Archive for the 'design' Category

I think I need to revisit Getting Real by 37signals

Monday, April 20th, 2009

I read Getting Real by 37signals a few years back when it was just released and if I had dependable search for my website (which is another story / blog post in itself) I could possibly point you to some of my previous thoughts on the book… Regardless, Getting Real is all about simplifying the [...]

You’re not reading or following @asparagusdesign on Twitter?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Since there hasn’t been much going on over here at, I should direct you over to my lovely wife’s website, She has not only has she been posting a ton of great content over there but has also taken Twitter by storm under the alias, @asparagusdesign.  Go over there and follow her at [...]

Free Illinois “Off the Beaten Path” Posters

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

The Illinois Bureau of Tourism is currently celebrating all things “strange” within the Land of Lincoln. To celebrate these oddities of my home state, they have created a series of posters entitled “Off the Beaten Path Illinois” that are absolutely beautiful. The best part of the whole thing? Pick one and they’ll send a copy [...]

Where’s that list of Stock Photos from a county fair again?

Tuesday, March 30th, 2004

oh yeah, here it is

Monday, March 22nd, 2004 is an online database of logotypes and logo design. This includes more than 70,000 companies and organizations brands logos, team sports logos, countries flags and insignia as well as signs, general usage logos and more. We hope to provide inspiration for designers as well as become a visual guide to the pop culture behind [...]

IBM Clocks

Friday, March 12th, 2004

Learn about the history of IBM clocks… I just picked one up a couple weeks ago off Ebay and have fallen in love with it’s design and how well it keeps time for something being 40 to 50 years old.

How Well Do You Know Your Brands?

Wednesday, January 28th, 2004

What happens when you take a group of people and have them draw (from memory) the logos of some of the most popular companies in the world? You get some pretty interesting results…

DWR Wishlists

Tuesday, January 27th, 2004

I didn’t know/realize that Design Within Reach has a wishlist option… If anyone ever wants to buy me something, they can feel free to check mine out. If only Westerly would quit chewing/jumping on things so we could put our Noguchi Table together (that’s been sitting un-assembled for months). At least she can’t jump up [...]

Make Mine A Double-Wide

Monday, November 24th, 2003

I wouldn’t mind living in one of these Modular Homes. Very nice design. While on the topic of these type of buildings, has some great information for people interested in modular or pre-fabricated homes. I should have been an architect.

My Winter Project

Wednesday, November 19th, 2003

Besides getting a bigger hard drive and encoding my entire cd collection to mp3, I’ve been wanting to do something cool/clever this coming winter. I finally found what I want to do: Build a Lite Brite Coffee Table This is possibly the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. Check out Reply #53 on this page (about [...]