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archive: 2009 September


stacey, simplified portfolios

09/28/09

businessother

stacey is an alternative to indexhibit, an application used by many artists and designers for creating portfolio sites.

it is a php application, with no database setup or installation files. content is managed by creating folders and editing text files.

persistance

09/28/09

businessother

nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.

talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.

genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.

persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

– calvin coolidge

via swissmiss

kickstarter

09/28/09

businessmanufacturerother

kickstarter is a funding platform for creatives. more focused on the crowd-funding part but still related to the crowd-sourcing ideas of quirky, moq7, and joy de vivre that i mentioned earlier.

is the death of american design greatly exaggerated?

09/27/09

furniture

an interesting article on the current state of american contemporary furniture design in metropolis magazine.

in this context, here’s an older discussion from i.d. magazine on the same topic.

pioneers of change

09/15/09

architectureartgraphicproductsustainability

pioneers of change is a festival of dutch design, fashion and architecture on governors island in new york. it continues this weekend, september 18-20.

governors island is always a great little getaway, just a short (and free) ferry ride from downtown manhattan. although it did get very crowded last weekend.

pioneers-of-change

caravan

09/12/09

other

the craigslist for creatives? that’s what some call caravan, a free house swap and sublet resource "for creative folk only". maybe something to think about for that next getaway?

caravan

the 99 percent

09/10/09

businessotherresearch

a new website from the people at behance, the99percent.com provides articles, tips & interviews as well as video & events "to help push ideas forward".

the concept behind the site: "as creatives, we don’t need more ideas. what we need is better follow-through."

the idea behind the name: thomas edison’s famous quote that genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.

includes several interesting (but a bit too short) industrial design related articles.

99percent

tondo

09/08/09

product

love the design of tondo, a super 8 projector sold in italy from 1970-72.

tondo

via retrothing
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