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This’ll look nice when its framed

April 20th, 2016 Comments off





Unlike Banksy’s work, which can be discovered elsewhere on urban walls and objects, web content always gets displayed within the frame of a physical device. Be it your cell phone, your tablet or your desktop monitor.

Web designers have come to accept that adding frames to their website design is a notorious redundant and silly act. Digital content by default lives on displays framed by physical devices.



Source Apple and Forrester

Looks and feels

Source Apple


Looks and feels

Source Forrester Research


Even with frames removed from site design, navigation bars, header background images and boxed elements now contribute to cluttered web design.



Should you, as a designer want to do some good, try focus on content and its context. Add white space, and match the brand’s character and behavior with a distinctive, fitting webfont. Toss aside most everything else.






Tamme Hanken

April 17th, 2016 Comments off


The giant with the magic hand
does what the veterinary can’t
Straighten, adjust and bend

How can we thank’em
This 2.5 feet man by name of
Tamme Hanken?

2.5 feet tall Tamme Hanken




Tamme Hanken




April 7th, 2016 Comments off


“Big problems don’t require big solutions”

Didgeridoo » Psicodália



Spring fashion 2016



With their spring tv ad series for Germany’s largest mail order business Otto, Berlin agency Heimat demonstrates, how big problems don’t require big solutions.

The unobtrusive sound of the Australian bamboo instrument, with the fun name didgeridoo, transforms prejudice of a dusty mail catalogue firm into the conviction, of a fashion brand, that has adapted to the requirements of the early 21. century and is presumed trendy, fun and a bit mischievous.





The Art of a Political Revolution

March 10th, 2016 Comments off








HVW8 Gallery and Bernie Sanders 2016 have united, kicking off the traveling exhibit in Los Angeles (views photos), then Austin earlier this year, “The Art of a Political Revolution” is a touring exhibition featuring both artists and musicians seeking to inspire change throughout the nation. Future exhibitions and locations include Boston. MA; and New York City, NY.



On exhibition Feb 20, 21ST, 11AM-7PM

Artists for Bernie Sanders

On a side note, I witnessed user created content work beautifully to the benefit of The Decemberists and their followers at an early stage of their web presence. A great commercial use was demonstrated by Burberry’s “The Art of the Trench”.


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“All’s Well That Ends Well”

February 7th, 2016 Comments off



The New Yorker Cartoon by S. Gross

The New Yorker Magazine Cartoon by S. Gross

“All’s Well That Ends Well”


Problems do not matter so long as the outcome is good. (disambiguation). William Shakespeare (1741).

“When I now have a look at the world of commercial realities, then it’s a market world. Then it’s a world that follows algorithms and it’s following a plan. By the plan of costs/benefit, of profit maximization and more.

Now stories that follow a plan, are not really stories. A story evolves when something comes in its way. When a plan won’t add up, when a plan won’t work, something takes a surprising turn”.

What the gentlemen, Precht and Kluge have each other to say in a tv episode by German television on behalf of a complex world and its helpless inhabitants, comes to life by association.



Wild stories

Sleeping Beauty, 100 years of deep sleep as consequence of disruption…

Karl May, who’s „Wild Kurdistan” was published in 1892 and „In the land of Mahdi” take the reader along on the same route, refugees are using these days to escape their countries.

History can make us immune to the coarsest mistakes and we get to learn from the two, that grave mistakes dissolve in acceptance of their contextual surroundings.

Kluge und Brecht swiftly touch the influence of digital public and find to hospitality. Hospitality is capable of dissolving current dramas.

People closing their borders, may have more peace and quiet, but neither luck nor happiness.
Watch a complex world and its helpless inhabitants

In command of the German language, enjoy a layed back conversation with Germany’s best known philosopher, Richard David Precht and the author, director Alexander Kluge.





A gastronomic audience with Gérard Depardieu

November 2nd, 2015 Comments off



Laurent Audiot and Gérard Depardieu at a watercress farm in Méréville, France Alastair Miller

Laurent Audiot and Gérard Depardieu at a watercress farm in Méréville, France Foto: Alastair Miller1



What Europe is watching is Gérard Depardieu feeding himself. At one point he rants against the globalisation and says: „Dinner shouldn’t come to us. We should go to dinner. When I want french food, I must travel to France – Not the other way around.”



Change is good

August 14th, 2015 Comments off



Change is good

Mail just in says: “Change is good”
No pun intended, Austin.




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“Change is good.” says my darling daughter in her ever so eloquent, recent mail and proves her thesis with this simple truth: “It’s reliable”.

She has a way with words, an amazing husband, is courageous and most likely a fabulous mom to my grandson Callum. All well out there in Oregon. All well here too. Hurray for the Curriers! Thank you.



The little Engine

July 29th, 2015 Comments off

Good things

June 1st, 2015 Comments off



Good Things by Austin Kleon

#newspaperblackout #blackoutpoetry



From the desk of Austin Kleon





A pointer to creative failure

May 6th, 2015 Comments off



AMOUR 65 1 ©MalavidaTry being focused – concentration is key

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And then she says something I needed to hear:


Your authority comes from your audience, from how you help that audience get something they want.



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