A friend shared this with me, and I’m sharing with you. I prefer dogs over cats, but nevertheless these images are pretty amazing! (MORE)
I met illustrator Jesse Lenz the other day while freelancing at Men’s Health. Jesse’s numerous clients also include Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Money, SPIN, and others. His recent work is pretty cool. Here’s a few of my favorites…
A logo doesn’t sell, it identifies. A logo derives its meaning from the quality of the thing it symbolizes, not the other way around. A logo is less important than the product it signifies; what it means is more important than what it looks like.
— Paul Rand
I designed this logo for Jenniann Barile, developer of The Gate, a 10-unit Arts-and-Crafts influenced luxury condominium apartment complex in Hoboken, New Jersey. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer, watercolorist and sculptor. The font is ITC Rennie Mackintosh, which was inspired and developed from Mackintosh’s impeccably hand-lettered architectural renderings, posters, book jackets, etc. Ms. Barile traveled to Glasgow, Scotland with principal architect Dean Marchetto, where they studied Mackintosh’s work. Marchetto reinterpreted Hoboken’s traditional forms by incorporating elements from the great Arts-and-Craft’s architect’s designs. The Gate’s brick facade and vertically punched windows are a nod to Hoboken conventions; its black lintels and modern rooftop cornice pay homage to Mackintosh. The building has won several awards, including the Residential Architect Design Award. The building, as one judge said, “understands history rather than mimicking it.”
The G House in Valle Real, Zapopan, Mexico was designed by architect Ricardo Agraz. Agraz studied the solar paths of the terrain and incorporated a series of slots in the ceiling. These allow a sharp flow of light lines that work as a solar watch where time passes by. It’s a beautiful house; a prime example of architecture as art. (MORE)
There is no such thing as finding one’s purpose. It’s about creating the conditions where your purpose can find you. It’s not about asking what is the meaning of life, but rather asking what your life means.
— Dawna Markova
I’m going on a Hidden Harbor Tour tonight and I’m excited! I’ll board the Zephyr at Pier 16 in lower Manhattan at 6:15pm and explore the Brooklyn waterfront down to Sunset Park, over to Kill Van Kull and Howland Hook, back to Military Ocean and Global Marine Terminals and finally, past the Statue of Liberty on a two hour tour. FUN! This particular tour is sponsored by OpenHouseNewYork (OHNY) and the Working Harbor Committee. Exploring New York Harbor by boat is an interesting experience as well as a pleasant and relaxing way to spend an afternoon or evening. NOTE: tours often sell out quickly so plan ahead. (MORE INFO)
Well done is better than well said.
— Benjamin Franklin