Santa Fe, NM

The city is an artist's and hiker's mecca for viewing and for doing. We managed to do a little bit of both. Some random pics from a recent trip to Santa Fe. Canyon Road is only a half mile long. But I can see how it could take hours if not repeat visits to check out...

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Maritime Art: 9.18.13

When Anthony and I were in Mystic earlier this month, we were planning on seeing old ships, eating some seafood and grabbing a slice of pizza. What we didn't expect to find, especially at the seaport, was anything much in the way of fine arts or design. What a...

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Mystic Seaport: 9.4.13

Never one to pass on a possible learning experience, I decided to take some of my ho-hum photos from this weekend's getaway to Mystic Seaport and jazz them up in Photoshop—an exercise I rarely have the pleasure of enjoying since most of my Photoshop work involves...

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Font Sales: 8.29.13

If you love typography as much as I do and you love a good sale, I highly recommend you sign up for newsletters from Linotype, fonts.com and FontShop. Delivered straight to your inbox, you'll receive notices of hot sale items that, I have to warn you right now, sell...

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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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