Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Advice to Sink in Slowly

" Advice to sink in slowly is a series of posters designed by recent and established graduates of University College Falmouth for the purpose of passing on advice and inspiration to first year students. A poster is given as a welcoming gift to every first year student when they enrol."

These are a few of my favorites, but there are about 60 of them, check out the flickr set.

(via BB-Blog)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Hey, smile, it's Friday.

And if the fact that it's Friday doesn't put you in a good mood then this banner ad should do the trick. Enjoy!

(via swissmiss)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Bad Comics

Ok, I decided it's easier for me to do weekly comics. Is that ok with you? No? Well too bad.(Via Nedroid)

Guitar & Amp Pillow Cases

I was going to say that these are cute, but wouldn't fit in the style of our room. Then I realized we have an amp, 2 keyboards, 3 guitars, a bass, 4 mixers, and other various music equipment in our room, so these would actually go perfectly.

(via Bettler Living Through Design/Purchase them at What on Earth for 29.95)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Pepsi Ads

These Pepsi ads by BBDO won the Grand Prix at the 2007 Epica Awards. I'm not a 100% sure what Pepsi has to do with snowboarding, mountain climbing, or surfing, but I love the way the tinted photos make their logo in a not quite so obvious way.

(via ...How Advertising Spoiled Me...)

Jazz Radio

I believe these ads done for Jazz Radio are by McCann-Erickson Poland (not 100% so don't yell at me if I'm wrong). It's a bit shocking (and almost gross) but quite beautiful at the same time. Definitely caught my eye and I love their color palate, back and white color photography. Fabulous.

(if you can't tell, it's music notes that they are throwing up, click for a larger view)

(via adgoodness)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Bad Comics

Well I've been slacking on posting Nedroid's Bad Comics (He says they're bad, I say they're awesome.) so I thought I would give you a few to make up for it!

There's Something in the Air

Here are my initial reactions of Steve Job's keynote at MacWorld 2008 (and a recap for those of you who missed it).

1. Leopard: "Time Capsule" Full Airport Extreme with 500 GB or 1TB hard drive ($499 for 1TB)
Doesn't effect me very much, I think the main purpose of this is so people with laptops can save wirelessly to an external drive without having to plug anything in. This was a problem with Leopard's time machine on a laptop. Definitely would get this over a regular external drive, when the time comes.

2. I Phone:
New applications for iPhone (Maps with location, Webclips, Customize home screen, SMS multiple people, Lyrics) and new applications for iPod touch (Mail, Stocks, Notes, Maps, Weather)
I know, I know, I obsess over them yet I STILL don't have an iPod. I will someday. The touch is what I was waiting for and I don't really NEED one but these new applications do make it a smarter buy. There will be a ton of new apps as soon as they let developers go wild and make whatever they want.

3. iTunes:
renting movies on itunes ($2.99, $3.99, and $4.99 for HD) and upgrade on the apple tv ($229). Upgrades to Apple TV.
Great idea. Amazing how many studios they got to do this. I'm just curious to see how it works without people ripping the movie off their computer. I'll be testing it out soon and I'll let you know how it goes. I have never quite understood the purpose of the Apple TV (I never tried to understand it) so I'm not going to comment on it right now. Oh, and now they will start having digital copies to put in your iTunes when you buy a DVD. Starting with none other than Family Guy's Blue Harvest. (FG how I love thee)

4. Macbook Air:
world's thinnest, led backlit, 13.3" screen, magnetic latch, multi-touch trackpad (It's like the iPhone. You want to rotate? Turn your fingers. Zoom in? Pinch and spread your fingers. Crazy!) Between 0.16 to 0.76 inch thin and weighing only 3.0 pounds.
Sick. That is so thin. Technology is amazing. A little to pricey for me right now. ($1,799 and $3,098) I don't have anything else to say, just look at it.

(info via Apple and MacRumors, my favorite place to "watch" keynotes. They do live updates as Steve speaks)

Sustainable Materials

Ecolect is a blog/resource/community where you can find sustainable materials for building, remodeling, or whatever else you might want to make. Anything from paints, wood, textiles, tiles, paper, insulation...the list goes on. But knowing the products are lessening your ecological footprint* gives you a warm fuzzy feeling. However, I think it would be a difficult sell to get a client to go for "Elephant Dung Paper".

(via Inhabitat)
* Ecological Footprint: (EF) You're going to probably start hearing this a lot. It is a way to "measures human demand on nature. It compares human consumption of natural resources with planet Earth's ecological capacity to regenerate them"
(via wiki) Basically how much you take from the earth and how much you give back.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


I've always loved the chalkboard paint and have always known I would find someway to use it in my house (even though some people claim it doesn't work that well, anyone here ever try it? Let me know how it went). But Rust-Oleum is taking it a step further and developed Dry Erase Paint. Seriously awesome. Yes it would be great for an office, yes it would be great for the home, but my main joy with this product is that it would be awesome for pictionary. You could have a pictionary room! Imagine being able to draw on all 4 walls and having swivel chairs to sit on for easy viewing. Sigh, it's a beautiful dream.
(Thanks to Katie over at Better Living Through Design)

Urban Dictionary

I think urban dictionary is one of my new favorite websites. It is a slang dictionary that is set up similar to wikipedia (so don't believe everything you read). Anyone can add and vote on definitions. It's definitely worth checking out and learning a new thing or two. Here are a few of my favorite examples:

Totes: (adverb or adj.) stands for totally.
Amy: Isn't that guy over there really cute?
Kristen: totes.

Ushe: (n.) Slang for "usual", used to describe a person's daily routines.
Amy: What are you doing today?
Kristen: Work, then the gym, then home for dinner, you know, the ushe.

Deep six: (v.) six refers to a grave (six feet under) deep refers to the ocean. Means to throw away.
Amy: This Boston cream pie yogurt is expired.
Kristen: Deep six it.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Perpetual Calendar

For some reason I've always wanted a perpetual calendar since I found out what perpetual calendars are. I finally got one! It's from our paper rep over at Frank Parson's and showcases their Mohawk paper lines. Each page is a different paper they offer.

If you don't know what a perpetual calendar is, it is a calendar that you can use every year! How very clever and green! There are many styles, mine (below) has 3 flip pages: the left has a page for Monday through Sunday, the second has the numbers 1-31 and the last is January through December.
Here is another example:

Thursday, January 3, 2008

My New Camera

So I got a new Nikon Coolpix for Christmas (kinda). It's 8.1 megapixel, dark blue, and I love it.
So far (I've been reading the manual, but haven't gotten too far) my favorite feature is how it browses through pictures. This isn't the best shot, apparently my Mac doesn't like to take pictures of my camera, they'll grow to love each other. But this is what it looks like. There is a scroll wheel on the left that rotates through the pictures quickly. It's fabulous! I'll tell you more about it as I learn more.

Yay I'm alive!

I know, I know, it has been quite awhile since I've posted. All I have is the usual excuses, "Busy with work" "Busy with freelance" "Busy with the holidays".....it's all rubbish, I could have made time, I was just being lazy. So sorry about that!

So let start back with this brand spanking new logo for the Science Channel.

I'm not sure which agency did this, but I quite like it. Apparently the Science Channel is the sister channel to TLC and this new logo really bring that together. It's obviously meant to be a reference to the periodic table, which I have seen a lot of lately, but not as much as the oval swoosh, so they are better off.

(via Brand New)