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June 2007

InsideOut Collection Glassware

Lifestyle site Charles and Marie is spotlighting a beautiful glassware collection this week from designer AlissiaMT (of faux diamond ring fame).

From the site:

The InsideOut Collection of barware turns the common knowledge of what a drinking glass should look like on its head. In AMT's collection of barware, the well known and oftentimes iconic shapes of glasses are hidden behind a neutral and discreet outer shape, unassuming and simple. But once you pour the drink, the glass' inner identity appears creating an unusual and highly fascinating effect.

Check out the champagne and liqueur glasses (available on the homepage today only as the soupe du jour):
ChampagneLiqueur The glasses are all handmade and available for $48-$60 each. Bottoms up!


Chemical_brothers_2 In anticipation of their new album, the Chemical Brothers have launched a  new website (built by digital agency 3ev) that allows fans to interact with the band as they tour the globe.

While the layout and navigation is quirky at times, they do a really nice job of integrating social computing principles into the experience.

Fans can access an abundance of information on the band, including over 200 tracks, web-only remixes, and commentary from the band members. A Google map application shows upcoming tour locations and provides tags for each gig so that fans can upload their own footage to YouTube and Flickr and have it appear on the site: Chemical_brothers_london_2
I really like the idea of the Chem Text service which displays fans' SMS messages right on the site, but I couldn't figure out how to text in my own message (perhaps they only publish the short code at the concerts? They should really make it available to all...). Chem_text_2

And of course they provide all the requisite social computing tags (digg it, add to del.icio.us, technorati, newsvine...).

Celebrating Our Accomplishments

A colleague and I recently wrote down the goals for our department so that everyone on our team has a sense of what we are jointly working towards. One of the goals is to recognize and celebrate our accomplishments, because it is easy in the hustle and bustle of everyday life to move from one task to another without stopping and reflecting on what we've completed.

So I was pleased when I received this email from a friend yesterday:

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