Silly Season...

I know I've sucked as far as posting goes in the past few weeks.... but it is the silly season.

I probably won't be back to regular posting until the new year. If you're going through withdrawls from my witty design ramblings then check me out every Tuesday over at 2modern.

Until then....


Blog Readability Test

I just put this lovely blog through The Blog Readability Test and guess what they gave it....
Seriously... that's surprising... but not really.

Check out your blogs readability level here.


MO-vember Update...

First of all I want to thank everyone who has donated so far... you guys are awesome.

Secondly, it's not too late to donate to this kick-ass cause... get the details here.

And now the results of the last 28 days.....
( can you tell I went to the beach a lot in between day 7 & 21 ?)

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Play, Live , Create

The new ad campaign for IKEA by Jung von Matt is pretty clever and effective.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from down under !
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Pentagram Short

What happens when your favorite Media Designer does a project on the most inspirational design firm in the world....

You get an amazing short film ! Scope it out here.


MOvember Down Under

Hi Kids,

November in Australia is officially changed to MOvember. During the month of Movember ( Mo slang for mustache) I will be growing a lovely sculpted mustache to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer and general men's health research.

I would love if you guys could donate a few bucks in sponsoring my 70's porn-star style mustache, because it needs all the encouragement that it can get. I promise that if you guys have similar causes I will reciprocate with a donation and plug it on the site. Also, I will put up some progress photos very shortly.

To sponsor my Mo please go to http://www.movember.com/au/donate, enter my registration number which is 109142 and your credit card details. Or you can sponsor me by cheque made payable to the "Movember Foundation" clearly marking the donation as being for my Registration Number: 109142. Please mail cheques to: PO Box 292, Prahran VIC 3181. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

The money raised by Movember is donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue - the national depression initiative, which will use the funds to create awareness, fund research and increase support networks for those men who suffer from prostate cancer and male depression.

For those that have supported Movember in previous years you can be very proud of the impact it has had and can check out the detail at: Fundraising Outcomes.

Movember culminates at the end of the month at the Gala Partés. These glamorous and groomed events will see Tom Selleck and Borat look-a-likes battle it out for their chance to take home the prestigious Man of Movember title. If you would like to be part of this great night you'll need to purchase a Gala Parté ticket .

Thanks for your support


More info is available at www.movember.com.

Movember is proudly grown by Commonwealth Bank, Holden, Schick and VB.

Movember is proud partners with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue - the national depression initiative.


Sixer to go...

The 6 pack carrier by Studio Oooms is perfect for those BYO dinner outings where a normal 6 pack gets destroyed after you rip out one beer.

The standard 6 pack packaging is not ideal for traveling...But the new 6pack carrier by Studio Oooms is pretty awesome.
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My Ice Look Fly Up On The Keyboard...

Just when you thought you couldn't hang with the Ghost-dini the God... here he is coming at you in all his Pretty Tony glory... a must have for all Ghost fans.

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Creative Building

Visual communication does not have to be complicated... less is more. This is perfectly executed in the new Lego campaign by Blattner & Brunner.
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Check out my post on the Flow System over at 2modern.


Innovative CD packaging

This is an AMAZING design solution for a CD case and artwork by Rethink. Making the album for Vonnegut Dollhouse into a.... dollhouse. Brilliant !


The folks over at Rethink have sent me shots of the photo shoot for this kick ass design... check them out here.
Makes the whole thing a lot cooler when you see the process leading up to the finished product! Once again, great work Rethink!

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Banana Wheels make the world go round !

Out of the box ! new way to display your table top fruit displays with these fruit vessels by Belgian designer Helena Schepens.

That banana one is AWESOME ! Banana wheels are the new black... ya heard !
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Check out the tweed hotness from drunknbutterfly
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Early Start

Blue Ant Studio is creating an awesome set of alphabet cards for their baby. All the letters of the alphabet are represented by famous designers or famous designed objects....

I think there will be a poster of this available soon... you better believe I'm grabbing one of those.


The buzz on the internets for these flash cards was crazy ! So Joel at Blue Ant has created posters for sale. Grab them here.

Umbrella Pot

The kids over at Kyouei Designs have some cool objects but the Umbrella Pot is the best !

Back from the North

Alright folks, back in full effect down in Sydney. The vacation was good. It was great to relax with my fam and get drunk with my friends. Also, congrats to Mr. & Mrs. RDL on their marriage... had a blast at the wedding!



Hey kids, sorry I have been missing in action for a while... I flew home to DC a few days back and surpirsed the hell out my folks. It was great... nothing like almost giving your parents a heart attack by knocking on the their door at midnight. It's good to be back and I'm gonna enjoy myself. Will get back to posting as soon as I get back.



The images of this houses interior make me feel all warm and fuzzy in the bathing suit area.
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Floating books

This is a great way to display your books and magazines. Finally I can shed the tyranny of horizontal shelving... floating books are bad ass.
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yellow & brown

This is pure genius ! Only the Swedes can be responsible for this.
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Alphabet Flash Cards

Great way to teach your kids the alphabet with Politially Incorrect Alphabet flashcards... at least they are boring.
Love the illustrations and choice of letter reperesentations.

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Design Rock Star !

Check out Design Rock Star! at 2modern.


Shake it like a salt shaker...

These macaroni shaped salt & pepper shakers are awesome ! The two pieces connect at the center with magnetic attraction. They fulfill a purpose and they look cool on the table.
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Lean Back,,,,

The "Water Me When I Tilt" vase is perfect for horticulturally challenged people like me. This new vase lets me know exactly when to water it because the equllibrium of the vase shifts as the water evaporates causing it to tilt. Brilliant!
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Chatherine Greene's Rolling shelf is a brilliant design solution for accomodating oversized objects. The ends of the shleves are constructed of individuals slats of wood that are hinged together with fabirc allowing them to be rolled up to create cool new shelf options.
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Brush & Rinse

Scott Armon has come up with a great design solution for not drinking out of the tap anymore after your dental hygene sessions.
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Piet Hein Eek

Piet Hein Eek's chunky, geometirc tableware is awesome.

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