Monthly Archive: February 2013

Cookies

A V2Works Cookie Exchange, with Recipes!

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Who doesn’t love a good cookie exchange? You make one type of cookie, and magically walk away with an awesome assortment of baked goodies! The annual V2Works Cookie Extravaganza Bonanza was a big hit this year, bringing out the inner baking masters in us all. Sure, there may have been one minor kitchen disaster involving [...]

Still Life

Still Life Food Photography

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I’m on week 5 of my 7/52, taking 7 photos every week. Sometimes it comes down to the wire: suddenly it’s Sunday, and I haven’t taken any photos yet. Photography is all about seeing, though, and there are always plenty of things to see around the house; sometimes you just have to make them happen. [...]

Cad to Ad

Leveraging CAD data to create photo-realistic imagery

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In the past year, we’ve been working with our existing clients on a concept many refer to as CAD-to-AD. The concept is simple, leverage the existing SolidWorks CAD data many engineering-based companies already own, and use it to create photo-realistic imagery using 3D software and high-end rendering techniques. The process is simple. Clients send us [...]

Designy Dog Names

Designy Dog Names

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A fellow graphic designer sent this to me. What fun names, almost makes me want to get a new dog. She recently got a new puppy, and named her Pixel.

Purple Produce

Purple Produce

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After a trip to the local farmer’s market over the weekend, I realized that some of the produce I picked were various shades of purples: violet radishes, purple peppers, red spring onions, and red buttercrunch lettuce. The lettuce and radishes were used in a big green salad with lots of other veggies from the market; [...]

Ornate Art Deco building

Art Deco Architecture

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One of my favorite types of architecture is Art Deco!  So eclectic, I love this building. Building with Art Deco Architecture

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IT without Software and Incubators made from SUVs

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Empathy is the soul of design; just knowing a problem exists gives you a portion. Truly understanding of the problem gives you the balance needed for meaningful action. Understanding itself is cultivated through research, thinking and analysis. This is true when building a tool or designing an experience. In microcosm, it’s even true when you [...]

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Documenting design

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The CSA Flat File is an ongoing log of current projects from the unbelievably extensive CSA Images archive. When the universe of design inspiration feels like it’s expanding at an exhausting rate, sometimes it’s nice to rest your eyes on an oasis of flat color and ink on paper. [Images via CSA Flat File]

Typography

Get typey with it

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Looking for typographic inspiration? We Love Typography is a new one-stop-shop for lettery goodness. Featuring a seemingly never-ending library of all things type – from hand painted script, to super clean sans, to a particularly awesome Willie Nelson bandana – all searchable via keyword or color (oooh). Feast your eyes.