Monday
Jun272011

The best inforgraphics are the scray ones!

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus

Monday
Jun272011

100 Years of IBM

Fantastic video for IBM's 100th anniversary.

Friday
Jun032011

Get Ready by FIAT

A quick post for a fantastic ad by Fiat USA for the new Fiat 500.

Monday
May162011

My first camera...

Kodak Medalist 1

This is the first camera I ever used - a Kodak Medalist I which used disc film. This was my mom's camera which she used for taking family photos but I always thought it was the coolest looking camera. It was so small compared to what everyone else was using.

I ended up getting my mom to pull this out of a box for me. The memories of using this, even the places I visited as a child that I know I have photos of because of this camera came flooding back.

I still think the design is cool, still compact. If I could find disc film and a place to develop the photos I'd like to take this for a spin.

Camera info:

Kodak Medalist I Disc
Produced between 1986 - 1987
Lens: 12.5mm f/2.8 Ashperic
Shutter: 1/100, 1/200
Film type: VR Disc
Picture size: 8 x 10 mm

Original Cost: $70

Thursday
Mar242011

I was an '80's kid...

If you're earliest memories of video games include the words Tiger and Game & Watch then brace yourself to have your mind blown and a smile put on your face. Pica-Pic is a great site that has some of these old retro handheld games emulated online. What's really impressive is the presentation, it's about as close to holding one of these in your hands. I still own a couple of the games emulated on this site but just looking at the images of these old handhelds brings back memories. The Internet has outdone itself once again!

 

Sunday
Mar202011

Good editing + great soundtrack make for one slick ad - Adidas 'Is In All'

New global ad from Adidas directed by Romain Gavras featuring the new single 'Civilization' by Justice.

Monday
Mar072011

A Little Canadiana - Ice Fishing on Lake Simcoe

 

A short while ago my wife and I headed up an hour or so north of Toronto to Innisfil Ontario, to Lake Simcoe. This is a popular spot in the winter for ice fishing. I don't fish, let alone ice fish but it was interesting to see and made for some interesting photos. We arrived a bit late in the day but the light was fantastic.

You can view the Flickr set here.

Friday
Feb112011

The Future of the Book

Interesting ideas on how to enhance and enrich reading on a tablet-style device.

 

Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book. Watch global design and innovation consultancy IDEO’s vision for the future of the book. What new experiences might be created by linking diverse discussions, what additional value could be created by connected readers to one another, and what innovative ways we might use to tell our favorite stories and build community around books?

www.ideo.com

 

Monday
Feb072011

Two ads, two very different approaches...

Two cards ads, two very different treatments. Not sure if one ad is better then the other. The Chrysler is one heck on a way to have a brand represent so much more than the product being sold. The VW ad, well, just makes you smile. In any case two very good ads well worth watching.

Chrysler "Imported From Detroit"

VW "The Force"

 

Monday
Feb072011

Bettr

For a better way to view my Flickr Photostream...