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The conditioner bottles at The Hampton Inn

When I was in Austin for SxSW Interactive, I stayed at the Hampton Inn a block away from the Austin Convention Center. I chose the hotel because it was convenient, even though the room rate was out of control — $299/night (which I got reduced to $259). I recognize that when 10,000 geeks descend upon [Keep Reading...]

Experience Design Lessons We Can Learn from My Nail Salon

I’m a native Manhattanite and uptown girl, so it should be no surprise that I’ve been getting manicures since I was a munchkin. It isn’t only about having freshly painted nails; it’s more about taking 30 minutes every few weeks to really treat myself and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. I’ve [Keep Reading...]

Photo of the day: Please don’t touch, lick, stroke or mount the exhibits

It’s Saturday, so let’s get a little risqué. Over Thanksgiving, the lovely Sharin and I took our 18-year-old friend Jason to the Museum of Sex (what else does one do with an 18-year-old boy?). I snapped a pic of this sign hung prominently near the entrance and posted it to Flickr. Somehow someone found it, [Keep Reading...]

Why the new Skittles website is ridiculous but I don’t actually care

Skittles is one of my favorite candies. I love opening up a fresh pack, finding one of each color and squishing them together to make a rainbow. It just makes me happy. I’ve been eating Skittles my whole life and I’ve been on a computer my whole life, and yet never in a million years [Keep Reading...]