Monday, October 20, 2008


This is my new lamp. It's named Daedalus, after the Greek architect who created Minos' labyrinth. According to mythology Daedalus and his son Icarus were imprisoned by Minos to protect the secrets of the labyrinth. In order to escape he created wings out of feathers and wax for himself and his son. They flew away from Crete to freedom, but the careless Icarus flew too high and the heat from the sun melted the wax in the wings and he fell to his death. Daedalus eventually landed in Sicily where he built a temple to the god Apollo and offered up his wings as a sacrifice.

Design as beauty and tragedy. It seems apropos to own it.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

What my cat typed after I left the room


Think she's trying to tell me something?


This video is part of the nonpartisan AIGA Get out the Vote ad Campaign. My philosophy has always been if you don't vote you don't have a right to complain.

Friday, October 03, 2008

"What we do here affects the rest of the world. People follow."

Gensler alumn Cameron Sinclair is featured in a new Gap ad. Watch it here. As co-founder of Architecture for Humanity he is one of my design heroes. I met him in Qatar and he is kind, passionate and genuine. (Plus he told me I was a rock star!) If there is ever a day when I don't show up for work it will probably be because I've run off to join him. If you aren't familiar with him here is his Ted Talk.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Is the election over yet?

Now that the VP debate is over and McCain is in Denver today to take his turn at campaigning, I thought I should finally get around to finishing my report on the DNC. 

I love this quote posted in the Pavilions. Denver definitely increased its pulse during the convention and it made it a lot of fun to be in the midst of. I've missed the craziness since it ended.

Bands played in the streets. (The keyboard player's shirt is awesome, is it not?)

Statues came to life.

People spoke their minds.

And everyone showed off. I can't wait for the election to be over, but it was fun to be a part of it.

PS: The homeless were finally allowed to return to the streets of LoDo.

PPS: McCain Palin 2008!