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  • Occupy Wall Street, and Look Good Doing It: Occupy Design

    Occupy Wall Street, and Look Good Doing It: Occupy Design

    In order for any project, campaign, or protest to be effective, it needs people to support it. And that means appealing to people in an interesting, engaging way, through marketing. One of the most powerful ways of connecting people in an effective marketing campaign is through visuals. Recently at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and…

  • Ikea overload!

    5 hours and $1600 worth of furniture from Ikea in Centennial, Colorado. Too much or not enough? In any case, completely furnishing three whole rooms for $1600 is pretty good. The trick now is to maintain the furniture – I’m pretty sure that there’s a significant amount of work that goes into maintaining the “room…

  • This Is Important – Photographers Rights from the ACLU

    Undoubtedly, any photographer who has done “street photography” has at one point either been hastled by the authorities for taking pictures, or has felt stress from people around them because they were in a spot taking photos. It happens all the time – you’re taking photos of something somewhat controversial, and a misinformed security guard…

  • The 38th Annual Telluride Film Festival

    The 38th Annual Telluride Film Festival

    This week I’m at the 38th annual Telluride Film Festival. So far, standouts have been “The Artist“, “The Island President” and a reshowing of “Michael Clayton“. More to come… See this image in my Flickr Photostream.

  • Best Album Ever: The Avalanches – Since I Left You is being re-released!

    Best Album Ever: The Avalanches – Since I Left You is being re-released!

    Wooo! It’s about time – in honor of its 10th birthday, the classic Avalanches album “Since I Left You” is being re-released. After hearing this album for the first time in 2002, I’ve been hooked – it’s easily in my top 3 most listened albums of all time, and one of my favorites too. From…

  • Balloons into the sky

    Balloons into the sky

    At the PEX Summer Festival, almost everybody had their own piece of experimental “art”. One guy took en entire spool of fishing line, and attached helium balloons every few feet. He also attached LED lights to each balloon, so as the sun set, the giant string of balloons stretching into the sky turned into an…

  • Photo Digging for the Wedding Slideshow: Surfing

    For this weekend’s upcoming wedding, I was tasked with handling the slideshow for Shalini and Chris. While digging through photos, I found this gem, from surfing on Long Island a few years ago. Havent been back surfing in NY yet this summer, but I plan to a bit next week in SanDiego….

  • Planet Bluegrass

    Today marks the start of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.. with the crush of people coming into town, and the crazy spectacle of a large portion of them, it’s like being on another planet.. Planet Bluegrass… I’m delighted, and horrified. Listening to: Ghostland Observatory – Midnight Voyage

  • I Can’t Wait For The Future: Airbus Unveils Transparent Plane

    I Can’t Wait For The Future: Airbus Unveils Transparent Plane

    Through The Daily Beast and written up on The Daily Mail: Airbus is planning on making airplanes with windows everywhere, giving flyers panoramic views of the sky. Imaging flying on one of these on a cloudless night, or in the northern latitudes for the northern lights? Just a future dream for now, but I’m sure…

  • PSFK Asks: Is Bitcoin The Most Dangerous Technological Project Since The Web Itself?

    PSFK Asks: Is Bitcoin The Most Dangerous Technological Project Since The Web Itself?

    PSFK Asks: Is Bitcoin The Most Dangerous Technological Project Since The Web Itself? Well, they could be, but wont.

  • Oops, Dropped Camera Seamless Compilation

    Every drop your camera while taking video? Here’s “oops“, a geniously edited together compilation of just that occurance.. Thanks to Ben Roberts for the link. From Good.is: The short film “Oops,” by Chris Beckman, just took top honors in the experimental category of the Vimeo Awards. It’s a 10-minute collection of seamlessly woven bits of…

  • Back on Radio1190 – DJing A Guest Set on Sub-Harmony

    Back on Radio1190 – DJing A Guest Set on Sub-Harmony

    During college at University of Colorado at Boulder, I worked at the college radio station Radio1190 KVCU as both the RPM Music Director and the host of my own radio show, The Acid Lounge. During the show’s 5 year run, I had the privelege of having DJ and producer Chad Westcott on as my co-host.…

  • Launching JH2 One Tree Home at ICFF

    This weekend, after many months of orginization, and a few weeks of my time creating the website, the JH2 One Tree Home furniture collection was launched at the ICFF International Contemporary Furniture Fair. We were lucky enough to get a double-sized spot, and set up the booth in two parts. A few pics..

