I’ll Be Back
September 3, 2008, 7:44 pm
Filed under: Art, Blogging, Blogs, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Informal, Life, Personal Work, Work

Everyday I find myself lost in the endless abyss of blog posts coated in a sweet flavor of inspiration and I think to myself, I could do this all day! I typically save images, organize them in folders to one day post on my blog for nearly 300 readers a day and I then ponder, is this the most productive way I could be spending my time. My traffic stays fairly consistent and I’m not getting paid to do such a thing. But really, what should you expect from sitting on your ass and surfing the web all day?

It’s a realization of mine that I’ve become increasingly more accustomed to “viewing” brilliant design rather than “making” it and that should be a huge red flag. At what capacity do you try to balance inspiration and the act of designing? What I thought was a fairly even balance has slowly transitioned into an unhealthy craving to view outstanding pieces of work rather than making it and it’s an interesting to me. I believe a large part of this has to do with the progression and improvement of the internet and I could only assume that there are many other creatives falling into the same dilemma, almost a “internet addiction,” if you will.

So, I always wonder how I would prosper from a separation from the web and a step back to the days of pencil to paper? With that said, I would like to mention that I plan on taking a hiatus from blogging. I find it so addictive and extremely entertaining, but I have multiple projects I’ve had on my plate for a while now that aren’t being touched.

I appreciate the support of my readers and I assure you that I will be back soon enough along with a snazzy new blog layout. Please do me and yourself the favor of jumping around the archives of this blog as there are plenty of links that will most certainly interest you. Feel free to contact me as well! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter of the introduction of the World Wide Web and its effects on your own personal creative work. Even with a slightly busy schedule, I’m very open to freelance work, please e-mail me at ryhaigh@yahoo.com if you’re interested and take a look at my Coroflot profile to get a better sense of my work as well.

Warm Regards,
R

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Apple’s September 9th Media Event
September 3, 2008, 6:25 pm
Filed under: Blogging, Blogs, Design, Entertainment, Music, Technology | Tags: , , , , ,

With numerous claims and suggestions that Apple will be releasing a revamped iPod Nano and iPod Touch and possibilities of a Macbook update, Apple fanatics are eagerly await. What are your predictions for the September 9th media event? Any thoughts as to what Steve Jobs may have up his sleeve next?



Design You Trust / Chrono Shredder
September 2, 2008, 4:46 pm
Filed under: Art, Blogging, Blogs, Design, Graphic Design, Life, Sculpture, Uncategorized

First and foremost, I must admit that it has taken me this long to cross paths with Design You Trust, a extremely well organized blog with more visual inspiration than I know what to do with. With that said, I encountered a post featuring the work of Susanna Hertrich and her Chrono Shredder. A very interesting piece of work that she delves into on her own personal website.

Go ahead and scavange through Susanna’s impressive portfolio along with doing yourself the distinct pleasure of adding Design You Trust as one of your most trusted bookmarks.

*via Design You Trust



Nike SB Dunk, Lobster
September 2, 2008, 4:09 pm
Filed under: Art, Blogging, Blogs, Clothing, Design, Fashion, Shoes

Are you kidding me!? This packaging absolutely blows me away. Please take a look at my Eleven Magazine post, which goes much further in depth about the sneakers. It’s a simply amazing approach to personalizing a classic sneaker (produced by Concepts).

*via The Dieline



Art & Design Carnival #4
September 1, 2008, 11:27 pm
Filed under: Art, Blog Feed, Blogging, Blogs, Design, Entertainment, Graphic Design, Informal

It’s been quite a lengthy amount of time since my last blog carnival, but to my amazement there was a HUGE response to the newest installment of the Art & Design Carnival.  Have your trigger finger ready, since there are a handful of beneficial links within this post that you wouldn’t want to miss.

Broken Closet presents:

Buy Websites presents:

Define presents:

Greg Laden presents:

I Love Anuschka Handbags presents:

Kevin Potis | The Inhouse Creative presents:

    Patricia Twitchell | Just Bears and Stuff presents:

    Patti Arnold | The Undiscovered Artist presents:

    Sally Huss | Addicted to Happiness presents:

      Simply Pretty Little Things presents:

      Small & Big presents:

      The Design Nest presents:

        The Pinup Blog presents:

        The Mega Sears for Everyone! presents:

          The Stickely Museum at Craftsman Farms presents:

          Thursday Bram presents:



          Dustin Humphrey
          August 22, 2008, 5:06 pm
          Filed under: Art, Blogging, Blogs, Entertainment, Photography

          Dustin Humphrey aka D Hump is considered one of the surf-world’s “most forward thinking photographers,” and the work he’s done for Insight51 is absolutely incredible. To understand a little more about the series entitled Dopamine, shot by Humphrey, be sure to take a look at PhotoShelter’s review of the work.



          The Genius of The DesignChapel


          ^ The first image is a close up of one of the pieces of art offered on Blau Gallery. The second is a selection of work that was featured on Lindstrom’s website. The third image is a quick snapshot of Reform & Revolution’s blog.

          Originally this post was solely going to focus on Blaugallery, an online business that focuses on selling limited artist prints stretched to canvas (they also offer a service in which you too can take your work and have it printed and stretched to canvas). However, forgetting that the business was created by Robert Lindstrom of The DesignChapel, also co-founder of North Kingdom, I did a bit of browsing on his website, since it’s been some time. Not only is Lindstrom responsible for Blaugallery, North Kingdom and an insane amount of inspirational art direction, he also is responsible for the design focused blog Reform and Revolution.

          So think of this post as an ode to Mr. Lindstrom and his innovative genius. Go ahead and check out the wonderfully luscious prints at Blaugallery, take a look at Robert Lindstrom’s work at The DesignChapel, stay up to date with what he’s currently working on at The DesignChapel’s blog, browse the inspirational links over at Reform and Revolution, gaze at the numerous works of efficient design execution at North Kingdom and pray that one day you will have just one-tenth of the creativity that pours out of Lindstrom’s pores, for that is respectable in itself.