Austin Kleon: Showing Your Work is an Act of Generosity.

  In 2012, artist and writer Austin Kleon gave us Steal Like an Artist. Now he brings us Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered, described as “a book for people who hate the very idea of self-promotion.” He stopped by Seattle’s Town Hall on his book release tour and charmed us … Continued

Candid Intimate Portraits of Sleeping Parents-to-Be

Russian photographer Jana Romanova’s series called “Waiting” is simply stunning. Each image quickly pulls the viewer into the couples bedroom, into their lives. The series portrays young pregnant Russian couples sleeping in the early morning hours. Jana describes it as “the time when people don’t really care about their appearance, being natural. They are preparing … Continued

Book Review: Manage Your Day

“Only by taking charge of your day-to-day can you truly make an impact in what matters most to you. I urge you to build a better routine by stepping outside of it, find your focus by rising above the constant cacophony, and sharpen your creative prowess by analyzing what really matters most when it comes … Continued

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Capsized boat art, entitled “Love love” A fantastic piece of art from artist Julien Berthier. It is the perfect vessel if you love people speeding towards you and asking “Do you need any help?”. So good I wish I thought of it first.

The Incredible Crocheted World of Olek

olimpius nr 1, © olek I recently discovered the Polish Artist Olek and I love her colorful, thought-provoking installations. Olek herself says about her work:”I think crochet, the way I create it, is a metaphor for the complexity and interconnectedness of our body and its systems and psychology. The connections are stronger as one fabric … Continued

Typeface Winner #1 Glober

I love using the classics—Helvetica, Frutiger, Gill Sans, Garamond,, etc.—but I need typefaces that are designed for print AND the screen. Many of the classics are not available for web use. I want typefaces optimized for screen readability and legibility. Whenever I am starting a new identity or logo design project, I keep in mind … Continued

Set shields to Dazzle!

Dazzle camouflage was a painting technique used on ships during World War I and II. The goal was to make it difficult to estimate the ship’s type, speed and direction upon initial sighting. The painted ships had the unintended effects of boosting crew morale and creating a spectacle at the docks. Massive vessels painted up … Continued

The Space Needle View in 1962

Vintage Seattle is cool blog that looks at Seattle’s history with hi-res vintage photos and illustrations. Photo shows a view south toward downtown Seattle from the Space Needle. The tracks for the Monorail run toward downtown. The edge of the observation platform is visible at the bottom of the photo. 1962. Image courtesy Washington State … Continued

Golden Tree—The Best Hostel in the Pacific Northwest

We spent the 4th of July weekend up on Orcas Island at Golden Tree Hostel and it was amazing. This place will charm your socks off. I have stayed at hostels all over the world, and this is one of the best. Breath-taking scenery, friendly people, GOOD free coffee in the mornings, hot tub, sauna, … Continued

Adorable Book Reminds Us to Embrace Friendship

I’ll never forget the feeling I had my first day in Seattle. It was rainy. I was full of self-doubt, alone, and scared. I had a knot in my stomach that lingered for weeks. This artsy book about friendship reminds me of this time. It reminds me of all the times I was lonely, the … Continued