Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swoon: Swimming Cities of Serinissima Fundraiser

source: Cool Hunting

Swimming Cities of Serenissima, international street and installation artist Swoon's floating art project, is the kind of undertaking that puts it in … more

Monday, April 27, 2009

Airstream x MINI Cooper S Clubman x Republic of Fritz Hansen

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For someone raised traveling in a converted bus like myself, this new Republic of Fritz Hansen-designed Airstream and coordinating modified MINI Coope… more

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Rocawear Mobile RocPopShop

source: Cool Hunting

by Tamara Warren Taking the temporary retail concept to a mobile level, Jay-Z recently collaborated with architect David Ashen of D-ash on a tricked-o… more

Thursday, April 09, 2009


Great shizzle from my friend(s) at BEST CO EVER.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Boxed Water Is Better

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With Boxed Water Is Better, the only thing you're really consuming is the water itself. A new brand—and concept—Boxed Water has successfully taken the… more

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sixth Sense from TED

Three Exceptional Scotches

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We're not Irish enough to know if it's total sacrilege to drink scotch for St. Patrick's day festivities, but we've had the good fortune of being awas… more

Friday, March 13, 2009


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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Audi Annual Report

Caught this over on PSFK.com



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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Limited-Edition Graphic Levi's 501 Jeans

source: Cool Hunting

Levi's recently released a limited-edition series of four pairs of jeans featuring vibrantly colored graphics. Geometric prints in red, blue, orange a… more

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Monterey Bay Shores Eco-Development

source: Cool Hunting

This spectacular design—still in the works—aims to convert a desolate desert, into a thriving environmental preserve and eco-resort. The building inco… more

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Europeans are cooler than us

Well...some will argue that England is not Europe...but you know what I'm talking about.


Monday, February 23, 2009

The Value of Free

Is free-dom killing America?

A very good business man once said, "if it's free, it has no value."

I look around at sharing that the Web 2.0 environment has created and I wonder if the "free" exchange of ideas, technology and information is what's killing the economy.

Think about it...back in the day, if you had a great idea, or figured out how to do something better than someone else, you packaged it up and sold it.

Now, people are developing technology, sharing information, providing services...all for free. And as stated above...if it's free, does it have value.

Take Google. I get on Google at work, type in the name of a company I saw over the weekend and get the scoop. I don't click on any ads...I don't buy anything, and the only "cost" is that of my company to the internet provider. Google gets nothing.

I really don't know where I'm going with this yet...but it seems to me that free nature of our economy is currently crashing on itself. and maybe what we need is less 'free-dom'...


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Renzo Rosso: Diesel Planet Store Fifth Avenue

source: Cool Hunting

Fresh off a smoke, Renzo Rosso sat down with us to answer a few questions about Diesel's newest and largest Planet store on swanky Fifth Avenue in NYC… more

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


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Pitting two architecture firms against each other in a timed construction duel, LVHRD sets the scene for another one of their infamous creative compet… more

Monday, February 16, 2009

Fastest Weiner in the West

My boy Ralphie defended is Weiner Dog racing title yesterday. I hope to have some action shots soon...but here he is chilln' pre-race with Lala

New Kicks from Ospop

Just got my new kicks from Ospop...super comfortable, with some pretty basic/clean lines. Dig them...


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Taking pinhole photography to a whole new scale, photographer Shaun Irving transformed a delivery trucks into the world's largest mobile camera, the C… more

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

MoMA Atlantic/Pacific

source: Cool Hunting

In a new initiative taking art far outside the museum walls, MoMA sprinkled the Atlantic/Pacific subway station in Brooklyn with 58 reproductions from… more

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


Caught this vid from Seth at TED on the "importance" of being "remarkable". (actually, it was linked to a PSFK article...so go there, too). The purple cow example is not new...but it's still striking, and it confounds me that more marketers, brand managers and product designers don't follow it. why do beer companies think that new secondary packaging will sell more beer when EVERY beer company is always changing their secondary packaging.

a great example was a brain drizzle i was in a few weeks ago and someone asked, "can we tell or show that we're are smarter than the other guys." and the resounding answer was no...we can't. we can show them we're smart...we can show them we're good...but we cannot show them we're smarter. what we need to show them, i argued, is that we're remarkable. we'll see how it goes....

