Month: October 2008

my art on chicagoist

On 10/30, featured one of my paintings, “Naperville and Dinosaur”! Thanks, Chicagoist. In case you never heard of chicagoist, it’s a great site that gives ongoing daily updates to news and events in the Chicago area.

patriotic IM icon

For the past few weeks, my IM icon has been the proud feller in the blue shirt shown above. Blue of course to symbolize the Democratic party and my candidate of choice for the 2008 Presidential election, Barack Obama. Feel free to nab this USA Pride icon and display it proudly as your IM icon. …

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complete set of Lego mini-figs

You can view every single mini-fig released by LEGO over at And they put them all on one page so you don’t have to fumble around with clicking on this or that to view different sets. Hundreds of mini-figs are just waiting for you to visit. Stop by and say hello.

funny glasses

I want to see someone wearing these designer glasses by Giulio Iacchetti. They are called “4occhi” which is Italian for “4 eyes”. They “can function as glasses and sunglasses, or combine lenses for near- and far-sightedness”. via mocolocco

1950s automotive logos

nice little collection of period logos. via deliciousindustries and Delicious Industries’ blog is a great reservoir of vintage graphic design with a modern flair.

yaya trophy

I’m not so much interested that Hackett Hall McKnight won the BD Young Architect of the Year award as I am interested in what the “yaya trophy” they won looks like.

chinese door art

‘template’, 1001 wooden doors and windows from destroyed ming and qing dynasty houses by ai weiwei I’d love to see this piece in person. There’s layers of complexity with this simple and striking arrangement. Ai Weiwei also helped conceive the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing. (He collaborated with the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de …

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monkey shoes

I really want these shoes. Alas, they are only available for toddlers. Lucky kids.I came across these shoes from an ad on