Posts Tagged ‘design’


June 6, 2010 Leave a comment

I have a wall I would put this on, Today!

…if only the website worked and/or this was something I could buy.

More and more I sort of hate designers who show off great ideas they never plan to have manufactured.



Holy Vintage Awesomeness

May 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Stumbled upon a cool project from DrawsGood the other day, and of course I had to repost the great Batman poster he made.

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When Goals Don’t Match

April 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Based on my previous posts about architecture, design and sustainability, I’m certain the casual observer would expect that I’d also appreciate this award-winning design from Peleg/Burshtein Architects.

It’s got solar power, wind power, clean lines..what’s not to like?

Well, the fact that it’s an industrial chicken coop.

Sure, this place generates it’s own power and converts the waste into bio-fuel, but it’s still a coop.  A long hallway that these chickens have to spend their entire life in.

You know what’s an even better, more sustainable way to house them?  Let them be open range.  Earth, already made, naturally ventilated.

(This is Day 28 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge, be sure to check out the other participants at #30DayBC)

Temporary Shelter for Temporary Fun

March 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Tell me this doesn’t look like the ideal place for a rainy-day #Buzzcation
(and before you ask, no 10am is NOT too early to be thinking/talking about a #Buzzcation)

Found this on INHABITAT, so show them so love if you dig this as much as I do.

Supposedly, a team of Rotterdamn architects built the bar from visitor’s umbrellas…. it looks like a full-out umbrella party ensued, ’cause the cops had to break up the 300-strong party at 2am. The whole thing was a celebration of the Architecture of Consequence exhibition at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).

Hmmm…. what would a Phoenix version of this sort of thing be?  A gazebo made from ceiling fans?  That could actually be kind of fun.

(This is Day 8 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge, be sure to check out the other participants at #30DayBC)

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Why I’m not a Web Designer (sorta)

March 10, 2010 Leave a comment

The graphic below is incredibly funny to me because all of my last month has been devoured by working on the development of a new web-based system at work.  A system, mind you, that we had mapped out entirely over a year ago, and are just now getting to beta.

Every day I have to have 4-5 conversations with different people who are involved because they each have different inputs, and I have to try to make a congruent system out of their ever-changing whims.

You have:
1.) “I don’t care if it makes sense, this is what I want” guy
2.) “I think everything needs a graph, even if nobody will ever use it” guy
3.) “I just pretend to pay attention” guy
4.) “I can’t be bothered, do what you want, I’ll change it later” guy
5.)  Me.  Brave Brave Sir Ryan.

This is what I get for trying to push progress. (and also trying to set precedent now instead of when it’s too late)

I swear that by the end of this I’m going to get a forearm tattoo that says “Form FOLLOWS Function”

Truth:  “Too Late” seems to be about 5 minutes BEFORE the average person I know likes to consider that there may have been a better way to do something.  This, of course, only occurs to them because they are being called on the carpet.

How Web Design Goes To Hell

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Meaning & Behavior Chart

February 24, 2010 1 comment

Taken from an article on, this chart has so much WIN, I couldn’t help but borrow it.

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