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Entries Tagged as 'Inspiration'

Changing Education Paradigms

December 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

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Tags: Culture · Education · Film & Video · Ideas · Inspiration · You Tube

Lego® Star Wars™ Bombad Bounty

November 4th, 2010 · Comments Off

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Tags: Advertising · Culture · Inspiration · Toys · You Tube

Rock Camp for Girls

September 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

My girls MUST go to this camp.

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…from the archives DJ Q-Bert & Styles 2000

September 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

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Mid Century Modern Living – from 1958

August 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

Found at Mid Century Modernist.

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Tags: Architecture · Culture · Design · Fashion · Film & Video · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Interior Design

Flickermood 2.0

July 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

It’s a year old, but it’s purty. From Sebastian Lange at My Name Was God.

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Tags: Art · Design · Film & Video · Graphic Design · Inspiration · Motion Graphics · Reels · Typography

Montreal in the 60s

July 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

via Craig Rennie.

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Tags: Architecture · Canada · Culture · Design · Film & Video · Inspiration · Travel · You Tube

The Art of McSweeney’s

June 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

Order here.

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Blur

April 15th, 2010 · Comments Off

How did I miss this? The last show I saw before moving back to Winnipeg from Vancouver in 2003 was Blur, and it was one of the best shows I’ve ever been to: a mature band, at the tail end of their run, in perfect form, running through an extra-long set of their best, in […]

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What is Design Currency?

March 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

I have the good fortune of attending ICOGRADA’s Design Week 2010 in Vancouver at the end of April. The GDC is a Host Partner for the event, and a few good friends have been logging a ton of extra-curricular hours to ensure a world-class event. I’m really looking forward to it (not to mention the […]

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Tags: Canada · Culture · Design · GDC · Graphic Design · Ideas · Inspiration · Interactive · Motion Graphics · Technology · You Tube

Sakura

March 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

For centuries, the blooming of cherry blossoms (sakura) in Japan has held a near-magical significance, inspiring poetry, art, music, and kimono designs, while also symbolizing new beginnings. After the heavy grayness of a long winter, there is something about spring that warms the shoulders, lightens the step, brings a smile to the face, and makes […]

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Tags: Culture · Inspiration · Japan · Nature

IdN 15th Anniversary Book

March 16th, 2010 · Comments Off

I’ve always loved IdN. Beautifully-produced, eclectic subject matter and paired with a DVD of moving goodies, I treat myself to one or two issues per year. Turns out they have recently published a book commemorating 15 years of publishing. Lots to see here. Click on “View Fullscreen” in the area above to see all the […]

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Tags: Books · Branding · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Inspiration · Interactive · Magazines · Technology · Typography

Leslie & The Badgers

March 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

My co-worker Kevin (@kevinguenther) introduced me to the Black Harbor this morning, a “collective exploration of Art & Design”, where he discovered the oh-so-lovely Leslie & The Badgers, as showcased above.  A nice way to start the day! Leslie reminds me a little of another of my female singer-songwriter heart throbs, Jenny Lewis, seen here […]

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A T-bone steak, three double scotches and a pack of Chesterfields.

February 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

Douglas Coupland handed me my degree at the convocation for the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design (as it was called back then) Class of 2000. He, along with Lynn Johnston and Japanese-Canadian artist Takao Tanabe, were honorary graduates (pretty great, no?). Whenever I feel homesick for my five years spent in Vancouver, I […]

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Quite possibly the best video ever made.

February 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Tee hee. Thanks to Adrian for the link.

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Tags: Culture · Film & Video · Friends · Funny · Inspiration · Memes

Radio Canada, by Science & Sons

January 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

The RADIO CANADA concept is a homage to the cultural significance of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. This radio console design was inspired by the dedication of the many CBC listeners who keep their radio dials permanently set to our national broadcaster. After setting the radio to local CBC frequencies, listeners can toggle between CBC Radio […]

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Tags: Canada · Culture · Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Technology

Quoting Robertson Davies

January 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

I like the mind to be a dustbin of scraps of brilliant fabric, odd gems, worthless but fascinating curiosities, tinsel, quaint bits of carving, and a reasonable amount of healthy dirt…

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Artists; a quote from the President (1962).

December 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

“Too often in the past we have thought of the artist as an idler and dilettante and of the lover of arts as somehow sissy or effete. We have done both an injustice.”

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Tags: Art · Culture · Ideas · Inspiration · Quotes · Surprising

Le Tour

July 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’m a cycling fan. This show looks like a wonderful display of work by photographer Brent Humphreys, with show art direction & design by http://www.weaponofchoice.ca/. Wish I could find myself in Austin. Lance Armstrong and his team seem to have really embraced art & design as they mature the Livestrong brand. I’ll get behind any […]

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Tags: Art · Branding · Culture · Design · Inspiration · News · Photography

Boardsmag: The IT List

June 10th, 2009 · Comments Off

Always a great place to find high-quality video of recent ads and other motion graphics, Boardsmag recently posted their It List for 2009: You know what’s awesome? No? We do. And it doesn’t start with ‘r’ and end with ‘ecession’. It’s a hamper full of companies, people, gadgets and trends that entertained, enlightened and impressed […]

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