Replicator 2

We recently picked up a MakerBot Replicator 2 desktop 3D printer, and are having a ton of fun with it.  Really mind-boggling to think of the implications of ‘household fabrication’ – More »

Greed Sport

There’s been a lot of talk about the disparity between global sports and the poor communities occupied by such events as the FIFA World Cup and Olympics.  Buzzfeed ran a nice series of street art photos recently from around Brazil, protesting the lavish excesses of the 2014 World Cup.  These events are typically not much… More »

Skeletal Seating

Found at – Gustav Duesing‘s Chair 23D has an intriguing skeletal shape and a brilliant flat-pack design. The chair is cut from a sheet of 0.7 inch thick birch-plywood, it assembles without the use of glue or screws, and it packs flat to ship, saving on CO2 emissions during transportation.       More »

Million Miles Away

Digging this record. マクロスMACROSS 82-99 is Gerald Mookie, a Mexican producer who makes “plunderphonic” electronic music inspired by vaporwave, french house and Japanese culture. His name comes from the Macross anime series. A Million Miles Away by マクロスMACROSS 82-99 More »

North Korean Virtuosos

These little mariachis sure are cute. 47,000 comments and more than 16 million views cute, sure.  Lovely tune, and peculiar precision… More »

Water Transfer

This printing technology looks really neat – the below is from a shop in Barcelona. The examples are a bit corny, but the potential applications are all over the place… More »

Parental Control

Great blurb in Wired talking about PBS Kids’ new app that allows parents to monitor and remotely ‘killswitch’ their child’s online activities… More »

WordPress Capitalized

Automattic, the folks who created Wordpress, recently raised its largest ever capital infusion – $160M in venture funding. What will this mean for developers and users? More »

Big Chief

Jazzfest 2014 just wrapped, after two weekends of perfect weather – there’s something about the intangible essence of this place that just makes us smile. Might be the firewater, but there’s something else too, right? More »

Meddlesome Middlemen

We believe strongly that net neutrality should be the law of the land.  This 3-minute video from C.G.P. Grey does a nice job of articulating why.  To learn more about what you can do to lend support to this initiative, visit and take action! More »

Spring 2014

As we wind into Spring of 2014, we’re launching this new website, after hobbling along for the past 6-7 years with its prior iteration. It always feels good to jettison old sites, but there’s a tad of nostalgia as well, like saying goodbye to an old ride or pair of jeans… More »

Smith & WordPress

Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements from the WordPress team… More »

Retro Lego

Really fond of these neat retro lego builds found on This is Colossal. The designer, Chris McVeigh, provides an equally cool building guide. More »

Espresso Fibonacci

We drink a lot of coffee around here, but this young lady takes things to a new level with this manic but brilliant doodling segment on the Fibonacci series in nature. More »

Ali in Paris.

These XL Posters all over Paris from Italian artist Combo have been getting a lot of attention.  Link back to Street Art News for the set.   More »

Game Over.

BMW and Audi have been having a little tit for tat ad battle that I’ve been following for a while.  It all began with a ‘Your Move, BMW’… and has subsequently gotten bigger and goofier each time.  Good stuff.   More »

Our Friend White.

 Our office in the Treme has a new admirer – this white cat with two different-colored eyes has been hanging out a lot on our stoop and mewing for food and attention. More »