Pantone, Lorem Ipsum, Cavemen

Pantone announces color of the year
Pantone has announced the color of next year as Turquoise, a bold and bright shade of blue/green.

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

The New Cavemen Lifestyle Has Found a Home in the City
The Paleo lifestyle as it’s sometimes called, combines a diet that reflects the feast-famine conditions of our hunter-gatherer beginnings – heavy on meat and light on plants – with an exercise regime that hones essential skills of the time such as sprinting and leaping.

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Exploring the Ruins of Friendster

Exploring The Ruins Of Friendster
A recent Onion spoof highlights a fictional discovery of the ruins of the “Friendster Civilization.” An “Internet anthropologist” is seen describing a once-vibrant culture that seems to have vanished overnight. It’s a funny but interesting way to examine how we represent ourselves, and how future generations may see us (if having to decipher our culture based on social media profiles).

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Alternative Currencies

No matter how complex and diverse our online communities are, and how sophisticated and evolved the new ways in which we interact with one another seem, buying and selling still remains at the fore of the online world. Though the basic act of commerce has not changed, many entrepreneurial minds have envisioned new ways to facilitate our transactions, and bring business beyond cash and coin.
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Jack Spade Suits, Grow Your Own Social Network, Cunning Linguists, Culinary Brooklyn

Man cannot live on accessories alone—at least Jack Spade, that jaunty (if fictional) avatar-about-town no longer can, as his eponymous company is debuting a menswear collection for Fall 2009. The apparel is a fitting counterpart to the brand’s bags: a polished prep take on the standards, from suiting and knits to khakis and casual shirting. The vibe is decidedly low-key—with some exceptions. The trad-ish gray suit (above) opens to reveal a silky, wine-colored lining, the kind of louche fabric Hef might select for his pajamas. Well, you know what they say: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
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Robin has put together a roundup of tools, resources and great advice to help you grow your network – in two groupings. The first group of links contain tools and advice on finding the people you want to connect with – colleagues and also those people who are the influentials in your areas. The second group serves up expert resources and advice to help you connect, build and nourish your network once you identify the right people.
Of the world’s 7,000 languages, 2,800 are on their way to extinction at a stunning rate of one every two weeks. A new documentary from Ironbound Films titled The Linguists follows the journey of two men – researchers K. David Harrison and Greg Anderson – as they trek across the globe attempting to preserve them.

New Culinary Movement Brewing in Brooklyn
These Brooklynites, most in their 20s and 30s, are hand-making pickles, cheeses and chocolates the way others form bands and artists’ collectives. They have a sense of community and an appreciation for traditional methods and flavors. They also share an aesthetic that’s equal parts 19th and 21st century, with a taste for bold graphics, salvaged wood and, for the men, scruffy beards.

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