When Mother Nature sends you a friend request –
Entrepreneurs take chances. They roll the dice. They plant seeds and keep an eye on things. Applying these principals to growing something can do marvellous things for your mental and physical health. Not to mention a few raised eyebrows from the lady who walks her dog by your house every day.
Social Networking from the Heavens
Working from Home is not for everyone. But for those who make it work, the things you have to do, slowly become the things that you want to do. Not sure how. They just do.
A little time in “the dirt” gives your professional passions that positive “bump” when you need it the most.
Even “chores” like cleaning the garage, or raking some leaves, become little customized puzzles that lead to great rewards and feelings of self-accomplishment. It’s all in how you look at it. Adjust your perspective accordingly.
You will also find that it clears some of the clutter in your mind, making you more prepared to tackle other challenges.
Luck favours the prepared
Yesterday, my daughter pulled me into a Lego Store to show me this incredible retail display that had me playing like a kid.
So smart. So innovative, and a perfect match for a product that is anchored in our memories as a brand who believes in creativity. Well done Lego.
Basically, you just hold up a box to the camera-equipped monitors and the product comes to life before your eyes. My daughter thought it was cool and walked away. I stood there like I was looking into the future. One single, nerdy tear running down my cheek.
The Grand America is a luxury hotel in Salt Lake City, UT. With 775 rooms, the 24-story hotel is one of the select few to earn the title of AAA Five Diamond Hotel. Apart from fancy rooms with “Murano crystal chandeliers, handcrafted Richelieu furniture, English wool carpets, Carrera Italian marble, and the finest fabrics,” the hotel features a handful of high-end stores, including the brand new JouJou: A Curious Boutique for Toys and Treats. Local firm Struck was in charge of developing this whole new little world.
Take a look at Monsterpiece theatre. An imaginative approach to retail interaction with children. What a great idea:
This Summer I was very honoured to be asked to work on the movie poster and emblem for a documentary called “RasTa – A Soul’s Journey“. Donisha Prendergast is the Grand Daughter of the legendary Bob Marley, and her travels have taken her to the four corners of the world to discover the roots of RasTafari.
“We are pleased and proud to be a part of such an innovative program,” said ROM representatives, Dr. Julian Siggers and Dr. Silvia Forni, who pushed the initiative forward. “It is important to us to be a leader and make a contribution to the Black community”.
Vectorvault has been called upon once again to develop visuals for an Exhibit at The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto during the month of February for Black History Month. Once again, I am thrilled to be a part of it. Here is the design for the invitation:
The technique for this design was created using vector art. Learn more about it here.
This project requires a certain level of style and sophistication. Yet still have the flexibility to translate across several mediums. All of the imagery was drawn from The Vectorvault Vector Library. I wanted to make sure that it could live with the visual design of the film. I learned allot about the importance of symbolism from Tyson Brown. A RasTa himself with a passion for world history and the significance of RasTafari within it. He kept me on track.
If you are in Toronto during February, please visit The ROM and explore the rich history surrounding this mysterious and often misunderstood religion.
It’s been a great experience…
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