CA Boom II is 3 and a half days of cutting edge in design, and architecture at the Santa Monica Civic Center. This year they’re sponsored by our friends at MoCoLoco, Land+Living, Core77, among others. The lineup of exhibitors for the show looks great, and the opening night party is this Thursday, the 28th. Our friends from softservice, the folks with the limited edition embroidered and hand painted t-shirts, will be there in Booth FT1, stop by and tell them I sent you!
I wanted to personally welcome all the New York Times readers to my site– Rich Meislin gave me a nice mention in his article in the technology section titled Blogs 101. Joshspear.com, dubbed: “the pulse of cool”, was listed with half a dozen other familiar sites under the heading ‘Technology Toys & Cool Things’. I suppose this merits launching a proper press section, which will happen in the very near future! Also, a reminder: Don’t forget I still have a bunch of Bamboosa t-shirts to giveaway, you can sign up for the mailing list to be selected!
Chuck Anderson has some seriously great work, and he will be speaking at the Semi Permanent event coming up in New York on September 9th and 10th. These are a pair of slip-ons he designed for Fifty24SF and UpperPlayground. His site also has a portfolio of his paintings (a lot of acrylic and spray paint on big canvas) and drawings, which are really great, too.
The peanut gallery has been calling the new “RAZR-thin” PDA a ‘blackberry killer’ for some time, but none of them had actually tried the damn thing yet. I’m not convinced that’s the case. The Blackberry handles email better than anything I’ve ever tried, and I’ve had multiple Treo’s and several other devices. I haven’t gotten my hands on one yet>, but a close JS source was disappointed with the product. Noticeable pluses is a nice sized 1.3 Mega-pixel camera, and the extra thin body design. But Window Mobile software? I don’t care how small the thing is, I’ve never been remotely impressed with that as a phone interface. We’ll see what is really up when the new Moto Q is finally released to the masses, soon!