Archive for the ‘Techno’ Category

Steve Jobs changed everything.

October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs made design matter. The way he has shaped my career … my path in life … would be so very different if he had never existed.

Steve made things pretty and useful and functional. He loved the Beatles, the font Myriad. He loved color. He made design important.

And he will be greatly missed.

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Good design

April 1, 2011

Is this wall cleat not the smartest thing ever? I can’t tell you how much I hate all of the dusty cords tangled behind all my furniture.

Smart, smart, smart.

Found via Pinterest.

Let me upgrade ya

March 25, 2011

Okay, let me geek out for a bit. Obviously, there has been an upgrade in my life.

I just got the iPhone 4, after shattering the screen on my 3G on St. Patty’s day. Yes, an adult beverage may have been involved. I was trying to hold out because Apple is rumored to have a new phone out sometime this summer. But I got this refurb for $99, which is about the same price to get a new screen put on.

My 3G was on it’s last leg, as I had actually just been over at the Genius Bar getting her serviced a couple of weeks ago. It was so old, ancient is tech terms, and was having trouble doing anything from taking a picture to bringing up Google Maps, which is so very important to me anytime I step outside my little apartment.

So far I’ve had my new gal by my side all day long and the camera is ah-mazing! I’m just so excited by it.


{I snapped this in my kitchen.}

But the best part … the VERY best part … was FaceTiming with my Dad tonight all the way in Ft. Worth, Texas. It was just like I was sitting in the den with him and Mom, talking and laughing. I miss them so much.

Okay, I’ll get off my nerd box now. Back to pretty things.

PS: I realize I’m basically just gushing over Apple here, like a bad school girl crush. And I’m not even paid for it.

Mighty mouse

February 24, 2010

Ok, I give in.

I’ve seen the Flowing Data pictures on many of the design blogs lately and just had to do one for myself. Behold my mouse movements for say … the past 36 hours.

The lines are from movement, while the circles represent moments of rest. Mine included a nightly pause, I believe that’s best represented as the MASSIVE black dot in the very, very back.

It’s not only fun to see how and where you work most on your computer (I’m guessing a PC person would have more movement on the right, since it’s opposite of a Mac), but it makes for quite the modern artistic statement.

I guess my mouse really is pretty mighty after all.

Google makes me cry

February 9, 2010

Should a Google commercial really bring tears to my eyes? Maybe it’s the Frenchie vibe … Maybe because it a lovey month … Or maybe it’s that darn piano making me feel something …

Either way, it’s sweet and just about the only thing I’ll remember about the Superbowl this year, when we both paused from chatting and sat and watched this.

Word

January 5, 2010

This is nothing new, but I finally visited Wordle to create what they call a word cloud, which is quite smashing I think. Totally fun.

Catch!

October 11, 2009

We had fun at the Arboretum on Saturday.

I’m still editing photos, but here’s a {pointless} animated GIF I made with me attempting to catch a horse apple. And don’t worry, they had already fallen off of the tree by the time we played with them.

Watch it here.

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A day in the life.

October 5, 2009

This basically sums up how 99% of clients are, when working with a graphic designer. I’ve literally heard every single “pitch” the client in this video says. It’s kinda sad really, but oh-so funny.

Be warned if you are watching at work: LOTS of profanity. I’d apologize, but it just makes it funnier.

Can’t see the video? Watch it here.

The best of both worlds.

August 18, 2009

Warning: I’m going to geek out on this one. So if photography, vintage and technology aren’t your thing, feel free to skip this post.

I’ve been wanting a small digital video camera for awhile now. I purchased one for my Dad at Christmas last year. It wasn’t top of the line, far from it in fact, but it does the job and makes him happy. Well, most of the time. It’s actually got a pretty confusing menu.

Call me a hipster or whatever. I won’t take offense when I say this: I’ve been yearning for a Holgo. Well, any kind of retro camera, really. Holga’s capture the most dreamy effects that you just can’t fake in Photoshop.

Just look how amazing this is.

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So when I ran across this litte guy, I have to admit that I’m pretty excited. The Digital Harinezumi Video Camera combines both of what I’m looking for. It not only takes those low-quality pictures I crave, but also does equally low quality digital film. Score!

Here’s a cute YouTube that Urban Outfitters did that captures that “quality” I want.

Now to wait for it to actually be available here in the U.S. You can pre-order on UO, but I want it now! Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock. (Can you hear my impatience?)

FFFFOUND! FAIL

June 9, 2009

I’ve heard loads and loads of people talk about the greatness that is FFFFOUND! Basically it’s a bookmarking system that allows you to save and share your favorite images from the web.

For a person like me, who is constantly looking at design, photography, crafts, inspiration, (okay just about everything) this seemed like the ideal system for me to keep my stuff organized.

However, the thing is by invite only. Blast!

But most importantly, is only supported for Windows and IE. Um … yuck. That’s just not going to happen.

So here’s to you, FFFFOUND!: a photo of a gorgeous living room, with all of it’s redish-orange and cyan goodness, I pulled onto my desktop last week. I have no idea where I got the thing, and I’ll never know, thanks to you.

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Disclaimer: I realize this post might seem mean, but it’s really just dripping with sarcasm. (I swear!) I hope the folks at FFFFOUND! find it in their hearts to both invite me and make it Mac friendly. I would be a happy user.

And I don’t blame them in anyway for my lack of organization.