My desk last week

poison dart frog

An iPhone Oggl pic of my desk in the afternoon. It has my favorite little poison dart frog on the Mac Mini. A nice moment in the afternoon sun. It's wonderful to capture a little still life around the studio. 

Massimo Vignelli and NYC Transit Standards

nyc transit authority

New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual
Designed by Unimark International
New York 1970
Full Manual Archive online >

Meticulous design from the 1970's still guides millions of people through surface and subway transportation in NYC. Appreciating design specifications.

It's always fabulous to see such serious work and a glimpse at history. Systems, this is the stuff that excites us. 

My desk last week

my desk, card by slowprint, letterpress, tins of objects, art book

An iPhone Oggl pic of my desk before packing it up. Some lovely objects including a letterpress card by Slowprint. A handmade art book and tins of some fav objects.


Surprise, Creative Cloud extended outage.


There are good and legitamite reasons not to have certain applications and processes tied to the cloud. Especially when they don't have to be. We never subscribed to Creative Cloud and never will.

Deconstruction by Charles Eames


"Unlike Keats, who said that knowing about the rainbow shatters its beauty, I feel that the knowledge about an object can only enrich your feelings for the object itself." - Charles Eames