Posts Tagged ‘ Twitter ’

Bedrooms By The Tech-Giants?


It’s unlikely that companies like Apple or Facebook will ever foray into designing home interiors, but a little wishful thinking never hurt anybody. In this post we look at conceptual bedrooms, designed with the language and characteristics of 6 of today’s technology giants.  Right above is the conceptual Apple bedroom. Looking like someone cleared out an Apple Store and put a bed in there, there’s something very pure and pristine about the interiors. Undeniably Apple, right? Designed to look sensible and straightforward, the room comes with a white interior, a full sized window (or should we call it a bezel-less window?!), and even trees within glass enclosures. Elaborate, opulent, yet clean.

Right above is the conceptual Apple bedroom. Looking like someone cleared out an Apple Store and put a bed in there, there’s something very pure and pristine about the interiors. Undeniably Apple, right? Designed to look sensible and straightforward, the room comes with a white interior, a full sized window (or should we call it a bezel-less window?!), and even trees within glass enclosures. Elaborate, opulent, yet clean.  Then comes Facebook’s bedroom. Using blue to bring a fun-yet-not-garish vibe to the bedroom, the interiors make use of signature facebook elements, from FB reactions, to neon likes, wallpaper made of personalized messages on the left, to even a literal brick wall on the right that reminds you of the time when you “would write on peoples’ walls” on Facebook. Oh, and I love the cheeky wardrobe in the corner with the grey tees.

Everything about Google’s bedroom screams fun. Using Google’s brand colors and going completely nuts with the decor, the Google bedroom is more fun and vibrant than an environment conducive to sleep. Swing, slide, foosball table, and a literal faux grass playground, you’re much more likely to work from home in the Google bedroom.  The Netflix bedroom takes chilling very seriously. A TV with a home theater, stocked refrigerator, lounge-sofa, and a bed that looks oh-so-inviting, you’re bound to stay in bed and binge-watch your favorite shows. The interiors look quite like a theater with low-key lighting and the use of red gives it the signature Netflix flavor. Points if you notice the colorful lights near the window that do a hat-tip to Netflix’s Stranger Things.

Snapchat’s bedroom perfectly captures the whims and fancies of its young demographic. Ridiculously adolescent, the bedroom comes in Snapchat’s shade of yellow, balloons and streamers everywhere much like Snapchat’s flamboyant filters, and a hammock for a bed. Oh, there’s a photobooth too, given how Snapchat and selfies have such a strong relationship.  Lastly we have Spotify, a company so devoted to music that it makes sense the bedroom echoes that feeling too. With graphiti on the wall that literally screams MUSIC, wall-mounted records, a live-karaoke wall that displays lyrics (with 16 speakers on each side) complete with two microphones, and a light-up dance floor, the Spotify bedroom sets the perfect mood for a bedroom party. Besides, you can turn things down a notch too and bust out some sweet tunes as you head to the circular Spotify-logo-inspired bed.

 

The above 6 bedrooms do a pretty spot-on job (maybe too spot-on) of taking the ethos and characteristics of the 6 tech giants and translating them into spaces… a design exercise by the name of Product Semantics that we’ve covered in great detail in the past. There’s no guarantee that these spaces will ever exist, but it’s a wonderful design practice to familiarize oneself with brand languages, product languages, and learn how you can use them to make products (and in this case, spaces) look like they belong to a certain brand family. Hey designers, could we see a few more? Microsoft, Instagram, Whatsapp, Twitter, for starters?

Look Into The Eyes Of Nicole Mejia.


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Nicole Mejia is the model from South Florida with some of the best hips and thighs in the country. This Miami native is 5’4″ and 125 lbs. of heaven and is currently studying nursing. She is relatively new to modeling but you wouldn’t know it due to her saturation of the market in South Florida working for bikini companies, fashion shows and much more.

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The Bafflingly Beautiful Lani Blair.


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KLM Flight Allows Payments Via Twitter And Facebook


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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced a new service that allows customers to make seat reservations, book or rebook flights, request excess baggage tags, and pay for all of them using their Twitter or Facebook accounts. After making their request, customers will be sent a private message on Facebook or Twitter. Flyers can then select their preferred method of payment and complete the transaction. One of 130 dedicated social media service agents then send a confirmation of payment.

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10 Internet Drinking Games


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Twitter ‘Hate Map’


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Students at Humboldt State University in California individually reviewed 150,000 geocoded tweets containing racist, homophobic, or otherwise offensive terms to build a “hate map” indicating where people in the U.S. are most bigoted. Or, at least, where they’re the most open about displaying their antisocial views. The picture doesn’t look good for the Eastern states, although admittedly the bulk of the population is there as well. Areas in Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, and Alabama show up bright red on the map, as do areas in more central states Indiana, Iowa, and Minnesota. The map is part of a larger project, called the Geography of Hate, by Humboldt State professor Dr. Monica Stephens. The data that forms the map comes from an analysis of every tweet posted between June 2012 and April 2013 that contained at least one of 10 designated “hate words,” including dyke, fag, chink, gook, wetback, and cripple.

