Archive for December, 2010

Hong Kong for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

As usual, I’m in Hong Kong over the holiday break, shopping, hunting down some great food, and discovering anything else new over here. If you have any must visit tips, let me know. Otherwise, take a look at my previous post from 2 years ago on Food and brief  Shopping. Will have a few fun updates on the Facebook Fanpage.

Para Glide Skiing Fun!

Monday, December 20th, 2010

I’ve only recently para glided and I’ve skied quite a bit, but the combination I’ve never thought about until this video above.  Seems pretty amazing, but I’ve got a feeling it’s mighty chilly in the sky. As cool as this is, I still find the base jumping v2 to the walls video a bit more insane! I’ll put that video after the jump if you have not seen it.


Chocolat Factory

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Simple packaging for chocolate from Chocolat Factory. I love the simple, bold font usage. … and the 2 founders just so happen to be designers … =)

“The fact that the company’s founding partners are, respectively, an architect and an interior decorator, has probably exercised a decisive influence in this sensitive approach to design. As Michel Laline himself explains: “When we first launched the company, we realised that no one had used design in the sector as yet, so that formed the base of the business: chocolate and design.” And according to Titus Ruiz: “The concept of the brand was very clear from the start: design with content.”

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Jointmaker Pro

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

If I only knew about the Jointmaker during design school…. I love Japanese saws, but never thought about using them in the inverse where the saw sat static, and the wood was the object that moved to get cut much like a table saw.  Pretty creative and simple. It’s a table saw with no flying dust, no need for electricity, no ear protection or eye gear needed, and a cut as thin and accurate as a Japanese saw vs the wide width of a table saw blade. Only problem I find is the price at around $1,200, but thats what you pay for innovation I guess.


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Fashion Show with Google

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Fashion Show with Google Image search! I’ve done something like this before, but I’ve gotta do it again after seeing this… Photo Shopping on top of someone is fun too!

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4th Amendment Wear

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

With all this crazy TSA news this past month an idea like 4th Amendment Wear was bound to happen.  Pretty cool, though I’m not sure if it would actually work. Wonder if duck tape would show up… Tape drawing time! Otherwise, send me a pair, and maybe i’ll find out if it works!

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