Olivier van Themsche, Planner ON a humid Wednesday in June, an eclectic cross-section of the city’s cool kids descended upon a former Catholic school in NoLIta for a new shopping Web site. Fashionable scenesters like the model Hanne Gaby Odiele and the jewelry designer Waris Ahluwalia wandered the halls, checking out two dozen classrooms that had been transformed. In one, the restaurateur Serge Becker held a dance hall class with students in Jamaican uniforms. In another, the streetwear kings behind aNYthing installed a working skateboard ramp, while blond socialites in little white dresses looked on. Orchestrating it all, wearing a blazer and white V-neck, was Olivier van Themsche, a former night life hot shot from Paris, who left France to make his mark in New York as an entrepreneur. “Life was really, really easy for me in Paris,” said Mr. van Themsche, 35, whose streaks of gray hair add a touch of gravitas to his otherwise lighthearted demeanor.
APPLE'S TV DREAM REVEALED: Embarrass Hardware Makers, Stiff Content Providers, Destroy Cable Companies Over the last several months, Apple's vision for television has become clearer. Thanks to work by Wall Street analyst Gene Munster on the hardware side and the New York Post's Claire Atkinson on the content and cable side, we now have a pretty good picture of what Apple wants to do: Build a TV set that is much cooler and easier to use than anything else out thereCharge twice as much for itAssemble a "virtual cable company" with boatloads of great content by cutting deals with content providersPay the content providers practically nothingReduce cable companies to "dumb pipes" by redesigning and taking control over the television interfaceCapture a subscription revenue stream that the cable companies now own That seems to be the vision.
Why Do 15,000 People Care About a Missing Cat At JFK? One Word: Facebook. By Guest Post 10/18/11 10:16am Share this: The story of Jack the Cat, lost by American Airlines baggage handlers at JFK International Airport, continues to captivate public attention six weeks later–as evidenced mostly by tweeting, clicking the Like button on Facebook and commenting on Facebook. This is a guest post by a Delaware-based “Friend of Jack,” Andrea Baumann, who writes about why she felt moved to join the 15,000 or so fans of “Jack The Cat is Lost in AA Baggage at JFK.”
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As we’ve mentioned before, having an awesome 404 Page is a source of pride among startups. From the Twitter Fail Whale, to the Google Fail Whale (of course) to the Digg Fail Ox to Blippy’s Fail Double Rainbows you have to admit that these things freaking make your day. Social gaming startup EightBit.me (which has yet to launch whatever its planning on doing with its armies of 8-bit Twitter avatars) has moved a step beyond fail animals and memes, to yes, a Fail Nintendo Game Cartridge, above. Yet Another Entry Into The 404 Page Hall Of Fame
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CNN’s “Geography” i often run into europeans who SWEAR that americans have no concept of GEOGRAPHY, not knowing where anything is. i usually try to defend that generalization to an extent stating that is overly exaggerated to declare such biases – but after seeing this “map” of “france” on CNN as was reported by french television 2, DO YOU BLAME THEM? first of all, according to CNN, the WORLD LEADER OF NEWS, the city of toulouse, normally found in southwest france, is now cavorting around northern italy! CNN’s “Geography” » Why Travel To France
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Playboy Magazine is on magazine racks, on the Web, on iPad, and now it's also on a hard drive. The iconic publication, which has struggled a bit as the world goes increasingly digital, is offering every issue of Playboy, from 1953 to 2010, on a 250-GB drive described as small enough to fit "inside a briefcase or jacket pocket." "Why would you let more than 650 of your favorite Playmates celebrate the holidays in a damp garage, stashed under your bed or crowded together in the basement, when you can bring them all together beneath the mistletoe this year?" Playboy said in a statement. The USB hard drive sells for about $300 and has more than 650 issues loaded on the device. The hard drive also has 200 GB worth of free space for those looking to save other files alongside the digital archive. Playboy Magazine releases every issue from 1953 to 2010 on a hard drive | Technology | Los Angeles Times
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George Lucas Turns Daily Show Star Into Storm Trooper While it is my understanding that playing with the actual Jon Stewart is not safe for children over four years of age, it appears that playing with his Star Wars action figure is just fine. This amazing action figure, made specifically for Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, was created for presenter Jon Stewart by George Lucas. Needless to say this is not part of canon and is not for sale. The figure comes with two heads, one with a goatee and one without, and Stewart looks surprisingly virile in his while battle dress. Wouldn’t it be amazing if Lucasfilm had a custom Stormtrooper system? You send in a picture of your head, they scan it onto a 3D model, and then print it out?
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