Metafilter saves girls from human trafficking

Posted by Tai on May 21, 2010 under News, Web, Weird and wonderful | Be the First to Comment

This is what makes the net so fantastic. Metafilter user, Fake, requests help for two people who have become ensnared in a phoney visa and possible human trafficking situation. This thread plays out in real time, with a huge outpouring of support from random internet strangers.

Read it all here. A real triumph for the internet hivemind.

Photoshop, eat your heart out

Posted by Tai on May 5, 2010 under Web, Weird and wonderful | Be the First to Comment

Do you ever get nostaglic for those days before filters, textured brushes, ambient occulsion and chiaroscuro shading, when you messed about on ms-paint?

Behold trashpaint, the 5kb application that allows you to relive those heady days.

I care about this Alot

Posted by Tai on under Web, Weird and wonderful | Be the First to Comment


How I stopped worrying and learned to love Alot

A wonderful tale of someone who decided to reject his inner grammar nazi and embrace the alot, a mysterious creature that lives on the web.

Japan: The Strange Country

Posted by Tai on May 4, 2010 under Pop culture, Weird and wonderful | Be the First to Comment

A great infographic presentation by Kenichi Tanaka about the idiosyncrasies of Japan.

Design wins the war

Posted by Tai on May 3, 2010 under Weird and wonderful | Be the First to Comment



Imagine you’re in a World War One u-boat, attempting to get a bearing on this ship. It must have been a nightmare. The British Navy couldn’t stop u-boats from spotting their ships, so they decided to confuse the hell out of them with garish colours and confusing lines, all designed to obscure the heading and speed of the allied ships.

Find the full article here on twisted sifter.

New online work

Posted by Tai on under Advertising, Portfolio | Be the First to Comment


Some work I did for the London Business Forum is up. I wrote event reviews on Frank Dick and Daniel Goleman, both very interesting speakers from two very different worlds.

You can find my articles here and here.

Pixel Invasion

Posted by Tai on April 8, 2010 under Pop culture | Be the First to Comment

Spotted over at boing boing. It’s a pixel invasion.

The Commercial Creative Commons Photo Sampler

Posted by Tai on April 7, 2010 under Advertising, Web | Be the First to Comment


The Commercial Creative Commons Photo Sampler is a great place to grab some high quality images if you’re not looking to commercially exploit the pictures.

Read up more on creative commons at their website, creativecommons.org or on the wikipedia page.

The A to Z of Awesomeness

Posted by Tai on April 4, 2010 under Pop culture | Be the First to Comment

It’s geeky but great. Artist Neill Cameron’s A to Z of Awesomeness. Find it all on buzzfeed or on Neill’s site.

When good advertisers promote bad things

Posted by Tai on April 1, 2010 under Advertising | Be the First to Comment


Spotted this over at motiongrapher.

Animator Scott Benson’s charming piece, showing how bright and cheerful animation can dress up some reprehensible concepts. How do marketers sleep at night?

Be sure to check out Scott’s full interview here.