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Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 30th (January 2009)

TEXT-POCALYPSE NOW? Good article, really interesting image via txt… CELL PHONE CAMERAS FOREVER Amazing image of the night, very telling HOW TO BEHAVE I really like these diagrams and colour […]

Slight up-do design to DesignNotes

I got tired of staring at my white blog so I decided to make a slight tweak to it. How it came about is kind of interesting. I’ve always found […]

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 […]

Sketching out a blog post loop

Every once in a while I get the chance to take a look back on a how a post was created and the loop it made. One of those times […]

on Football and Chess (and design)

A couple days ago I came across a great twitter comment from Geoff Manaugh of bldgblog in which he mentions “Football as a series of contradictory landscape strategies: analytic geometry. […]

My month of Fresh Signals inside Coudal Partners (December 2008)

For the past month I’ve been adding sites (and commentary) to Coudal Partners’ Fresh Signals under the name MST. I have to admit that I did feel a bit of […]

Xmas over here at DesignNotes HQ and some music for the day

With one day left till Xmas I thought it was a good time to say thanks to all of you that took the time to read one of my posts, […]

hi, I’m mst and I’ll be posting stuff to Coudal Partners’ Fresh Signals this month

I’d be surprised if you didn’t know about Coudal Partners’ Fresh Signals so I’ll save you the time explaining what it is. What I would like to mention though is […]

Print, City and the Blogs

While I don’t think the above quote “Print is never messy. The city and blogs are.” is 100% accurate, it does make me feel a bit better about the nature […]

Maybe Facebook isn’t as smooth for mass communication as I once assumed – this is what I learned from Design Observer

If you follow design online and have a Facebook account chances are pretty decent that you might have joined the Design Observer Facebook group. A majority of the Facebook groups […]

How I Find Good Stuff on the Web

One of the topics that came up while I was having lunch last week w/ Swissmiss was our systems for checking stuff out on the web. For me one of […]

What to link to with Jill Greenberg?

When it comes to the topic of Jill Greenberg on her action w/ the Atlantic Monthly I have no idea what to link to. There are so many posts and […]

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 29th (August 2008)

Where did August go, it seems like only a week or two ago it was July and I was complaining about how I wasn’t doing too well under the NYC […]

For the type fans out there

Just got passed on a great site of some type people that I haven’t come across before (though that’s not saying a lot.) Darden Studio has a lot of great […]

Some stuff about DesignNotes and why you should please blog too

It’s been a while since the last time I took a step back to think about why I blog, but more importantly considered what I’m learning from it and hopefully […]

Images for Blog Posts

When I came across the above quote “I really appreciate that they create original photographs to accompany each of their posts, rather than simply copying images from elsewhere” from the […]

If you care about your stuff, make sure people can duplicate it

A couple days ago my site (DesignNotes) went down for a day. I could tell what time things went down b/c my stats stopped bringing in numbers. For the first […]

Today’s Sky Mention

Well it’s been almost a week without me mentioning anything about my New York City Colour Study so today is the perfect time to mention another unexpected result of starting […]

Reading Blogs that I Can’t Read

alice wang http://www.alice-wang.com/design/ SLN:blog* http://blog.slndesignstudio.com/ honeyee.com |Web Magazine「ハニカム」 http://www.honeyee.com/blog/index.html I’ve noticed a small but noticeable trend in some of the blogs I’m drifting towards. The thing is that I’m not […]

DesignNotes Update

There’s still a couple bugs and other css issues to work out in the next week, but for the most part I’m happy with the updated template that I’m now […]

Graphic Me

After being reminded of NYT’s article Putting Your Best Cyberface Forward, reading Ad Age’s My Own Personal Branding Problem and realizing that I haven’t changed my digital avatar in a […]

Yes, Stop Taking Advice and Start Learning on Your Own

At first I wasn’t too sure how to take the post from Slant Six Creative’s blog post stop taking advice. In the post it suggests that reading too many blogs […]

Names and Blogs

Recently I was passed on a link from electricArtists who were mentioning the launch of the Awearness Blog, a project that they did for Kenneth Cole Productions. A couple days […]

Talking Sticker

Since the new year I’ve started a couple personal projects to keep my eyes active. Now that I work in SoHo I walk to that area almost everyday from my […]

Copywronged w/ Michael Surtees

I started a new mobile blog called Copywronged yesterday to capture some of the more interesting phrases that are out there that I see as I walk by. You can […]

Thanks for the past year

Suggesting that the last year has been quite the ride would be an understatement. I like using the time between Christmas and New Year’s as a chance to look back […]

How my iPhone evolved how I tell stories

Comparing how I integrated blogging with other websites only a couple months ago to what I’m doing now with my iPhone – it’s evolved more then I would have first […]

DesignNotes Part Deux: Mobile Blogging from my iPhone

I’ve been trying a difficult dance between sending images from my iPhone to flickr that would then find their way on to DesignNotes as a post. For whatever reason flickr […]

Leave a Response

What is the appropriate blog response once a person has published a post? It’s something I think about everyday. For quite a while I really didn’t have to think about […]

Another NYC Taxi review…

Ask a designer about their opinion on just about anything and they’ll have a response. Ask a simple aesthetic question to a civilian about whether they like something or not, […]

Reading and Listening to Print is Dead

In my last post mentioning Newsweek’s website, and more to the point about how there’s so much info in their site that I wished that I could hear everything by […]

Blog and Podcast Search Engine from the CBC

I came across another great podcast from the CBC. This one is called Search Engine and you should check out the blog at www.cbc.ca/searchengine. Don’t be fooled by the name, […]

Food design, molecular gastronomy and other things worth eating for the mind

I’m not sure where Food for Design has been hiding, but I’m sure happy to have discovered it this morning. With sections like molecular gastronomy, physics, and shape this blog […]

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