But while the original list of tweets was generated by a machine, every single one of the 150,000 tweets containing one of the target words was individually examined by undergraduate students. As the project description states:

Because algorithmic sentiment analysis would automatically classify any tweet containing “hate words” as “negative,” this project relied upon the HSU students to read the entirety of tweet and classify it as positive, neutral or negative based on a predefined rubric. Only those tweets that were identified by human readers as negative were used in this analysis.

To protect the identity of potentially racist, homophobic, or otherwise bigoted Twitter users, the tweets were aggregated up to the county level, and counties with high levels of hate speech were colored red on the map. Areas with moderate levels — though still higher than the national average — are varying shades of blue, and unshaded areas were below the national average. Smaller towns seem to have a higher incidence of hate speech — in Virginia, for example, Palmyra is more hateful on Twitter than Richmond. And in Louisiana, New Orleans and Baton Rouge are less hateful than smaller towns nearby.

Mobiado and Aston Martin Show Transparent Droid Phone Concept


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Mobiado, the luxury phone maker, and Aston Martin, the luxury car maker, are in cahoots, trying to co-create phones. The first prototype they’ve shown is a stunning transparent Android phone. The Mobiado concept phone is called CTP002 is basically one big, transparent sapphire glass with two titanium edges on the left and right. The glass is a color capacitive touchscreen. We know it’s only a concept and from a technical standpoint it seems all but impossible, but the Mobiado CTP002 is a joy to behold. The phone will connect with the car and its display. The car display will show a map with all local venues and your friends from Foursquare. The cameras integrated into the car can be set to snap a photo periodically and post it on Facebook or Twitter and the CTP002’s accelerometer will track the drivers body in case of a collision, giving the car’s airbags better information on how to react. The Mobiado CTP002 concept will be shown off at BaselWorld, the world watch and jewelry show in Switzerland this year.

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50 Cent And The Big 10.


The master of musical mischief himself, 50 Cent announced the other day on twitter that he’s releasing a new EP titled “The Big 10”, and that he’d be shooting a music video for every single track.  For those of you who remember the Deluxe Edition of The Massacre, we know that shooting a music video for every one of 50’s songs may not be the best idea.   A majority of the videos on the bonus DVD were vastly inferior to the professionally funded, and label distributed hits off the CD like ‘Candy Shop’.  But as a 50 fan, I hope he’s learned from his mistakes, and I greatly look forward to seeing what he’s got cooking in the kitchen for “The Big 10”.

The Top 10 Chefs To Follow On Twitter.


Bon Appetit magazine has released a list of the top 10 chefs to follow on Twitter following a story on how Twitter is narrowing the gap between chefs and their diners.  Fans are tweeting to chefs directly, with some soliciting chef secrets for the best marinara sauce, some taking their beefs online for the Twittersphere to see, and others still hoping for a virtual shoutout and a mention on Twitter with their handle.  Chefs, meanwhile, like Chris Cosentino of Incanto in San Francisco, are posting Twitter-only specials for their regulars.

Others like Rene Redzepi of Noma in Copenhagen, are providing followers with inside looks at their staff meals or exclusive previews of their latest menu dishes.  Bon Appetit‘s favorite Twitter chefs were chosen for their cheeky banter, inside scoops, and level of activity.  Another social media tracker Klout, meanwhile, released an earlier report last month naming US-based Travel Channel TV host Andrew Zimmern the most influential foodie and chef on Twitter. He was followed by Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver.

Here are the top 10 Twitter chefs according to Bon Appetit magazine:

@ReneRedzepiNoma
Rene Redzepi, chef and co-owner of Noma in Copenhagen

@ericripert
Eric Ripert, executive chef of Le Bernardin, New York City

@mlaiskonis
Michael Laiskonis, pastry chef at Le Bernardin

@dcpatterson
Daniel Patterson, executive chef of Coi in San Francisco

@shunafish
Shuna Fish Lydon, pastry Chef at Peels, New York City

@MrEddieHuang
Eddie Huang, chef at Bao Haus, New York City

@matthewjennings
Matt Jennings, executive chef and Cheesemonger at Farmstead, Providence, RI

@gavinkaysen
Gavin Kaysen, executive chef, Cafe Boulud, New York City

@StephAndTheGoat
Stephanie Izard, chef/owner, Girl & the Goat, Chicago

@offalchris
Chris Cosentino, executive chef, Incanto, San Francisco

Best Of Health Wishes To Rick Ross.


