Detroit-San Francisco design nomad curating culture and design whimsy.

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"Lend a hand." at the London Sperm Bank. Witty. 

Oct 02
"Lend a hand." at the London Sperm Bank. Witty. 

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

Sep 14

Rest in peace, Sergio Rodrigues.

Above: Diz, 2001

Sep 02
Rest in peace, Sergio Rodrigues.
Above: Diz, 2001

Carbon Fiber Eames Sofa, Matthew Strong

Jul 21
Carbon Fiber Eames Sofa, Matthew Strong

Posted on Thursday October 9th 2014 at 03:32pm.

After the show, Kristof, Affleck, Maher, and I continued our discussion. At one point, Kristof reiterated the claim that Maher and I had failed to acknowledge the existence of all the good Muslims who condemn ISIS, citing the popular hashtag #NotInOurName. In response, I said: “Yes, I agree that all condemnation of ISIS is good. But what do you think would happen if we had burned a copy of the Koran on tonight’s show? There would be riots in scores of countries. Embassies would fall. In response to our mistreating a book, millions of Muslims would take to the streets, and we would spend the rest of our lives fending off credible threats of murder. But when ISIS crucifies people, buries children alive, and rapes and tortures women by the thousands—all in the name of Islam—the response is a few small demonstrations in Europe and a hashtag.” I don’t think I’m being uncharitable when I say that neither Affleck nor Kristof had an intelligent response to this. Nor did they pretend to doubt the truth of what I said.
An excerpt from Sam Harris’ post, ”Can Liberalism Be Saved From Itself,” describing the post-show (Real Time with Bill Maher) discussion between himself, Ben Affleck, Bill Maher and Nicholas Kristof, from SamHarris.org

Posted on Tuesday October 7th 2014 at 05:55pm. Its tags are listed below.

Minimalist Design Products

Seemingly unstoppable good design at this place.

Posted on Thursday October 2nd 2014 at 07:56pm.

"Lend a hand." at the London Sperm Bank. Witty. 
"Lend a hand." at the London Sperm Bank. Witty. 

"Lend a hand." at the London Sperm Bank. Witty. 

Posted on Sunday September 14th 2014 at 01:10pm. Its tags are listed below.

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

Posted on Saturday September 6th 2014 at 06:16pm.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Pablo Picasso

Posted on Thursday September 4th 2014 at 07:39pm.

The things you own end up owning you.
Fight Club

Posted on Wednesday September 3rd 2014 at 05:20am. Its tags are listed below.

Genuine, Martha Rich
Genuine, Martha Rich

Genuine, Martha Rich

Posted on Tuesday September 2nd 2014 at 02:04pm. Its tags are listed below.

Fonts In Use – Type at work in the real world.

"A searchable archive of typographic design, indexed by typeface, format, and industry." Thanks to Jackie for the link.

Posted on Tuesday September 2nd 2014 at 08:08am.

The real purpose of painting is to give pleasure.
Robert Ryman, painter [source]

Posted on Tuesday September 2nd 2014 at 08:04am. Its tags are listed below.

Rest in peace, Sergio Rodrigues.
Above: Diz, 2001
Rest in peace, Sergio Rodrigues.
Above: Diz, 2001

Rest in peace, Sergio Rodrigues.

Above: Diz, 2001

Posted on Thursday July 24th 2014 at 10:05am. Its tags are listed below.

First you’re gonna have to dress right, you know? Then you’re gonna have to hang out with famous people… you know? Make friends with the right blonde people, go to the right parties, yeah? Socialite. Then, you gotta do your work all the time when you’re not doing that. But I’m talking about the same kinda work, the same style so people can recognize and don’t get confused you know? Then, once you’re famous, airborn, you know? You gotta keep doing it in the same way… even after it’s boring unless you want people to really get mad at you, which… they will anyway.
How to get famous, according to Benny (Benicio Del Toro), Basquiat, 1996

Posted on Monday July 21st 2014 at 07:46am. Its tags are listed below.

Carbon Fiber Eames Sofa, Matthew Strong
Carbon Fiber Eames Sofa, Matthew Strong

Carbon Fiber Eames Sofa, Matthew Strong