September 2007

Creative Think: Design A New Calendar – interesting thought experiment; I think mine would have 3-day weekends and a day off in the middle of the week as well…

A nicely broad definition of design – “Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.” – Herbert Simon

SFMOMA | Exhibitions | Exhibition Overview: Take your time – Olafur Eliasson’s exhibit at SFMOMA, with one room of rounded corners and constantly-changing lights, and another of pure yellow light that makes everyone look monochrome. Said of the former, “every time the light changes, you have different ideas.”

ABEC 11 Skateboard Wheels – Flywheels 97mm – giant skateboard wheels…smooth…

Job advice

A friend related this story his mentor told him on his first day, in an industry famous for its emphasis on face time and work hours: > First, figure out when everyone else gets into work, and arrive 5 minutes before them. Then figure out when they leave, and take off 5 minutes after that….more

Rosemarie Fiore: Vintage Video Game Long-Exposure Photography // Centripetal Notion – I love seeing things in the fourth dimension; reminds me of Sugimoto’s Theatres, where he kept the shutter open for an entire movie.

Brian Dettmer: Book Autopsies // Centripetal Notion – whoa…books cut from the front to reveal layers of imagery and text. Beautiful.

Patterson Pass ride – another cool climb I haven’t done…BART to Dublin/Pleasanton, ride to Livermore

dead-end bike rides off Skyline Blvd – sadly, have never done these!

Blue Man Group starts a preschool – “Some schools feel like they’ve got to rein the kids in,” Wink said, banging on a drum the size of a hot tub. “We kind of let them have moments of unbridled exuberance.”