Friday, March 27, 2009

State of Creativity & Big Idea Thinking - March 27, 2009

Ahhh…the world of advertising, what is it really about, who does what, how is money made, when are great ideas born, etc, etc, etc.

DDB San Francisco (soon to officially be DDB West) just launched the Official Internet Report on the State of Creativity and Big Idea Thinking. It’s a fantastically sarcastic point of view on how the innards of the ad agency actually thinks.

My personal favorite revealing question, “What’s the dirtiest term on the web?” Email blast, pinging the router, poke, or upload. To find out, you’ll have to check out the site for yourself, but in the meantime, here are some screenshots:

Monday, March 16, 2009

Bacon Infused Vodka - March 16, 2009

Bacon lovers (and maybe even haters that secretly love bacon), I've embarked on a journey to combine some of the best things in life; bacon and booze. The whole idea was to take Bloody Marys to a whole new level by giving it a bacon flavor, and how else might one do that but through a vodka infusion.

Check out the Instructable I wrote up for the project. I swear, it's actually delicious, but be careful, as too much of a good thing can be bad.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Why Is This So Damn Mesmerizing? - March 11, 2009

It's so simple, yet I never seem to tire of it!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Secret Place in the Bay Area - March 3, 2009

A few weeks ago, Hip E and I were cruising the Bay Area, and stumbled upon a secret little harbor that probably next to no one knows about. The locals called it Pirate Bay, but historically it’s known as Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor. Our wanderings into this rural community weren’t exactly an invited one (perhaps we should have been clued off by the skeleton hanging from the fence). Upon our entrance, a rugged fellow who was touting a screw in his mouth like one might with a toothpick quickly met us. After quickly defusing the situation, he left us alone, as I certainly didn’t want to end up with a gun pointed at me, as he inferred through his stories about how he has dealt with strangers previously.

Here’s a picture of him looking slightly less threatening:This little harbor village is home to a few dozen individuals, and is located on the east side of the far end of Point San Pablo. This Point is just north of where the Richmond Bridge meets Richmond. Inside the tiny community is a small cove where the marina is protected from waves, in addition to a breakwater. It even has a cafĂ©. It is surrounded by many small and undeveloped hills that give this place a very secretive feel. To make this place that much more intriguing, the village has spectacular panoramic views of the undeveloped coastlines of southern Napa, Sonoma, and Solano counties and eastern central Marin County.

Here is the Pirate Bay’s location:

Just another secret place in the Bay!