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Entries from January 2008

Waves on Lake Ontario Today

January 31st, 2008 · 8 Comments

Every time you hear stories about guys surfing the Great Lakes, remember the photo above. It was taken today somewhere very close to Toronto on Lake Ontario. I keep looking and thinking it’s some elaborate trick. Thing is it must have been -15°C and windy in T.O. today and that’s fresh water. Almost can’t believe […]

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Tags: strangeness + randomness · surf + skate + snow

Hack this

January 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Original trailer for what will for sure become a classic movie for the 90’s gen of computer users. Love it. Hackers (1995) Original Trailer

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Tags: hacks + do it yourself · tech + the internet · tivo + movies + music

Communication Arts relaunches website

January 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Communication Arts relaunches website

One of my “old faithful” websites in the design community has finally update their website. It was looking dated and not reflecting the work and artists they were discussing anymore. The site is now using a standards based approach and they are actively committed to improving it. They have updated some of their semantics / […]

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

Mythbusters tackles the dynamite surfing myth

January 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Mythbusters has tackled the dynamite surfing viral video/myth that circulated the net last fall. The piece isn’t a full episode but a small “web-isode bust” that they’re now producing. Can you guess the outcome? “Surf’s up! Well almost. Kari, Grant and Tory investigate how much dynamite it would take to create a surfable wave.” Watch […]

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Tags: links + bookmarks · tivo + movies + music

Heat sensitive wallpaper

January 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Love this idea, although I wonder how well it would work anywhere but around radiators. “..this project tries to explore a new definition of decoration which brings to life design. Several objects were chosen demonstration; a heat-sensitive wallpaper which the flowers on it will be blooming when the radiator is on…” More at http://www.shiyuan.co.uk/

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Tags: design + art + typography · hacks + do it yourself

Cam jockey

January 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Cam jockey

If you’re a surf cam jockey in the far north; you’ll want to keep an eye on these for the next three days. The forecasts for tomorrow are… “Surf: Shoulder to head high E medium period swell with occasional 1-2′ overhead high sets. Conditions: Fairly clean in the morning with NNW winds 10-15kt. Glassy conditions […]

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Tags: hacks + do it yourself · links + bookmarks · surf + skate + snow · tech + the internet

Sputnik 2

January 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Love this illustration of Laika and the Sputnik 2 flight. Well done, a bit sad and inspiring all at the same time. “Translated text above craft: “Laïka, our heroine, pioneer for all canines. Unforgivable, Unforgotten, Immortal” text below craft: “Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep!” Sputnik 2 by Magus-Lupus

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

Home budget software

January 28th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Update: I found this ridiculous thread on another blog (200+ comments long) that details other people’s trials in this similar search Anyone out there have a good method for producing and tracking a lightweight home budget on Mac OS X? I’ve had limited tries with Excel; but figured there must be other apps that are […]

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Tags: family + friends · tech + the internet

Mt. Shefford Hike

January 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Mt. Shefford Hike

Update – Check my panorama from the summit on Youtube Saturday we went exploring. We had heard rumors of a closed down ski hill in the townships, Mount Shefford. Legend even told us that there was a way to drive right to the summit on a year round cleared road. Woke up early on Saturday, […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

The photos of Reenie Marx

January 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Reenie Marx takes photos of the valley’s and area where I grew up — mainly Harrington. That part of quebec is unbelievable. I can say that she captures the beauty of the place better than anyone else I’ve seen — especially her Rouge River shots. Check out her work here

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Tags: design + art + typography · links + bookmarks · montreal + canada + the world · tech + the internet

Saint Cat

January 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Saint Cat Love this shot from Chris Dewolf. Really captures downtown Montreal in the summertime. He has plenty more amazing shots from around montreal. http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherdewolf

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

Simplified style for WP Admin

January 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Simplified style for WP Admin

A nice simple WordPress Admin style sheet (in the form of a plug-in). Also a good jumping off point for modifying your own style if you want — which i’m slowly doing (and will release at some point). “WordPress has been a helpful tool. Love it, hate it – it’s free, flexible and approachable by […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · hacks + do it yourself · tech + the internet

Helvetica the movie online

January 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Helvetica the movie online

A must see if you’re a designer or artist; The opening line … “Type is saying things to us all the time.” The whole movie, “Helvetica”, is available on Google video. “Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture.” Watch it

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Tags: design + art + typography · tech + the internet · tivo + movies + music

Global Warning

January 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Global Warning

Global Warning Kenn Munk does some great paper and vinyl work. Especially like the thoughtfulness behind his global warming bears. His Flickr Stream | His Blog

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

The angry french guy

January 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on The angry french guy

Got a request from “the angry french guy” couple days back asking to use one of my CC licensed photos. As Nancy said today .. “Wow, he really is an angry french guy !!” Check out the final product here

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Tags: design + art + typography · links + bookmarks · montreal + canada + the world · strangeness + randomness · tech + the internet