While Ping has a built-in user base and some exciting features, I think Apple could do much more if they really wanted to enter the social networking arena, currently dominated by Facebook. Sure, it’s going to be great to follow our friends and see what they’re listening to. We’ll be able to discover new bands and expand our musical horizons, but what more is possible?Read More
Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal
Shockingly, this well-known Pablo Picasso quote is not an excuse to be lazy.
No one can argue Apple creates some beautiful looking products. From the iMac to the iPod to the iPhone and down to the Magic Mouse and even their rechargeable battery pack. This is a company that knows gorgeous design. When you hold an Apple product, it “feels” valuable.Read More
Last weekend, my girlfriend and I attended San Diego Comic-Con. I’ve want to attend this ever-growing geek mega-event since I was 11-years old. Back then, I was a hardcore comic book fan — not just looking up to Batman, the X-Men and Iron Man, but also to their creators — especially the artists.
Artists like Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, J. Scott Campbell, and Rob Liefeld were both my inspiration and my heroes. Of course, back then like any comic book fan, I was regularly reading Wizard, a magazine that covered the happenings within of the comic book industry.
Every year they’d have great photos and reports from Comic-Con. I’d read about the artists interacting with the fans, the impressive booths, the thought-provoking panels, the merchandise, and more. Every year, I’d think “Man, I need to get there.” For one reason or another, timing just never panned out. The fact that I lived on the east coast, 3,000 miles away from the convention probably didn’t help.Read More
Last weekend, I helped launched the temporary “save the date” site for the Los Angeles chapter of the 2010 Twitter festival — Twestival.
Twestival is an annual charity celebration, which takes place in hundreds of cities around the world, brings together thousands of Twitter users offline to rally for an important cause.
If you’re in the L.A. area on Thursday March 25, 2010, join us. If not, see if there’s a Twestival in your neck of the woods.
2009 was quite a whirlwind. I switched jobs and switched coasts. In the past year, I believe I grew as both a designer and as a person. I gained a better understanding of the things that are most important to me in life. I further explored creating my own style and artistic approach as a designer. I also learned that fitting everything you own into a 12′ x 12′ x 6′ area in the back of a moving van is harder than it initially sounds.
I’m excited to see what 2010 has in store.
If you’re reading this — Thanks! I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year!
Well, it’s almost here. Tomorrow, I board Virgin America – Flight 363, with service from BOS to LAX. Some time around 10:45am PST, I’ll be touching down in Southern California. This will mark the first time I won’t have a return flight booked to fly back to the place I’ve called “home” for most of my life, Massachusetts.
There’s so many things I’m going to miss about Massachusetts, and while I really (really) love lists, I won’t bore you with a self-indulgent record of those now. I will however say that my family and friends top (and probably fill) any list I could possibly compile.
Ah, the 80’s. A time when the only worries I had in the world was “Will I be home in time to watch G.I.JOE?” A time when hair was big, music was cheesy and Don Johnson was the definition of “cool“. A time when you didn’t have to view your pictures on you iPhone, because they instantly popped out of your Polaroid camera.
You see I’m a child of the 80’s. I love a lot of 80’s TV shows and 80’s music. I guess it all comes back to almost everyone’s thoughts of their childhood as “simpler times.” So maybe that’s why I’m really digging the new ShakeItPhoto app for the iPhone. You can take somewhat realistic Polaroid style photos right on your iPhone.
If you need me, I’ll be taking more photos and listening to Hall & Oats.
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