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Photo of the day: The unfoggable mirror

Orian and I stayed at the Seaport Hotel in Boston a few weekends ago. After getting out of the shower I noticed that a portion of the mirror was somehow not fogged up! At first I thought it was a happy accident, but then I realized that couldn’t be and gasped at the genius of [Keep Reading...]

Photo of the day: Insert hands to dry

When I’m in a strange, public place, the last thing I want to do is insert my hands anywhere. I went to the public restroom at the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle and finally got to use the Dyson Airblade hand dryer! Lots of people had mentioned it before, but this was my first [Keep Reading...]

Photo of the day: Cigarette vending machine

On a recent trip to Pittsburgh, I passed this cigarette vending machine when I went to the restroom at Finnegan’s Wake (one of my favorite Irish pubs in town). It took me by surprise because they’ve been illegal in New York City for almost 20 years. I remember playing with the knobs as a little [Keep Reading...]

This email is bloggable

Last month I got an email from Jonathan Berger, whom I had met briefly at NY Tech Meetup several months back. He just launched an online vintage marketplace called Market Publique and wanted to spread the news (I’ve already bought two items from it and it’s actually pretty rad). I get a lot of emails [Keep Reading...]

Video of Dan Saffer’s talk “Tap is the New Click” at IxDA NYC

In September, I posted my notes from Dan Saffer‘s fantastic talk “Tap is the New Click” at the monthly IxDA NYC event. R/GA, the hosts, filmed and edited a video of the presentation, which has now been made available on Vimeo. If you are interested in gestural interfaces or designing kiosks, tablets, or any non-keyboard-and-mouse [Keep Reading...]

Congrats to the winners of Mashable’s 2008 Open Web Awards

The winners of Mashable’s 2008 Open Web Awards were announced today. Congratulations to everyone! Mainstream & Large Scale Social Networks Winner: Netlog Runner-up: Platinum Lounge Embeddable Widgets Winner: Qoof Runner-up: Sprout Blog Plugins Winner: ShareThis Runner-up: AddThis Social News Winner: Help a Reporter Out Runner-up: Hubdub Social Networking Applications Winner: Artition Runner-up: Digsby Social Bookmarking [Keep Reading...]

“Using Mental Models for Tactics and Strategy” webinar with Indi Young

Do you know about the new webinar series co-produced by Rosenfeld Media and Smart Experience called Future Practice? It’s a great new series with some of the best voices in user experience talking about how they see best practices turning into next practices. The first webinar was “Modern Web Form Design with Luke Wroblewski” and [Keep Reading...]