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finally, the dot top tables are done

Aug 21, 2012 | 6 Comments
finally, the dot top tables are done

After two months of agony, the dot top end tables are finally done. The idea was simple, repurpose a couple of desks and add a fancy top. I started with a couple of student desks found at a junk shop in east Texas. As you can see here, the desks had a good bit of […]

of foreign and domestic tackiness

Aug 12, 2012 | No Comments
of foreign and domestic tackiness

Ok, I admit that I actively look for products that are made in the USA. I generally value the quality of goods made in the USA and a few other countries like Germany, Japan and Switzerland, though Canada does make some fine sand paper. If businesses want to manufacture their products elsewhere that’s fine, but I’ve […]

craftsman tools include special message

Jun 11, 2012 | No Comments
craftsman tools include special message

Just received my new Craftsman 239 pc. Easy-to-Read Mechanics Tool Set. It’s amazingly easy to read, especially when it includes messages like this right out of the box.

salesmanship seems to have cashed out

May 20, 2012 | No Comments
salesmanship seems to have cashed out

I’ve sensed this for quite some time now, and it all came into focus yesterday. Salesmanship is dead. Yesterday was BBQ grill shopping day, and it started at Home Depot. It’s great to have a salesperson available when I’m ready to discuss a potential purchase, but I spent more time during the first ten minutes […]

spicing it up: critique strategies

Jan 29, 2012 | 2 Comments
spicing it up: critique strategies

The topic of critique strategies is certainly something that art & design educators struggle with. To this end, we hosted a FATE critique workshop here at SHSU this weekend. There were some fantastic ideas demonstrated by Chris Ireland and Valerie Powell, as well as great discussion generated by Kansas State Faculty Shreepad Joglekar, Erin Wiersma, […]

steve jobs keynote presentation

Dec 5, 2011 | No Comments
steve jobs keynote presentation

Looking through some old photos today and found this. Summer 2000, San Francisco Seybold Conference. This was before Apple started limiting their conference participation, and I was lucky enough to be there for the keynote presentation.