Tag Archives: design

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via PATA MAGAZINE

Thanks to 2 or 3 Things, I was put on to this photo of a homemade alarm.  Doesn’t get more DIY than this.

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Red

(A little throwback to “red”, which we covered a week and a half ago)

I am usually pretty offended by poorly-designed band and concert posters that get wheatpasted all over the city. Oh those days of lore: Posting bills illegally around town as a music loving steet-team junkie; getting arrested trying to put up a Ghostface poster on a street pole during SXSW.  I remember going to extreme lengths to make sure my alltimefavoriteband was getting enough recognition. Sadly, half the time, the bills I carefully aligned and staplegunned/taped to even and uneven planes were hideous.  Where did all the cool poster designers go? I remember wistfully longing for old Wes Wilson-style poster designs; instead I was stuck with bad type, cheesy logos, and unflattering photography.

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But I saw the poster above, which was designed by Justin Cox of Austin-based design collective, Public School for one of my favorite bands, Ratatat. It’s clever, clean, and intriguing. I like a bit of mystery in my posters. I also don’t need to see  photos of the band doing silly emo poses (ie, leaning against a graffiti-embellished wall or kicking dirt along a railroad track).

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Purple

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I’m still giving my new place a personality makeover. Despite the turbulent economic times, I’m still thoroughly examining beautiful home furnishings to add to my currently “sparse” room. They are painting my walls white today, which to me is an invitation for more color!

Check out these beautiful pillows from Rose and Radish, the stylish design store in SF that makes my wallet feel insufficient every time I stop by. The purple ones are definitely my favorite.

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Natural

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I often find great ideas are usually the simple ones.

Thanks, Oh Joy.

DJ

Blue

critbuns

For your bony ass to stay comfortable during long critique sessions. $25 bucks. Critbuns.com

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