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Project Magazine

By Tom Ran

Published: November 30, 2010 under Technology

Jeff Bridges on the cover of Project's first issue

Photo: Project Magazine

There’s only so much you can keep track of. Just last week Rupert Murdoch announced he was investing in an iPad only newspaper titled “The Daily,” employing about 100 writers to work on the publication. Launch date? Unknown. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, Richard Branson steals his thunder by launching his own iPad only magazine titled “Project,” available starting today. Like many other magazine apps, it’s free, with each issue priced at $2.99 a pop. The design of the issue is a mishmash of tech and print and a bit chaotic, caused by the liberal use of fonts and a dizzying array of color bars and squares that resemble pixels and cmyk indicators on the edges of a proof. As far as the content goes, it is stocked with interviews and articles from cultural to political with a mix of light interactivity, like the North Korean babushka nesting dolls and several video content. We’ll have to play with it a bit more to come to a verdict. If you’re uncertain whether to purchase an issue, you can get a taste of the magazine from their blog.

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FabLab

By Sarah Williams

Published: January 26, 2009 under Technology

The finished result

Photo: Staff

Did someone say LASERS?! Count us in… Yesterday The Scout took a field trip up to the MIT FabLab located in the South Bronx. FabLab is short for Fabrication Laboratory, and is a portable facility dedicated to bringing together technology, design, sustainability and community. The lab houses a hi tech laser-etching printer and Shop Bot router.

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FEATURES

Alya Kazakevich

By Raven Keller
Alya Kazakevich in her shop in the Lower East Side

Photo: Rose Callahan

On a damp and muggy summer morning on the Lower East Side, Alya Kazakevich slowly stitched up the edges of a leather coin purse and recalled her childhood in Eastern…

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Workstead

By Tom Ran
Partners Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler

Photo: Samuel Bristow

Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith, are the partners behind Workstead. The two met at Rhode Island School of Design while studying architecture and opened their studio in 2009,…

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M.Nii John Moore

By Tom Ran
M.Nii Tailor, Waianae, Hawaii 1959

Photo: Tom McBride

The photo is one of the few relics that remain of M.Nii’s history. An image that recalls the golden age of American surf culture. Three friends in front…

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