Today I surprised Katie by flying her good friend out from California. And by today, I mean that I’ve been been planning it for months and trying to keep it a secret. Which, I might add, I succeeded at.
The look on her face was priceless.
Design isn’t about looking good, it’s about solving a problem. However, the very nature of solving a visual problem demands that the outcome is beautiful.
Along the Dead Horse Creek trail.
These are skoleboller. That’s Norwegian for “school buns;” a treat that I enjoyed often while in Norway this past spring. Today, Katie and I made some, and they turned out fantastic!
I’ve been reading Mike Monteiro’s “Design is a Job” and I’ve found it extremely helpful as I’m working to set up my own design company. If you’re designing for clients and hope to be paid for it, pick up this book.
I can vouch for that.
Artists need to maintain a certain level of vanity. If they can’t appreciate or see value in their own work, who will?
Today we are proud to introduce Photoset, a new app for creating and sharing beautiful high-res photosets on your iPhone or iPad.
Photosets have been one of our favorite additions to Tumblr. You’ve surprised us a thousand times over with your creativity. It’s hard to imagine Tumblr without photos, and we love the power a set of photos has to tell a story.
The new Photoset app is an elegant way to create photosets, even if you’re not using Tumblr. Just tap and drag to lay out your photoset. Once you’ve got it just right, post to your blog or upload to photoset.com — where it can be shared with anyone, anywhere.
We can’t wait for you to try it! Photoset is available for free in the App Store.
Well done Tumblr. This app looks fantastic!
Impossible Instant Lab combines modern technology with old school developing.
Minneapolis bound (Taken with Instagram)
“To me, the great hope is that now these little 8mm video recorders and stuff have come out, and some—just people who normally wouldn’t make movies are going to be making them. And you know, suddenly, one day some little fat girl in Ohio is going to be the new Mozart, you know, and make a beautiful film with her little father’s camera recorder. And for once, the so-called professionalism about movies will be destroyed, forever, you know. And it will really become an art form. That’s my opinion.”
Francis Ford Coppola from Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse
Stationary Life - A film that Jon and I have been working on for a bit.
Entrepreneurs (Taken with Instagram at Jonny’s Java)
I’m going to try to build myself a desk this week. The plan is to use as much repurposed wood as possible. Now where will I find what I need?