Besides the fact that it holds yummy delicious-ness (sometimes), my fridge is one of the few places in our 500 square feet of space that I let go of trying to be all minimalistic and organized...
Notes, cards, invites, etc. - all end up there and while most of the time, I walk by and think it's an eye-sore, this morning I saw it in a new light - an area where my personality and "favorites" actually get to be displayed... maybe being messy is better?
Check out the random picture of paul newman and bb king squaring off on the trombones! an absolute fav of mine :)
have a great weekend!
One of my fav companies, Free People, just announced they are opening up the floor to any and all creatives to design their spring '09 shopping bags!
I wish I was more of a pattern-person but who knows, maybe I'll give it a whirl in my non-existant free-time :) JHill, if you're reading this, so help me god - you need to enter!
Each person is allowed one submission to be designed in a cool color pallette (greens and blues) and the winner will have their name on the bag along with a $200 gift cert (seems a little cheap to me, considering their clothes average $100/piece but whatever... still very cool). All the details are listed here.
If you take a whirl, I'd love to see your ideas - I'll even post them here for the world (aka the 20 people that read this) to see!
oh and if you don't already, you should totally subscribe to free people's blog - lots of color and insights.
i'm simply bored. nothing exciting to report. feeling unmotivated and tired... wishing i was out in the sun, in arizona, still mooning cacti...
on a happier note, i'm celebrating father's day early with my dad tomorrow :) since fresh has adopted lvmh's "summer fridays", i get to check out at 1:00 and take my dad out around the city - thinking lunch outside and then the new exhibit at the ICA... can't wait!
Red-eye flights are tough. Especially when you're coming home from a place you absolutely never want to leave... So, I was flipping through Scottsdale's 944 magazine on the plane and landed my eyes on this bling:
You have to be a serious baller to rock these. But I could pull off the platinum... totally ;)
Oh yeah one little detail - the platinum costs $6,600 (gold - $2,350, silver - $255)!!! Yikes!
I know I know... it's been 3 weeks since the conference and still didn't write a re-cap.
Now, while getting a million paper samples, chip books, and random paraphernalia is fun and all, I'm a little annoyed that pretty much EVERY vendor present was preaching about how "green" they are but then gave me, like, 10 custom post-it pads! The promo stuff was just a little too over-the-top.
But all-in-all, I'd go again. The majority of the sessions were super-inspiring and made me want to go out there and change the world with good design! (even though one speaker basically crushed the dreams of the 600-some-odd people in the audience when he told us that, "As a designer, you will NEVER be able to change the world"... I mean honestly??)
Other than that, our big Sales Conference here at Fresh kicks off tonight with a cocktail reception at the Liberty Hotel... I'll be inundated with work presentations and dinners for the next 2 days - fun ;)
THEN on Thursday.......... Dave and I are jetting off to Arizona for a mini-vaca!!!!!
A colleague of mine forwarded this site along and, well, it's mesmerizing.
I've yet to get into the twitter thing but Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar seem to have found a way to showcase just how moving and powerful an outlet it's become to some people. It makes you feel both small and not alone at the same time. If you have a few minutes or even an hour, definitely check it out and explore the different ways of viewing how people all over the world feel in real time.
... and yeah yeah I know I didn't finish with the conference recap (it's been a week since it ended) but work has had me oh-so-busy!
Today started off with a presentation by Adobe that taught me things I never knew were even possible... Like, for instance, did you know you could embed movies (and swf files) in an InDesign pdf? yeah, me neither. Also - did you know you can edit that same quicktime movie in Photoshop? yeah, you heard right - Photoshop! You can open .mov files and add text, edit levels, even retouch frames. Pretty impressive stuff.
I also got the chance to see Kelly Goto of gotomedia.com speak about getting "unstuck" and moving from "web 1.0 - web 2.0"... It was really inspiring and only further proved that I need to find a good programmer to work with as my freelance load keeps growing. She asked us where we feel stuck and, well, I actually feel like I'm still stuck in "web 0.0" to be honest... So then and there I decided - it's time to become fluent in css. I promptly swung by the bookstore and picked up: