30 March 2009

i love i hate i think i believe i feel i wish

may be seen as a complete waste of time.   to each his own.

26 March 2009

Harper Reed : Tech, Mobile, Yo-yoing and Death Metal

Check blog out here - created by threadless CTO. 

25 March 2009

Shaun 2 Point 0

A friend of mine recently started an experiment in social marketing strategy on his blog - Shaun 2.0. The plan (in his own words): 

"I suppose I should start with the purpose of this thing. Over the next month I will be tracking my internet popularity compared to my involvement in the social network community. Here’s the plan: After a week of recording my ‘normal’ popularity rate* I will begin Phase 1. Every day I will be updating my Facebook profile, sending one tweet and following one more person on Twitter, and reviewing one website on Stumbleupon. In Phase 2, I step it up to sending three tweets, following three more people and reviewing three websites per day. Facebook will continue to be updated daily. Phase 3 involves sending five tweets per day, following five more people on Twitter and reviewing five more websites for Stumbleupon. This blog will be updated daily as well and I will provide a weekly wrap-up after each phase. (Expect graphs) Please feel free to stumble and/or tweet the heck out of me and this blog, but while I appreciate your Facebook friend requests, I probably will not accept unless I have at least shaken your hand. Enjoy!"

FaceOut Books

FaceOut Books : Edited by Charles Brock. Every Monday he adds a new entry that celebrates the form and form-makers of book packaging. Entries usually include analysis, interviews with designers, alternative and rejected designs, and finishes (all well illustrated).

24 March 2009

Peter Zumthor

Peter Zumthor : Swiss Architect
"There was a time when I experienced architecture without thinking about it. Sometimes I can almost feel a particular door handle in my hand, a piece of metal shaped like the back of a spoon. I used to take hold of it when I went into my aunt's garden. That door handle still seems to me like a special sign of entry into a world of different moods and smells. I remember the sound of the gravel under my feet, the soft gleam of the waxed oak staircase, I can hear the heavy front door closing behind me as I walk along the dark corridor and enter the kitchen, the only really brightly lit room in the house."

12 March 2009

John Wayne Quote

"Life is Hard.  It's harder if you're stupid."

04 March 2009

03 March 2009

Alien Trespass Poster

Song Sung Blue

Working out of the Box: Audra DiSimone

Director of Design with Starwood Hotels & Resorts for LeMeridien (above)
A friend of mine pointed me to this series of THINKING OUT OF THE BOX - trained architects who branched out into other professions.  I picked the article dealing with Audra DiSimone because I liked the picture displayed - simple as that.  I am not one to be envious - but her job is pretty sweet in my book (and I may be a little in regards to this one).  Starwood Hotels, Design Director, "constantly driving a visual language to build the brand" - she deals with the big - interior space - to the minute - small packaging - and everything in between.   This is something I need to strive toward.  Read article here.