HOW magazine: 8.22.13

Probably my favorite all-purpose design resource is HOW magazine. It's nearly impossible to resist dropping everything I'm doing so I can devour an issue as soon as it arrives in my mailbox. The September 2013 issue is no exception. Chock full of fantastic articles: •...

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Around Town | Coney Island: 8.14.13

Recently in need of some amusement, Anthony and I headed down to Coney Island to see what might be happening on the boardwalk and to grab a little nosh. Not far from the amusement area where the Wonder Wheel and Cyclone live is this mural of interesting sea life...

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Around Town | Riverside Park South: 7.25.13

As a NYC resident, I definitely make good use of the parks system here whether it's to ride my bike, go for a run or to simply kick back and relax. There are also music concerts, free exercise classes and guided lectures. But I tend to stick to the more...

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Cool Stuff | PicMonkey: 7.19.13

As a graphic designer, I'm often working in one of the Adobe Creative Suite design applications like Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator. They're powerful tools that are essential to a graphic designer's trade. But the average small business owner is probably not going...

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Design Resource | .net magazine: 7.10.13

It might seem a little backwards to subscribe to a print magazine that's all about web design and technology but that's exactly what I did recently when I subscribed to my new favorite web design resource, .net magazine. Why buy a magazine when everything you need to...

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Cool Stuff | Hawaiian Art Rocks: 6.26.13

While on vacation in Hawaii last fall, Anthony and I visited the aquarium near Waikiki Beach. It might seem like a weird thing to do considering we'd been snorkeling and seeing and swimming with the most beautiful fish. But I try to make it a point to visit the local...

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Found | Bicycle Art: 6.19.13

Given how popular bike riding has become in NYC over the past few years I guess it shouldn't be a big surprise that bike-related design and artwork are popping up in some rather unexpected places. Take this postcard of gorgeous bicycle paintings by artist Taliah...

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Design | Print Samples: 6.13.13

This spring I attended the Paper Expo hosted by the Art Directors Club. The intimate space at ADC headquarters on W29th Street was transformed into a trade show floor—tables filled with the most gorgeous paper and printed samples. These are a mere handful of my...

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TechTalk | Grow Your Twitter Following: 6.5.13

If you want to grow your Twitter following in a strategic way and fast, consider using these tactics to go from zero to 1,000 in just a few weeks. I followed these steps over the course of three or four weeks a couple of years ago and hit about 800 followers. The...

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Around Town | 11th Avenue & Greenwich Street: 5.29.13

Instead of our usual weekend Central Park walk, Anthony and I decided to stretch our legs off the beaten path. So we headed over to eleventh avenue in the 50s and started heading south. I have to tell you, except for the occasional car dealership or repair shop, it's...

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SOHO Brief | Accountability Buddies: 5.22.13

A business coaching group I participate in through Jennifer Lee's, The Right Brain Business Plan, challenges business owners to get tough things done by partnering up with an accountability buddy. I can tell you from personal experience that this works! Of all the...

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