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From Laundry to a Home in Berlin. Andreas Meichsner
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I tried to research (stalk) illustrator and designer Bobby Breidholt through his blog this morning and quickly realized that I couldn’t because he blogs in his native language, Icelandic (he’s from Reykjavik, Iceland obvs).  Since I don’t currently speak Icelandic, I used google translate and discovered that, oh my gosh, it’s such a gem!  With just a copy here and a click there, Bobby’s blog was suddenly converted into mildly broken English and my quest to read the entire internet was . . . back on!
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Sidebar (twirls finger, jury out!):
I think if I were ever to launch my own translation site, there would have to be slightly more obscure language options.  For example, a user could ask amy translate to translate ilikeyoulikeyou from English into Personal Space and it might produce the photo above.  Mmm.  Yesss. That’s much better!

Emotional Assertive Progressive Disciplined. Architype, Van Doesburg

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This morning, Pentagram’s What Type Are You? Application (password = character) diagnosed me as the hopelessly unappealing Architype Van Doesburg.  Their therapist tried to console me that being Architype Van Doesburg means I’m brutally fair and the kind of person who believes all letters should be created equal, but really he was just avoiding the obvious:  I’m a total square [divided into a raster of 25 smaller squares].
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Now tell me something I don’t know . . .


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This is how 2 cups of coffee, the internet, and I get it on:  I have a friend named Sarah Brin.  Sarah Brin has a blog called Internet Magic.  Internet Magic is fabulous because it tells the world about things like middle school diary readings and gumby and Bobby Solomon’s Desktop Wallpaper Project.  Bobby Solomon is not my friend [though I really, really wish he were].  Instead, he is a freelance designer and music enthusiast who writes a blog called Kitsune Noir.  Kitsune Noir is fabulous because it tells the world about things like indie rock music and computer speakers and Bruce Mau’s Incomplete Manifesto for Growth.  Bobby’s top three are 14, 15, and 18.  My top three are 41, 42, and 43.  With the help of Ben Cain and my graphically challenged work PC, this is how I told you so.
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Told you so.