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While organizing and clearing space to work.

Gaining creative space.

"The Loews hotel chain has tinkered for 15 years to keep the neon PSFS sign aglow on Philadelphia's skyline, but officials said Tuesday they believe the time has come to do away with the old and bring in the new. Arguing that the 83-year-old sign has become too costly and burdensome to maintain Loews representatives asked the Philadelphia Historical Commission for permission to replace the neon tubes and transformers of the signature red sign with LED lights.

Our little holiday tree at our shared offices. Paper clips as hooks for our little ornaments. Have a joyous yule.

Cyber Monday? Any day is an excuse for a sale in consumer country. #buynothing

Google gets to work on manipulating lawmakers again. How can this not be dangerous? We let cell phones into the automobile and people find it difficult to drive and talk even on handsfree. We know cellphone use causes accidents. We don't need a study to know this is crazy. Let's deal with this issue now not after the fact.

In a word yes.

Why is it that finally we can keep our mobile phone number but we can't keep the same user name across networks and services. 

"Ultimately we’re all just numbers to computers anyway. It’s kind of counter­intuitive, but the best way to be whoever you want to be is to be nothing more than a number to everyone but your friends." — Mat Honan 

Wearable technology. Hmm. How many people do you see walking down the street with Bluetooth headsets and wristwatches?

Rocking my desktop.

Occupying an eleven-acre site that was a gravel pit until Ms. Lin reclaimed it for the work, the ambitious Storm King Wavefield comprises seven rows—each over 300 feet long—of carefully scaled, undulating hills that give the appearance of ocean waves. The fouracre work culminates a series of three wavefields by Ms. Lin. — ArtDaily

"If everyone is busy making everything, how can anyone perfect anything? We start to confuse convenience with joy, abundance with choice. Designing something requires focus. The first thing we ask is, what do we want people to feel? Delight. Surprise. Love. Connection. Then we begin to craft around our intention. It takes time ... there are a thousand no's for every yes. We simplify. We perfect. We start over. Until every thing we touch enhances each life it touches.

Something has gone very odd with the lava lamp. It's gone all bubbly. What's that about? Have you had this experience lava lamp lovers?

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