Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pop Up Film Festival

Caught this on PSFK...awsome new mini-LED projectors from Castrade. Project your life as you go...

Monday, December 22, 2008

Almost an Ape

Got these from Coder, who says that between an ape and Bobby Jade, my knuckles are dragging. Good stuff...

Pass along this itch...

...Contagious' 2008 Best of PDF downloadable here:


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Mello cello

Amazing stuff...can't stop listening to it. Check Nick out here:


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ich komme mit dem auto!

Considering they created The People's Car (Volkswagon to you non-Eurotrash) and bratwurt, you knew it wouldn't take long for them to get into the pop-up retail game. While I'm not thrilled about about the weight of this "cylindar of selling" it's upside for customization and heavy lifting (includes options for refridgerators, ovens, etc.) makes it unique.


(i'll post pics when blogger gets their shyt together)

My kind of town

Puma City. I'd live there.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

PSFK Meeting

Not sure how the meeting went...but look at the size of that croissant!! That thing is bigger than that girls head...

Monday, June 02, 2008

28 Minutes Later...

....from the guys over at Contagious.

Promoting the new Mercedes GLK...

A new take on the sexy car wash from Subie
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vasc8ghyulg or http://sexysubaru.ca

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cool Hunted

Saw this over on Coolhunting.com...very cool indeed.

Stackable Bottles

A cool concept...however keep reading the article and see the note about developing product packaging that can then be used for construction.

The idea isn't new (obviously as this article points out)...but in recent times it's be left to artists to muse over.

The whole "shipping container" trend is very similar right now...however this is on a much smaller scale, and honestly, allows much greater flexibility. Interesting...


Monday, March 10, 2008

CIA World Fact Book

Anyone else find this extremely ironic?


Friday, March 07, 2008

Fly Over Skiing

This is how we do it in the fly-over States...

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Chapter 13

..."I don't know how it will be in the years to come. There are monstrous changes taking place in the world, forces shaping a future whose face we do not know. Some of these forces seem evil to us, perhaps not in themselves but because their tendency is to eliminate other things we hold good. It is true that two men can lift a bigger stone than one man. A group can build automobiles quicker and better than one man, and bread from a huge factory is cheaper and more uniform. When our food and clothing and housing are all born in the complication of mass production, mass methon is bound to get into our thinking and to eliminate all other thinking. In our time mass or colletive production has entered our economics, our politics, and even our religon, so that some nations have substituted the idea collective for the idea God. This in my time is the danger. There is great tension in the world, tension toward a breaking point, and men are unhappy and confused.

At such a time it seems natural and good to me to ask myself these questions. What do I believe in? What must I fight for and what must I fight against?

Our species is the only creative species, and it has only one crative instrument, the individual mind and spirit of a man. Nothing was ever created by two men. There are no good collaborations, whether in music, in art, in poetry, in mathmatics, in philosophy. Once the miracle of creation has taken place, the group can build and extend it, but the group never invents anything. The preciousness lies in the lonely mind of a man.

And now the forces marshaled around the concept of the grouup have declared a war of extermination on that preciousness, the mind of man. By disparagement, by starvation, by repressions, forced direction, and the stunning hammerblows of conditioning, the free, roving mind is being pursued, roped, blunted, drugged. It is a sad suicidal course our species seems to have taken.

And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or govnernment which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about. I can understand why a system built on a patter must try to destroy the free mind, for that is the one thing which can by inspection destroy such a system. Surely I can understand this, and I hate it and I will fight against it to presever the one thing that separates us from the uncreative beasts. If the glory can be killed, we are all lost.

John Steinbeck, East of Eden (1952)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Brand Sliders

Just read a great white paper from HUB Magazine that you can pull off their site (www.hubmagazine.com) written by Martin Bishop of Landor Associates (www.Landor.com).

As Brands look to grow, via new services or acquisitions, they must decide that new brand or service falls into their existing brand architecture.

The paper looks at two sides: one umbrella brand or many? It also offers an innovative tool that can help you evaluate which side of the fence you should land on.


Friday, January 25, 2008


Yet another great site forwarded on to me by an AD downstaits...


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Viva Detroit

Some great sneak peaks from the Detroit Auto Show from around the Web are out there. This concept vehicle from Jeep caught my eye on the front page of Chicagotribune.com...

I love it when designers make sense.

So much of our current design culture is design for design sake...or making sexier gadgets so the gadgets we have end up in a landfill on Africa's West Coast. But having spent six and a half years in Chicago, I find this brilliant.


Kudos to Urbandaddy for the scoop.


Thursday, January 10, 2008


I just returned from CES in Las Vegas and will have a full report with pictures up shortly. It will be a fairly topline review, and unfortunately will focus on gadgets, as being short on time I was only able to skim the show floor.

Stay tuned...