Friday, June 26, 2009

Best MJ article out there

I'm sure you've heard and seen everything there is to see and hear about Michael Jackson's death in the past 2 days, but just wanted to share this article written by a local SF columnist -- i thought it was a pretty profound piece.

needless to say, inspiration comes in many forms-- without music like MJ's to rock out to while we're working, i'm certain that almost all of our designs out there would suffer immensely. for me, good beats translates directly into good design. when you feel good, design is that much better.

please check it out if you have a moment, it's definitely worth a read.
(thanks to our friend ngoc for finding this!)

in the meantime, this is my personal fave from Michael's work, and one i still have today on my playlist to move me while i design:

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

toon tuesday 6/23

times may be tough-- but that won't stop us! buy buy buy buy buy buy buy!

Monday, June 22, 2009

prodigy? i would say so.

Sungha Jung has been on youtube for 2 years now, yet i only saw him today! with this level of talent at such a young age (he's 12 now), i'm surprised i hadn't seen him earlier. he's sooo good. soo inspiring. if you watch him play, you can tell he really loves it -- and it's so great to see that. just goes to show how much better things are when you love doing them. he even composes some songs! check out all his other songs, too. here are some of my favorites:

...and one he nice.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

stop motion kick

Bubblicious from Rex The Dog on Vimeo.

we're on a "stop-motion" animation kick! found this gem on vimeo-- absolutely love it. The author even shows process -- all that x-acto work on the foam-core...oh my god, getting unpleasant flashbacks from school...what a nightmare that must have been. but what a result!

music is great, too-- kinda makes us want to dance!

bing bing bing

we usually don't get too excited when someone mentions another search site -- it usually elicits a *yawn* -- i mean, lycos, alta vista, yahoo, google, dogpile, etc.-- we've seen it all. or have we? Microsoft actually took a page out of apple's book and made a search site that is actually nice to look and interact with...
bite your tongue, right???
anyways, see for yourself-- it actually looks nice, and has some pretty neat features, like a rollover summary of the search result a la netflix, among other things.

not to mention, a pretty cool name. it's just fun to say!
anyways, i digress.... just go check it out already.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

toon tuesday 6/15

there is just too much material for this subject...

Friday, June 12, 2009

some friday fun

a little fun for your friday-- so creative!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

men vs. wild

this guy just cracks us up, whatever he does--

when all else fails...or chair fails

poor guy..but so funny...sad how little things like this make me laugh.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

no rest for the weary...

no refunds or exchanges... it's the toughest job for a reason! ah, gotta love em, though ;)

Monday, June 01, 2009

inspiration comes in many forms

you wouldn't think that the performing arts could inspire visual arts, but you can really draw from anything as long as you can distill what makes something really work. this group gave a commanding performance because every piece of the puzzle worked in precise unison. the choreography and attention to detail transformed the piece from simply a dance routine to a work of art.

loved it!

thanks to our friend Cyrnni for finding this!