Whiteout
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Wow. What an amazing idea for a game. The unfinished Swan is set in a totally white maze in which you have to blast black paint to reveal the detail and find your way out.   The Unfinished Swan

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Old technology staying alive
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I really enjoyed this LA Times article and video about a company that repairs typewriters. They claim their seeing a resurgence in use because computers are too distracting to write on. They have too much other stuff going on with them, like the Internet.   “But the typewriter part of Flores’ business never went away.

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Family photo
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My friend and very talented photographer, Paul Wilkinson (AKA “Wilky”) just won a slew of awards at the British Professional Photography Awards which were held recently in Newcastle. One of them was for “Parent & Child Portrait Photographer Of The Year” which he won with a shot of Shannon, Maddie and I, taken along the

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Beautiful book covers
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  A Christmas List (CR Blog)

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Star Wars ABC cards
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A beautiful set of ABC cards for kids (really?) based on the Star Wars universe. There’s some serious obscurity in some of those names. X is for Xam(s), the medical team who deliver a set of important twins at the end of Revenge of the Sith.Y is for Yaddle, a little seen *female* Jedi of

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Folding architecture
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I really loved this article on folding bamboo houses, designed for use after a natural (or not) disaster. What I liked was the sense of the potential different uses of the space under the shelter through the change in its geometry. By opening and closing the shape you could create open spaces, or discrete ones.

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Deleting memories
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For fans of “Eternal Sunshine“… Selectively Deleting Memories “Amping up a chemical in the mouse brain and then triggering the animal’s recall can cause erasure of those, and only those, specific memories, according to research in the most recent issue of the journal Neuron. While the study was done in mice that were genetically modified

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Damn fine birdhouses
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Ok, they may be meant as commentary on the egos of despots, but they’re still really beautiful bird dwellings.   CR Blog » Blog Archive » Despot Birdhouses

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Facebook activity
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I love this illustration from an article on the Ruby Pseudo website.   This is definitely the way I think about social networks. Ruby Pseudo Wants a Word: The Teen Commandments for brands wanting to ‘do digital’

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Royal Mail Games
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Really liked this project by Harriet Russell testing the capabilities and, to some extent, sense of humour of the Royal Mail. She sent 130 envelopes each of which represented an address in some cryptic way, from crosswords (see below) to anagrams. Only 10 didn’t get through. “Despite fears of a Royal Mail backlash, Russell found

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