Be Inspired Daily.

FRIDAY | ETC. — PrairieMod
February 27, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Etc. | Tags: | Features

— Thanks dad!


THURSDAY | BOOK — Look Both Ways
February 25, 2010, 7:00 am
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Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design by Debbie Millman

on Amazon

I’d like to check this out.

— via Brand New

WEDNESDAY | HOME — Yourchitect
February 24, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Home | Tags: The home page of home design

— Thanks Nicole!

February 23, 2010, 7:00 am
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Rob Swift

Master turntablist Rob Swift is getting ready to release his boundary-pushing new album The Architect on Ipecac Recordings later on this month. Using his newfound love of classical music as inspiration he has created a conceptual piece of work, which has as much in common with Mozart as it does with Grandmaster Flash. Orchestral strings and organs mingle with fierce breakbeats and expert scratching.

For a sample of the album check out the song “Rabia – 2nd Movement“ here.

— Thanks Anna!

February 22, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Design | Tags:

Picture 26

Picture 27

The Graphic Design Portfolio of Ben Barry. How nice! And an interesting web sorting by category device.

February 21, 2010, 11:03 am
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Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice
and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.


FRIDAY | ETC. — Pelada (Soccer Documentary)
February 19, 2010, 7:00 am
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Since I’m not posting movies regularly any more, this is a Friday post.

Pelada — Formerly, the Soccer Project

Two players. 25 countries. One game.

Away from professional stadiums, bright lights, and manicured fields, there’s another side of soccer.  Tucked away on alleys, side streets, and concrete courts, people play in improvised games.  Every country has a different word for it.  In the United States, we call it “pick-up soccer.”  In Trinidad, it’s “taking a sweat.”  In England, it’s “having a kick-about.”  In Brazil, the word is “pelada,” which literally means “naked”—the game stripped down to its core.  It’s the version of the game played by anyone, anywhere—and it’s a window into lives all around the world.

Pelada is a documentary following Luke and Gwendolyn, two former college soccer stars who didn’t quite make it to the pros.  Not ready for it to be over, they take off, chasing the game.  From prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine brewers in Kenya, from freestylers in China to women who play in hijab in Iran, Pelada is the story of the people who play.

Can this be any more amazing? Watch the trailer here.

See it at SWSX Austin, March 12-20…

— Thanks Chris!