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Kayaking

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Went out on the lake in kayaks to take some photos with Matt this morning, and caught up with this little gang of ducks. I know I say it all the time, but this is why I live here. Still busy as ever, but when you get to do things like this as part of the daily grind, it can’t be that bad.

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It’s been a busy week.

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I certainly hit the ground running as soon as I got back. We’re moving this week, so I’ve been packing, sorting out utilities, cleaning up, doing laundry, etc. Also a healthy dose of work going on. I promise I’m going to update the portfolio with some new work, very soon, and I’ve even got some plans to redesign the whole website from the ground up. Sometimes, there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

Go Outside

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As a graphic designer, it’s very easy to let yourself get stuck indoors. Deadlines, emails, and that new album that you want to download all conspire to keep you inside, tethered to the computer. Take the time to break away, and experience what the world has to offer first-hand, even if it’s only for a few minutes a day. You will feel better and your work will improve. I promise.

New Mexico

We just got home from a nice vacation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and boy, was our baby cat happy to see us. It was a great trip, one of our friends was a gracious host and an excellent tour guide. I’ve never been to New Mexico before, and I pretty much got to do everything I wanted, I hiked in slot canyons, slept in a tent, ate green chiles, drank margaritas, watched amazing sunsets, met great people, saw some very cool architecture and checked out some incredible artwork in downtown Santa Fe. I even got to to relax in a private bath at Ten Thousand Waves, just me and my girl. If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend this place.

Although Santa Fe is hardly off the grid, the week was spend without email, internet, or cell phone, so I’ll be spending the next day or so catching up on things. If you’ve tried to contact me and haven’t heard back, don’t worry, I’ll get a hold of you soon. I’ll post more about the trip over the next few days, but in the meantime, here are a few shots from our Southwest adventure.

Sunset from the hills above town.

Sunset from the hills above town.

An old truck on the arroyo by our friend's house.

An old truck on the arroyo by our friend's house.

Cactus everywhere.

Cactus everywhere.

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Luckily, our friend had the insider’s knowledge to take us to rad places like this.

Carhartt Streetwear Brandbook

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I’ve always been intrigued by the way brands have different offerings and different brand images in other countries. Carhartt Streetwear is a prime example of that. Known as a workwear brand in the US, Carhartt offers up some outstanding streetwear and is known as a much hipper company overseas, more along the lines of Stussy or Volcom. Of course this stuff is not commercially available in the United States, although I’d love to get a hold of some of it, especially that pink cap. So fresh. The company also just issued a really nicely designed catalog, I did some research, but wasn’t able to find out who designed it… Carhartt’s in-house team maybe? Whoever is responsible, kudos.

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House Industries Tag Sale

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House Industries is doing some spring cleaning. If I lived in Delaware, this is where I’d be next weekend, no question.

Chris Jordan: Running the Numbers

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For a few years now, Seattle artist Chris Jordan has been creating awesome photographic representations of statistics. I hadn’t looked at his stuff for a while, but a friend recently sent me a link to some updated work on his website. I love it when you are reminded of really cool things that you’ve kind of forgotten about. I highly recommend taking a look, check it out here.