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Ricketts to ruin Wrigley Field

Ricketts to ruin Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field is going to see some very big changes soon. Chicago Cubs president, Crane Kenney, announced “a complete renovation of the ballpark”. 2014 will be the 100 year anniversary of Wrigley Field and the Ricketts family wants to make sure you don’t recognize the place by 2014. Dave van Dyck has an article covering […]

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table full of drawers

table full of drawers

Lucie Koldova’s Treasury Table is slick. Lots of storage presented in a polished manner. Though the legs are too thin when compared to the thickness of the table resulting in a flimsy stance. But the frosty surface nominally revealing the desk’s contents is intriguing. And I like storage. Storage good. Now I have to go […]

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best graphic ever

best graphic ever

I visited the site of one of my Google ad sponsors because they had an interesting Polaroid ad and I stumbled across the greatest design graphic of all time. It appears on their “flash single-use disposable Carnival camera“. Since the graphic is from a photograph, I recreated it in Illustrator and saved it as a […]

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The standing nickel has fallen

The standing nickel has fallen

1/13/2010I was looking for a Pantone solid coated formula guide in my desk this morning at 9:33am. As I closed the middle drawer, a clinking sound filled the cubicle’s air. Immediately my head turned towards the nickel whose standing prose inspired dreams for the past 8 days, 18 hours and 33 minutes. My gaze filled […]

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gearing up for the Olympics

gearing up for the Olympics

Hey, you! The Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics is Friday, February 12. That’s one month from today. You can get up to speed on the U.S. athletes final month of preperation by checking out their twitter pages. NBC puts them all them all on one convenient page. It’s interesting to see what these […]

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Mars winter

Mars winter

You think it’s cold outside? At least we’re not on Mars. It gets pretty cold over there. I wish the NASA rovers, Spirit and Opportunity would provide up-to-date, current temperatures. image courtesy NASA. Endurance Crater, Mars 8/18/2004 (winter).Who comes up with these stupid names? Endurance Crater? Name it after some famous, classic English dude. Or […]

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ping pong on CTA busses

ping pong on CTA busses

Recently my brother posted a photo on Flickr with the title of “Buses are really big vehicles”. Indeed they are. It got me thinking about what I’d like to see inside CTA busses. A tournament-sized table tennis table would be great.

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Polaroid film is back!

Polaroid film is back!

Today Polaroid announced the PIC 1000 (a new Polaroid film camera) at CES AND AND AND the return of Polaroid 600 film! From pcmag.com: Polaroid will offer a modern version of the Polaroid OneStep camera, the PIC 1000, available in a range of colors and based on the classic Polaroid Color 600 Instant Film to […]

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the standing nickel

the standing nickel

On Monday, January 4, 2010, 3:00 p.m. I randomly placed a nickel on its side. I didn’t think much of it. I left the office that evening and returned the next day to see the nickel still standing. What a talented nickel I have. You can follow its status on my twitter and facebook accounts.

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