Category Archives: Design
I just found a big envelope in my mailbox with the following messages on the outside. Yawn. Those messages make it 95% likely that I did not request the information and that it is unimportant. Spammy marketers like this make … Continue reading
Today I received a package. The card is pretty fancy, similar to a real wedding invitation. Inside is a sales pitch to advertise in a magazine, but it is written as a romantic proposal. Inside the box is a ring … Continue reading
If you enjoy podcasts and blogs then you might like these. I do! Podcasts Radiolab: Science made fun, interesting, and beautiful. Here are some related videos. This American Life: Fascinating stories. The Dinner Party Download: Hilarious bite size segments that help you … Continue reading
Nature is based on a small set of rules. Everything around us is made of pretty much the same stuff, but arranged in an infinite number of different combinations that nature has had the patience of putting together. Enter the … Continue reading
The following is an offshoot of the Simplify article. Oh man, I know we are in trouble when I hear a sentence of the form, “It’s easy. You just have to remember to push button A every time B happens.” People … Continue reading
By far, the most important lesson I have learned over the years is that simplicity is crucial. You might ask, “What part of the business are you talking about?” Every part! Fight hard for simplicity in your products, web site, … Continue reading
If you ever filled a large area by repeating a small image then you have experienced the ugliness of images that don’t tile. You usually end up with sharp distracting cracks where the images meet. I bet you have seen … Continue reading
I was amazed to find out that 3-D printing is affordable from a company named Shapeways. They can use a variety of materials, including steel and glass.
Here are a few videos that show off some inspiring digital art. I’m a big fan of graphics, 3D, and animation, so anything that inspires me to go and create I’d like to pass on to you.