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Comparing Real Time Weather Data from my Window and iPad

Comparing Real Time Weather Data from my Window and iPad Looking outside a couple minutes ago from my window I noticed some ominous clouds approaching. Wanting a better idea of […]

Link Drop (8·28·09)

This week’s collection of stuff that I’ve found interesting via Link Drop contains a lot of new themes. There’s stuff about smell, flowers and even Whole Foods. Apple makes it’s […]

Link Drop (7·17·09) & (7·24·09)

This week’s Link Drop is a double issue as I was preoccupied with being in SF last Friday. For this post I combined the best of what I found in […]

Link Drop (7·10·09)

July is here and with that comes the Tour de France. I’ve found a number of bike and tour related stuff that is shows the sport in perhaps a slightly […]

Link Drop (6·12·09)

It’s been a crazy blog week for me and because of that my Link Drop is three days overdue. The High Line opened which I was happy to experience first […]

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 […]

Link Drop (5·29·09)

I’m not entirely sure why but I’m pretty happy how this week turned out for Link Drop. Lots of Design process, typography, NYC, social and business stuff. Art doesn’t usually […]

Link Drop (5·15·09)

I’m hopping that publishing Link Drops on a Sunday as opposed to a Friday will stop after this week. I took the last week off hoping to get a lot […]

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 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 […]

Learning from laughing

The Mister O comics strip by Lewis Trondheim above illustrates some great points depending on your point of view. I’ll let you decide for yourself what it means, but for […]

Nice way to promote the school programs the school teaches

The Vancouver Film School/YouTube Scholarship Competition invited prospective students to create a video and publish it on YouTube via the theme of “What Matters to Me”. The three above videos […]

University of Alberta Comes to Visit

On Wednesday of this week twenty to twenty five design students from the University of Alberta in both Visual Communication Design and Industrial Design came for studio visit where I […]

Cultural Generalism

It’s only Tuesday and this is the second day in a row where that I’ve mentioned a site with an education bent. I found this image via Swissmiss’ ffffound page. […]

Talking Visual Identity Design in Class

I was happy to watch a quick two minute video from the University of Alberta’s Visual Communication Design program (where I went to school too many years ago to get […]

Over at the ITP 2007 Spring Show

Sonali – friend, co worker and ITP alum toured me around around the carnival that was the ITP Spring Show 2007. Not knowing what exactly to expect, it was everything […]

Design?

Design is to design a design to produce a design + John Heskett Now try saying that to yourself ten times quickly

graphic design culture today

Go read the Thin PMS185 Line, by Andy Rutledge, it’s much better than anything I could possibly write about the subject and he shares a lot of common things that […]

Blogging

Steve Portigal, a fellow Canadian and instructor at CCA passed me on to Katie, a student wondering about bloggers and blogging for a future project she’s doing. Here’s how the […]

Brand Attributes

Today is my last day in the D3 team at NAIT as I head out to NYC on Tuesday. One of the smaller things that I noticed during my time […]

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 […]

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