A Great Opportunity to Forward Your Design Skills

Have you been looking for an opportunity to travel in the great design hubs of London and Milan but haven’t figured out a way to justify the expense to your spouse of parents? Here is the best possible excuse: tell them you need to further your career by attending an engaging summer design course this […]

A quick note to all readers

I will be at the South by Southwest Interactive Media Conference in Austin, Texas for the next week, so I may shift some of my blog posts to the topic of the conference (very few, I’m sure) and my posting may be sporadic. Write me a note if anyone else is going and might want […]

My Trip to Nashville

This past Christmas, I spent in Nashville, Tennessee with my mother and wife. What does this have to do with “Design Crack”? Nothing, really. But I am also a bit of a brand / branding addict, and I was amazed at some of the insane brand franchises that have managed to get space in my […]

Designs That Suck: Brilliant or Stupid?

I need your help! Please give me your opinions on a new project idea I’ve been developing for the last couple of days I like to call: “Designs That Suck”. I’ve registered DesignsThatSuck.net and have started building a website around it. The concept is to create a website covering the suckiest design in the world. […]

SXSW – Austin, Texas: Design and Fashion Blogger Meetup

Calling all Design and Fashion Bloggers! I now have a set date, time, and place for a little meetup: 6pm-9pm Saturday March 10th, 2007 914 Shady Lane Austin, Texas 78702 It’s at a little farm 10 minutes from downtown. Be prepared to be surrounded by goats and chickens. The food is not really vegetarian friendly. […]

Lounge 72 Design Finds

I mentioned that I joined the Lounge 72 webring a few posts back, but people, did I say how awesome it was? Here’s a random sample of some of the awesomeness in the ring. Got Rainforest Art: great stuff, cool flash Truelight: Cool Chinese Art Stuff Neuarmy: Sweet graphic design Portfolio TheScreenStyle: Experimental Flash / […]

Looking For Sponsors: 2007 Milan Furniture Fair Complementary Taxi Service

This is hard to explain in a sentence: &made, a British design house, is looking for sponsors and donations for what has to be one of the most clever promotions for young designers I’ve heard of. &made proposes to offer a free taxi service to all attendees of the 2007 Milan Furniture Fair. &made will […]

Lounge 72: Not Just a Cheesy Webring

Recently, I joined a webring called Lounge 72. What is a webring, you ask? It’s a collective of like-minded individuals who maintain websites on a particular topic. The theory is all websites that are part of the ring can be reached by clicking on previous and next buttons, so people interested in that topic would […]

ID 40 2006: Lifelong Friendship Society

Over the next week or two, I will include some of my favorite designers from ID Magazine’s “ID 40” list of top designers of 2006. It’s a pretty amazing list, so I urge you to pick up a copy of this magazine. As I mentioned in an earlier post this week about Universal Everything, the […]

ID 40 2006: Nel

Over the next week or two, I will include some of my favorite designers from ID Magazine’s “ID 40” list of top designers of 2006. It’s a pretty amazing list, so I urge you to pick up a copy of this magazine. Nel is a Mexican design collective started in 2005 with a focus on […]