Madame Lego

As A true Geekette and street art lover, I could resist posting this NYC discovery : Lego and street art mixed together.

It all started yesterday when I went to the Social Media Week kickoff Party at the NY Public Library,  when i saw this on the wall:

and after a little research I found out that there was many like this spread all over the city:

Central Park:

It is actually a global project and featured in many cities such as Tel aviv, Berlin, Amsterdam, and much more.

I have no idea who is behind it but I think it’s pretty cool – Visit their site http://www.dispatchwork.info/

And if you can find legos in NYC Concrete Jungle , why not get Concrete Lego ? Found on Etsy

Stuff Tourists Like # 3

This is the peak season for Tourists : dear Nouillorqueur, I am sure your couch is booked till Labor Day ( and trust me I feel your pain…), and  just in case you were wondering how they would spend their day in NYC, I can bet you that they will end up in 2 spots :

Tourists Like to Stop in the middle of a street : Move to the side

Using a Pedicab to get to the Apple Store

this is a no-no using a pedicab is a tourist thing, no New Yorker would ever do that.

Apple Store : la tourneee des grands ducs

Oh lawwwd , where to start ??? I guess with the iPad crazyness, I can tell you  I have already  shipped several of those giant iPhones to the motherland, and thank you Steve for releasing the iPhone 4 in France at the same time as here …and even if we have 4 Apple stores in NYC, this not a reason to go to every single one and compare the price with the euro/dollar rate, because at the end, it is gonna be hard to carry your 27 inches iMac in your luggage back to France.

So of course , Thank you Steve, with the new Mac Book Air at $999 and 999 euros in Europe, I am gonna have a lot of orders as the Euro /Dollar rate is around 1.40 …

Welcome to America

★ INTERNET : From the country that  brought you Apple, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter , you would think that Mega high-speed would be the norm here ; but NO, it is actually really bad! Check the numbers below, on top of it , it is pretty expensive compared to France …

PHONE : from the country that brought you the iPhone you would expect 4G everywhere, but no !!! Even 3G sucks and it gets worst here, in NYC, where basically your iphone is on EDGE  50% of the time, or worse doesn’t even get signal. To cut it short: your iPhone is a mini iPad, you can make calls when using wi-fi on Skype.

TV ADS: Even if I’m a big fan of Mad Men, advertising here kinda sucks, compared to MTV era , and French commercials I grew up with:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOSnA7alx6c[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VvRPIZn2c4[/youtube]

And one my favorites Etienne Chatilliez for Eram (French Payless shoesource):

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDlGmTzMb1g[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVnrHx87IjM[/youtube]

CREDIT CARDS : “There’s a credit card for that” In average, an American owns 4 credit cards, and NONE of them is secured by a Smart Card, just  a signature and a magnetic stripe… Another retarded American move by orchestrated by those A$$hole from Walla Street and the Financial institutions here …, For the story  when I was a kid I wanted to be Roland Moreno , I thought he had the cooolest job ever, and he was always very nice with me letting me draw on MacPaint all day … And now he even put a comment on my blog, and put me in his , that is sharing 🙂

Hi(Pad) Haters !

Hi Haters !

It seems that the iPad got a lot of hate when announced last week, but my bet is, as usual, all the haters gonna love it . Keep in mind that it will be shipped in less than 60 days, hopefully when the iPhone OS 4.0 will be released, as there is an event scheduled in march for the iPhone developers.

  • There is (or will be) a camera
  • You can use as a phone ( See screenshots from the beta sdk below)
  • It is the perfect tool if you are designer and or you have visual  job to DISPLAY your work( it will replace your portfolio, your reel if you do videos, etc…)

So stop the hate & get on it  …

Here is below some screenshot form the iPad simulator in the iPhone SDK  and some link of vector files to get your iPad mockup game on:

Return to Call simulation on iPad

iPad mockup in png - right click save image as if you want the full size png file

From the extremely talented Cocoia, here are the psd file of the iPad icon template:

A very useful for mockups but baaad quality for design in PROD is the tehan+lax Photoshop file:

You can also get the Illustrator CS2 & CS4, Photoshop and PNG files all in one file here. ( Source: 3rd floor lab )

New Iphone today…

ohmerde

I just watched the WWDC conference, and OK i Like the new Iphone 3GS but what really made it  to me was the macbook pro at $1999, especially when mine just crashed, and had to run disk utility to reboot… and also it now OFFICIAL, AT&T SUCKS ! after the drop calls, the no 3G in nyc, the black spot ( no coverage at all) now, no MMS… Welcome to the American Carriers Land, they are all old, fat in the middle of nowhere and of course then are on Windows…

My dream for today :

Badabing…

Seriously, wanna take over Google with that ? mediocre stock footage collage from Getty images, messy soundtrack, and all over the place ( even a French Internet cafe…) images, that is why Microshit ain’t never go nowhere…. Decision Taken, I am NOT gonna use BING 🙂

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy7Grx3fb2M[/youtube]