Category Archives: Inspiration

Back from Oz

Has it really been a month since I’ve last posted? My absence has been due  to the hectic summer season at the national park and my preparations for (and recovery from) Burning Man. I can’t even begin to share the stories, nor is this the appropriate place. Needless to say, it counts as one of the top ten experiences of my life. More photos can be found on my Flickr set.

Yes, this is a six story "(m)Ant Farm" behind me.

One of the many public art installations on the playa.

My art school friend, Andy, and I in front of The Man (which eventually is burned at the end of the week)

The view of our neighborhood from our group's tower.

Photo courtesty of Dusty and Garet.

Nope, not snow nor nuclear fallout. This is the ever-present dust that blankets everything and everyone.


If only…

My “office” for the past two days in Hozomeen.

A Glacier!

This is what I love about living in the northwest: 3 hours after leaving my apartment, I can be eating lunch at the base of an honest-to-god glacier. Standing a stone’s throw away from a massive field of moving ice is one of those experiences I wish everyone could have in their life. It’s humbling to say the least, on par with witnessing a tornado, volcano, or other forces of nature. This things can literally move and shape mountains.

If you live near Seattle, you gotta hike the 2.5 mile trail to Heliotrope Ridge in the Mt. Baker Wilderness.

Try as I might, these photographs barely capture the scale and presence of the mountain.

Creative Dump

Your monthly dose of inspiration as I clean off my desktop:

From GOOD Magazine

The Bureau of Betterment

The Bureau of Betterment

Matthew Lyons

Lucie and Simon

"Dedicated to our baby-to-be" Allan Peters

El Yob

Frank Chimero

Jack and Jill

Luke Bott

Lab Partners


Visual Mixtape

Mmmm….typographic hierarchy… love.

And gorgeous colors too. Design by Noa Emberson.

See the whole series here.

Conflict Kitchen

Graphic design by Brett Yasko. Architectural design by Pablo Garcia/POiNT

Not only am I intrigued with this as a concept, but it’s also a beautiful marriage of food and graphic design. Now I’m inspired AND hungry.

Welcome to Conflict Kitchen’s first iteration, Kubideh Kitchen. Conflict Kitchen is a take-out restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries that the United States is in conflict with. The food is served out of a take-out style storefront, which will rotate identities every 4 months to highlight another country.  Each Conflict Kitchen iteration will be augmented by events, performances, and discussion about the the culture, politics, and issues at stake with each county we focus on.

Brett Yasko

Brett Yasko


Spring Cleaning

I just returned from 4 days of camping in the desert and my apartment is a mess. So is my computer desktop. Here are the creative inspirations I’ve been collecting over the past few weeks.

Anthony Gerace

Spot the Tiger, from BeginBeing

Cristina Couceiro

Emilie Boudet

Evelin Kasikov

Katrin Hagen, of Mischief Champion

Mikey Twelve Plus

Paper Cut

Paper Cut

Paper Cut

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