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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

When You’re a Designer

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Nobody ever told me, but when you're a Designer:
  • You won’t be able to afford your own taste.
  • You’ll notice everything that is even slightly out of alignment.
  • You’ll never look at a problem without “reading” the context.
  • You’ll only analyze a space, you won’t just experience it. 
  • You’ll be a bystander.
  • You’ll be endlessly fascinated with natural light and shadows.
  • You won’t be able to let anything go, your brain will spin, you won’t sleep.
  • You won’t be able to talk to anyone about what you do. No one will know what a Designer does.
  • You’ll be weary and content at the same time.
  • Your eyes will hurt.
  • You’ll be less respected than you thought.
  • Your shyness will be interpreted as arrogance.
  • You’ll be working on your craft for years, you’ll never feel like you’ve mastered it, but you’ll keep at it, everyday, again, again.
  • You’ll remember every single thing you did wrong on a project, and that will keep you from seeing everything you did right.
  • You’ll want to put everything in order, always… But, you may choose not to do that.
  • When you’re young, your heroes will be irrelevant. You’ll figure out the people who really matters when you're older.
  • You’ll mark the milestones in your life by the projects you were working on at the time.
  • You’ll come to know a little about everything, you’ll know a lot about just a few things.
  • You’ll begin to see any built environment as a continuously evolving form, built piece by piece by generations of individual efforts - You’ll begin to see balance between individuality and community.
  • You’ll often have an opportunity to be the center of attention, but, you won’t know how to take advantage of that.
  • You will be interesting… eventually.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I Type, We All Type

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For one reason and one reason alone.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mystic R&B Traveler AlunaGeorge

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Looks like my day just got a whole lot sexier.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Drive (2011) Review

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Ah yes, Drive. When I first saw the typographic choice for the movie title, I already had some qualms about it, but luckily this neo-noir, directed towards a lesser mainstream audience has the style, cast, and execution to be one of the slickest film this year. The soundtrack kicks ass and the quick, yet brutal crescendos during turning points in the film really makes me want to bust out the camera once again. This isn't a movie for the light-hearted either. It's surreal, mythic, tense, fun, hilarious, revolting, and surprising. Pulling it all off with flying colors, well... that's what makes this movie so damn fun. 8.9/10.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I Was a Chemist Once

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Srsly.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Designed to Kill

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If only...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Everything Is Incredible

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Mos. Def. Print by Ben Thomas.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Equally Beautiful

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Love symbolism? Check it. 4 strong colors (red, green, blue & yellow) throughout -  perhaps reflecting different moods and different people in this story. If you've seen Amelie, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.

Now, the man in blue jumper walking across the frame, the blue lorry, blue fence, blue dress, red bridge, the yellow leaf, yellow tennis ball, etc... everything just pops. I think the red represents Lucy and the blue is her ex-boyfriend. Just a thought.

Watch your eyes change from blue and back to green. It's a pretty lovely experience to say the least.

Friday, September 16, 2011

H&M Home Fall 2011 Collection

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God damn. Must have. Open in Denver and I'll give you my babies.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Native Effectivity

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Had this idea on the plane and sketched out this Native American-inspired tee design for EffectiveUI's latest branding effort. It's still got a little tweaking to do, but I like the way it came out.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Idea House

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I've been debating the idea of monolithic construction for my first big house (above, the Y-House in Japan). Should it create ripples in the neighborhood? Probably. But I should make sure it doesn't seem like a hostile takeover. Else I might get Kid'd.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Indie Goddess Lana Del Rey Will Hypnotize You

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Probably one of my favorite new artists right now. Lana's voice is like a retro-pop symphony paired with steady twisted indie rhythms. When combined, it's enough to make your heart drop.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Interfaces Organized Neatly

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Ain't nuffin' like a set of organized wireframe templates. They make me secretly really happy inside. Like, really.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

White Wine

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"New life goal. Until 30, I will not fly anything but first class. I just cannot stand the overall level of incompetence, stupidity and inconsideration of coach."
"I hate it when people blame me of having food when children in Africa are starving. I'm proud living my life."
"To my five gardeners standing in a circle, laughing and talking: clean my yard or get the f off my property, this isn't a fiesta, it's a job."
"Meh. It's a park. A very big park. Who cares? I like living in a city because I hate nature, so why would I go to a park?"
"One time when I was 11, I called the cops to report 'force labor' because my mom told me to clean my room."
"There are few things sadder than when my shoes get scuffed up after a fun night out in the town."
"UGHH!! My mom got me a laptop but it doesn't fit in my backpack so I'm making her buy me another laptop!"

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