03.13.09


“Kyle Blue discusses his work as the Design Director of Dwell Magazine, how lessons learned about living and working in modern spaces have influenced the organization of the Dwell offices, and what it takes to have a thriving magazine in the current publishing industry. Kyle is also a reporter for the Arkitip Intel.”

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03.07.09

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We Love Magazine is a magazine library exhibit going on in Japan that allows visitors to peruse magazines dating all the way back to the 1920s. It looks like it could be something really cool to check out if you are in or around Tokyo.

Visit the website for more information about access.

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03.02.09

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Its a simple idea really, put your camera on a 2 second timer and then just run as fast as you can and as far as you can.

Why you might ask? ‘Why not’, I would answer.

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02.19.09


100 days, 100 songs, 100 locations, 100 dances.

This is what 9 minutes and 36 seconds of awesome looks like.

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01.10.09

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The website Melrose Jewelers is attempting to somehow suggest that Owen Wilson’s Rolex watch had something to do with helping him recover from attempting to take his own life. It has to be one of the most despicable and disgusting things ever suggested in the name of promotional advertising on the internet. Owen Wilson might be famous, but he is also a human being and deserves some respect. Pure and disgusting exploitation at the expense of another human being. Please go to Melrose Jewelers website and leave a comment telling them they should be ashamed.

I try to refrain from posting too many negative posts here but this really grabbed my attention and just flat out appalled me. How could people sink so very low and think it is a good idea. Absolutely disgusting and downright sad. Someones fame and success doesn’t excuse such shameless unabashed exploitation. Period.

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12.08.08


Interesting video here from Good Magazine that made me realize if I just had a little bit of porn on this website, things might be going a lot smoother. Damn you integrity. Damn you to hell. Seriously though, there are some people raking it in out there. Damn.

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12.04.08


Conceived and Written (six weeks later than he shoulda) by-Marc Shaiman Directed and Staged by: Adam Shankman Produced by Adam Shankman, Marc Shaiman and Mike Farah Edited by Bradly Schulz and Drew Antzis Cast (in order of appearance) California Gays and The People That Love Them Jordan Ballard, Margaret Cho, Barrett Foa, J.B. Ghuman, John Hill, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Rashad Naylor, Nicole Parker Proposition 8′ers and The People That Follow Them Prop 8 Leader- John C. Reilly Prop 8 Leader’s #1 Wife- Allison Janney Prop 8 Leader’s #2 Wife- Kathy Najimy Riffing Prop 8′er-Jenifer Lewis A Preacher- Craig Robinson Scary Catholic School Girls From Hell-Rashida Jones, Lake Bell, Sarah Chalke The Frightened Villagers Katharine “Kooks” Leonard, Seth Morris, Denise “Esi!” Piane, Lucian Piane, Richard Read, Seth Redford, Quinton Strack, Tate Taylor, Brunson Green Jesus Christ Jack Black A Very Smart Fellow Neil Patrick Harris Piano Player Marc “Marc” Shaiman —- Co-Choreographer: Anne “Mama” Fletcher Recorded and Mixed by Frank Wolf & Greg Hayes Director of Photography: Michael Barrett Camera Operators: Jake Szymanski, Bradly Schulz and Drew Antzis Production designer: Nelson Coates Costume designer: Shanna Knecht Costume assistants: Leslie Schilling, Annalisa Adams, Elizabeth Abate Hair: Laura Sanchez Make-up: Shauna O’Toole, Atticuss Sharp Production sound: Bradford Craig Music editor: Lisa Jaime Music assistant: Brian Naguit Snacky: “Snacky” Special Thanks to Adam McKay for the nudge.

Wow, look at all those famous people.

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11.06.08


In his continuing effort to promote creative harmony and healthy literary ecosystems, Dr. Ronald Chevalier has offered his insight on relaxation techniques. However, you should be careful while engaging not to threaten your seed.

Enjoy and let the harvest begin.

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10.29.08


So so true. Happy Halloween everyone. Go out and have some fun this Friday. Forget about design for one night.

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10.17.08

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No words to describe Team Assignment other than its the weirdest thing I have scrolled through in a really long time.

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10.14.08

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Well, it takes a lot to push my cute button. A lot. But everyone has their line and I guess mine is somewhere around a chimpanzee playing surrogate mother for two baby white tigers. I mean seriously, these photos could melt even the coldest heart. I just couldn’t help but mention it. It’s the kind of thing that reminds you that the world is still a wonderful place.

You can read more about it here and see all the photos here.

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10.09.08

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I just couldn’t resist posting this. Its in no way design related but these photos, snapped at just the right moment are outrageous and hilarious.

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10.06.08


Well, the people at SNL managed to pull it off again this week with another spot on skit, this time spoofing the easily-spoofed Vice Presidential debate.

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10.01.08


Well, get yourself on a plane and schlep on down to Florida. Watch the video for Sarah Silverman’s explicit instructions, and then you’ll know what you gotta do once you get there.

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09.30.08


If you missed this you missed some classic comedy. Tina Fey is brilliant and spot on. It was hard to separate the comedy from the real thing.

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That’s it damn it. This is getting personal. We’ve gotta do something about dependency on foreign oil. This country was born to rock. No more of this.

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09.23.08

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Well, considering the song and band I just wrote about in the last post, this post may suffer from a twinge of irony. If ever their were an anthem to send up the emptiness of hipster culture, it would no doubt be MGMT’s ‘Time to Pretend’. But then again, irony is the fence that surrounds the hipster playing field. With that said, I think it is time to get down to brass tacks and face some hard facts. I was directed towards this article a few weeks back by some friends but failed to make the time to read it and finally did so this evening. I have to say, it stung a little. About 10 years ago, when I was in college, I would mark myself and my roommates as at the beginning of the wave of hipster culture. We bought everything we owned from thrift stores, wore our clothes way too tight, had a different haircut every month, rode bikes, drove shitty old cars, partied constantly, were all in bands, several of us were actors, traded girlfriends often, owned nothing other than secondhand furniture (some of which we reapolstered with crushed velvet), went from concert to concert to concert and liked to take all genres of music, throw it all into a blender and see what kind of mush oozed out of the mix.

So yeah, I have been there and done that. Then the last 8 years happened. And now here we are with a crumbled economy in the middle of an endless war that seems like more of an assault on reason than on terrorism. Why, with all of this style consciousness, didn’t it ever become cool to at least get up off your ass, go out there and vote some of this madness out of the Whitehouse?

Anyway, the article to which I was referring to before veering headlong into my tangent, is the article titled, ‘Hipster: The Dead End of Western Civilization’ that appeared as the cover story in a recent edition of Adbusters. It seemed a bit of a wakeup call, if not a call to arms, by a magazine that is no doubt read by the very people that are being railed upon. Regardless of this irony there was some really remarkable writing in the article, and it was impossible not to feel some of it hit home a little and sting where it landed. I recommend reading it all the way through, despite your cultural predilection. It is definitely food for thought.

And with that I will leave you with a quote from the article to help get you started.

An artificial appropriation of different styles from different eras, the hipster represents the end of Western civilization – a culture lost in the superficiality of its past and unable to create any new meaning. Not only is it unsustainable, it is suicidal. While previous youth movements have challenged the dysfunction and decadence of their elders, today we have the “hipster” – a youth subculture that mirrors the doomed shallowness of mainstream society.

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07.08.08


This is another of those rare and precious gems that just trumps everything and transcends graphic design or any other topic that is relevant to this blog. That is why I was rendered completely powerless and had no choice other than to post it. I was humbled by it’s sheer awesomeness. Oh, and it made me laugh my ass off.

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