Choose Your Own Adventure – Broken… Down…

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The always inquisitive punk rock stallion, Mr. Swinehart, has just released a pretty stunning research project. Perhaps not stunning in the typical sense of the word, but stunning in the meticulous and uncovering an area perhaps forgotten to a generation with more attention deficit disorder than the previous. Anyways, have a look see and a read. Itís a pretty interesting break down of the choose your own adventure book over the years. However, the A.D.D. idiot in me was intrigued equally more so by the lovely animations and the ability to even play them and receive some visual reinforcement as well. Have a look see when you get a moment. Nice work.

Coudal And A Little Freedom…

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Randomly ran into this interview the other day and thought it was quite inspiring. It’s with Jim Coudal of Coudal.com. I think what is so inspiring here is that he has paved a path, without a clear goal in mind but by letting things fall into place and seizing the moment. Sorry if that sounds like B school jargon but I really enjoyed reading this interview. He has amazingly taken out the client in his take on the design profession and I am envious! Here’s the nice interview from Design Glut.

Patricia Piccinini

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shortcut menu / drawings / watch the gathering / hug. patriciapiccinini.net

Tony Brook (Spin) and Adrian Shaughnessy (UnitEditions) AIGA Small Talk

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This friday, if you are in new york and can make it, must try to see this AIGA Small Talk. I cannot go unfortunately but this seems totally awesome. Featuring my favorites, Tony Brook from Spin. And Adrian Shaughnessy. Go and make it happen!

Herbert Matter / Abstraction / Design Observer

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Really lovely post over at Design Observer by Jessica Helfand. I loved the sincerity of this post and more so, the feelings she is discussing here. I think much could be said for defying logic every now and then. And letting things happen or fall into place without any explanation. Have a read if you have some time this morning or this afternoon.

Susanna And The Magical Orchestra

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While browsing the selections at Other Music the other day, I was stunned by this cover. The internet jpg compression format does not do this cover justice. It is truly a mark of beauty. And now the more I research this group, and the more I find, the pieces are all coming together. Susanna and The Magical Orchestra is a duo from Norway on the Rune Grammofon label. And I did not suspect it at first but I find now that the collaborations have been plenty with one of my all time favorites, Mr. Kim Hiorthoy who directed this hauntingly gorgeous music video below. This music is kind of ridiculous. I love it. I will need to do more research but my feeling is, Mr. Hiorthoy is responsible for these beautiful covers as well. Hope.

Cool Spaces

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Looking for inspiration to decorate your new office? Drop by here and glean up some of the ‘sickest’ (did I just turn American…?) studios and office spaces from around the globe. An ideal resource for people in the creative industries looking to kit-out their new premises and create an impression, or for design companies’ employees to once-again justify bringing their pet pooches into the office or having a pool table in the studio. Yes please.

Billykirk By Scout Magazine

Our friends at the Scout have produced this wonderfully beautiful movie on high quality leather goods makers Billykirk. Truly beautiful in editing, cinematography and production, it is worth a look see. Word is there are going to be a few more of these coming down the pipeline so stay tuned for more at The Scout. Great work guys!

Spike Jonze Explains…

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Interesting read in the NYtimes about Jonze and Kanye and their film. I ultimately have a feeling it was all a well masterminded grand scheme in the end. But I have many conspiracy theories. And I need to let it go. But anyways have a look see. Forwarded to me by my buddy Tom.

Headless Heroes

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I was walking along Rathbone Place yesterday and I came across the current exhibition at Lazarides. London, featuring Conor Harrington. A series of amazing oil and graffiti canvas, mixed with subjects of empire, to include soldiers and tall ships! It runs until the end of this month. Worth a look if your in the area.

Creativity & Chance

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Interesting read on chance and creativity forwarded to me from my buddy DD. It’s a nice quick read detailing four different types of chance and how it seems to forever be around us if we perhaps open our eyes. Well, thatís one of them atleast. I’ve always been under the assumption that if I was lucky with one thing, it was that I had always seemed to meet good folks. Details »

Felice Varini

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considered joyous optical explorations dealing with the relativity of time and space. varini.org

Andrew Zuckerman / Birds

az / a beautiful collection of imagery seen in the new bird publication. andrewzuckerman.com