Friday, September 27, 2013

Goodbye to All That

"I am not sure that it is possible for anyone brought up in the East to appreciate entirely what New York, the idea of New York, means to those of us who came out of the West and the South. To an Eastern child, particularly a child who has always has an uncle on Wall Street and who has spent several hundred Saturdays first at F.A.O. Schwarz and being fitted for shoes at Best’s and then waiting under the Biltmore clock and dancing to Lester Lanin, New York is just a city, albeit the city, a plausible place for people to live, But to those of us who came from places where no one had heard of Lester Lanin and Grand Central Station was a Saturday radio program, where Wall Street and Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue were not places at all but abstractions (“Money,” and “High Fashion,” and “The Hucksters”), New York was no mere city. It was instead an infinitely romantic notion, the mysterious nexus of all love and money and power, the shining and perishable dream itself. To think of “living” there was to reduce the miraculous to the mundane; one does not “live” at Xanadu."
-Joan Didion, Goodbye to All That  
 Not sure how I haven't come across this article before, but I'm glad I did.

Also, a good follow-up in New York magazine.

Monday, September 23, 2013

New Beginnings

Filmed at sunrise in NY...beautiful.

Monday, September 2, 2013


One of the first things I love to do when going to someone's apartment for the first time is check out his/her bookshelf. It tells so much about a person. In this vein...Bookshelfies! A goofily titled tumblr of selfies of people in front of their bookshelves. Uh huh. You know the nerd in you loves it.
(via Swissmiss)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Strike a pose...

Loved this video.

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Check out Animography, a series of animated typefaces. Smart and well done!

Animography Opening from Animography on Vimeo.

From their site: is a webshop/typefoundry that provides motion designers, video-editors and others in the field of the moving image with animated typefaces. These animated typefaces are easy to use, customizable and scalable without any loss of quality.
Our animated typefaces are Adobe After Effects files with each glyph in a separate composition. A controller-composition serves as a central point from which you can customize all the glyphs in one go.
Check it out here.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Calgary Zoo Annual Report

Trigger Communications' annual report for the Calgary Zoo is an incredibly smart and creative way of using the popularity of Instagram for business purposes. Take a look at some of the photos below and see the full thing here.

(via designworklife)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Dove Real Beauty Sketches

This video is pretty fabulous.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

While You Were Sleeping...

For German photographer Paul Schneggenburger's series The Sleep of the Beloved, he took long-exposure photos of couples sleeping between the hours of midnight and 6am. He asks,
What happens to lovers while they are sleeping? Is it a sleeping just next to each other, each on his own, or is there a sharing of certain places or emotions? Is it a nocturnal lovers' dance, maybe a kind of unaware performed tenderness, or does one turn their back on each other?
 The resulting photographs are incredibly beautiful and somewhat haunting portraits of coupledom.

(via The Atlantic)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Expedia luggage tag ads

Great ads for Expedia by Ogilvy & Mather:

Monday, January 7, 2013

Chris Moore

Some great work from Chris Moore that makes my brain smile:

KidSport-Postits from chris Moore on Vimeo.

VW holiday card:

BCH-SwitchCaseStudy from chris Moore on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

On repeat

Can't. Stop. Listening.