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matthew: things i like right now

things i like right now by matthew of cmyplay

  1. Mattson Creative’s Lost Season 6 Posters - Ty Mattson runs Mattson Creative, a California-based agency that has worked for a number of impressive clients. His signature illustrative style communicates complex ideas in a simple, idiosyncratic and often charming manner. I really enjoy the recent series of illustrations created for each episode of the sixth season of Lost (greatest show ever aired – tell your friends).
  2. Rubicon - Since Lost ended earlier this year, I’ve had to make do with new episodes of Dexter and old episodes of Ed to sate my appetite for TV. No longer. Rubicon is a well crafted cloak-and-dagger suspense series revolving around main protagonist Will Travers as he tries to solve the mystery surrounding the death of his father-in-law. It helps that Travers works at the American Policy Institute – an intelligence agency that increasingly seems to be less “independent” than it claims to be. Another hit from AMC (who brought us Mad Men & Breaking Bad).
  3. Michelle Monahan - Mission Impossible: III was awesome for two reasons. JJ Abrams’ superb direction and Michelle Monahan. Her roles in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Gone Baby Gone thankfully cleaned the palate of the aftertaste that The Hearbreak Kid and Made of Honor left. Michelle comes across very open and is instantly likeable and that makes her my celebrity crush.
  4. Flip board for iPad - I tried this app out on my boss’ iPad earlier this month. Killer app? Most certainly. Once the day comes that I own my own magical tablet, this will certainly be the first app installed and it will easily replace my current Twitter, Facebook and general browsing solutions.
  5. Boston Terriers - Our first Boston Terrier was unfortunately put down. He lost his sight and picked up weight to a point that was difficult to witness. Of all of the pets my family has owned thus far, our Boston Terrier had the most character. As soon as our second-floor unit becomes a house with a garden, that garden will find a friend in Gimli the Boston Terrier. [Photo credit]
  6. Last Exit to Nowhere Tees - Last Exit to Nowhere offer t-shirts and hoodies sporting designs of fictitious organisations and institutions torn from the celluloid of cult SciFi, Horror and Comedy films. They’re pricey but the joy felt when people recognize the reference is priceless.
  7. The Jaguar XKSS – Money be damned, I will own one of these beauties. As a production model of the Jaguar D-type racing car, the XKSS says much that I agree with.
  8. Rosemary & Balsamic Dressing from Sonja’s Foods - There are all manner of excellent food products available locally. Head and shoulders above all others is Sonja Foods Rosmary & Balsamic Dressing. We discovered it at our local Spar, this has become more than a condiment. Whether it’s on tapas with the Sonja Foods Egyptian Dukkha or as a salad dressing, I usually see this bottle as being half empty.
  9. PacMat Drink Coasters - Time for my shameless plug. It’s tough to follow great work, but that’s what I’m forced to do here. It’s mainly because I felt too sheepish to put these first, but I digress. Nostalgic consumers take note, these inexpensive perspex drink coasters are proudly crafted and assemble by myself and sold through my site. Hit it up and pick up a set. It’s almost Christmas, for goodness sake!
  10. Joseph Gordon Levitt’s wardrobe - After starring in the flawless Brick, JGL’s comeback has been as fun to watch as I imagine it was to create. (500) days of Summer made me want to be more like Tom Hansen. This was as much about his wardrobe as it was for his close proximity to Zooey Deschanel. (500) days may have piqued my interest, but Inception set it in cement. Mr Levitt has usurped Brad Pitt’s Tyler Durden as my style icon.
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fred: things i like right now

things i like right now by fred of toy robot / fiction fred

  1. 1 Million by Paco Rabanne – It’s the best.
  2. Fish Eye – I love this camera, it’s something I raise a toast to.
  3. The Gold watch – for the brave. It’s bling, but not 50-cent. It makes a strong statement and it’s making finally making a comeback after years of sitting on the bench. Get one. Or steal your father’s.
  4. Persol Eyewear, Sun collection - I want them all. Can’t wait for summer…
  5. Designer Track Pants – bring it.
  6. Steph Weiss – Delicate, smooth and creamy. Liquid velvet. This has been my number 1 beer for a while now. Think creamy vanilla.
  7. Plaid Tie – I need one. Not sure why, but I need one. Just a gut feeling.
  8. Weber Q300 – It’s the push button ignition, the stainless steel burners and the 100 square cm cooking area that seals it for me.
  9. Eternal Pursuit – A book published by Ogilvy & Mather about David Ogilvy’s philosophy applied to today’s advertising agency. Focuses on the 8 Habits of Highly Creative Communities. Published internally at Ogilvy & Mather and distributed internally. Unavailable elsewhere. It’s my golden pocketbook. Kinda like my advertising mini-bible. As you can see it is well-read.
  10. YUM YUM Characters – Toy designs have boomed over last few years and I haven’t seen a better crafted collection than this. I WANT them. I love their subtle character nuances. The video is damn funny too.
  11. Hipstamatic – I love this iPhone app right now. It’s vintage and it makes almost anything look stylish. It’s like having a designer in my pocket
  12. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2010 – This will be my next car. Not only am I currently driving one, but I’ve been a fan for as long as I can remember.
  13. Fleet Foxes – I am in love with this band. The “drunken Texas sun” shines on my every time I listen to them. It’s winter music, warms the heart. Top songs: Oliver James, White Winter Hymnal & Ragged Wood.
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music philosophy

music philosophy is a weekly graphic / typographic interpretation of philosophical song quotes by mico toledo. i really had a hard time picking my favourites to feature, i pretty much love them all. words to live by.

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drop caps

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i’ve been holding out on posting about jessica hische‘s daily drop cap project, but as she recently updated her website i thought it was fitting.

http://i.imgur.com/ykTqR.png

Daily Drop Cap is a project I started in September of 2009 in which I illustrate a decorative letter every day (or at least every work day). The project will continue for approximately twelve alphabets and are available for non-commercial use as drop caps on your personal blog.

http://i.imgur.com/uN6Nw.png

http://i.imgur.com/4CbMK.png

http://i.imgur.com/qLbke.png

she really is an exceptional typographer (and illustrator and designer). ok i can’t resist, here’s some more:

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aschick

check out aschick’s work at her blog (why do people still use livejournal? baffles me). lovely stuff.

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