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Just Visiting

Just Visiting

Now More Than Ever

As this is not my blog, I’m going to shy away from directly dealing with politics. But this event is too important not to pay attention too. ARTISTS SUBPOENAED IN USA PATRIOT ACT CASE Feds STILL unable to distinguish art from bioterrorism Grand jury to convene June 15 Three artists have been served subpoenas to [...]


Steve Dietz has a nice synopsis of a dicussion Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby participated in entitled Consuming Monsters: Big, Perfect, Infectious. I am always impressed by Dunne + Raby’s work, it’s smart and well-executed. What’s more, I think it’s profoundly important for design to develop critical practices and discourse from within. And Dunne + [...]

The Good Days

The good days are simple. A greasy lunch. A bad haircut. Sitting at a friend’s house in the afternoon with the windows open, sipping gin, working, gossiping. Rocking out to Joan Jett in the living room at 1 am.


The NY Times has a nice article on the Simplicity Design Studio held by John Maeda, Cynthia Breazeal, Chris Csikszentmihályi, and Hiroshi Ishii at the Media Lab. From the Simplicty Design Studio website. We are working to establish an intellectual framework around the topic of SIMPLICITY by collaborating with some of the world’s top graphic [...]

The Horror

The Horror: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen referring to Avil Lavigne as modern punk rock. There is just so much wrong with this…..

The Artisanal

Recently, I’ve been intrigued by the idea of the artisanal. It started several months when ago a friend returned from New York with a collection of artisanal cheeses. He had a small party for the cheese and us. At the party we were introduced to each cheese, where it was from, what is was made [...]

Where is Chad? Who is Carl?

Chad is gone. I get to use the blog until then. It’s my first such experience. I’m trying to decide if I really want to commit to one, so Chad suggested I try his out. (…reminds me of an episode from The Love Boat. Or maybe one of those scary episodes of Fantasy Island.) Anyway, [...]