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Still photography and video evolution

Up until yesterday if a person had asked me to compare the differences between still photography and video, I don’t think it would have been too hard for me. They’re […]

Walking on Top of the High Line

Like a lot of fans of the High Line, the opening of the first section a day early was a welcome surprise. It surpassed any hype that I had put […]

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 […]

The Future of Radio?

A friend of mine from Brussels asked me an interesting question recently. She was wondering what I thought was the future of radio. I’d never really considered such a question […]

Link Drop (5·22·09)

Summer is just about here. It’s getting nice n’hot, the humidity is about to get a lot worse and there’s a long weekend coming up asap. Things are good in […]

Globe and Street views of a Los Angeles Area Earthquake

+++++++++++ Here’s a couple photos from last night’s earthquake in California. Of course it’s not showing us what’s on the ground currently but it does me for a compelling composite […]

My Creative Mornings talk about Agile Design

5/8 Michael Surtees from CreativeMornings on Vimeo. surtees_agilededesign surtees_agilededesign Michael Surtees Publish at Scribd or explore others: Other Research agile design This morning Tina and the CreativeMornings team gave me […]

Link Drop (5·01·09)

I feel as though this week just started and it’s already Friday. Good weather, good company and being in NYC will do that to people. But with that said there’s […]

Weird angle stuff

The Fedrigoni Mountains http://blog.ashleysimko.com/post/98637476/illustration-by-jonathan-puckey-the-piece-was nancy white http://youngandbrilliant.net/post/98589116/schamburg-and-alvisse-designed-these-sustainable Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been noticing a bunch of images that are quite angular. It’s as though each of those […]

Link Drop (4·24·09)

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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 Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 23rd (January 2009)

As I’m focusing more on quality vs quantity it’s interesting to see how smaller patterns emerge after a weeks worth of filtering. This week seemed to be a combo of […]

Barack to the Future

7:38 PM: the Empire State Building Tonight ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3:30 PM: U.S. President Barack Obama’s first signature as president ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12:55 PM: Drew Friedman: Obama portrait for The New Yorker http://www.boingboing.net/2009/01/20/drew-friedman-obama.html […]

Conteracting white

I’m not sure if I’m having a violent reaction to all the white I’m seeing (this blog included), but I’ve come across a couple visuals that gave me a jump […]

Creative Mornings: Zach Klein and Casey Pugh Notes & Video

12/12/08 Zach Klein and Casey Pugh on Physical Computing from CreativeMornings on Vimeo. “I was seeking the thrill of learning something new” and so the ten minute talk (it was […]

Today is Tuesday November Fourth, Two Thousand Eight (12 UPDATES) End of Part One

6:04 AM: 6:04 AM: 6:04 AM: If you can vote do so and if you’re watching from the sidelines like me (Canadian) you’re probably watching just because it’s very interesting. […]

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 31st (October 2008)

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… For this Halloween edition of Link Drop™ you’ll notice that I tried my best to ignore that today is October 31st. With that out of the way this week […]

Looking at MoMA’s Design and Elastic Mind Exhibition

When it comes to design in galleries I’m of two minds. On one side design becomes something tangible when it’s in it’s natural environment. Of course all design is not […]

My ode to orange?

I’ve noticed an alarming amount of orange on my desk today. So I thought it would be interesting to spend a couple minutes discovering the psychology of orange via links. […]

Diving deep with images: FFFFOUND! and their image bookmarking site

I’ve been meaning to talk about FFFFOUND! for a couple days now but time has been going by to quickly. It’s a really great eclectic site of images. People post […]

My one word prediction for next year – Folksonomy

At some point I’ll jot down some things that I saw this year that perhaps could grow into something more next year, but I think there’s one word that anyone […]

Virgin Galactic

I snapped this image at Wired’s Nextfest over the weekend in NYC. You can check out more about Virgin Galactic at http://www.virgingalactic.com/

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