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Trevor doing the Tour Divide

June 9th, 2009 · 6 Comments

My buddy Trevor Browne is racing the Tour Divide. What’s that you ask? “Tour Divide is a solo, self-supported mountain bike race on all 2,745 miles (4,400 KM) of ACA’s epic Great Divide MTB Route. With an average time-to-completion of three weeks in the saddle, this grand tour is the longest, most challenging MTB race […]

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Tags: family + friends · games + diversions · hacks + do it yourself · montreal + canada + the world

Biking in TO with 5D Mark II

June 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Biking in TO with 5D Mark II

Biking with 5D Mark II from Sam Javanrouh on Vimeo. Nice test and footage. Testing the Canon 5D Mark II with a super wide angle lens while biking on King street and Yonge street in Toronto. Unfortunately it started raining and a raindrop on my wide lens ruined the second half of the shot. Biking […]

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Tags: hacks + do it yourself · montreal + canada + the world

Life sized Blue Whale

June 1st, 2009 · Comments Off on Life sized Blue Whale

How big is a Blue Whale? Now you know. Great banner ad to draw attention to this animal’s plight. http://www.wdcs.co.uk/media/flash/whalebanner/content_pub_en.html

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

Self portrait spring 2009

April 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

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Tags: hacks + do it yourself · plank + work

Repairing your wetsuit

April 11th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Noticed last week when getting out of the water that one of the sewn seams on my Xcel infiniti hooded fullsuit has the thread stripped off about 2 inches on the forearm. The tape underneath had held and I hadn’t felt REALLY cold water hit my arm. The neoprene had spread apart just slightly. I […]

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Tags: hacks + do it yourself · surf + skate + snow

Twit bomb

April 1st, 2009 · Comments Off on Twit bomb

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

Homemade Ramen

March 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on Homemade Ramen

Homemade Ramen Made a NYT Bittman dish for dinner last night — very yummy !! I figure total it was 3$ or so. www.nytimes.com/2009/03/25/dining/25mini.html?_r=1&re…

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

Make a guest appearance on WBB

March 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on Make a guest appearance on WBB

My interpretation of the “Party Animal”. http://wonderfulbeyondbelief.com/#1

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Tags: hacks + do it yourself · plank + work · strangeness + randomness

Sarah’s Burger Cupcakes

February 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments

these are a few of my favorite things Photo of cupcakes (!) made by Sarah who I work with for our surprise appreciation night for Warren (the boss). Hard to believe they aren’t meaty — I was nervous biting in ;-) http://www.plankdesign.com/en/blog/posts/warren_night (photo by NCBEETS)

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Tags: hacks + do it yourself · plank + work

Genius playlists

February 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I think I might have found the real reason I want to update my ipod (to a touch or an iphone). Genius playlists. I’m sold — Apple has done a very good job with this and it’s once again re-introducing my music to me on a daily basis. If you haven’t turned on this feature […]

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

Opus Lift adds craft to your boring METRO card

February 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Opus Lift adds craft to your boring METRO card

Love this site of people adding designs and personalization to their OPUS RFID metro/bus cards. The design on them is ugly and this is such a great idea. “Welcome to OpusLift.com If, like me, you use the public transport network in Montreal, you probably already have the Opus card, the smart card that the STM […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · hacks + do it yourself · montreal + canada + the world

Time lapse

January 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This time lapse “play” is so well done — it’s shocking to think how long it took. The ride/out the window part is excellent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_HXUhShhmY

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

Spike Jonze and the Pharcyde

December 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Love this old video — but what makes it worth a second watch is checking out Spike Jonzes’ original notes/ideas he came up with that they used. View them here…

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Tags: hacks + do it yourself · tivo + movies + music

Colourful language

November 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Colourful language

Another one of those… ‘wish I’d thought of that’ ideas. |)|~@+$. MPA Roses Student Awards 2006 submission in response to the simple brief, ‘promote swearing.’ Winner of its category and winner of the overall gold award. Where’s the Mac font version though? http://www.timfraserbrown.co.uk/Content%20Frames/colourful.html

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The Wind Beneath

November 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Wind Beneath

Stunning pieces of art by my friend Judy and her boyfriend Mike (of furni fame). I mean really.. that’s some impressive work. Here’s a direct link to buy the piece above — http://furni.myshopify.com/collections/miju/products/wimbledon | The whole collection

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