About 6 hours ago, Wired got a tip from an “Apple insider” that has supposedly confirmed that the ultra-slim MacBook will be announced at Macworld tomorrow morning. Wired has created the mock up above based upon what this “insider” has told Wired. I repeat, this is not a real photo, just a Photoshopped image.
But I must admit, if this is anything like what Apple has in store, I am definitely buying one. This looks perfect for someone like me who wants to be able to work on the go. Steve Jobs’ Macworld Keynote is only 9 hours away, so off to bed for me! Yay for X-Mas Part 2!
OK! FRESH is the creative site for photographer Ben Aqua, an Austin, Texas creative type who studied design at UTA, but then decided to become a photographer/art director.
My favorite part of his site is his portrait section, where I nabbed the photo above from. All of his photos seem somewhere between planned an spontaneous, but all of them carry a wonderful air of excitement and mystery.
I saw this floating around the internet somewhere last week and was immediately excited by it. It’s called the Loremo, which is made by Loremo AG.. As you can see, the car opens up from the front, which is a pretty cool trick. But what really makes it special is that it only weighs around 1000 lbs., making it a really light car. The lighter your car, the better gas mileage you get, and this puppy here gets about 150 MPG on diesel fuel. Yep.
The other sweet part of this car is that it’s going to come in two different models. The first is with a 20 hp, 2 cylinder turbodiesel that will run about $13,000, and the second is a 50 hp, 3 cylinder engine that goes for about $18,000. That’s pretty cheap for a car that gets such exceptional gas mileage.
I don’t post many (if any) none picture posts, but I really liked what Eric Zorn wrote, and I wanted to share it. Zorn is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, who also turned 50 last week. So he decided to share with everyone 50 things he’s learned over the past 50 years. Some of them guide, some of them inspire, and some of them even haunt him still. My favorites are as follows:
6. The most valuable thing to have is a good reputation, and itâ€™s neither hard nor expensive to acquire one: Be fair. Be honest. Be trustworthy. Be generous. Respect others.
12. Keeping perspective is the greatest key to happiness. From a distance, even a bumpy road looks smooth.
21. Fear of failure is a ticket to mediocrity. If youâ€™re not failing from time to time, youâ€™re not pushing yourself. And if youâ€™re not pushing yourself, youâ€™re coasting.
39. All the stuff you have lying around that youâ€™ll never want, need, wear or look at again? It just makes it harder to find what you do want, need or intend to wear. File it, donate it or throw it out.
49. Whatever your passion, pursue it as though your days were numbered. Because they are.
Be sure to read the rest of the list over on his blog, it’s definitely worth it.
For all of the readers who are in the LA area, UCLA is having their Media Arts Under_Grad Show this Thursday at the Broad Art Center. The event looks pretty interesting, and should feature a little something for everyone including web projections, wearable books, sounds drinks, and a free concert. They’ll also be having a few speakers as well, on the 24th and 31st of January, including Caroline Gomez from Motion Theory and Robert Hodgin from flight404.
The event starts at 5:30, and the whole show runs until January 31st.
Last week I saw this awesome article on PingMag about flowerpot gardens in Japan. The article talks about Tokyo and it’s severe lack of green space, and how people in the city are changing the landscape with potted plants. People have taken to putting plants in every part of the sidewalks to put some of the nature back in Tokyo.
Reading the article, it made me think of my own apartment building, which has a nice green lawn in the front, but in the back where I am, there’s only concrete. I would love to get a ton of potted plants to put all around my front door and the area around it.
Can anyone suggest any good places for plants in LA? Or any good plants in general that grow really well here? Any green thumb info would totally helpful!
Nicholas Feltron has released his 2007 Annual Report and it’s just as amusing as ever. What Feltron does is make a mini-catalog of all of the things he did last year, including how many miles he ran, how many beers he drank, how many songs he listened to, the list goes on and on. Why it’s really interesting is because of the beautiful way it’s presented, as you can see above.
As of my writing this, his report is down, I’m sure because of the overwhelming amount of traffic he’s receiving right now. But be sure to check back later today or tomorrow and hopefully you can get a peak at his beautiful work.
Blah. Either my Last.fm recorder at home isn’t working, or the one at my work isn’t. No matter what, it’s still kind of annoying. But I think this is fair representation of what I was mostly listening to.
Jeff and I are still listening to a lot of Beirut, and I’ve been listening to a lot of Vetiver. The new Magnetic Fields album Distortion is pretty interesting, and I’m pretty sure I like it. At the bottom of the list is Kimya Dawson, because I’m totally in love with the soundtrack to Juno, and Math and Physics Club is sort of a new-ish find that I’m enjoying a lot.