Subject to Change

While in Southern California this past week, I made my way over to Hennesy + Ingalls in Santa Monica at the behest of my friend Nate. The store is packed with books on creativity, architecture, graphic design and photography; basically it was amazing! There, we picked up Adaptive Path‘s “Subject to Change: Creating Great Products and Services for an Uncertain World.” This was the first time I had a chance to hold the book in […]

Signs of San Francisco

Signs of San Francisco from Lindsay Tabas on Vimeo. Katie came to visit me in August 2009. She helped herself to my city of 4 years so I helped myself to her images. Through her lens, the city refreshes in my eyes. Like any person in your life, a city cannot be all things to you through thick and thin. As much as I love this city, after 4 years, I’m looking to shake things […]

The Art of Abigail Adams

“I’ve always felt that a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.” -Abigail Adams Our second First Lady was known for her prolific writing, and many beautiful quotes of hers have been pulled from her letters she use to write to her husband, President John Adams.  Letter writing has become a lost art among my generation.  We grew up writing letters […]

The Tale of Shanghai Kelly

Last night, I was hanging out at 21st Amendment before Lopez handed the baseball game to the Giants on behalf of the Phillies.  A new friend says (naively) “You’re not a Steelers fan too, are you?”.  No no, I’m from Philadelphia, not Pittsburgh.  He says “Good, because I hate Shanghai Kelly’s when the Steeler’s are playing”, to which I respond “But you love the story of Shanghai Kelly, right?”.  He looks at me blankly along […]

The Offical Reviews Are In

I’m a huge fan of my grandparents, so I’ve sent them links to the taco crawl generator and, more recently, pictures of my foray into creating a cupcake smorgasbord buffet. Their official reviews are in.  First, for the taco crawl generator: Now I know why my computer could not retrieve all this information earlier today. it is now 12:30 a.m.and I know exactly where to go on a taco crawl. especially not to Chinatown. And […]