The Finest Sweatshirt in the World?

I bought me one of these Nike x Loopwheeler AW77 sweatshirts:

From the Nike 1948 store in Shoreditch.

I’ve been wearing it for 3 days straight. And I can’t take it off. It truly is the finest sweatshirt I’ve ever owned. I don’t normally get like that about clothes. And I loved it without hesitation before seeing the video (in case you were wondering).

Another bonus point for YouTube! It’s completely bonkers that I can find a video of my new favourite item of clothing on the web.

Orange Unlit Tour – Welcome Hedluv

We’re putting on a tour with Orange. It’s part of the whole ‘I am’ thing. The Unlit Tour is about an artist going on the road and creating his own ‘I am’ story as he goes. The tour is going to be ‘made by everyone’. From the people who open up their houses to act as gig venues and the bands who’ve offered to support to the strange and wonderful randoms that Jont and Dave meet on their travels.

This video basically tells the story better than I could. It’s the film of their first few days on the road.

My particular highlight is a band called Hedluv who played in Penzance. They’re kind of like The Mighty Boosh meeting Goldie Lookin Chain in the keyboard section of Toys R Us.

To see them live watch about halfway through the video above.

Or here’s something else they made from YouTube:

On their website you can find such awesome things as HedLuv’s Online Pasty Guide.

hedluv

I think someone ought to license them for the next Orange ad, quick.

Before someone else nabs them…

Don’t forget to have a look at The Unlit Tour site to see what else has been ‘going down’ (as the kids might say).

10 Things I Love About Blip.fm

I said I was going to write a megapost on Blip.fm. Here it is.

Here’s what Blip say you get out of it on their homepage:

Blip.fm | What are you listening to?

And so far it’s really working for me.

If you like the sound of it join up here:
http://blip.fm/invite/iaintait

It’s not perfect. The more I’ve played with it the more I’ve noticed little things that could be improved (I’ve listed them at the bottom). But you can tell the guys are working on constantly improving the app. And they’re taking user feedback splendidly well. Which is my first big tick.

10 Things I Love About Blip.fm can be read below (I’ve had to put it on another page or people’s mouse-wheels would wear out on the homepage).

Continue reading 10 Things I Love About Blip.fm

Lovely Web Art – Harm van den Dorpel

White Rectangle - Harm van den Dorpel, 2008

From the beautiful White Rectangle to the strangely captivating Ping Pong this guy has got some really lovely animations and web art in his portfolio. You won’t get it without seeing his styles of animation. You need to go and have a bit of a dig around his work and see it in motion: Harm van den Dorpel

I’m really in love with Codec Breeze (a series of pieces that use a weird and subtle animated effect that I think has been generated just using different levels of compression in parts of the image).

Ping Pong  -  Harm van den Dorpel, 2005

Capital One – Doing A Good Flickr Thing Very Badly

This is a shame.

Capital One did a really cool thing. Or at least it looks like they could have done if they hadn’t banked it up.

I noticed on Flickr that I could make a Capital One card. I thought that sounds interesting. It’s probably only the US, but I want to take a look.

Here’s the link:

Welcome to Flickr!

So I click the link, and get here…

Capital One

Here’s what’s wrong:

They say:

Capital One

Which sounds really rubbish. I don’t want that. I want something that’s a bit interesting, or a bit exciting, or just a bit, different. I’ve come from Flickr. You know I like photos and stuff. Maybe even show me what one of these cards looks like…

Perhaps the answer is somewhere on the page. My eyes are being drawn to the card in the top left of the screen. Then they start to burn…

Capital One

Now I don’t know about you. But most of the people I know do not have photos like that in Flickr. Unless they’re collecting photos of the most vile bank friendly stock art on the planet. And anyone who’d choose an image like that to be ‘distinctly them’ would be no friend of mine.

And then I notice that is says:

Capital One

How on earth is that going to work. They’ll send me the card. I go back to the website and:

  • They send someone round to paint my card for me?
  • Or maybe they’ve got a wireless printing thing?
  • Or maybe it’s a sticker?
  • Or maybe they send me 2 cards?

I’ve got no idea. I’m now really confused. And the happy people at the top of the page are making me feel inadequate. There’s only one thing to click on…

Capital One

I’m hoping that I’ll get to see some nice credit cards, just to reassure me that I’m in the right place and I haven’t just dreamed the last 2 clicks of my life…

Credit Cards - Compare Credit Card Offers at CapitalOne.com

Oh knackers. I’ve been tricked into the belly of the beast, again!

Blip.fm is F**king Awesome

Blip.fm | Personal Radar | Page 1 of 9

I’ve fallen deeply in love with a web application. I’m going to write a mega-post on why I think that blip.fm is the greatest thing in the known universe. But I don’t have time just now.

It’s like the best bits of last.fm, twitter, and muxtape all rolled into one. And it plays nicely with all the web stuff it ought to.

There’s a couple of areas that could be slightly tighter IMHO, but then that’s always the case isn’t it. And if you have got a suggestion they’ve got a brilliant way of capturing that too.

Suffice to say, get over there, give it a go and join in: http://blip.fm/invite/iaintait

Twitter Nappies (or Diapers)

webcam_nursary

Was clearing out my camera and spotted this photo I took in Sainsburys a couple of weeks ago. Now you can watch your kids at nursery from a webcam. It’s the first in the UK according to the ad.

Which made me think…

It’s only a matter of time until we get Twitter Nappies (or Twitter Diapers for some) – it’s got to be the same technology as they used for the Twitter Plant Watering thing. Just in reverse.

I can picture it now:

Dick is: Doing number ones.
Jane is: Dry for now.

TwitterNappies.com here I come…

Making A YouTube Band

Making A YouTube Band

If you play solo clips from YouTube on the same page at the same time it sounds oddly like a band (kinda). I’ve got a project on the go to try and make an interesting random YouTube band maker. But I need some help.

See what it sounds like here, and read more: http://www.crackunit.com/theband/

Sorry if the page looks funny in some browsers, I built it with iWeb to see how good it is – I’m sure the code is minging but just wanted to see if it could do the job – I’ve only tested it on Safari and Firefox 3 on Mac (shoddy I know). If the page doesn’t look like the image above I’d love to hear the details in the comments below.

Trancecracker – Old Gold

trancecracker

One of the best things about StumbleUpon is that sometimes it’ll serve up a smashing slice of retro-web pie. Like this chuckleworthy strip called The Trancecracker.

Actually, it’s probably only funny if you’ve ever witnessed trancemonkeys in the wild and/or received a similarly informative and entertaining religion-based graphic mini-novel from a well wisher.