Animals by Kristofer Ström, for Minilogue

Minilogue have teamed up with Kristofer Ström again to release to follow-up to the brilliant “Hitchhikers Choice” video.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1781230&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1
Minilogue – Animals from ljudbilden on Vimeo.

For best viewing open the video on Vimeo and switch to HD and Full Screen mode.

Director/Animator/Characterdesign: Kristofer Ström
AE/Filmmaestro/Cutting: Erik Buchholtz
Producers: Bart Yates, Nicholas Wakeham
Studio: varelsen.com / ljudbilden.com
Music: Minilogue.com
Track: Animals
Label: cocoon.net

Why I’ve fallen in love with Google Reader

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I’ve recently realised what a complete waste of time it is opening up my bookmarks, visiting a site, checking for new content, closing the site, opening up my bookmarks, going to the next site, checking for new content, closing the site, repeat, etc, etc, etc.

I decided to give Google Reader a try after Joe Burke recommended it and it’s transformed the way I consume information on the web.

If you haven’t tried it yet, or heard of it, Google Reader is a Web-based aggregator, capable of reading Atom and RSS feeds online or offline.

You just drag a bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar then subscribe to the sites you normally visit.

Do that once and all your content is gathered in one place. Updated feeds are highlighted and broken down by site, or you can choose to view all the updates on a continuously scrolling page.

The benefits of using Reader over something like Netvibes, or a desktop based app, is that in the mobile browsing space Googles minimal uncluttered interface really comes into it’s own.

The clean layouts and snappy load times make Google Reader a joy to use on my iPhone.

The other amazing thing about using Google Reader is that because all the content is pulled into Google, everything is indexed and searchable. So digging out that post you read a few weeks ago is as simple as typing a few keywords.

You can also Share items on a public URL. Here’s mine.

Anyway that’s enough of me waxing-lyrical. it’s bloody brilliant and if you use the internet a lot for reading, research or keeping up to date with trends… it’s essential you move to Google Reader.

Apple. A classic is updated

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Whenever you go to a meeting with agency types, at some point somebody breaks out a MacBook Pro.

Today Apple refreshed a range of their products and this much-loved workhorse, which started life as the Titanium Powerbook, gets another massive overhaul.

A laser cut “unibody” (made from a single piece of aluminium), LED-backlit display, and clickable “multi-touch” trackpad are topped off with new materials and a fresh design.

Mmmmmmm…..

A personal library like no other

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Jay Walker struggles to balance privacy with his impulse to share his finds with the outside world. Schoolchildren often visit by invitation, as do executives, politicians, and scholars.

He’s never invited any press in to see the collection—until now.

From King James to James Bond, Chaucer to Sputnik, this is a personal library like no other

Take a look at his amazing and inspiring collection:
http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/16-10/ff_walker?currentPage=all

Shorter bedtime stories

A new IKEA magazine ad by zig Toronto promises beds “So comfortable, you’ll need shorter bedtime stories.” And then it fills that need with an accompanying booklet of very, very short stories.

An illustrated Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, The Tortoise and the Hare, and Sleeping Beauty are all told in one sentence. Short and sweet.

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Great creative idea, and a gorgeous execution.

via http://ideas.veer.com/post/2551