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iPhone 5 parallax wallpaper for Halloween!  Installation instructions here!




For the last two years I have had some fun making our Christmas cards.  You can see a post about the card we sent in 2011 here.  Last year I designed the card above which was trying to make (what I thought was) a not so subtle nod to the Presidential election.

Earlier this month someone from Louisiana purchased 170 of these!  In addition to being honored and slightly worried that I was contributing to Christmas Creep I was also struck by the thought of 170 people getting something in the mail I designed this year.

That got me thinking about what I do for a living, not about the goofy things I post here, but the fact that I get to do this thousands of times a day, even millions of times a year (Macy’s Fun Facts… yes they call them fun facts too).  I love what I do for a lot of reasons, but reason number one, when I stop to think about it, will always be the small role I get to play in other people’s lives.

So thank you, Jennifer from Baton Rouge, for reminding me! I hope your family and friends enjoy the cards!




In honor of what will hopefully be the reopening of our federal government tomorrow you can purchase these here!




Long time no post.  I thought I would make a brief but glorious return to share a fun iPhone wallpaper I made that takes advantage of Apples new iOS 7 colors and parallax effect.

Instructions are simple:

– If you are viewing this post on your iPhone, long tap on the image below and then hit Save Image
– To set the image as your wallpaper, go to Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness > Choose Wallpaper
– Under photos select Camera Roll and select the image you just saved
– When the Move and Scale window opens, use a pinching gesture to align the gray of the image with your screen
– Hit Set and then Set Home Screen
– Enjoy, watch out for motion sickness and let me know what you think!





It’s pretty rare that I ever mention my professional work on this goofy personal site, but when your work gets published in a national publication, its hard not to want to share it with the world.

Not only was my firm featured in the publications coveted ‘Studio Visit’, but the project that I have devoted the last year of my life to, the renovation of Macy’s Herald Square was too!

You can read the full article here Architects Newspaper






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Ahead of Sandy I thought I should publish this post I wrote about Irene (sometimes I sit on posts until I think the public is ready for them). I hope everyone on the East coast is hunkered in safe and sound.  Here is some good reading if you still have power and need a break from the news:

A friend of mine writes a great interior design blog called Design Is What You Can Get Away With.  Lindsey pulls together inspirational images and describes not only why elements in those images make a room successful but how they can be applied to your own space.  This post is inspired by her blog.

My inspirational images:


Images via Apartment Therapy

We have been going through the slow process of switching out our Ikea furniture for ‘real furniture’.  However one of the pieces I am not jumping to pitch is our Lack TV table. It’s a knockoff of its high-end brethren I know, but Ikea like it or not, offers an option for those looking for minimalist furniture at an affordable price.ikea lack table hack

Remember hurricane Irene (it’s hard not to this week)?  I wrote a great respectable blog post on how a small design detail made a huge difference during some of the flooding. Well my wife and I experienced some flooding during that hurricane (and probably this one too). You wouldn’t think that living on the 10th floor that you would have to worry about flooding, but a completely trashed floor and some ruined furniture later, I can promise you we did.

The reason I like the Lack table is the proportions of the cabinet, but I have never really liked its legs. I think they are a bit clunky. The flood all but took care of them for me. Blue painters tape made for a suitable ‘temporary’ (10 month) repair, but having just gotten our floors redone (man I hope we don’t have to go through that again), it was time to fix them.

 hairpin leg hack

Not quite ready to upgrade, I found these great hairpin legs from A few hours later, yes I had to take the entire thing apart to get the legs off, I have the perfect mix of sophisticated and affordable. It kind of makes me want to put hairpin legs on everything (I wish I had, six inches of water and we would still be good!) . What do you think of my Ikea hack?

ikea lack table hack

And as a tribute to one of my wife’s favorite movies and the way Lindsey always ends her blog posts:

‘Lieutenant Dan, you got new legs’ -Forest Gump

Stay safe everyone!

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