Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I'm be out of the city for the next few days for ICFF and cousin-time. Until I come back, I'll leave you with a schipperke butt in the grass. 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I know embedding a 50 minute long video here is a ridiculous idea. I love watching these kinds of things, and the likelihood of even me watching something this length on a whim is slim to none. BUT, that said, this is worth it. Debbie Millman may be the guru of branding, but she has some incredible things to say about the relationship of design, life, and education. I'm inspired. And if there is any chance that you'll consider spending an hour on this, do it. One of the better points she makes is to really know and define why you are a designer. 'Know what you believe in, and why.' And that you should stick to it. Believe in it so much that this mission statement becomes a part of you and everything you do. Debbie's own personal definition: to make the super market more beautiful. Love it. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

spring, as seen by my phone

can you find the beret/unicycle? 

With school done I have a lot more time on my hands, so updates of the past month or so will be coming soon. For now, the end of school and beginning of spring, or i guess it would be summer. I apologize for the influx of instagram photos, I've joined the bandwagon. It's just such an amazing example of what is happening in technology and photography. Mediocre camera-phone pictures are uplifted into tiny time capsules (and it's super easy to configure for uploading/stalking friends). 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

"no more"

Well said Megan, well said.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


so excited because i finally found the cast on tutorial i used for this little guy! and with school 75% done second sock syndrome is no more! 

Monday, May 2, 2011

The reason why I have been losing sleep lately:

But hey, if you happen to be walking by broad and walnut wednesday, stop by and check it out!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

protect your information: NOW LIVE!

it kind of looks like i got punched, but really it's just finals week.

My 3D techniques class this semester focused on the 3D modeling program Rhino. We took apart a USB drive then spent countless hours modeling our our version of the housing. Being rather frustrated with the project at the time, I decided that my housing would be brass knuckles. It started out as a joke (still kind of is... it's just so far from my 'normal' personality) and ended up as a printed object. The 3D printer, by the way, is AWESOME (when it's not broken, ie. once in a blue moon). I'm still kind of in disbelief that you can create a file on the computer, then in hours have it sitting in your hand. Still kind of hate the program though... 

We took the project further and uploaded our designs to Shapeways, a dutch company that offers 3D printing to the public. This means that 'Protect Your Information' is live and available to the world. You can buy it. But... my fingers are tiny and this has yet to fit anyone but me. Whoops. Version 2.0 will come in multiple sizes.