A few years back I created an account for the website Daytum. Basically Daytum is a website developed by Ryan Case and Nicholas Felton that provides elegant way of tracking and sharing personal statistics. After I created my account I kind of forgot about it and lost track of my statistics. That is until recently when I heard they had released an iPhone app. I believe the iPhone app will be a great addition to the success of this interesting website, and will certainly make it easier for me to track the statistics for my personal account. I have decided to give it another shot. Check out my Daytum page and sign up for one yourself.
Recently I did some design work on an iPhone app called LiveStache. The app uses facial recognition to automatically superimpose various mustaches on people.I designed the icon for the app along with all the various mustaches. The app is available to try for free and the full version is only 99 cents in the Apple App Store.
If It Were My Home is a very interesting and well designed website that allows you to compare different countries and statistics that relate to quality of living. The site displays the pros and cons of each country and gives you incite that you might not have thought of before. Here I have compared the U.S. with China (where I have lived before), and was a bit surprised to see there were far more pros for China on the list than cons. Of course these are somewhat subjective, but interesting nonetheless.
The memories I have made this year while traveling are without a question some of the best of my life. I spent a lot of this year in a city I never thought I would even visit, and learned that two weeks in South America isn’t nearly enough time to see even one country. From 5am parties in LA to river boating in the rain forest this was a good year in travel.
For me 2010 was a year of listening to mostly sun-soaked, fuzzy electronic beats that make you crave bathing suits and warm summer nights. This was of course the big new genre of the year known as “Chillwave”. Not surprisingly 99% of the music I enjoyed this year was electronic. Including a lot of electro-pop, upbeat danceable stuff, IDM and genre-bending artists. Choosing only albums wouldn’t be fair as many of my favorite songs this year weren’t relased on albums. So I am listing both my favorite albums of the year and favorite songs.
2010 is coming to an end. Not that it was a bad year, but it did have its ups and downs. I shared a large part of it with my favorite person in the world and had some amazing experiences with her that I will never forget. I also had some great times with friends and family, visited some incredible places, worked with some awesome people and learned some very important lessons. It makes me sad looking back at this year and thinking these times are over, but I will keep these memories with me always and look at 2011 as a new chapter in my life.
In the next week or so I will be posting my thoughts and memories of 2010 including travel, music, food and more. Stay tuned.
A few months back I began working on a project that eventually became known as Birth. For several years now I have been working strictly as a freelance designer. While I enjoy it, I miss working with a team of creatives. Birth is a collective of my closest and most talented friends and associates working together to create.
We got our business cards in the other day, which for me was the first small step to what I hope will be something great. I am really excited for future projects and to start creating with a team again.
Last night my friend Adrian tweeted about Baidu’s awesome 3D map search. I spent some time searching around Shanghai and it made me pretty reminiscent of time spent in this city. The above image is the neighborhood where myself and many of my friends live/lived and spent our time. I miss these days.
Due to a pretty major change in my life recently, it would appear that I will be staying in Salt Lake City for a bit longer than I had originally planned. I guess it’s time to hunker down for the Winter and search out some new goals and plans. Hopefully by Spring I will have a better grip on what I want and what the next move for me is. Winters in Utah always take a pretty large toll on my mental state, so I am hoping to stay positive.