22 December 2011

Happy Hanukkah

My best wishes for a Happy Hanukkah. My your candles burn bright to illuminate family, friends and lots of latkes.

16 December 2011

Core77 Gift Guide

Core77 always has the best gift guide for the year and this year is no let down. The theme is End of Year / End of Days for those who are not too sure 2012 will not be the end as some predict. Just incase it does get nasty, you will be happy to have a new hatchet or a bracelet that turns in to a safety rope. Browse and enjoy at Gift Guide 2011.

02 December 2011

Design Matters - Andrew Gibbs; The Dieline

It is always exciting to see a past packaging design student of mine do good and Andrew Gibbs is doing just that. Today marks the release of Andrew's interview by Debbie Millman for her fabulous podcast series, Design Matters.

Andrew founded The Dieline shortly after graduation in 2007 as a place to find inspiration in the world of package design. He saw a hole and filled it with the most beautiful package designs from around the world. The site started with his passion and has grown into the world's leading "go to site" for all information related to package design, The Dieline awards, several conferences, and a job bank to name just a few.

You can download the podcast via iTunes or listen to it at the Design Observer site.

Congratulations Andrew on your continued success. The Dieline just keeps getting better and with Andrew's continued passion, I am excited to see where he takes it in the future.

01 December 2011

New Media In Museums

The New Media Consortium has released an interesting report on where media is moving in museum environments.
In partnership with the Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA), the NMC is pleased to release the NMC Horizon Report > 2011 Museum Edition. This report, the second in the NMC Horizon Project Museum series, examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in education and interpretation within the museum environment.
To read more or to download the report go to this link at the New Media Consortium.