Archive for 2009
According to a list of authors with whom I identify (by Lauren Leto, link below), I found out that it I’m “a bondage loving, lying, sommelier that is also a confirmed 90’s literati. While I am good at crosswords, I don’t like John Cusack movies and missed my calling as a high-school french teacher because I was caring for my grandparents.” Well, now that I’m all straightened out, who are you? Find out here: Who am I?
Here’s an excerpt from a letter from Jesse Ashlock’s blog (I.D.’s current editor).
“Lately, the i word I’d been thinking about most with regard to I.D. was “individual.” Whatever has changed over the years, I.D. has always been a one-of-a-kind platform for exploring the personalities and processes of individual designers, the needs and desires of the individual human beings designers serve, and the ways in which the common language and logic of design can bring disparate individuals together. In an era of “design thinking” and “human-centered design,” the loss of such a platform leaves a real void. As a contributor remarked to me over the weekend, there are certain stories that just aren’t going to be told anymore. I.D. wasn’t a redundant title in a crowded vertical market, it was truly unique, and though we can blog and tumbl and tweet ourselves silly, I think we all know what’s being lost.”
Trust me. I lived there for years and winters are awful in Boston. Anyway, this Exhibit at the MIT Museum Luminous Windows is one reason to make a date with the Acela. One of the more famous holograms is below:
Have a beer (or many) at the Miracle of Science bar (just down the street) and then go next door to Middlesex and have the “Ten Tiny Tacos” and you’ve got a trip making trifecta. Oh – you could also look around the corner and see the sight below.
Cool folded final product, but the series that gets us here is really great. Read Story and View Illustations.
|Clinique and Teen Vogue Bring Young Women to Beauty Tour, Send Them Online|
Clinique and Teen Vogue sought out their shared target audience this fall with a college tour that spanned 10 markets—including Los Angeles, New York, and Orlando—and gave young women the chance to emulate the brands’ respective images by sitting for makeup styling and a professional photography session.
The nearly two-month event series required the creation of a mobile beauty studio, designed and produced by Mktg. But to get extra life out of the Fresh Faces initiative, the brands wanted a compelling online tie-in that would keep the event on participants’ minds long after it ended. Full Story
I can only assume this was filmed in Cold War era Mother Russia, and considering the strong stick work and skating skills it makes you wonder how the Iron Curtain fell. It most likely had something to do with the fact that rather than focusing on world domination and beating Rocky they allowed teams of scientists to train bears to play hockey. Way to take your eyes off the prize fellas.
Nah – would be weird. But from the blog “Cool things in Random Places” we get news via this post of Hospitalis Restaurant. From the blog, “In Riga, Latvia, a truly cool and bizarre themed restaurant, accented with all things medical. Once you arrive at Hospitalis, patrons check in as patients, and are served by nurses, as doctors prepare the dishes. Doctors will also prepare your drinks in beakers and test tubes.” Um, wow. You see a Full Story here.
The title of this post comes from “The Wire.” It’s a reference to one of the show’s central players – Omar Little. Omar is arguably one of the best characterizations TV has ever seen. In the show, he was a bad guy, but he had a code and never deviated from that code. He lived it and we loved him for it. Most notably, he never robbed or harassed people who were uninvolved in the drug trade.
Neither do we. Here’s our code.
in creativity and accountability
that working smarter beats working harder
in proving people wrong, exceeding expectations and taking chances
there’s no such thing as out-of-the-box, because there is no box
that change is good—and sometimes, just for the sake of it
a great idea can come from anyone at anytime and anywhere
in process, as long as it leads to results
that blending art and science can make magic
not everybody believes in this list
in being first, being best and being the last to leave the party
So say we all
This title of this post is a line from the movie “House of Games” written by David Mamet. I maintain that all I’ve ever needed to know about human nature I learned from it, which is kind of odd since it is all about the pyschology of “confidence games.” Watching the season finale of Mad Men last Sunday I found myself thinking that Don “just pulled a ‘House of Games’” on Peggy (they are two central characters). It got me recalling a dialogue from “House Of Games” that has always resonated with me… “It’s called a confidence game. Why? Because you give me your confidence? No. because I give you mine.”
From Scott Monty’s blog, ’nuff said. Full Story