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Entries from August 2006

Sketches of Frank Gehry

August 30th, 2006 · Comments Off on Sketches of Frank Gehry

We watched “Sketches of Frank Gehry” by Sydney Pollack (DVD rental) the other night, quite an inspiring movie with the sole except of the “gush and awe” campaign unleashed Sydney towards Frank. One critic put it this way … “Pollack is too friendly with his subject (almost to the point of having a man crush […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · thinking + zen

Pantone Fall Color Trends

August 28th, 2006 · Comments Off on Pantone Fall Color Trends

Useful for designers and friends in the clothing industry, the pantone fashion color report fall 2006 .. “Just as day turns to twilight, Fall 2006 colors are a subtle deepening of the world around, lit with the final glow of the turning horizon. New York designers have found themselves in a sanctuary of color, filled […]

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Tags: design + art + typography

OpenDNS

August 24th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Videotron has been acting very flakey here at the office. The past few days have been frustrating at best with up and down service that seems to have no rhyme or reason. The problems seem to be only on our end with Videotron’s DNS – some other people we know who use Videotron verified some […]

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Tags: hacks + do it yourself · tech + the internet

Benefit Show for Emergency Communities

August 23rd, 2006 · Comments Off on Benefit Show for Emergency Communities

Tuesday August 29, 2006 at the Saints Showbar (Address is 30 Ste-Catherine O. Montréal, QC – 7 PM $20) there’s a rockin’ benefit concert for Emergency Communities in New Orleans with The United Steel Workers of Montreal, Kodiak, Colectivo, People’s Gospel Choir of Montreal, The Cockroaches, Dibondoko and Lo and the Magnetics. There will also […]

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Tags: montreal + canada + the world · tivo + movies + music

Roadsworth at Palais de Congres

August 22nd, 2006 · Comments Off on Roadsworth at Palais de Congres

I haven’t gone down to see it myself, but Roadsworth’s new piece at Place D’armes metro outside Palais de Congres looks kinda cool. Well conceived idea using a large amount of space. Good to see the city finally coming around with the obvious choice to support this local artist instead of jail him. “Roadsworth rehabilitated […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · montreal + canada + the world

Shaping Flickr Group

August 22nd, 2006 · Comments Off on Shaping Flickr Group

My friend Johan has started a surfboard shaping group on flickr. Amazingly there wasn’t one already. Considering how shapers and surfers seem to love taking photos of their creations and rides. I expect once the group gets linked up at Swaylocks and some other sites – it will really take off. A shaper is …. […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Photo Number 3000

August 20th, 2006 · Comments Off on Photo Number 3000

My 3000th photo (full size) uploaded to Flickr. This photograph was taken driving home last night by myself from Krista and Eric’s wedding. It’s not a great shot by any means … it is fun though. I was coming down from Mont Royal crossing over Parc. I perched my canon on my dash while stopped […]

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Tags: montreal + canada + the world · tech + the internet

The Storms are coming

August 18th, 2006 · 2 Comments

It’s been a dismal August in the Atlantic so far. Very hard to justify the 5 hour trip to surf 1 to 2 foot waves (if you’re lucky). Not that I’m an amazing surfer — solid 4 to 5 foot waves are around my comfort zone so far – at least the range that I […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

La Chatte Bottée

August 17th, 2006 · Comments Off on La Chatte Bottée

A huge congratulations to V and Carole for this. They made the cover of this weeks Hour … V told me about it last weekend – so I’ve been anxiously waiting to see how it looked ! I’ve known both these girls since just after high school and they are awesome, creative and deserving of […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · family + friends · montreal + canada + the world

50 ways to become a better designer

August 16th, 2006 · Comments Off on 50 ways to become a better designer

Some nice little tips .. things I read and know but that haven’t come to mind in a while …I’ve been trying to expand my horizon on this, painting a bit, shooting more photos, and sketching (personal and work) a lot more… “The way you work can have a huge impact on your creative success. […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · tech + the internet

Big-O … Not without a fight

August 16th, 2006 · Comments Off on Big-O … Not without a fight

Seems some people have taken up the “Big-O Skate spot Cause” … actually quite a few people. Look for potential reports in the mirror/hour/ctv/cbc, the french language media and much more over the next few days. It’s also getting press far from Montréal. It’s really is funny how few people in Montréal realize how famous […]

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Tags: montreal + canada + the world · surf + skate + snow

Secrets of the Pirate Bay

August 16th, 2006 · Comments Off on Secrets of the Pirate Bay

A very interesting story… “…barely a month after Swedish police raided their server room and carted two administrators and their legal help off in handcuffs, the lanky co-operator of the Pirate Bay — the most popular and hunted piracy site in the world — settles back to watch a pirated copy of Spanglish. Harbored by […]

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Tags: hacks + do it yourself · tech + the internet

Andi State’s Parc Photos

August 15th, 2006 · Comments Off on Andi State’s Parc Photos

My good friend Andi State attended the last night of the Cinema Du Parc. She took some absolutely wonderful black and white shots. She was the manager of the Cinema for a couple years around ’97 or ’98 – back when she was my roommate. Her time there lead to the hiring of many people […]

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Tags: montreal + canada + the world · tivo + movies + music

Marcus Garvey

August 14th, 2006 · 3 Comments

PBS had a nice little piece about Black Star ship-lines which was owned by Marcus Garvey in the early part of the century. Interesting man, with some questionable practices and beliefs. The name Black Star piqued my interest due to the album Black Star by Talib and Mos Def. “Garvey is best remembered as an […]

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Tags: links + bookmarks · tivo + movies + music

End of the Big-O Spot ?

August 14th, 2006 · Comments Off on End of the Big-O Spot ?

O no … this is terrible … “Plans by mondo cheesemakers Saputo to build a soccer stadium out by the Big O may destroy a skate park known well beyond our borders (from MTL blog) — La plus réputée des rampes de planche à roulettes de Montréal pourrait être détruite pour faire place à l’Impact […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow