Archive for May, 2006

Bunchgrass Map of San Francisco

May 31st, 2006 by Jeff | 0

It’s finally here, the Bunchgrass Map of San Francisco. Lots of hours were put in on this by Tom Annese, who wrote and researched all the grasses and had the local botanical knowlege to pull it off. Me, I had fun working out the kinks with the Google Maps thing and making the colors match. Check it out, it’s a new way to explore San Francisco. grassmap.houze.net

The Helsinki Look

May 31st, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Cause you always want to keep up with what the kids in Helsinki are wearing.

Erika Larsen

May 30th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Really like the work of New York photographer Erika Larsen. You’ve never seen a hunting trip photographed like this before. Or a portrait like hers of Vijay Singh for that matter.

Koki Tanaka

May 30th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

View 3 short films from Japanese Artist Koki Tanaka

Neu-York

May 28th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Neu-York is Melissa Gould’s obsessively detailed alternate-history map, imagining how Manhattan might have looked had the Nazis conquered it in World War II.

KickStart

May 28th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

KickStart is a non-profit organization that develops and markets new technologies for small-scale entrepreneurs in East Africa that are durable, easy to operate and cost under $1,000. They develop things like micro-irrigation, cooking oil and building technologies that make an impact: 41,000 new businesses started, 800 new businesses per month, $41 million a year in new profits and wages generated by the new businesses.

Burrito Eater

May 18th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Hungry? Find the best burrito in your neighborhood at Burrito Eater where nearly all of San Francisco’s burritos are given mustache ratings. El Castillito is the official taqueria of Houze.net.

A Zero Energy Home

May 18th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Builders in Oklahoma have constructed a 3-bedroom, 2-bath suburban home that produces as much energy as it consumes in a year, achieving net zero energy consumption. And it costs less than $200k. The builders, Ideal Homes of Norman, Ok., did pretty simple things to achieve this feat. They placed photovoltaics on the south-facing roof to capture energy from the sun and help offset consumption; used ground source heat pumps buried underground to harness the earth’s constant temperature to heat in winter and cool in summer.

Found Polaroids

May 12th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Nice collection of found polaroids from Polaroid Photography Collective.

Brian Ulrich

May 7th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Terrific stuff from Chicago photographer Brian Ulrich. Click to Projects>Photographs>all of ‘em. But Copia just kills me– the most exalted images of suburban shopping you’ll ever see. More at Ulrich’s blog.

Powerwash Ads

May 7th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Powerwash Ads on the sidewalks of Chicago to fight air pollution.

ASCII Map

May 7th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Google Maps in ASCII characters and nationwide Traffic Maps from Poly9.