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A couple points from seeing Big Spaceship at AIGANY Design Remixed

After work last night I walked down the block to the Apple SoHo store to hear Michael Lebowitz and Joshua Hirsch of Big Spaceship. Before the talk I wasn’t planning […]

Blip Festival 2008, December 4—7, 2008: Brooklyn

Blip Festival 2008: The Promo from Richard Alexander Caraballo on Vimeo. View Larger Map Having no experience w/ music aside from enjoying it casually, and a fan of bitmap typefaces, […]

Back in the day w/ Vibe Magazine

I was passed on the above slides from a presentation quite a while back designed by FB Design for the American Magazine Conference in 2005. Sadly their whole site is […]

Shigeru Ban Talk at the Cooper Union

After not being able to get in for the Shigeru Ban Talk at the Cooper Union last January b/c I forgot to RSVP, I’ve been agonizingly waiting for the Architectural […]

Field-Testing the Field-Tested Book Live in New York

To be honest, the Delancey probably wasn’t the best location for Coudal’s Field-Tested Books live reading in New York. The rooftop was packed which in turn made it kind of […]

Reading and Drinking in NYC

With the book launch of Field Tested Books 2008, Coudal Partners is having two readings – one in Chicago and the other in NYC. The event is free and anyone […]

Vancouver Publication to Check Out

I have to admit that up until know I really didn’t know that many publications that came out of Vancouver. That changed recently when I was contacted by Jeff who […]

I haven’t read the book yet, but…

Who would have thought that the thing to do on a Friday night was to head over to the Art Directors club to hear a writer talking about a book. […]

Circled ring in Union Square

When I was walking home a couple weeks ago through Union Square I didn’t really think much of the crowd that circled a couple people. I tend to avoid those […]

SVA D-Crit Readings Series Last Night

I was tipped off to the SVA D-Crit Readings series from fellow co-worker/new hotshot recruit Samuel who works at Daylife. I wasn’t sure what to expect though I’m happy that […]

Archinect Reviews: Design and the Elastic Mind

If there’s one common outcome to a popular design event, it’s that everyone that attended has an opinion. Even better is that there isn’t any one publication that has the […]

Notes from AIGA NY’s Smart/Models Event

Having had the benefit of time to go over my notes and consider all that I took in on Saturday at AIGA NY’s Smart/Models Event – I was impressed how […]

Putting a name to that face…

If there’s a time to be in NYC when your senses can be overloaded w/ ideas, parties and events May is it. Between portfolio shows from graduating students, company sponsored […]

What’s ICFF w/ out some Parties to check out?

Just got an email from Stefan Boublil mentioning that the apartment is having another party this year while ICFF is going on, sort of like last years bash but w/ […]

AIGA/NY Smart/Models Event

I just wanted to quickly mention the AIGA/NY’s Smart/Models event happening Saturday May 17th at the Times Center in New York. It’s got a great line up of people (see […]

Gel 2008 Slideshow and Other Gel Stuff

While I’ve never attended a Gel Conference in person I’ve definitely benefited from the content that has been placed online afterwards. There’s always notes, and photos from attendees placed in […]

A couple notes from Pecha Kucha New York 5 last night

Before anyone got on stage last night for PKNY5 I said to myself that I feel for the presenters. I don’t think any of them were expecting two solid floors […]

Hearing Roger Black

At the end of Roger Black’s talk last night held at Frog via AIGANY, I kind of wished he had started the talk how he ended it. My friend Vineet […]

Finally a “design film” worth watching

Kate Bingaman-Burt and Mike Perry from Ethan Bodnar on Vimeo. I’ve been skeptical of designers on short videos until now. Sure it’s easy to blindly follow names that are recognizable […]

MIND08 The Design and the Elastic Mind Symposium

This is more of a FYI than a post – if you’ve been to MoMA lately and saw the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition you might be interested in […]

Sleeping Nights of the Beautifool Mind and Marian is in her 45th year

Last Friday night was one of those evenings where you’re not too sure what to expect. her friends to attend. I couldn’t verify if everyone that was on the list […]

Saskatchewan Design Week Wrap Up

As I write this I’ve just finished packing and am flying back to NYC in the morning. Coming back to Saskatoon this time to talk design and participate in the […]

Street Mining and Link Coincidences

Ever since mentioning Street Mining a couple weeks ago here on my blog, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the curated walk to hear and see things that I otherwise would never […]

New Design Event Blog

Every once in a while I’ll have someone mention that they had wished they had known about a design event after it had happened. So with that I’m starting a […]

The Creators Series in NYC

I’ve just placed a bunch of photos that I took at the Creators Series held over the weekend in NYC on flickr. I’ll be posting some of my thoughts of […]

My Saturday afternoon at Postopolis!

Postopolis! was nothing less than a five day marathon for those interested in blogs and architecture/urbanism/design. I could only imagine how the four main blog people (BLDGBLOG (Los Angeles), City […]

Next week: More Design

As this week starts to slow down with design week fun (after the Ric Scofidio talk at the IAC Building Thursday night), I was looking forward to taking a couple […]

The Apartment and Design Blogfest: what was Day 1 of Design Week

My wife actually scoffed at the idea of going to a “blog party”, when I mentioned the Design Blogfest to a couple people at work I got the same roll […]

Talk worth listening to online

Right now is great time if you’re wanting to hear intelligent presentations from the conferences you can’t attend. I saw from Subtraction that Khoi Vinh was speaking at the Future […]

PSFK Conference: Why?

I guess what interests me about a conference like the PSFK Conference is the unexpectedness of it all. I’m a designer that went to a traditional college for Visual Communication […]

Blogging at the PSFK Conference

One of the reasons why I blog is just to keep my brain active, it makes me an active participant. That’s why I’m happy to mention that while I’m attending […]

likemind this Friday

This Friday is the next likemind. Does your city have one – check out the website at http://likemind.us/ to see. If you’re in New York, it’s at sNice, 8 am. […]

PSFK Conference New York

There were a ton of reasons why I wanted to move to New York. There’s the professional side of things, but there was also the opportunity to take in as […]

From Dexter Himself

Please come to Dexter Sinister this FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9 2007 for a book launch of PHILIP, a novel by Mark Aerial Waller, Heman Chong, Cosmin Costinas, Rosemary Heather, Francis McKee, […]

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