Friday, July 30, 2010

Future Classic

FutureClassic do some delightful design work. The image above is from The Roots of Civilisation. "Where next?" you say. Bourke St Bakery. I'm craving some rosemary and olive bread. Speaking of food, FutureClassic also the books for Masterchef people Matt Moran, George Calombaris and Julie Goodwin.

Monday, July 26, 2010

10 things I have learnt as a designer

James de Vries' (de luxe and associates) 10 things I have learnt as a designer, is a great synthesis of the profession. As he mentions, I think it is important to be open and be interested in other things than design.

It is often said that as designers, we should live and breathe design. I think that's actually quite scary and dangerour. Personally, I think to have other interests can only encourage you to explore different paths to being more creative and ultimately make you a more interesting person. It also means that you probably more capable of being more empathetic for whoever you are designing.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


So, I recently went along to see the beautiful sweet music of Sally Seltman, and was surprised at the demographic of the crowd-goers. I was expecting mostly young adult females. But no, lots of older types and couples too. I guess you should never assume.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Brock Davis is one of my favourites. Just funny, creative stuff. I particularly like the eyepatch.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

New work added to my portfolio. It's an image from National Geographic of waves crashing into each other.

Le Yoga

I thought that this ad was just too funny. It makes yoga looks so relaxing.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Recently stumbled across the work of Olivier Valsecci. This is part of the Dust series. So evocative. I also like the Village series.

Friday, July 16, 2010

This is a coaster for the Siboire bar in Sherbrooke QC, Canada. I thought it was so cute. It's by AMEN design. They have a very extensive and impressive portfolio.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Food Inc.

I recently watched Food Inc, the shocking documentary about the food industry in America. Like how they use ammonia to clean beef. Yes, ammonia.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Elsewhere USA

I've just finished reading Elsewhere, USA (2009)by Dalton Conley. Funny and insightful, it looks at contemporary American culture and society and how it has changed since the post-war era.

"The alarm clock sounds again, exactly at 7:00am. Mr. 2009, a marketing consultant, zaps the button quickly: he has already been up for half and hour and showered - the alarm is really just a safety net. He zips up his $250 jeans and his favourite faux-vintage polyester sweat jacket, faded t-shirt and gives himself a glance in the mirror. No need to shave - he only does this every third day, preferring the stubble look ... Besides he's just saved himself ten minutes, which he spends scrollling through his Blackberry to see what messages came in since the last time he checked."

Friday, July 2, 2010

Drive End

I went to the Musée de beaux-arts in Montréal a few days ago and was blown away by the Drive End exhibition, a series of photography by Martin Beauregard, beautifully capturing the obsolescence of the landscape. It was so quiet but dramatic and theatrical, sitting there in the dark room.