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ShopStyle: Diary of an online shopping addiction

December 13, 2012

This is the true story of a woman and a website: ShopStyle. If you know what’s good for you, you won’t click that link. But if you are one of the people who have asked me about the super-ultra-amazing shopping search engine I can’t stop using, here is our tale.

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Of shoes and men

August 15, 2012

I have a dear friend who used to say that a woman should always have three men in her life: the one currently in her heart, a second recently dispatched, and a third waiting in the wings. I now have a  comparable philosophy about shoes. Every woman should have one pair that are reliably perfect, [...]

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ShoeCamp: An (imaginary) unconference for the footwear-obsessed

June 4, 2012

Madeline Stanionis inspired this vision for ShoeCamp, an unconference for the footwear-obsessed.

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12-Step Social Media Scanner & Intervention Bot

June 3, 2012

Imagining a 12-step bot that constantly scans people’s social media feeds for signs that things are out of control, and then tweets you the location of your nearest AA, Overeaters Anonymous or Shoppers Anonymous.

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YouDrawIt: The shopping engine that lets you drive

June 2, 2012

Wanted: a shopping engine that lets me draw the shape I’m looking for —  whether it’s a shoe, a shirt or a dress — and then searches the site for items that appear to match my shape.

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