Monday, February 02, 2009

Big News Baby!

Switch in the news today!


Love this dood...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Knuckledraggers going stealth

The Whip by Cheetah Ultra Sports

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If the Navy SEALs were to ever have an official snowboard, it would have to be The Whip F-117, so named because it draws inspiration from the F-117 St… more

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Stash at Killington: Rough Cut and Interview

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Last week we were invited by our friends at Burton to go up to Killington, VT to try out the new Stash trail which opened early this year. Taking ridi… more

Monday, January 19, 2009


No sour grapes...as those cats in Miami and Boulder do some clever work (my agency isn't even an ad agency). But any organization that employes a hack like Bob Garfield has no biz handing out awards. Like the conversations regarding the MLB Hall of Fame...why does the press decide who wins? Shouldn't it be the clients and their peers? And shouldn't results matter? I mean, clever work and great strategy only matter if it moves the needle. Maybe it is...I haven't eaten at a BK in 5 years...but I see a lot of them around so I'm sure they must be doing something right.

Anyway...i just find odd humor in self-serving industry awards. Although I'm sure I'd have a different POV if I was holding my Lion on the beaches of Cannes with bubbly near by and a bevey of local beauties keeping me company (sorry wife).

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr!

Pac-Man, Astroids and...


Thursday, January 15, 2009


Great video...just in time for the double-derby week for Everton. It's put up or shut up for my Toffees...they can talk Europe all they want, but if they cannot do something in these two trips to Anfield then they will get nowhere on the continent.

Other than seeing that mutant Rooney in here...this is pretty good.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

remember this kids...

...something to remember that posted:

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Now's the Time

Is it me...or does it strike anyone else in the marketing/design/communications industry that now is the time to make bold moves?

One, no one else is...everyone is hanging onto the "o shyt" handle and being ever so conservative. Consumers are scared shytless...but still spending money like it's going out of business. I got dragged to Target this weekend by my wife, and other than wanting to cut my own head off, I was amazed at the amount of people out and about buying crap. And yes, it's crap...low cost crap...but they're still spending money.

You can quickly ID some recession-proof industries...beer, anything with a little "i" infront of it...but there is a chance for someone somewhere to make a splash. Retail space is available EVERYWHERE, both traditional and non-traditional.

And while banks aren't throwing money to everyone...a smart, disruptive and authentic business plan will standout and give someone a chance to steal thunder that usually takes years to build.

Detriot Don't Git It...

There's an article on Ad Age's web site discussing the lack of "takers" for a 50MM campaign to save the US Auto Industry. The folks at this "forward thinking" ad agency, made up of a bunch of (you guessed it) guys who used to work on auto biz, feel the problem isnt the quality of the product Detriot is peddling...it's the perception of the auto industry itself. They say the campaign will show Americans how important the auto industry is...

I can't say I disagree with the perception of Detriot...massive 'bonus' structures for executives regardless of profitability, embarrassing innovation, outdated sales structures, and a less than motivated work force supported by less than competitive union puppets.

The bigger issue, that advertising cannot solve, is that the American people aren't interested in saving this Detriot. The American people don't want the American auto industry, as it is, to be saved.

Before you start trying to change perceptions of the auto industry, the entire system, from executives thru mfg and sales need a shake up. Someone with vision needs to take a good look at the future of the industry...honestly assess what the market will bear, both here an abroad, and move forward. Everyone involved with Big Auto needs to reshape that industry with an eye to the future and avoid dragging the past with them.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Robbie...you are a bad mofo...


Flyover Skiing Part II

Caught this on Thrillist this morning...pretty effing sweet. Not all that confident in the "breaking" it describes...but hell with it...would be awesome if we could just get some effing snow around here...and if someone could lend me $2500 bucks.