So what’s with the nick 4.0? It’s version 4.0 of me. Today I turn 40. The BIG 4-OH. But you know what is funny? I don’t feel “40”. I don’t look “40” (well at least I don’t think I do). Age really is just a number. And I’ve decided that after a pre-midlife crisis, that my life … Read more nick 4.0
My buddies and I started grilling and watching movies outside on the deck a few years ago when we were on vacation in Virginia. We named the evening “Sunset Cinema” and really look forward to grilling season so we can see movies outside. One of my buddies decided to build a cool movie theater in … Read more Moonlight Movies Poster
I’ll be the first to admit it…Facebook is sorta getting boring for me. And Twitter, well, I’ve never really liked Twitter. So in order to spice things up, I’ve joined Instagr.am in an attempt to replace written posts with photo posts. My goal is at least one photo per day, more when I find something … Read more Social Experimenting…
My friends and I went out to Red Robin the other day for dinner. We are all addicted to their tasty onion rings (oh, and their burgers too. 😛 Once seated, I spied their ultra-cool new drinks menu that is in the shape of a mug. Very clever, great job to the folks who designed … Read more Cool Mug Menu!
My buddy Keith from the HOW Design Forum makes hand screened prints for a good cause over at The Ink Initiative had a sale in early July on his limited edition, hand screened prints. The best part? The money from the sale of the prints goes to help out a great cause: “The concept is … Read more Cool Ink Initiative Prints Help Raise Money for Good Cause!
I just learned that my photo of the exterior of Hatch Show Print in Nashville has been selected for the Schmap guide to Nashville! 😀 About Schmap Schmap is a leading publisher of digital travel guides for 200 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. More than 90 million Schmap Guides … Read more Schweet Schmap of Nashville!
Yes, I’ve been working hard on a few new Nap for That t-shirt designs: check ’em out (or even better, buy one) at my Zazzle store. Free shipping for a limited to anywhere on Earth via code: JUNESHIPFREE. Enjoy!
Some fun eyecandy for you today from Designer Daily: 15 Great Typography based objects/products. Great stuff here, LOVE that coffee table!
As a creative, I make prints of my 2-d illustrations and have my designs printed, which is great. Ponoko takes it to the next level and allows you to turn your creativity loose on making real objects! Whether it’s a one-off prototype or special gift, this is just really cool! I don’t know what I’m going … Read more Ponoko: Make Your Own Products!
I’m so stoked about wireless electricity and I know it is a ways off from becoming a reality in my home, it just took a giant leap forward and I just had to share this link from Fast Company. Enjoy!
Seen on the HOW Blog: TinEye, the visual search engine. This is not Google image search, TinEye actually uses your uploaded image and compares it to other images on the internet, even variants. Perfect for logo and infringement research, a must-have tool for any creative!
There’s been quite a lot of discussion on the new direction Pepsi took with their latest rebranding. Most designers seem to think it is a step backwards and just generally don’t care for it. Well, I’m going to respectfully disagree. Pepsi’s former branding was looking very dated, busy, and definitely in need of a refresh: … Read more Reflecting on Pepsi’s Rebranding Refresh
I found this on Boing Boing the other day…Target now has gift cards with a built-in 1.2 megapixel digital camera. I’m not sure how practical this is, but it just sounds really cool and appears to be well-designed.
This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen. It’s glowing wallpaper lit with fiber optics, so the patterns actually light up on your wall. Very impressive!