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Interview: Paul Budnitz of Ello
We've long been supporters of multifarious designer Paul Budnitz—we even collaborated on a Cool Hunting bicycle with the Kid Robot founder. So when he began telling us about his new project, Ello—an ad-free social network—last May, we knew something...
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Edit Images, Videos and Gifs with Kanvas App
Though the current state of social media offers an app for nearly everyone, there's always room for more to play in the space—so long as they're willing to play nice with others across all key platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr...
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Yonder
Going into the outdoors is about getting away from it all, but it's also fun to share your experiences. (We're not too proud to admit we've hoofed the last few steps to a snow-capped summit in anticipation of a blockbuster Instagram post.) For those...
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Interview: Julie Anne Quay of VFiles
Since former executive editor of V Magazine Julie Anne Quay launched VFiles nearly a year ago, we have been intrigued by the site's successful merger of social media, sharp design and editorially-bent content. And now with recent redesign of the...
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Snocru
While there are a few different apps for obsessed skiers and snowboarders to track their speed, distance and altitude or follow weather conditions, Snocru goes one step further to unite your pack so you can keep track of all that—and each...
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Good Night Lamp
Spotted this week at the CES trade show in Las Vegas, Good Night Lamp is a project that aims to bring people together through a neighborhood of networked lamps. The concept is simple: each large lamp is paired with a smaller one, which can be given...
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Interview: Diane Gaeta
by Vivianne Lapointe LA-based artist Diane Gaeta explores the complex themes of sexuality, self discovery and the life of a young Parisian girl through the manipulation of her image found on social networks in "Lolitas," Gaeta's two-day solo show...
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Reading
Whether you're an information junkie or just someone with little time for filtering through the surplus of online content, Reading is designed to help. Founded by Max Fenton—online editor of McSweeney's "Believer" magazine—and Greg Leppert...
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Heineken Limited Edition Design Challenge
Advertorial content: To honor their forthcoming 140th anniversary Heineken is hosting an international competition to redesign the iconic green bottle, with the winning design to be unveiled as a limited edition in December 2012. Falling in line...
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Google+
With any new networking platform, the tech crowd always takes the lead while the rest of us are still complaining about our parents joining Facebook. When Google+ launched last month it seemed like a particularly novel way to stay socially organized...
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Screenstagram
The Barbarian Group just released their new Instagram-powered screen saver named Screenstagram. It lets you connect your Instragram account to your desktop screensaver and displays your feed or the Instagram popular feed live. The sleek add-on takes...
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Sony NEX-VG10 vs. Panasonic AG-AF100
Over the last year, droves of filmmakers have been ditching traditional video cameras in favor of the stunningly rich images produced by the ultra-shallow depths of field, bigger sensors and interchangeable lenses of DSLRs with HD capabilities. With...
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Flipboard
Launched today, Flipboard aggregates content posted by friends on Facebook and Twitter. Instead of reading feeds and clicking on links, the well-funded app transforms the links into a magazine-style format for iPad reading. With the news sweeping...
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Pinterest
Those looking for a more dynamic way to track their web finds (and those of others) will like Pinterest, a new invite-only site that co-founder Ben Silbermann calls "a personal version of Cool Hunting." With a format combining the simplicity...
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One Small Seed
In 2005, Giuseppe Russo started One Small Seed in his adopted hometown of Cape Town, South Africa. Russo's own story—after just a couple of months spent visiting the country, he felt the urge to create a cultural mouthpiece—embodies...
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Cheek'd
New dating site Cheek'd attempts to capitalize on social cowardice by offering a set of witty cards for either simply handing out, surreptitiously slipping into a pocket, left on a table, or given to a friend to carry out the dirty work. The card...
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MOG Music Service
by Ray Padgett Based on the simple notion of free music, paying MOG a five dollar per month fee puts six million songs for streaming at your fingertips, along with the site's extensive features and straightforward navigation. Since we covered...
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Architizer
An entirely ubiquitous medium, it can be difficult to remain current on the progress surrounding the transglobal field of architecture. Architizer, a new website, aims to bring unification to the discipline by tracking daily innovations and linking...
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Woofer
As Twitter continues its indefatigable march toward digital brevity by limiting us to a scant 140 characters per dispatch, a parody website developer invites us to try something else entirely with their 1,400 character minimum version called Woofer...
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thisMoment Social Networking Site
Encouraging more meaningful interaction than status updates, social networking site thisMoment allows you to create a timeline of your life—adding photos, videos and feelings in an easily navigable format. We recently had a chance to catch up...
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B@ TV
B@ TV is a new platform (still currently in beta) created for virtual and vicarious clubbing. A pioneering web TV community, the channel broadcasts from every major club event in the world with exclusive content from the hottest international DJs—from...
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Geoffrey Todd Smith: Two New Shows
Geoffrey Todd Smith likes to "dazzle himself," but his upcoming show at Chicago's Western Exhibitions Gallery is sure to dazzle audiences, with his relentless exploration of beauty in daily life, played out in his mesmerizing painting...
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Veer Ideas
When Van Gogh dreamed of a utopian community of artists in the south of France, he probably wasn't thinking of the online possibilities. Fortunately for us (over 100 years after the painter's vision), there's Veer Ideas, a social networking...
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