Hello

I am passionate about many things. Some of which include photography, motorcycles, design and discovering craftsmanship.

Some of the projects I have documented here: Kawasaki KLR 650 Rebuild.

Wednesday, April 20th

Friday, April 15th

There were many design challenges and learning opportunities I experienced during this process, not all of which took place in Photoshop.

Friday, April 15th

Friday, April 15th

Friday, April 15th

Thursday, March 31st

Possible future comparison of New Zealand's flag in emoji

I love flags. They're really interesting. I even had the opportunity, through working at Rally, to create pixel perfect images for each flag in the National Geographic iOS App.

What's even more interesting is the possibility of a major country changing its flag in the modern era and seeing even small ramifications of that in… emoji.

Sunday, March 13th

I hate to have two posts in a row linking to Bjango, but I sadly don't update my blog often enough and Marc Edwards continues to bring thought and insight that's well worth sharing.

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd

Marc Edwards continues to make great tools for the design community. From preview tools, writing on design, photoshop actions to an upcoming design application he has been a mainstay in the interactive design world. A resource that I find myself continually referencing. Now, Marc has come out with some really great icon templates.

There has been some imprecise tools here and there, but nothing that one could continually rely on to have the correct and latest sizes. I hope this set Marc has just released will fill this need.

Friday, Jan. 29th

I always enjoy reading breakdowns of typography. Seeing what works with a typeface, what doesn't work and the reasoning behind certain decisions is eye opening. There's a lot of smart details with the San Francisco typeface, that I think many don't notice.

Tuesday, Jan. 12th

"Swiss in CSS is a homage to the International Typographic Style and the designers that pioneered the ideas behind the influential design movement."

Friday, Jan. 8th

"Inspired by the great tradition of optical theatres, Holorama brings several iconic scenes from the history of cinema back to life. From Twin Peaks to Apocalypse Now, from E.T. to The Big Lebowski via Jason and the Argonauts, Holorama gives these famous scenes a third dimension using a simple holographic process based on a semi-transparent screen, mixing the image of an extremely faithfully built model with the characters extracted from the original scene."

Monday, Dec. 28th

Hwee-Boon Yar writes: "I wrote a couple of Ruby scripts and pulled charts from the iOS US app store using RSS feeds from Apple, downloaded the icons and extracted the primary colors used in each icon. I then wrote a Mac app to generate the numbers, charts and tables… The app icons for each chart are then stacked vertically. The taller a column is, the more commonly that color is used for icons in that chart."

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd

"The recent release of Safari 9.0 brought a great new feature: pinned tabs. These tabs are locked to the lefthand side of your tab bar and stay in place, even when you open a new window or relaunch the browser."

Tuesday, Dec. 8th

Nothing new. Just make things work better.

Monday, Nov. 30th

Friday, Nov. 27th

"The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission has released a staggeringly detailed historical dataset covering over 1.1 billion individual taxi trips in the city from January 2009 through June 2015. Taken as a whole, the detailed trip-level data is more than just a vast list of taxi pickup and drop off coordinates: it’s a story of New York. How bad is the rush hour traffic from Midtown to JFK? Where does the Bridge and Tunnel crowd hang out on Saturday nights? What time do investment bankers get to work? How has Uber changed the landscape for taxis? And could Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson have made it from 72nd and Broadway to Wall Street in less than 30 minutes?"

Monday, Nov. 23rd

Thursday, Nov. 19th

Thursday, Nov. 19th

Wednesday, Nov. 18th

Friday, Nov. 13th

[The Apple Pencil] is indeed Apple white, and there are Apple-y things about it — for example, the fact that it is weighted, and won’t roll away on a table top, and always stops rolling with the word "Pencil" facing upward on its metal band

Monday, Nov. 2nd

Monday, Nov. 2nd

"Mile 20: Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya moves to the front, covers next mile in 4:24 to reduce the lead pack of eight to three (Kamworor, Stanley Biwott, and Boston champ Lelisa Desisa)."

The level at which these runners are competing at is mind boggling.

Monday, Nov. 2nd

Friday, Oct. 30th

"This image was made just 15 minutes after New Horizons’ closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, as the spacecraft looked back at Pluto toward the sun. The wide-angle perspective of this view shows the deep haze layers of Pluto's atmosphere extending all the way around Pluto, revealing the silhouetted profiles of rugged plateaus on the night (left) side."