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Become Mars Blackmon

Become Mars Blackmon

Nike.com launched a new app and microsite to promote the Spizikes. It’s clean and well designed, like all the digital media that comes from Nike. The site shows the different aspects of the shoe and what Jordans they were inspired by. The app allows you to put your face behind the hat and glasses and ‘Marsify” yourself Not a groundbreaking offering but nifty nonetheless. Peep my pic after the jump, lol.

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Vevo Launches – The Web’s Newest Music Video Hub

Vevo Launches – The Web’s Newest Music Video Hub

Earlier this week a site called VEVO launched. It’s a new website that you can go and watch high quality music videos anytime you want. You may be thinking what I thought when I first heard about. “What makes this different from the other sites I already watch music videos at? Well the first difference being that the majority of your favorite music labels and their corresponding artists are in on the venture. This isn’t YouTube where commercial products quickly get the “This has been removed for copyright violation” stamp because all the content has been approved. In it’s first couple days it’s gotten well over the couple hundred million hit mark, boosting it up the third most viewed website on the internet. Vevo plans to do for music videos what Hulu has done for TV. “The question of whether people want to watch HD television shows on their computer has been answered”, says an article in AdAge. Now Vevo is giving us that same packaging, except in the music video realm — being the primary reason why it was able to soar so high so quickly. I actually haven’t had the opportunity to check the site out in full yet because it was a little laggy and I got a few server error screens, I’m not sure they were prepared for the onslaught. But this is good news. Check it out when you get a chance.

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Grammy Microsite – We Are All Fans

Grammy Microsite – We Are All Fans

The release of the Grammy noms list earlier this week made me want to do a little research on the show in general and how their ads were gonna look this year, since I liked last years so much.

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Daffys’ Shiny New Webspace

Daffys’ Shiny New Webspace

All my bargain hunter friends love themselves some Daffy’s, lol. I was browsing the web awards and stumbled upon their new homepage.

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M. Night Shyamalan’s Dope Homepage

M. Night Shyamalan’s Dope Homepage

Known for his method of storytelling and cinematography, it’s no wonder that Shyamalan’s website comes across so well. Modeled in 3D and coded in Flash, the user is thrust into a mysterious world of sorts with a mix of items to interact with. Aside from how well it looks, I especially like HOW you have to interact with some objects, like chairs you have to drag across the floor, or paintings you have to knock off the wall by swiping your cursor at the right speed. It’s not all just scroll and click, which adds to the dimension. It also won a Favourite Website Award, and an Adobe Site of the Day Award, which isn’t bad at all. Take a look when you have some time to really sit and explore it.

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Mathematical Food for Thought

Mathematical Food for Thought

Gotta love the straightforwardness of witty commentary. New Math is a project that features ideas, words, or general aspects of life, broken down into simple math equations. All of them are spot on and most are pretty funny. Here are some of my favorites.

 

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Proper Cloth – Premium Custom Button Ups

Proper Cloth – Premium Custom Button Ups

Custom clothing pretty much epitomizes individuality. To the man interested in having a shirt all his own, or maybe just getting a normal shirt that he could never quite find in his size, Proper Cloth is the way to go. By offering a service with tons of options from thread count, pattern, fabric, color and many more, the options seem pretty endless. You can even add accents like monogramming, and colored patterns for the inside of your collar and cuff. Then there’s size,which at least for me, is one of the greatest options since I have long arms. I like how you could either enter your own dimensions or get Brand-Similar fits — did you ever wish you could have your favorite Banana Republic shirt that fits perfectly in a never before seen color and pattern? — well now you can. They have a list of designers and their size listings so that you can customize a shirt that you already know fits well on you. In other words… it doesn’t get much better than this, and now it’s all just a few clicks away.

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Lacoste Red launches — website wins an award

Lacoste Red launches — website wins an award

I came across Lacoste’s site for it’s Red Collection and thought it was pretty well done. Combining vibrant color, video, flash, music, and great typography to create a sleek yet energetic feel(sorta like fit and color do for the clothing huh?), I thought it was pretty cool. Apparently so did the folks at the FWA because it was site of the day on Monday, so congrats to them. Pics from the collection after the jump…

Peep the site here

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Championâ„¢ Hoodie Remix

Championâ„¢ Hoodie Remix

Champion is hosting an online hoodie design competition(that has a really well designed site by the way) that could grant the winner a $500 gift certificate and a chance to have their design released as a limited run exclusively on championusa.com. However, unlike NIKEID, the hoodie you design won’t be up for purchase, it’s strictly for competing purposes. The contest ends next week so get on it!

Peep it: Champion Design Remix

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Site Spotlight: Ice Cream Melts

Site Spotlight: Ice Cream Melts

Some may say this is the age of blogging since everyone seems to have one. To me, beneath that surface is simply a voice, the wanting to tell a story. Be it something inspiring, random, or just to vent how you feel about a particular subject or experience. Enter icecreammelts.com, a universal, user-generated blog that allows people to log in and share their own experiences, all with the intention to uplift and inspire those who read them. Ice Cream Melts carries the same name as the book of poetry released in 2007 by author Nnamdi G. Osuagwu who also created the site. A little snip from the books description

“…The collection[of modern poetry] does more than just stating the obvious pitfalls of present-day living. It shows there is inspiration to be found in the acceptance that we are only human and that, in the end, ice cream does melt.”

Hit up the site ASAP, share an experience or two, and also be sure to check out the book!

Also from Nnamdi, is an ebookumentary created for his mom about the entire Inauguration 2009 experience since she was unable to attend herself. It does however, require a special download and is available for sale on the site as well.

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Site Spotlight: RapRadar.com

Site Spotlight: RapRadar.com

RapRadar.com is a new hip-hop site that debuted today. Started by Elliott Wilson the former editor-in-chief of XXL, Rap-Radar is looking to set itself as the go to spot on the web for all things Hip Hop. It includes a blog, Q&A, interviews, and many other sections that have yet to really flourish since the site is brand new. I have high hopes for it though, especially since one of the people behind XXL’s success is the mastermind behind it all, this dude clearly knows his hip-hop. Peep the joint when u get a chance.

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Keep Your Wallet Minty…

Keep Your Wallet Minty…

 

Ok folks, I’m back yet again with another financial post. Although we stress the importance of staying fresh at all times, you should never, EVER be lax with your money management — especially in today’s economy. So with that, I want to tell you about the most robust, FREE, web application that you’ll ever need for financial management. Mint.com…

The rest after the jump…

 

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