Rick Ross’ private jet made an emergency landing in Birmingham, Alabama, 2 hours ago, en route to his concert in Memphis, (TMZ found out).

It’s the second time today where a plane in which Rick was a passenger made an emergency landing.  TMZ broke the story … Rick Ross suffered a seizure this morning on a Delta flight that returned to the Ft. Lauderdale airport.

Rick Ross went to the hospital, was released, and then took off at 5:07 PM ET from Ft. Lauderdale to make his concert tonight in Memphis. But at 5:44 PM CDT, the plane was diverted and landed in Birmingham after he had a seizure on board.

Ross is currently in a Birmingham hospital emergency room. They do not know his condition.

Interestingly enough, when asked if he had any words for Rick Ross, 50 Cent tweeted: ‘Yea he gotta take care his self RT @adamjohnston99: @50cent Any words for Rick Ross?;

5:05 PM PST: MyFoxMemphis just tweeted, rapper Yo Gotti will replace Rick Ross at Memphis Madness tonight.

4:57 PM PST: We’ve just confirmed with the hospital that Rick is in STABLE condition.

Xian Mikol Quon.


Every so often I (or someone on my team) come across an amazing woman, who fits the credentials to be put up on this blog.  Some come from expected sources, and other just kind of float into my inbox, but when my assistant put me onto a site named “Me In My Place” I was quite astounded.  The wonder of “Me In My Place” is summed up most perfectly by their own little quote “Real girls in their own place. Not too crazy and just a pinch of naughty….”.   Xian Quon fits this description to the T.  Her photos are simple yet provocative, and seem to draw the eye of everyone without needing to be overly explicit, or blatantly sexual.  All I know about Xian personally is that she currently resides in L.A.  But if you feel the unyielding need to hit her up directly, you can find Xian on Twitter.

Melany Doucette.


I first caught wind of Ms. Melany Doucette when I saw a photograph on a friends computer a year or so ago that just made my jaw drop.  Not only was it an incredible picture of her, but for some reason, the pose (and the way Melany fills it) make it one of the best photos I’ve ever seen of any urban model to date.  She moved from Boston to M.I.A. in September 2008 to pursue her modeling career, (and to enjoy the great weather and nightlife).  By her pictures alone, you can tell that she’s quite the beach goer.  This 34/27/41 beauty has been seen in ads for Jeans City USA, she’s been a spokesmodel for BioDefense Corporation, a runway model for Carolina Brasil bikini fashion show, and has graced the pages of Deanes List magazine, Urban Ink magazine, Black Men Magazine, and Girls of Lowrider Magazine to name a few.  Check out more of her photos below, along with the the picture I mentioned in the beginning of this post (its the last one down at the bottom.)  Check her out.

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Sarah Jane Swag.


I have to start out by saying I’m NOT bragging, but after some of women I’ve featured on this blog have gotten me onto CNN, and Sports Illustrated, I feel like I have a pretty good eye.  And although I’ve featured a gambit of models, with varying looks and styles and experience levels, but its rare to put a model up that’s cut entirely from a different cloth.  Sarah Jane is light years ahead of the “I look good half naked with my sexy face on” type of models that scatter the airwaves now a days.  This Texas raised beauty spent her growing years in Dallas, and made a move to the bay area some time after high school.  To date, her modeling portfolio is quite stunning and seems to be getting bigger by the day.  She can personify any style, is commanding of the camera with any photographer she shoots with, and can play any character a shoot could call for.  All in all, I’d have to Sarah Jane is one of the most well rounded, versatile, and ‘swagged out’ artists I’ve come across in a while.  You can check her out on twitter @SarahJaneSwag, and check out her pictures below.

Jolina Bonita.


Born and raised in Argentina with an added mixture of Brazilian and Italian, Ms. Bonita relocated to London a couple of years ago.  She says she’s a  fun, outgoing, and ambitious aspiring model who loves been in the modeling industry.  Although Jonlina to meet new people, try different things, and go many places, her passion is photography.  “I take my work serious but I also have fun with it because I am able to be myself in front & behind the camera! I am interested in fashion, editorial, glamorous, print and anything else that is hot and creative.”  Jolina Bonita speaks spanish , portuguese and english.  She even attended art school and got a degree in Photography- Graphic and Media Design.  She’s been seen in the Iceberg Clothing Exibition in London, DJ Paul Oakenfold’s SOS Remix Videoshoot in the US and the MTV Europe Awards Commercial.  She’s got tons of print work from INSA Graffiti Fetish, Fresh Flames Clothing, Stush Clothing, and plethora of magazine spots.  Check the her out below.

