Stick With Blik

Have you checked out Blik? They are the worlds first removable wall graphic company and they have some very creative solutions for your blank wall. Blik is a great alternative to wallpaper. They make removable self-adhesive wall decals that can be moved or repositioned. They just changed the look of their website and have a sweet supply of great work ready for your space. If you require a specific design, the Blik team can create unique patterns and art pieces. Here is the skinny on this particular design (from Blik):

There's no place like home when you've got these boney buddies watching over you. Welcome this haunting design by Ryan Alamillo into your home today!
  • Dimensions: 8' x 8'
  • Pieces: 23
  • $65.00

Computers and Clay

Scott Rench of www.yosoh.com is a ceramic arist, creative director, designer and all around creative force to be reckoned with. He broke new creative ground back in the early 90's while at grad school and brought computers and clay together. His own own words..."My work represents a next generation of ceramic artists, who fuse today's technology with one of the oldest traditions in art: ceramics. To some the computer is completely foreign while others have grown up in front of one. This familiarity will lead to the creation of new modes of expression in the ceramic arts." Anyone in the Chicagoland area looking for top-notch talent should contact Scott. I plan on visiting Scott this winter and am looking forward to seeing his new studio.

Scott Rench

Come Together, Right Now...

If you have not yet heard of Basecamp, then you have been asleep behind your cathode ray tube monitor the past 5 years. As far as project management is concerned, I used to trust hand-written notes, meeting blurts, water cooler ramblings and the occasional cryptic email to keep me on track for completing tasks and getting to the end of a big project. The good people over at 37 Signals have been developing tools to help get your work done in the most simple, intuitive ways. One web-based project management tool is Basecamp. Basecamp helps keep the conversation in one place, the files up-to-date, and the milestones visible. Take a look at the video tour and see for youself. I have been using this tool for a while, it is so easy and intuitive, it is difficult to screw up. Before I start a project, I start with Basecamp. The single flaw to using this tool to get work done faster, is that you have to get others to learn something new, and stick to a set of rules. Change is difficult, and it takes a special kind of person to rethink how they communicate and embrace looking at new ways to do so.