  • Designs at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair

    This week had the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Javits Center in NYC. In addition to working at the JH2 One Tree Home booth, I also had the opportunity to wanter the entire show floor. A few pics…

  • Sitting All Day is Killing You!

    Sitting All Day is Killing You!

    Another great infographic, this time from Medical Billing and Coding. How sitting all day is killing you. Very glad I’m not trapped at a desk all day anymore.. although when I was, I sat in my own Aeron Chair, which I believe is a bit better than a standard cheap office chair…. Via Mashable Listening…

  • Audi Urban Future Initative, NYC

    Today I stopped by the Audi Urban Future Initiative, down in nolita, Manhattan. In addition to being an interesting exhibit, the central, folded model of NYC was quite amazing. It reminded me of “Inception”… Audi is blogging from New York for the entire time they’re here, so be sure to check it out…

  • Online Project: Playlist

    Online Project: Playlist

    For now, the Playlist project is simply an aggrigation of RSS feeds from my Last.fm audio scrobbling feed, as well as my Hype Machine loved tracks feed. Going forward, I’m hoping to build a playlist feature that will play recent tracks I’ve loved and listened to from around the web. Additionally, my brother Jason has…

  • Israel’s First Slasher Film: Rabies

    Israel’s First Slasher Film: Rabies

    Tonight, round two at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival was a screening of Israel’s first slasher horror film, strangely titled “Rabies“, or “Kalevet” in hebrew. It’s directed Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, and features actors Lior Ashkenazi, Danny Geva, Ania Bukstein, Menashe Noy, Ran Danker, Henry David, Ofer Shechter, Liat Harlev and Yael Grobglas. Synopsis…

  • The Twelves: Essential Mix

    The Twelves: Essential Mix

    Pete Tong’s Essential Mix is always great, and was a major inspiration for my old radio show on Radio1190, The Acid Lounge.  Lately I’ve been loving remixes by Brazilan duo The Twelves, and just found a recording of The Twelves Essential Mix. Listen: The Twelves – Essential Mix Interestingly, a few years ago while working…

  • Tribeca Film Festival: Open 24 Hours

    Last night, thanks to friend Becca Matt and Time Out New York, I attended the Tribeca Film Festival shorts showcase “Open 24 Hours“. Overal the films were great, and there was an interesting Q&A with the film makers afterwards.

  • I’m On The English Kills Concert Poster

    I’m On The English Kills Concert Poster

    For reasons unknown, I’ve been featured on the latest concert poster for English Kills, who are playing April 21st at Arlene’s Grocery in NYC. Highlighting my recent less-than-great haircut, with mullet added for effect. Designed by Jeff Capossela.

  • Building a Reciprocal Roof Structure

    I remember building little reciprocal structures like this as a kid – out of popsicle sticks! Looks like Brian Liloia of “The Year of Mud” blog has scaled it up a bit, detailing the construction process of an entire circular shaped roof held up on its own. Cool. How to build a reciprocal roof frame

  • NOWNESS Nominated for a Webby Award

    NOWNESS Nominated for a Webby Award

    Congratulations to LVMH blog NOWNESS for being nominated for a Webby Award! They’ve been busy posting amazing bits of content on art, lifestyle, fashion and culture every day, and have a great site design to present it all with. I worked with Nowness on SEO, and am very glad to see the site getting even…

  • Postagram: Real Mailed Postcards from your iPhone: $0.99

    Postagram: Real Mailed Postcards from your iPhone: $0.99

    Postagram is a new iOS app and associated service iwhich allows users to send real life postcards, custom printed with any photo from an associated Instagram photo pool. Post cards are just $0.99 to send. The service was announced today by new company Sincerely on their blog: Introducing Postagram – Instagrams by mail. At the…