the holidays never end.
What am i doing on my co-op today? Well, I started out rendering lots of stuff, but now I’m decorating a Christmas tree, eating our “holiday feast,” and listening to two of my co workers play a cello and piano Christmas recital. Office parties are awesome.
nickoleptic: adaptivity: [overheard] “my wife makes everything with splenda now, so i don’t even notice the taste anymore.” “isn’t that going to give you cancer? the aspertame..” “yeah, but you know, what isn’t these days?” everything in me was screaming “FRUITS AND VEGETABLES!! FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WON’T GIVE YOU CANCER!!” ______ [this one involving myself and a contractor] “you gonna...
I AM ONE OF TWO PEOPLE AT THE OFFICE
beardlessben: everyone else left because they get vacation days… around here it’s myself and the contract designers. we stay till it gets done. but guess who gets paid for thurs and friday? i do!
so goody hired a guy to do alias for us. he sits right by me and all day long i hear “NO!………. CRAP! ……………..SHIT!…………… WHY!…………… GAHH!” even the pros get mad at that program. i am definitely coming around about alias though. it’s frustrating to learn but it really does make...
aaron k's bike of the future
yah that’s right a gold bike. studded with swarovarski crystals and a genuine brooks leather saddle The brains behind this exclusive gold bike is the Scandinavian design company AURUMANIA. They work solely with the design of visibly extravagant luxury products made using gold, for an exclusive clientele who cannot get enough of this precious metal that really keeps its value. Hence...
150 years ago Charles Darwin went rogue and published ‘On the Origin of...– Steve Inskeep on Morning Edition today. I love those Sarah Palin jabs early in the morning.
Karin Dreijer-Andersson solo project here. Fantastic.
2009 Word of the Year: Unfriend →
personally i’m disappointed, what about sexting or death panel?!?!
I’m sure teachers at this point are still trying to tech us how to properly...– scad doesn’t trump uc because people don’t hire scad designers.
within the industrial design subcategories listed as part of the 2010...– this article i feel perplexed by this. though i will say that aaron rucker deserves all the credit for the latter claim. (via nickoleptic) Sustainable wha…? This claim makes me doubt the accuracy of the entire report. Rucker is superman when unhindered by a certain old timer, yeah, but our...
going out blind
i was just thinking… why on earth don’t they teach high school students about how to manage finances before they get to college? they’ll tell you to use a condom, and the warning signs of overdoses. Why didn’t I ever hear about credit card interest rates? 401K’s or IRA’s? Subsidized vs Unsubsidized? Consolidation of loans? and why don’t they teach you...
now or later?
beardlessben: sabastooge: lauraoz: thats the constant question i have going do i move out now, and be poor but independent, or continue to live at home, save my money, move out later? do i pay for next quarter now since i have the money, or take out another loan, have a little bit of extra cash, and pay it later? i hate being a grown up. you cant say ‘i hate being a grown up’ until you...
Kraft Makes a Hostile Takeover Bid for Cadbury– from The New York Times. or “The Pusherman Kraft to inject high fructose corn syrup into a well behaved, real sugar based, British candy company.”
To: Breast Cancer
From: The Geralds Family Message: We’re gonna kick your ass. Seriously. Again. For the fifth time now. We’re really sick of your face and would like to keep our bosoms after the age of 40. To: everyone out there reading this Please make sure if you’re buying something pink and that says “help fight against breast cancer” that it’s actually donating something....
yah did you talk to him yet?….. yah, seriously…. the guy who we...– oo burn…. not what you want to be hearing when you’re a contract designer.
the future belongs to us who are still willing.... →
i am working with a lot of uc grads. by a lot i mean out of the six designers here, four of them are from uc. over all we’re a good lot. we’re putting together some nice drawings, pretty products, and have rather enjoyable personalities…. except for one. what’s with brand new graduates being self important dicks? i was rarely at school freshman year, so i didn’t...
re: re: re: five self-promotion whatevers
dailycoffee: It’s a bullshit bullet-point list that relies on cliches. It doesn’t warrant as much discussion as it has been generating. Oh wait, I can’t blog! As an industrial designer, I don’t have the breadth to form coherent sentences. Piss off, listmaker. (end cranky) so good. i love that.
5 Self-Promotion Rules IDer's should break
section3: nickoleptic: amutch: Check out the article or Micheal Roller’s blog (he’s a prof at DAAP) 1. Don’t design a logo for yourself 2. Don’t write a blog (oops, if you consider this) 3. Don’t follow me on Twitter (well i don’t have one) 4. Stop wearing Pumas 5. Stop saving the world Take it or leave it, but some interesting points here and this is why i left. not that i’m out to...