12 November 2011

Mid-Century Acquaintances. Artist Interview: Edwin Wade

Growing up, I was always captivated by art. When I started skating (skateboarding) at 6 years old, I was drawn to the sport by the way the skaters had the ability to move and carve. Plus, the boards had some cool graphics. As I continued to grow up in small Texas and Georgia towns, I came to appreciate the difference between artists and the rest ever more clearly. Don’t miss understand me. I’m not saying non artists are less valuable. I’m just say…artists view the world quite differently. While I haven’t skate in at least a year, I remember that feeling of expression and freedom as soon as I got on my board.
These days though, I still find those same feelings in a hand printed poster, painting, or even in a piece of furniture. Another place I find that same enjoyment is from doing digital art. So, when I saw Edwin Wades art on facebook for the first time, I knew that I wanted to interview him. To my surprise, it turns out he works in a number of cool mediums. Not only that though…he turns out some REALLY COOL art! You know, the kind that makes me want to go create something. Read the full article after here.


08 November 2011

Bauhaus, Understanding What It Was Like.

In general, design and ingenuity rely on individual people, more than schools and universities. That’s what I think anyway… However, I also, think that a well coordinated college/school, can teach and inspire ingenuity, design, and functionalism in a fairly balanced and practical way. It seems that one school has become famous for many of these aspects. This school, more than most, became known for it’s influence on modern design. Bauhaus is it’s name. To read more click here to continue at our new location,

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07 November 2011

It's Coming Back To Me Now...

I guess as I get older, I just don't remember as much as I used to. Could it be though, I'm just on the internet or "e-net" ,as a friends dad calls it, to much?( Nobody knows way E-net.)

You've probably experienced the same thing. Something catches your eye, and you think, this is cool,I've got to share that. Two seconds later, the same thing happens again, and first thing you found, went out the window. Well...that's what happened to me with this site. I fond it, and then...there it went out the mental window. Thanks to the "e-net" being so small though and everything (insert sarcasm here), I found it once again. In fact, facebook brought it back to me. What was it...? Anticipation building. Ooooh... Click here to keep reading.

06 November 2011

My New Favorite Thing To Collect.

While on the internet, trying to finalize all this moving of my blog from to here ( I found something that really drew my attention. What was it you may ask?
Let's see if you can figure it out for yourself. It's flimsy, mainly black, white, and occationally green, blue, or yellow. It has cool photos of old houses. Talks a lot about retro furturism, woodworking, mid-century modern design, and manual arts and crafts. Figured it out yet? I'm talking about... click here to continue reading.