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Time Magazine Tablet Demo 2

June 15th, 2010 · Comments Off

Nice evolution of interactive periodical UI design, jump-started by the iPad. Joe Wilcox from BetaNews recently retracted his criticism of the iPad, and made specific mention of the oft-heard criticism that it’s “…the CD-ROM of 2010…”

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Tags: Apple · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Interactive · Magazines · News · Newspapers · Technology · Uncategorized · You Tube

Digital Nation, Frontline

February 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

I came upon this program by chance a few nights ago. It’s worth a viewing, especially the (scary) part about the US military’s “Army Experience Center” where young people can play military-based video games for free in a state-of-the-art gaming (recruitment) centre. Frontline always has excellent complementary information on their website too.

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Tags: Culture · Electronics · News · Technology

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

MJ Mashup

June 29th, 2009 · Comments Off

Eclectic Method – Long Live The King (Michael Jackson Mix) from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.

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Tags: Culture · Film & Video · Music · News

Oh Apple, how you tease. And inspire.

June 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Zoinks! This is amazing. Wish I could see it in person. More here. And a video of it action:

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Tags: Apple · Art · Design · Inspiration · Interactive · News · Technology · You Tube

The Stone Roses, reissued.

May 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

One of my most treasured albums, and a sure sign I’m older than I care to admit, I see that The Stone Roses are getting ready to re-issue a 20th anniversary edition of their classic,  monumental self-titled album from 1989, “The Stone Roses.” To celebrate, I offer one of their best songs, on my Top […]

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Tags: Art · Culture · Inspiration · Music · News

Souvenirs [of Winnipeg] – 3 Short Films by Paula Kelly

May 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

Souvenirs (2008) Three short films which trace the shifting identities of a city called Winnipeg and the people who call it home. * colour, black & white * archival photos & sound * 8 & 16mm film * Hi-8 digital video, DigiBeta, Beta SP NTSC * 4:3 letterboxed * stereo Created through the Winnipeg Arts […]

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Tags: Architecture · Canada · Culture · Film & Video · Inspiration · News

Arthur Erickson, 1924 – 2009

May 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

You can’t walk around Vancouver without being affected by Arthur Erickson’s work, and I was especially lucky to have had a chance to work in a studio in one of his buildings (the Evergreen Building on West Pender, now condos). To me, Erickson’s buildings *are* Vancouver – they engage the geography and climate, the warm […]

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Tags: Architecture · Culture · Design · Heroes · Inspiration · News

Happy (Belated) Manitoba Day

May 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

I missed the boat on this yesterday, but wanted to share a cool Manitoba-related resource called “This  Was Winnipeg.” It’s updated regularly was all kinds of interesting bits & pieces of useful information, photos and observations. Well worth a visit.

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Tags: Architecture · Canada · Culture · News


May 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off

My alma-mater (2000) just became a University! The video above shows BC Premier Gordon Campbell making the official announcement. What does this mean? From the site: This is one of the most significant changes in the 83-year history of Emily Carr. We will over the next year be planning and implementing the transition to a […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Canada · Culture · Design · Education · News

Everything’s gone green.

March 5th, 2007 · Comments Off

Social enterprise is bustling, with interesting ideas launching everyday. Leading the way is the climate change industry. Al Gore got us up to speed with climate change last year (it was the The New Oxford American Dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2006), but it seems (at least so far) that 2007 is the year […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · News · Sustainability

Time.com relaunch. Inspired by New York Times?

January 17th, 2007 · Comments Off

Fairly clean & straightforward, this new site feels a lot lighter on its feet than the previous generation.However, scrolling down below the fold, I couldn’t help but notice something familiar… isn’t this the same layout as the one used by the New York Times site (launched in April of last year)? A quick glance reveals […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Design · News · Surprising · Web Design

60 of the World’s Greatest Places (They forgot Winnipeg?!)

August 3rd, 2006 · Comments Off

The PPS (Project for Public Spaces) website has recently posted a list of 60 great places around the world – a shocker that Winnipeg was left off! It’s one of those lists you get to hear gushy travel-show hosts spill on about: “you *have* to go in the fall, and sit in the cafe on […]

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Tags: Architecture · Archived from Blogger · Canada · Culture · News


April 13th, 2006 · Comments Off

Vodafone’s online magazine, Receiver, chock-full of interesting stuff. Click on the ‘Archives’ for more…

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Branding · Culture · Marketing · News · Web Design

Gawker Stalker: Google Maps + Celebrity Sightings.

April 4th, 2006 · Comments Off

I read Gawker regularly (good celeb fluff), one of the many blogs in the Gawker Media Network (which includes Gizmodo, Wonkette, Defamer & Kotaku). My favorite piece is the regular Gawker Stalker entry, that runs through the most interesting celebrity sightings of the past week as shared by readers of the site. Recently, Gawker introduced […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · News

Again: More on Hiroshima / Nagasaki Anniversary

August 4th, 2005 · Comments Off

“In March this year, Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay plane that dropped the ‘Little Boy’ on Hiroshima was asked again whether he had any regrets. “Hell no, no second thoughts. If you give me the same circumstances, hell yeah, I’d do it again.“- and -”I only started speaking after I retired. It […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Japan · News


June 16th, 2005 · Comments Off

Delettering the public space “Summer 2005, Neubaugasse, a Viennese shopping street – For a period of two weeks all advertising signs, slogans, pictograms, company names and logos will be covered in monochrome. Something you might have seen before in the form of two-dimensional representations or photomontage is going to be translated for the first time […]

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Tags: Advertising · Architecture · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Culture · Ideas · News · Surprising

Make Poverty History

May 17th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Breathtaking in its simplicity, this highly-effective spot instantly delivers it’s message. Buy some wristbands here to support the cause.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Ideas · Inspiration · News

Adobe + Macromedia = Macrodobe? Adobemedia?

April 18th, 2005 · Comments Off

Not sure how to react to this. Hopefully good things come out of this, although I can see a few redundancies in the product offerring now: which ones will they choose? Freehand or Illustrator (duh)? GoLive or Dreamweaver? Fireworks or Imageready? Should be interesting to see how it all pans out, given CS2 is due […]

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