this week, I checked out the site for the first time and decided to watch a movie, just to check out how ‘well designed’ this site really is. I’ll admit, not only is the simplicity great to navigate, but the streaming of video was nearly perfect. No commercial interruptions over 30 seconds- Probably about 6-10 throughout the whole movie. Not bad at all. There was no jumping or ‘buffering’ during the stream. Great new site to watch videos and TV shows!

check out some articles:
BusinessWeek
Wired