The origins of iconic images from NYC’s musical history explained

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Having coffee with Sue Apfelbaum a couple weeks ago, she tipped me off about a series of articles that she was writing for the Red Bull Music Academy. For the […]

Busy days, weeks and months at Dataminr

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It has been quite the time to be designing in parallel and in some instances ahead of the speed of Twitter. The events of the past weeks and months have […]

Dataminr alerting its clients to the Twitter hoax a full two minutes ahead of major news

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FROM FORTUNE MAGAZINE: SHOULD BLOOMBERG BE AFRAID OF TWITTER? Yesterday the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 146 points within seconds after a hacked AP account falsely claimed the White House […]

Reviewing the First 3 Months of 2013 in Photos

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Every couple months I try to take a step back to look back and review some of the common themes I’ve found myself shooting. Now that we are in April […]

Guest Post for Mashable About RSS

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It has been quite a week for anyone that has grown to use Google Reader as the news is sinking in the Google is killing their RSS reader. There’s been […]

Typographica’s Our Favorite Typefaces of 2012, I chose Aften Screen

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Below is my review of Aften Screen for Typographica’s Our Favorite Typefaces of 2012. If you’re a fan of typefaces and want to see some beautiful cuts, I recommend visiting […]

Different postures a typical person goes through in a workday with more than one device

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I came across the above diagram for the Gesture chair from YMFY. Basically it shows the different postures a typical person goes through in a workday with more than one […]

Experiencing Sean Kenney’s Lego Piece By Piece at the Art Director’s Club

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The Art Director’s Club invited Sean Kenney to talk about his art and display some of his personal Lego pieces in a show titled Piece By Piece: The Artist Who […]

Saying Goodbye To Gesture Theory

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One of my goals when I wanted to move to NYC was to start a company. With Gesture Theory I was able to complete that unattainable goal that I dared […]

There’s something amazing about Basquiat

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I’ll be kicking myself for a while for not taking any photos of the Basquiat show that I saw over the weekend at the Gagosian Gallery. Below are photos from […]

Passive Aggressive Signs, Chelsea Edition

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It has been a long time since I went for a walk down the West Side Highway. Taking advantage of the nice weather I found myself walking in Chelsea near […]

Twittter Activity During the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

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A couple weeks ago Mashable had a post about Dataminr’s UI technology for the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony. Below are two maps that show some of the Twitter activity. You can […]

January 2013 in Photos

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Here was a couple persistent themes through out the month of January. Lots of the city, typography that caught my eye, a bit of food and one special dog… CITY […]

How to open a door

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Doors should be pretty self explanatory. A person turns a knob, pushes forward, pulls back or maybe slides a handle. While I don’t agree with the statement that if an […]

Marc Brisbourne, R.I.P. Great Friend

A dear friend of mine passed away recently. When I think back to the great times in Edmonton, a lot of the time it was directly related to hanging with […]

An Evening with Les Ballets De Faile

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The combination of Faile and the New York City Ballet was a great idea. An awesome art installation with the athleticism of the NYCB. The night that I saw both […]

Simple Type

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I’ve been on a bit of a type kick lately. Below are some of those messages and bits of info that caught my eye. If there’s anything that binds the […]

Haroshi vs Aakash Nihalani in NYC

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Over the weekend I took the time to visit Jonathan Levine Gallery to see Haroshi and Aakash Nihalani latest pieces. I’ve seen photographs of Haroshi’s work previously on blogs. The […]

Mashing Up Photos with Google Maps for Context

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I’ve been posting photos to #walkingtoworktoday for many years now. There’s a lot of motivating factors for why I do it everyday. One consistent theme is that I want to […]

Empire State Building as a Static Presidential Election Results Billboard

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Last night as the results were being mentioned on TV and talked about on Twitter there was one other method people could see the results. CNN and the Empire State […]

AIGA Get Out the Vote 2012 Exhibition

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Near the end of last week I spent some time at AIGA National Design Center. As I was walking through the Get Out the Vote 2012 Exhibition I was struck […]

Looking at the Augmented Reality Cover for the Metropolis New City App

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Friend of Design Notes Kimberly Taylor let me know about an augmented app for the new cover of Metropolis Magazine. I don’t interact with much AR these days so playing […]

Lego Building Process

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I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time. Last Xmas I got back to building with Lego. At the time I spent 2 days building the Lego Volkswagen […]

Link Drop 021…. Stuff I read this week

Two more months of sprinting – August & September in photos

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I hate to sound consistent but the past couple of months have been crazy. Below are some of the images that made me pause long enough to stop and consider […]

RE:DESIGN/Inspire talk about turning serendipity into predictable patterns of inspiration

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Last week I was in Chicago as a presenter for RE:DESIGN/Inspire. The format was slightly different in that there was an emphasis to have the audience participate as much as […]

Humanless iOS 6 Maps

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As with most people that live in a city like NYC that have an iPhone, people are regretting the iOS 6 upgrade because of maps. It’s almost impossible to find […]

What Do You Stand For?

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A couple months ago I reached out to Stefan Boublil for lunch. I had a lot on my mind and I was curious to see where the convo would go. […]

This was a July Worth Documenting in Photos

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For the past five months I’ve been in a reactionary mode. Everything that I’ve known has changed. I was blindsided in ways that I wouldn’t want anyone to experience. It […]

Photos, iPhones and Sharing News via Serendipity

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Photo sharing now is as second nature as tweeting something that a person overheard, publicizing a Kickstarter project link or doing something that people ignore on Facebook. With that said […]

Reviewing some of the Tour de France Team Websites

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I’m having a bit of Tor de France withdrawal today as there’s no cycling today. July is one of my favourite months because the Tour de France shows the best […]

Looking Back at May & June of 2012 in Photos

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Every couple months I’ll take a step back and look at some of the natural patterns emerged with the photos that I shot. May and June was all over the […]

Looking at this great piece of urban design

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A couple weeks ago I shot a series of photos on Sullivan’s benches that were in front of stores. The idea for the series came as I was on my […]

#Typography caught in the wild of #NYC

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Going through a couple months (February — June) worth of photos tonight that I took, I was looking for a theme to tie a bunch of images together. Almost immediately […]

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