olympic medals go green


Fast Company has a nice feature on the 2010 Winter Olympics. Identity standards, graphic treatments, and the incredible number of applications of the identity are a considerable task.

hex color today : 00A1F2



Brings to mind those push up ice packets when we were kids. Your lips and tongue would be a blue. There really wasn't any thing natural about flavor or color. Still see them sometimes in the heat of summer.

Simplicity patterns from John Maeda


John Maeda lives at the intersection of technology and art, a place that can get very complicated.

This talk creates more questions than answers. It is about observing, questioning, and experimenting. Creating something new that adds to the universe. Something that brings joy. Organizing found objects and everyday things to make something totally new.

The fringe benefits of failure and imagination


Watch the whole speech, really. I have nothing  to add. Love to hear your thoughts.

Your qualifications, your CV, are not your life, though you will meet many people of my age and older who confuse the two. Life is difficult, and complicated, and beyond anyone’s total control, and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes.

On failure :