Food for thought‘[...] do not think that good design can make a poor product good, whether the product be a machine, a building, a promotional brochure or a business man. But [...] good design can materially help make a good product reach its full potential. In short, [...] good design is good business.’
Thomas J. Watson Jr., IBM CEO

no manfume here…

January 14, 2007, 7:11 PM

Old Spice respectGreat campaign, very on-brand stuff. I’ve been a fan of Old Spice comercials since I was little, they really gave you the feeling of old, classy “thing” (I was too young then to care about more expensive cologne). In my mind I’ve always connected the name Old Spice with the aftershave my grandpa used when I was a kid (it didn’t even matter what he used, to me it always had a specific charm).

These days I use Old Spice every day. Funny thing is I can’t seem to find it anywhere else but a contraband-looking subway shop :D

Now, my result, which I half-cheated, of course, just because the test wasn’t located for Romania >:)

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Seen in Cluj

January 9, 2007, 6:45 PM

Shpitzar

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Happy New Year!

January 1, 2007, 12:48 AM

Stele mii

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strong will power and imagination :)

December 31, 2006, 10:50 PM

Found “Which superhero are you” quiz. Verry funny, and since I’ve always been a comic fan I surely enjoyed it :) (via Irene)

I am Green Lantern

Green Lantern
60%
Superman
55%
Spider-Man
50%
The Flash
50%
Supergirl
50%
Iron Man
50%
Catwoman
45%
Hulk
45%
Robin
42%
Wonder Woman
40%
Batman
40%
Hot-headed. You have strong
will power and a good imagination.

Click here to take the “Which Superhero are you?” quiz…

Green Lantern wasn’t among my favs when I was little, but I always admired his powers, to be able to do anything you can imagine, as long as you have the willpower. Maybe the most realistic superhero in concept. Surely beats Batman :P

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wonderful..

, 4:31 AM

Thanks Kit for this beauty: Lanterns Light the Way, Guilin, 1996

Photographic Memories II,
Lanterns Light the Way, Guilin, 1996
Toned Gelatin-Silver Print
by Don Hong-Oai, Chinese, b.1929

Good chance to show two other favs, part of Shin Hanga:


“Glittering Sea”, 1926, by Hiroshi Yoshida


“Aikawa, Sado Island”, 1921, by Kawase Hasui

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good advice

, 3:21 AM

Good adviceAlways loved this kind of inspiration that you stumble upon in every day life, especially typos.

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So long, Cluj…

, 3:08 AM

Left Cluj in april this year.
I have lived there for almost 5 years.

Lots of memories…

Bent Street

Sora tziompingtzenter :P

Red against blue

Cinema Republica

Good ol' school - pushed this door for four years..

Km zero

Stormy Cluj

If only Bucharest had a hill like this one. I know there’s MNAC, but it’s not even close..

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on the steel road..

, 12:42 AM

I'm gonna find my baby..

On one of my many travels from Bucharest to Cluj and back..

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Great ads take time.

December 30, 2006, 11:41 PM

Lowe
At last, new site for Lowe Worldwide !

The good news is that the typefaces have changed, which should mean LoweCopper is gone for good! (hope I’m not glad too soon). It was way too old, bad looking, a nightmare on small prints, and so on. Not to mention that every two-dime SRL in Romania uses Copper.

Talking about change, I’ve also found this web 2.0 treatment of the Lowe logo (Lowe Estonia). And surely I have to mention my favourites, Lowe Bull (South Africa). Four words: “Great ads take time”.

True, true…

These guys have bull balls indeed :D

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..a very good year..

December 28, 2006, 11:38 PM

Well, it’s almost over, another one down the drain. It was a very good year, like Frankie says..

Hope for a better one, though :)

An fain s'avetzi! :)

And since it’s been such a good year, it was about time I changed the old site, having over-lived its purpose.

Welcome and Happy New Year!

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