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Street Art in Little Tokyo

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I was in Little Tokyo, walking back to my car today, when I was stopped by this image. I had to take a picture…

Street Art in Little Tokyo

Street Art in Little Tokyo

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November 19, 2008 at 9:03 pm

Table of Brand Element Terms

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Thought this was pretty interesting…

branding definitions
Built by Kolbrener, a lead generation agency

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November 19, 2008 at 3:45 am

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Alfa Romero Site…

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Beautiful! Alfa Romero 159 | Vivez l’expérience 159 screenshots:

Alfa Romero 159 Screenshot

Rollovers above are beautifully lit when you go over each rectangle. There is also a sound that plays.

I love the typography and the colors on each section. They know how to use the big quotation marks, imo.

Alfa Romero 159 Screenshot

Nice subtleties added, like a few leaves falling in the background and the street lights glowing big to small.

Alfa Romero 159 Screenshot

Alfa Romero 159 Screenshot

Rollovers on the yellow text was also nice and clean — gray rectangle underneath on hover.

Alfa Romero 159 Screenshot

Animated lightening in the background.

Alfa Romero 159 Screenshot

I also enjoyed the photo treatment on the images, like the lense flares.

Alfa Romero 159 Screenshot

Site was designed by Soleil Noir.

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April 30, 2008 at 2:13 am

Starbucks Coffee at Home

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Starbucks Coffee at Home is another beautiful flash site. Amul showed me this one and I forgot to post it… oopsie!

Starbucks Coffee at Home Screenshot

Why do I like it so much?

  1. beautiful design
  2. awesome roll-overs
  3. colors are amazing
  4. cute little interactive feature
  5. happy birdie chirp noises
  6. cute loader
  7. you can get a complimentary sample!

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April 7, 2008 at 11:02 pm

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Help the Honey Bees

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Bee-autiful site I saw from The FWAHäagen-Dazs – Help the Honey Bees. Below is the honey bee I created — so very cute — I love this kinda stuff!

HDHB Bee

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April 7, 2008 at 10:50 pm

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My Recipes for Design and Inspiration

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Not too long ago, I read about someone who kept his ideas and concepts on index cards and filed them away in a box. It was his recipes he collected throughout the years and he often reflected back on them. He said his ideas were still relevant. So, here I am, trying to do the same.

My Recipes for Design and Inspiration

I have been reading a lot lately and looking through all my notebooks from my past… I sure did have a lot of things going on in my head… And I still do now… Some of the things are very similar too. I wrote down some important things from a podcast I heard…

My Recipes for Design and Inspiration

And some key points from a magazine article I read..

Index Cards

Now I hope I can put these notes into good use.

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March 31, 2008 at 8:22 pm

Sketchbook Entry From The Past

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Sketchbook Entry

Isn’t it funny when you go through your old journals or sketchbooks and you think, “Damn… I have not changed at all!” That is how I feel whenever I look through my school work. My behavior patterns seemed to have followed me from school days to grown-up work days. I constantly feel incomplete because I do not know when a project is finished.

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January 19, 2008 at 11:10 pm

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