Archive for November, 2010

Das Chupa: Ornithological Angry Birds

Friday, November 19th, 2010

First comes the plush dolls, then the movie, and now this ornithological documentation of Angry Birds by Shane “Das Chupa” Parker. Angry birds is everywhere… whats next!

Steve Jobs business card from 1979

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I was born in 1979… and here is Steve Jobs business card from 1979.  Same phone number all these years.

via ffffound

Grandmas Discover Photo Booth

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

A video bound to make you smile! Oh what fun it is to discover new things, though abstracted video making is always fun! thanks Mel!

Liz Goulet Dubois: Calf & Half Creamer

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

RISD alum Liz Goulet Dubois (’89 IL) has an utterly fun Creamer that you can buy from one of our favorite creative company FRED. I’ll insert the sketch liz has after the jump here though on her site as well.


Ecological Business Card Stamp

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

I always loved the idea in the Seconds Hand Business cards, but to be more sustainable comes a real reuse by creating creating a stamp to put onto existing paper materials!  I just might have to do this now.

Fischer Portugal recently had the challenge of designing an ecological business card for an environmental consultant, Andrea Romani. Business cards are usually made of paper. But using paper, even recycled, is not good for the environment. To avoid this issue, the advertising agency decided not to print any cards at all. Instead they created a rubber stamp to turn re-usable material into business cards.

The Ecological Business Card was developed at Fischer Portugal, Lisbon, by creative director Diogo Mello, art director Marco Martins and copywriter Rafael Pitanguy.”

via theinspirationroom

Boston: Portfolio Day 2010

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

It’s that time of year again when thousands of students, high school, and college  worldwide fly into Boston (Sunday, Nov 7, 12-4pm) for National Portfolio Day for advice, tips, and tricks. Be it drawing, sculpture, academics, photography, writing, graphics, products, architecture, film, painting, or just to find out more, it’s always a great day to see our next generation of creativity at such a young age or even for current college students, grads, or people looking for a change in life.

I’ll be reviewing portfolios for RISD again so look out for me! If you cant make it, be sure to read my 10 tips from previous years here. Generally each person gets about 10-15 minutes dependant on the crowd, but RISD generates a huge line so get their early if ya can!

Boston Portfolio Day info here.”

Loop Jacket

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Tyvek, asymmetrical, simple, fun jacket. I want! Comes in Red, Purple, or Grey with patterned lining!
Loop Jacket $49.99

via  mioculture

WTF Poster series

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Ha, these WTF posters gave me a great big smile. Would be a great series of posters to have around the studio space! I want!!! (anyone know how to get these!)

See the entire collection after the jump!
via estudiominga


Being Steve Jobs’ Boss

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

A great article on how Steve Jobs is a bit different as a CEO at Apple…. and some great pointers for those leaders out there =).

“An anecdotal story: A friend of mine was at meetings at Apple and Microsoft on the same day. And this was in the last year, so this was recently. He went into the Apple meeting (he’s a vendor for Apple), and as soon as the designers walked in the room, everyone stopped talking, because the designers are the most respected people in the organization. Everyone knows the designers speak for Steve because they have direct reporting to him. It is only at Apple where design reports directly to the CEO.

Later in the day he was at Microsoft. When he went into the Microsoft meeting, everybody was talking and then the meeting starts and no designers ever walk into the room. All the technical people are sitting there trying to add their ideas of what ought to be in the design. That’s a recipe for disaster.”

read the rest of the article here, or after the jump.


VitroLife XVIVO: Organ Transplant Preserver

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

While attending TEDmed2010 I had the amazing opportunity to touch and feel a living breathing lung! Watch the video above and wait for it to breath in! The machine (Vitrolife) keeping this lung alive has been used to save 30+ human lives in keeping organs alive while patients prepare allowing a much longer timespan from donation to transplantation. It’s quite amazing to touch and a life changing experience to realize how precious our bodies are. These lungs are incredibly soft, almost like a soft, warm, living gel… actually very much like a piece of fat.

This lung in particular is a pigs lung, but I’ll include a video of a human lung after the jump. Also I’ll share a picture of Martha Stewart taking a picture of this very lung I touched and the picture she tweeted out in her experience.

Human lung video after the jump, and matha stewart images: