breakfast - Hockney-style

February 29, 2004 at 11:52 PM

Category: Photography

Breakfast at Tiffany's... errr, the Pickle Barrel, I mean.

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CBC Radio 3

February 27, 2004 at 04:31 PM

Category: Art & Design, Internet & Technology

I haven't been digging the past few months of CBC Radio3 but this week's issue seems especially good and/or inspiring.

I should make a top 10 list of my fave issues.....

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Let's just not talk

February 19, 2004 at 01:12 PM

Category: Personal

I met with Rob and Steve to discuss one of our school projects yesterday.

Being that Rob is a backend/systems type of guy, Steve a visual conceptualizer person and I the designer/developer fence sitter, you would think that working together would be a perfect fit but -- as happens with group projects -- nothing is as easy as that.

After an intense 2 hours of tossing ideas back and forth it became pretty evident that, while we respect each other ideas, our different approaches to working made it hard to figure out a tangible objective for the final result which would include all of us.

So as the meeting broke, I think all of us were feeling pretty frustrated and not looking forward to having yet another roundabout meeting.

Then out of nowhere I suddenly blurt out that we shouldn't even talk about it anymore. "Hey Steve, you're a content guy. You make content. Rob, you take Steve's stuff and rip it apart. And I'll be the liason that puts those two things together."

I think I said it in jest (maybe even out of desperation?) but suddenly it was the moment that everything we talked about clicked into place.

And thus, a new media exquisite corpse was born.

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Sand art

February 09, 2004 at 08:31 PM

Category: Art & Design, Moving Media

I was thinking about Takashi Ishida's video Chair/Screen that I saw last year... It was a beautifully done timelapse video in which a wall was filmed being painted over and over again with geometric and organic shapes.

Then these videos showed up in one of my design portals today... (And the fact that it's real time makes it freakin' amazing.)

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February 05, 2004 at 12:43 AM

Category: Photography

A picture to add to the universal collection of "airplane wing shots".... (Regina to Toronto, Dec 2003)

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some tutorials

February 02, 2004 at 08:35 PM

Category: Art & Design, Goto Source

A couple of resources...

Typography basics:

Isometric pixel art basics:

Related -- Pixel art t-shirts:
(This one is funny)

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Vegan Brownies

February 01, 2004 at 09:04 PM

Category: Food

It's a few months late but this one's for Vero.

Vegan Brownies

2 cups white flour (or 1 cup rice flour & 1 cup whole wheat flour)
1/2 cup cocoa powder (or carob powder)
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup brown sugar (or maple syrup)
1/4 cup applesauce (or vegetable oil)
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/4 cup water

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

3. Mix all the wet ingredients in another bowl.

4. Add wet to dry and mix well.

5. Pour into a 8" or 9" greased pan and bake 35 minutes. (It's done when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes clean when removed.)

6. Spread frosting (see below) over brownies and let cool.

Peanut Butter Frosting

1/3 cup carob or chocolate chips (or 1/3 cup of cocoa powder mixed with warm water and 2 tbsp of brown sugar to make a chocolate paste)
2 tbsp peanut butter
1/4 cup water
2 tsp cornstarch mixed with a bit of water
1 tbsp sugar

1. Add all of the ingredients besides the cornstarch paste into a microwavable bowl. Microwave until all ingredients have melted and stir to get rid of any lumps.

2. Add cornstarch paste to chocolate mix and stir throughly until frosting thickens.

Note: If you're lazy, you could also simply just spread Nutella over the brownies.

Adapted from: Lickin' the Beaters by Siue Moffat
(BTW, I recommend anyone interested in making healthy desserts to go out and buy this book... It's awesome and has very cute illustrations. I got a cute button when I bought my copy.)

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February 01, 2004 at 04:47 PM

Category: Moving Media

I love their style of motion graphics:

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