Department of Streets and Secret Spices →
Following up on their successful pothole repair project in Louisville, Kentucky, KFC is offering to fix potholes nationwide. KFC president Roger Eaton has sent a letter to the nation’s mayors, including Chicago’s offering to fix our roads in exchange for free advertising.
Chicago Transit innovation, competition winner... →
“The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce’s InnovateNow initiative in partnership with InnoCentive have chosen the winners of a global open-innovation challenge aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions released by automobiles by increasing local transit ridership to 1 billion rides a year.”
Skype Announces Service for iPhone, BlackBerry →
Facilitation Resources →
A collection of resources from British Columbia based facilitator Chris Corrigan. The resources support facilitation of participatory and self-organizing process at scales ranging from very small groups to large conferences.
Save the CBC! →
Canada’s media networks have all been slammed by the recession. But the government is reportedly considering bailouts for its friends at private companies CTV and CanWest, while forcing the CBC to drastically cut 800 staff and programming. Our CBC is a national treasure, and a pillar of public-interest journalism in a country whose media is owned by a few large firms. We won’t hear an outcry...
Watch from 6 minutes onwards to see the delicate assembly of a $400,000 watch by traditional watchmakers. It explains the development of a limited edition of 11 watches by Maitres du Temps, a team of three master watchmakers: Peter Speake-Marin, Roger Dubuis and Christophe Claret. Is this art, design, technology or craftsmanship?
Tranformer building in Seoul by Rem Koolhaus and... →
Transformer will be built from a steel framed tetrahedron skinned in a plastic membrane. The tetrahedron is framed by four shapes: A hexagon, cross, rectangle and circle. Depending on the activity, whether staging a fashion show or showing a movie, the pavilion will be lifted, rotated on its axis, and put back down.
Polluters, Beware: These Eco-Police Officers Are for Real– New York State Environmental Police Officers Seek Urban Violators - NYTimes.com
Visualization of TTC Weekday Service (HD) (via Vimeo)… lovely!
Op-Ed Contributor - Dear A.I.G., I Quit! -... →
The following is a letter sent on Tuesday by Jake DeSantis, an executive vice president of the American International Group’s financial products unit, to Edward M. Liddy, the chief executive of A.I.G.
2009 OAA People's Choice Award →
Vote for your favorite architecture project in Ontario from 2008.
It’s getting really exciting now!!! :)
Ad Age Advertising Century: Top 10 Slogans of the... →
Terrafugia - Transition® the Roadable Light Sport... →
Yeah… I already got one.
The Photographic Dictionary →
The photographic dictionary is dedicated to defining words through the literal, figurative, and personal meanings found in each photograph.
The six billion people on Earth are changing the biosphere so quickly that...– Crawling the Web to Foretell Ecosystem Collapse | Wired Science from Wired.com
WASHINGTON — On Friday, Michelle Obama will begin digging up a patch of White...– Obamas Prepare to Plant White House Vegetable Garden - NYTimes.com
NCAA Tournament Bracket →
Make your picks by today in this NYTimes bracket for the March Madness tournament. There’s a womens’ bracket too.
MASSIVE CHANGE ....... .ca??? →
what the what?
Multicolr Search Lab →
Search flickr by color (by Idée Labs., who have a couple other thematic Flickr search API’s).
1903 essay on Optimism by Helen Keller... →
Minister won't confirm belief in evolution →
Socially Responsible Design Exhibit →
Enter a project into this summer exhibition at Toronto’s Airport. Deadline for entry April 15, 2009.
A.I.G. Paying $165 Million in Bonuses After... →
Systems are needed to ensure transparency, accountability and integrity in how companies manage the government’s bailout money. Or we’ll get situations like this one!
Jay-Z + Radiohead = Jaydiohead →
To Save a House by Venturi, It Is Moved →
Speaking of houses moving by water… coincidental article on NY TIMES
THRU YOU | Kutiman mixes YouTube →