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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

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.


Feast Conference Live Stream

Friday, October 15th, 2010

If you didn’t get a chance to buy a ticket to the sold-out Feast Conference in nyc happening today, your in luck cause they are live streaming the whole thing 9am-5pm for free.

Printing Facebook

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Want a poster with all your facebook friends profiles! Hang it on a wall, maybe make a coffee table, have then sign it when they see their square, or play where’s that friend all night. $20, huge poster, pretty sweet deal! Make it at  I want!

via printingfacebook.

Service Entertainment

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

First came dancing down the wedding aisle, and now comes dancing down the airline aisle giving instructions. Along with some rapping on the intercom on an airline, our service world is becoming a musical. Imagine an airline ride being as entertaining as a Broadway show.  I love it!

All those video after the jump!


Ikea Cookbook

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Ikea just launched a pretty awesome 30 page cookbook with photographer Carl Kleiner composing some beautiful shots of the ingredients…. and if I read right, I hear these books are free in the kitchen department in limited quantities!!!!! ya!!! Amazing work!
via craftzine

Pictures by Carl Kleiner after the jump!


O’clock Watches

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Simple, colorful, fun, time… say hello to O’clock watches for $36 each. They fit like a bracelet (3 sizes) and jump under water if needed Go get a few at their store here! I want them all.

via formatmag

Retro Future Ads Project

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

“Sao Paulo ad agency Moma Propaganda created a wondeful series of retro future ads for FacebookYouTube, Twitter, and Skype as part of the “Everything Ages Fast” ad campaign for Maximidia Seminars.”

I’d really like an embossed large print of these posters… what a great project! Somewhat reminds me of Back To the Future.

via LaughingSquid (This Isn’t HappinessAds of The World)

See all the Retro Future ads after the jump!


Designverb post 1001

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

I started Designverb on January 18th, 2006 as a quick experiment to jot down the many things I found to share with my friends and anyone else curious. Today, August 1st, 2010,  marks my 1000th post, and this one being the 1001’st.

I’ll admit the the opportunities, friendship, community, and insights I’ve received throughout the years has been amazing and it has surely kept me busy after a long day of work and on weekends.  There are times where I’m flooded with work and have very little time to post, but I started a Facebook Fan page where I post quick  fun links and have recently found some extra contributors to help find more great things to post about.

The Above picture is of sushi at O Ya here in Boston. I tend to eat sushi to celebrate  so maybe I’ll go there this week again.

Anyhow, I had no plans to really celebrate, but I thought I’d share some of the most popular posts since starting Designverb.
1. Tunnel House
2. Stuck At Heathrow Airport
3. Paint Chip Card Holder
4. Red Bull Headquarters
5. Mark Khaisman Brown Tape Art
6. Stefans Stormtroopers a Day
7. Heineken World Bottle: Beer to Bricks
8. Creepy Snow Globes
9. Color Changing Mini-Cooper
10. Burj Al Arab: Tennis Court in the Sky!
11. Non-Metric Countries
12. Shoes That Make Everyone the Same Height
13. How 315 Billion Dollars Looks
14. GadgetOff 2007 and 2009 Recaps.
15. TerraCycle Inc

And one of my fun little trips came from GM here.

Converse JoinRed Project

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Back in March 2007, soon after starting Designverb, I was selected as 1 in 100 artist worldwide to create a design for the Converse JoinRed initiative to bring AIDS awareness and to raise money for the cause. Above is the one of the final designs I submitted which was stitched by hand and went through quite a design process even though I later submitted a re-worked design because of trademarks issues in my first design.  Though I am not a shoe designer, I approached this project as any of my other projects diving into research, discovery, meaning, definition, creation, and refinement.

If your interested, read after the jump to see the design process, thinking, and some other design concepts I thought up but did not continue with in this short 2 week project.


Artefacture Design Mugs!

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Our good friends over at Artefacture just came out with some sweet mugs sporting their famous sayings “I Will pay for Good Design” and “Design Will Save the World“. Grab a set and drink a cup of joe in style or be sure to pickup the shirts to let everyone know what kind of designer ya are!

Alo Drink

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

It’s been awhile since I last posted about a new beverage but this week I came upon a refreshing drink called Alo which infuses aloe bites along with an assortment of other flavors giving water a nice simple zest. I think I’ve had something like his in Hong Kong before. I first had the aloe with wheat grass mix called Awaken and just picked up the original aloe version called Exposed, but they have quite a few new assortments of flavors on their website which I have yet to come by at a store. Anyhow, go give Alo a try… these bottles cost me about $5 each so hopefully it’ll be available in bulk to customers for a better price soon…. otherwise Alo is DELICIOUS!