Archive for May, 2006

Do you qualify for a free phone adaptor and subscription from Olivoice?

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

If you live in the US and are thinking of getting a VoIP phone service for your home or business, then you might want to know that our friends at Olivoice, who have just launched their phone service, are giving away 10 phone adaptors (valued at 65$) and waiving the 19.9$ subscription fees for 10 [...]

Tata Botata’s crazy t-shirts!

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

This is just one of the guy’s crazy t-shirts. Using the iconic Umm Khulthoum portrait, with two bones and the well known cry of appreciation (that takes on a totally new meaning here) is one of the very few instances of contemporary provocative Arab communication design creativity that I’ve seen (and that only those steeped [...]

Cigarette burning as school punishment, and other smoking stories of the day

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

AlGhad reports today (Arabic link) that a teacher in Madaba has punished a student by extinguishing a cigarette on his back (because he asked to go to the bathroom). The matter is now in hands of the polices and the Ministry of Education is awaiting an official report on the incident. Another story about a [...]

Soon on toot?

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Just a little teaser..

Let the best designed blog on toot win

Monday, May 29th, 2006

The toot global HQ has been very busy the past few days. We recently added new bloggers to toot bringing up the number of blogs we track to 120. This makes toot even more interesting to read and follow on a daily basis. Remember: a toot a day, keeps the doctor away (or something like [...]

Dawwar Abdoun at its best

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Despite Hal’s protestations and Roba’s lamenting I think Abdoun circle is in it best shape OK, I kind of pity the shop owners. That why I did my national duty and bought Shawerma for the whole office from Dai3a (or Dai’a, whatever you prefer). So, while waiting to get my order (after I contributed to [...]

Apple’s new NY store: retail elevated to urban art

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Panoramas by Jook Leung I missed blogging about this as I was traveling. Apple opened it’s second NY store on 5th Avenue. The store is underground and a magnificent glass cube marks the entrance. Just amazing. Read what Gothamist had to say about it and make sure you check out his flickr set of the [...]