Lin Xi

Today, we’ll go in and pay for our new original artwork by Chinese artist Lin Xi. The gallery from where we’re purchasing told us Lin Xi is a famous artist from China. I’m not sure I believe that really, because I can’t find any information on him other than on the gallery’s own website. But does it really...

Icon: Gmail Counter

Prologue I use Gmail Counter, a Safari extension for Gmail users written by Elia Cereda. If you use Safari, and Gmail, I strongly suggest grabbing it. And not just because I designed the icon ;) As with all designers, when I see a design that could use improvement (in my eyes), I want to improve it. As Gmail Counter is a free extension —...

Nirvana

I’ve reached a nerdy equilibrium; a digital nirvana. The combination of MacBook Air — small and light; ideal for couch and bed surfing and writing blog posts; and (beefed up) Mac Pro — heavy duty computing; where all my photo and design work is done; feels perfect. I love my Wacom tablet. I love the applications I use. I no longer...

Latte Art-off

Some of you may remember the Latte Art-off, an informal, but fierce competition between some friends which pit our amateur coffee pouring skills against each other, and present the first free-poured rosetta leaf. No?, Well, anyway I won. It’s official too — It’s been acknowledged by both Willo and Mish. To be fair, I estimate...

The Japanese really love their stamps

When we were travelling in Japan a while back, Kelly and I each had a Moleskin notebook we carried around to a) read language notes we’d written, b) draw any diagrams we needed to help explain stuff to the natives, and c) collect stamps. We didn’t know about C until we got to Japan, but golly, I’m sure glad we had...