Scrapbook 13

May 15, 2011 Comments Off on Scrapbook 13

Neat, these ones actually have websites watermarked. That’s handy.

Mostly sourced from various Tumblrs, this scrapbook of inspiration is decidedly forest themed.

Credit and all copyright belongs to the original authors of the work, of course.

Trendy

May 13, 2011 Comments Off on Trendy

Sometimes, if I’m really running low on other sources of inspiration I’ll look to websites that curate “inspiring design” which is rarely actual design and equally rarely actually inspiring. For some reason, the past six months have been filled with super fake vintage effects applied to boring photos and then covered in some sort of “design element” like transparent coloured circles or diagonal hairlines  and then something “inspiring” is written in Univers or Helvetica.

There should have to be a test you take in order to wield such fine typefaces all willy-nilly like that. You wouldn’t give these people a rifle, they can stick to the water guns: comic sans.

I jest.

But honestly, that’s not even real graphic design. Stop it.

Good Design is Invisible

May 11, 2011 Comments Off on Good Design is Invisible

I’ve never been much for staged photography, but I had an idea.

Spring Weather

May 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

A few unspectacular photos from yesterday’s hail / rain / one-crack-of-thunder storm.

Alberta has bizarre random weather, though. It hails and then it’s all blue sky and then it rains and goes back to blue, and it’ll go back and forth lots in the course of an afternoon. The birds hide and then come out to eat all the worms that come out of the ground; the squirrels barricade themselves into nooks of trees and scavenge for building supplies in the calm breaks. Last I checked they had a working elevator up to the main fort in the tree before my desk’s window. Fort 003 is looking a bit weak from hail, though. Silly squirrels used aluminum when they had perfectly good steel available… Still, there is no denying the neo-bauhaus architecture style they’re going for. I dig it, anyway.

Scrapbook 10

May 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

Well, knock on wood but the weather is officially warmer outside than inside and it that could mean one of two things: spring -or- the earth has fallen deeper into the sun’s gravity well and we’re about to burn up in a cataclysmic disaster.

In either case, time to enjoy a nice, refreshingly cool beverage and frolic in a pool at our leisure.

As always with the scrapbooks, it’s drawn from my central library of inspiring images and unfortunately a few are missing sources. Send me a message if you know and I’ll happily update.

1: Pool house by Hariri and Hariri

02: How could I not remember the name of this one? It’s was everywhere for a few months.

03: The Pharrell Williams’ pool

04: Some Tumblr, based on the file name. Sorry!

05: Mosman house by Popov Bass Architects

Mt. Sulphur

April 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

Taken from the top of Mt. Sulphur, Banff, Alberta, Canada this past weekend.

As always, mouse over for image captions.

Since You’re All Wondering

April 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Since some people have asked to see her. Taken years ago, but she hasn’t changed much.

Also, because I’m in the mountains and have nothing better to post just yet. Generic mountain photos when I return!

Stay awesome, friends.

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