Norwegian Hosts First Twitter-Themed Cruise.


Norwegian Cruise Line has announced plans for the world’s first at-sea tweetup for cruise-loving social media enthusiasts.  The SeaTweetup will be a three-night cruise around the Bahamas and is billed by the organizers as the world’s meeting for Twitter users at sea.  The cruise, departing Miami on November 18, will be hosted by Norwegian Cruise Line’s 2,002-passenger Norwegian Sky and is organized by, among others, social media TV show SocialBuzzTV and digital media consultants Social Esquire.

Jenny Chu.


I always get questions about what it is that actually gets a woman on the blog.  Guys always suggest women, and women always assume its only about beauty.  That couldn’t be farther than the truth.  However, in very few cases, the team and I will agree on a girl before we see her resume just off the strength of her look.  The Southern California beauty Jenny Chu is one of those few.  ½ Chinese, ½ Vietnamese, she seems to have been all over the place, and had her hand in everything.  Miss Chu has done spreads in everything from Show Magazine to Cage Fighting Magazine(diversity.)  And one of the sexiest things to me personally is a woman that into cars.  Jenny’s been in videos for the Fast and the Furious 3, and in Import Tuner as well as Girls of Lowrider Spread.  As if that wasn’t dope enought, she’s shared the screen in videos with Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy, Young Dro, Chingy, Too $hort, Mario, and Slum Village.  Other gigs like a documentary on Vida Guerra, being on the Wild Card Poker Tour and Street Fury on G4TV just take her over the top.  Can’t wait to check her at an Hot Import Nights show.

Chris Brown’s Cousins Chase Down Frank Ocean.


I do my best not to help stimulate hip hop beef, or draw too much attention to it on the blog… BUT this one was a little too much for me to ignore.  Odd Future’s own Frank Ocean went off on Chris brown for seemingly no reason recently on twitter after Chris Brown complimented him.  What ensued was a back and forth between Brown, Tyler The Creator, and Frank Ocean that was eventually broken up by none other than The Game (random.)  But although the argument may have ended there, I’m getting the feeling things are just heating up.  More below.

Now, I have to admit, that Chris Brown doesn’t exactly strike me as the most gangsta of the child star R&B singers on the planet, however, this doesn’t mean that his family won’t go hard.  From the description of a video that surfaced recently, Frank Ocean allegedly ran after being confronted by Chris Brown.  But weather that’s true or not remains to be seen.  What the video actually shows however is Frank Ocean driving away from who are reported to be Chris Browns cousin.  TO ME, by the looks of things in the video combined with  knowing a bit of background on the Odd Future crew, I don’t think this is the end of it at all.  And who knows, if this is the next hip hop beef to spill over from word to action, Chris Brown may have the upper hand… he messed Robyn pretty bad.

Ja Rule vs. 50 Cent STILL Not Over? (Ja Rule To Spend 2 Yrs In Jail)


I couldn’t in all good conscience put this under the “Music” category, its purely entertainment, But Ja Rule will face two years in prison after pleading guilty to gun charges on Monday, according to a Manhattan District Attorney statement.
The 34-year-old MC faced one second-degree weapons charge after he was found with a loaded firearm on New York’s Upper West Side in July 2007, the statement said.  Ja Rule will also be registered as a gun offender.  “Despite having some of the strongest anti-gun laws in the nation, gun violence continues to plague this city,” District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said. “Gun crimes are serious offenses, and today’s guilty plea should send a serious message to anyone thinking of illegally bringing a gun into New York City.”  Now for your entertainment, here’s the exchange of tweets between 50 Cent and Ja Rule which I found to be all too hilarious.

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Kanye West’s Album Cover BANNED In The U.S.


 

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For reasons unknown to me, (or to Kanye West, apparently) his album cover for ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy‘ was banned yesterday.  Kanye’s twitter has been atwit with tweets about the subject all day long.  (I told you I could used the word “Atwit” in a sentence Chris, you owe me $100).  Maybe because it’s a black man and a white woman, in which case I may be in trouble, but who knows.  Hopefully details about the reasons behind the ban will come out soon, but lets see how long it takes his people to come up with a new cover, and how dope the second draft will be.

Retro In The Present.


It’s a little known fact that I have a slight infatuation with retro propaganda, its honestly just really interesting to me, and it doesn’t get any better than when people take modern concepts and portray them in an accurate old school style.  (Much like the “Time Travelers” post I threw up about a month ago)  So when I came across a series of posters designed by the Moma Propaganda firm, I thought it was the coolest thing ever.  The ad campaign entitled “Everything Ages Fast” was created for the Maximidia Seminars, check the method.