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Link Drop (06·05·09)

This has been one of those strange weeks where everything on the outside looks the same, though on the inside there’s a lot going on. It’s been a cool week […]

DesignNotes Ten Design-Related Blogs from NYC

A couple weeks ago Blogs.com asked me if I was willing to pass them on a list of design blogs based in NYC (I considered Brooklyn as part of this […]

Link Drop (4·10·09)

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diy clock kits

Via MoCo Loco I came across a really cool idea from Furni’s online shop. They’re having a contest to design a casing for one of their clock kits that they […]

Wooster on Spring

Text below from the Wooster Collective Website… Wooster On Spring – The Countdown Begins As many of you now know, Wooster on Spring, the exhibition we have been working on […]


As a guest living in a different country that is having their midterm elections, I wonder if it really matters which party wins. As I’ve witnessed, a majority is not […]

Pasqualina Azzarello

P1100658.JPG, originally uploaded by kathryn. Here’s a happy DIY story I found through flickr. Kathryn Yu has a great series of images taken from the work of Pasqualina Azzarello that […]

Today is the day

Yup, it’s my birthday today, Friday September 29th.

Designism Tonight

Two days, two design talks. Last night was Ellen Lupton, tonight was Designism with Tony Hendra, George Lois, Jessica Helfand, James Victore, Milton Glaser, Kurt Andersen, Brian Collins and Steve […]

Notes from Ellen Lupton talk

Generate This!

BrazilName – Generate your own Brazil football shirt! http://www.minimalsworld.net/BrazilName/brazilian.shtml Your Name in Japanese :: Japanese Translator .co.uk http://www.japanesetranslator.co.uk/your-name-in-japanese/ The Baby Name Wizard: NameVoyager http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html Emptybottle.org – The Web 2.0 Bullshit […]

Photo of the day

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DIY Hieroglyphics

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Did I ever mention how I feel about NYC?

and I how I would recommend every designer start a blog – you have no idea what it can lead to.

Collage a Day

Here’s a great way to keep you mind fresh and creative. Create a collage a day. Randel Plowman has and the work is pretty nice. Ever the entrepreneur, he sells […]

Right about now

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Paper and getting organized by yourself

If you’re still a fan of paper, D*I*Y Planner is the site for you. I won’t be able to do the site justice describing about all the things you can […]

Matchbox Pinhole DIY

I luv pinhole photography, but have never tried it myself. Now with a little time and experimentation there’s a site that explains how to make a Matchbox Pinhole camera at […]

What’s Your Project?

Looking for something to do over the next couple days – check out http://www.whatsyourproject.com and if that’s not enough there’s www.52projects.com

Blog reDesign

Every once in awhile I flirt with the idea of redesigning this blog. Though ironically in the first year I did update it three times. I even changed the name. […]

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