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Interactive Floral Floor – Mine Control

Link of the day via Anat from Renegade: polaris.icmb.utexas.edu/zack/_moderation.mpg

Relief

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make it cult-flick, before it’s actually cult

I probably shouldn’t do this, but I can’t really expand on how the movie industry is marketing films. So I quote in it’s entirety from mircea over at Werkernet. I […]

We’re Here

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No More

While Tamara, Maddie and I hit the road (today Saskatoon, tomorrow Winnipeg, some where in the USA after that), I’ll hold off on the soapbox crits for a little while. […]

The Question

It had to happen sooner or later, that just dumping a link on my blog and mentioning “it’s interesting” wouldn’t be enough. Now that I’m in the final countdown (for […]

Where have I been?

Sorry for the unuusal quietness of this blog, but hey I’m moving to NYC in a week and there’s a lot of things to get done. One thing that I’ve […]

I’m relocating to NYC!

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You’ve been there before

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More Video Clips

By now you’ve probably read and watched the vido clips from TED. But did you know that GEL (Good Experience Live) has posted clips of a lot of their presenters […]

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 […]

The Designers’ Book Pool

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Audio blog aggregator

There are two or maybe three really good radio stations out there that people consistently site as great resources for new and quality music. They’re KEXP, the Current and KCRW. […]

design*notes work in progress review

Jemma over at design-erly has been collecting some thoughts on my blog. What caught my attention was the reference quote that she used. “Although the element of review is not […]

World Cup Logo, maybe it’s not so bad after all?

Friend and fellow co-worker, Randy Troppmann shares an image that his daughter drew for him on fathers day at his blog. As bad as the FIFA World Cup logo is, […]

Crumpler mini matches

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NYC Groove

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Right about now

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A question of innovation

It’s cool that the new apple store on 5th Ave is open 24/7 365. Wow, just like Walmart. Let’s say that the newest apple thing that I want isn’t available […]

Nike Apple Air

via the apple blog

Common issues with a new site, Marktd reviews one week of action

If you’re familiar with http://digg.com then a site like Marktd would be a welcome addition to your morning routine. However it’s not perfect as commented on by it’s initiator with […]

What is garbage?

This was a response to a post from a couple days ago. J’s response deserves as much space as the original. Thanks J. “You know, Karim Rashid is a total […]

Hello, are you there?

One of my email accounts went down over the weekend. How did I know? I stopped getting email. At first I hoped it would have gotten better on it’s own, […]

The battle of the blogging platforms

Here’s an interesting comparison with wordpress and blogger. I dropped my design*notes url into the website as graphs website at www.aharef.info/static/htmlgraph This is what the colour coding means: blue: for […]

How changing a name has made people buy more coffee

Second Cup, (a coffee chain in Canada) has changed the names of their coffee sizes. If you were to buy a large today, a couple weeks ago it would have […]

social groups via photography

Here’s a really interesting project from Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek called Exactitudes. Exactitudes: a contraction of exact and attitude. By registering their subjects in an identical […]

Recognizing a pattern

There’s a couple things that I’ll try to tie into this post. The first is the video you should watch above, the second is this small crit on ad blogs […]

Tina’s Back

After taking a couple weeks off to deliver a beautiful baby girl, swissmiss is back to fine form. Be sure to say hello at http://swissmiss.typepad.com

What is Graphic Design

On May 5th, the following defintion was approved at the National GDC AGM. Researched and written by Walter Jungkind and Yves Rousell, the folowing definition improves on the previous wording […]

Virtual Key System

I seem to be on a digital kick these days. Between the wifi shoes and umbrellas to this RFID idea – I’m finding the interaction between objects and visible action […]

Letter to lululemon athletica

Below is a letter that was sent to lululemon athletica. You can read the history leading up to this letter at lululemon athletica graphic design b.s. contest. and UPDATE: lululemon […]

UPDATE: lululemon athletica graphic design b.s. contest

Yesterday I posted about the lululemon athletica graphic design b.s. contest. There seems to be different interpretations about the meaning of the contest from lululemon athletica. A couple designers shared […]

lululemon athletica graphic design b.s. contest

It’s amazing that a company like lululemon athletica that seems so dedicated to well being and design style would abuse designers with a cattle call design contest. The following information […]

PL.

Where to begin with Placement? It would be too easy to say it’s great, that you should check it out – to just take my word for it. Finally there’s […]

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