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Entertainment Gathering 2011

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

One of my favorite conferences to attend in the best location in Monterey CA is the EG conference happening April 7-9. It’s a very intimate gathering with 300 attendees and speakers for 3 days over lectures, conversations, and an assortment of entertainment ranging from discovery, music, technology, the mind, and amazing stories… or at Matt Groening of the Simpsons who also attends says “It’s like being a fish and analyzing your water…it’s too hard to describe the EG experience.”

I’d highly recommend anyone that can come to attend since I’ll be attending this year as well. it’ll be my 3rd year. Also, for those of you that might need a bit of help, if I can get 4 other readers to attend, I can get a pretty good discount off for each of you. If you are interested, throw me an email and I can send you more details.

LEGO Angry Birds created by Chiukeung

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Awesome… thats all I have to say about these Lego creations Angry Bird style. I can even hear the theme song ringing in my ears now… If only Lego had the rights to sell sets of these…they would sell millions.
Lots of pics after the jump. All of the pics on the facebook album via Tsang Yiu Keung (aka Chiukeung).


Things Real People Don’t Say About Advertising

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Ha! Have you ever seen a website or ad and just wondered…what was their marketing department thinking?
“Things Real People Don’t Say About Advertising” takes a crack at marketing with very truthful strategies they seem to add to everything for no great reasons. Take a glance at their site, but I’ll post a few of my favorites below after the jump.

via holidaymatinee


TED: Ads Worth Spreading Challenge

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Ads on the web are horrible. Marketing needs to change, and more importantly, the meaning needs to change and relate back to a user desire, versus a forced upon undesirable interrupting ad.

TED is launching a short project to solve this issue, or at least to understand it more. They got million of people to watch 18 minute ads about ideas worth spreading, so why not take on the challenge in making ads worth spreading… or bette yet, what is an ad in the web world… what should it be, a broadcast, an idea, a problem, a challenge, a solution, or something else.

Watch the video above and learn more about this project which you can participate in here.

Wine Punts: recycled wine glasses

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Wine Punt turns everyday wine bottles into beautiful simple reusable glassware, 2 sizes. Pretty simple, and very needed! I think I’ll need a few sets of these soon. They also have a wholesale pricing for industries like restaurants seeking a sustainable  fresh approach at glassware….especially those with lots of wine bottle consumption =). A great piece with a great story behind them.

wine punt website
via  unconsumption

Diana Eng: Fortune Cookie Coin Purse

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Our friend Diana Eng (risd ’05) of the awesome book Fashion Geek($23), just launched a leather coin purse that looks like a fortune cookie($45). Diana has a few blog post as well about the process in making the  coin purse (original sketch, the leather, and the making).

Upon my return from Hong Kong this holiday I was happy  to find little box with a coin purse inside. A few pictures of it after the jump.


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.”

via lovelypackaging

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!

via todayandtommorrow

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

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.


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.”