I built some "floating" shelves.

I built three of these “floating” shelves based on some plans I found online. Only two of them made the cut, and made it on to the living room wall. They haven’t fallen down yet, so I’m calling in a success.

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iTunes and Terrible Text Shadows

I just had a chance to download the newest iTunes (version 11). There’s a lot to like, but what the hell is up with the terrible text-shadow on the song info? The time is inset, while the song info is floating. I don’t get it.

As an interface designer, my job isn’t about making things pretty. Its about fitting an entire complicated system of moving parts, flows, buttons, clicks, users, etc – into my head. And then, make it easy. And then, make it pretty.

Planter shelves.

A couple shelves like this would look great in the living room.

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Trash bin.

It looks pretty nice, but at $50+, I think I’ll pass.

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The Stones.

I wouldn’t mind a bottle of this in my office.

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I can’t stop sketching out ideas in Paper for iOS. It’s really, really good. Here’s a quick flow sketch to help get some ideas moving. It’s so simple, but also fun. Easily the best drawing app I’ve ever used.

You've got mail!

Andi’s getting married, and of course she made her “save-the-dates” by hand. They’re a work of art. I saw the envelope from across the room, and instantly knew it was her work.