Sunday, September 6, 2009

US Soccer Website Redesign

As an ongoing follower of the Mens US soccer team, I had been to their old website numerous times. Recently though, I noticed this re-design...and I am thoroughly impressed. It is clean, modern, and easier to navigate.

You can see the site at

Friday, September 4, 2009

Lights in Hong Kong

A sign that caught my attention after eating at a restaurant across the street.

Traffic going into the tunnel that runs from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island

This sign really drew my eye...for obvious reasons.

Drinking: The Source of Life

I've never been more inspired to drink a cup of coffee. Thanks Hong Kong Stundent Cafeteria!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Umbrella Machine

Machine to bag up your umbrellas so they don't drip on the wood floor in this public museum. I thought it was a nice detail that would save tons of water damage to a quality floor.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Child in Park, Macau

Gotta love gems like this. Took this one yesterday during a day trip to Macau. Great place, with a lot of character and charm that goes beyond the many casinos located on the island.

Fast is Never Enough with Theo Walcott

The creative agencies behind Nike's TV spots usually come up with some good stuff. This one is no different. They usually take a more serious/inspirational mentality with the Football(Soccer) ads than they do with the basketball, and being a soccer player myself I can't help but get the chills when I'm watching them.

Via: Hypebeast

Friendly Bar Staff

My buddy is teaching English in Shanghai, and he sent me this picture of a sign outside of one of his favorite bars to go to.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Interesting Medicine Packaging

This is a new way of thinking about medicine packaging. It makes sense to choose your medicine based on your symptoms. Plus the packaging is biodegradable. Designed by the firm ChappsMalina. Check out their website here.

Solve the Untangle?

Always hate tangled headphones. This provides an interesting solution, except I wonder how well it would wrap around the iPod during storage.

Via: Core77

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Suits Suits Suits

Gotta love a slim cut, well-tailored suit. I am planning to get my hands on a couple for cheap before I leave. I feel that younger men in America are afraid to get a well tailored suit, or do not know the rules of a correct fit. If you buy a suit at a department store it should be necessary to get it custom fit to your body. Your jacket should not look like you picked it right out of your dad's closet. Too much? Ok, Ill stop.

Pics via: The Sartorialist

Chrissie Chau

Count on Mark and I to have found the hottest model in Hong Kong. This girl is everywhere on signs and billboards throughout the city. She haunts (but not really) our dreams.
Case and point - this is in every single metro station at least in 30 spots. We can't seem to escape her stare...and really have no desire to.

August 21-22

They warn you about everything here. You can't even cross the street in the wrong place without being warned at least 5 times.
I don't know about you, but when I think of a Chinese arcade game...something like this comes to mind.
Some not-so-good english funny signs.
Waiting for the MTR train inside of Tai Wai station.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Day 2 in HK

Most efficient public transportation system I have ever seen. They tell people where to line up and enter the train, and unlike America people actually do line up and wait in the specified spots. Efficiency = good design.
I love the look of this door.
Writing on concrete walls which I found everywhere. Possibly relates to construction information for that certain building or structure...but then again I don't read Cantonese.
Interesting little dove logo on the back of an old tractor I saw at the Monastery.
10,000 Buddhas Monastery.
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10,000 Buddhas Monastery.
More painted characters.
Space is at a premium, so clothes are often dried out the window on a pole and pulley.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Aug 19th Cont'd

Really dynamic view of underneath a highway overpass
Try ordering off this menu and see what you get.
The growth of China exhibit. Frisch's big boy?
Retro ad from the 50's and 60's during the growth of plastics
Some company identifiers. Im a sucker for red and white.

August 19, 2009

Cool gate to a small dwelling in the hills above HK.
The house where I am spending the first couple of days. A compound built with a European influence. Used as a Japanese interrogation center during their occupation in WW2.

Greetings from Hong Kong

Im back into blogging now, except I want to use this blog to post any cool design/art that I see during my time in Hong Kong. My initial reaction of this city is that of awe, and I am happy to see that as a city they embrace design as much as the next great city. So keep checking in, as I am gonna try and keep my eyes open...and bring my finds to you!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Head Porter Ruck Sack

I am a fan of well designed bags. They are a product that can be as much form as it is function. This ruck sack by Head Porter looks large enough to carry a weekend trip on your back while traveling, and cool enough so that you don't look like a highway hobo.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Ian Pool - Superheroes

These photographs take a more humorous look into the lives of superheroes. I mean, they can't be fighting crime all the time, can they? More comic heroes and villains doing ordinary things, can be seen at

Denise Reyton - t1mepiece

This set of jewelry really does makes you take a second look. The bracelet form imitates a watch in order to encourage the owner to "forget about time, and instead enjoy life."

Via: Designboom

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

LEGO architecture release!

Yes, you are seeing right. Lego has branched out into something amazing. They released a new series called LEGO Architecture. The first to be shown to the public was replicas of several houses from the world famous Frank Lloyd Wright, including the Guggenheim and Falling Water. Growing up with Lego's myself, I am happy to see them branching out into a more sophisticated and upscale series, meant for possibly a totally different market. I was beginning to get tired of the same old pirate, Star Wars, and Medieval themes...and I feel that those of us who did grow up with Legos will have a greater appreciation for this more mature theme.

Via: Designboom

Louis Vuitton in Hong Kong

As a part of a temporary exhibition at the Hong Kong museum of art, Louis Vuitton's "pour la creation" brings together art works from both American and Chinese artists. After recently watching a documentary on Marc Jacobs (the lead designer behind LV), I have become convinced that the brand really does have a passion for the arts. Would it stop me from buying a fake bag on the street? Not quite.

Via: Hypebeast

New Air Yeezy Release with Limited edition Shirt from Qubic

For the new release of the Air Yeezy's in New Zealand, Qubic collaborated with Nike to create a limited edition set of dri-fit shirts just for the occasion. Only 40 are being made. The shoe itself differs from the other releases due to its new khaki color and the strap, which lacks the stamped "Y"s that are usually present. I would love that shirt, mainly because out of all his lyrics..."where are you yeezy" seems to always stand out in my mind.

Kanye West Ft. Rihanna: Paranoid (Video Camera Rip)

You saw it here first!

(But I saw it here first)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Burberry Prorsom Fall/Winter 09

I'm a fan of the neutral and classic colors that Burberry has included into this line of iconic menswear. You really can't go wrong with a nice trench or a rugged gray and well fit blazer.

Via: Hypebeast