posted by on 2008.01.22, under Uncategorized

Selon cette carte, j’habite en France.

posted by on 2008.01.21, under Uncategorized


This is our hope. This is the faith with which I return to the South. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

Since then, we (as a nation) have gained so many freedoms, and lost some as well. We certainly no longer have a great leader of Americans such that Martin Luther King Jr. was. Today is always a day where I think about how we can move further along the path to living this dream of freedom for all. Its a day of hope and of celebration for how much has been accomplished, but also of frustration that we still have so far to go.

posted by on 2008.01.21, under Uncategorized

MLK Jr. Mondays

I found this article about murals of Martin Luther King Jr. over on NPR’s web site. Interesting story and great little gallery of images.

posted by on 2008.01.17, under Uncategorized

Design Award Thursdays

The office that I work at, PMA, won two AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter design awards this year. Both are projects that Pablo and I designed together. One, a furniture showroom and office space for rezon8living, is a completed project, and the other, industrial office-condo’s in North Hollywood, is set to begin construction early this year. I have photos of them on my Coroflot site, and you can also find them on the PMA website.

posted by on 2008.01.15, under Uncategorized

Hm. So on the seventh day, do we rest?

posted by on 2008.01.15, under Uncategorized

If you liked that last post about kids drawing things, you should like this one about The Laptop Club – a group of kids who draw pictures of their own laptop designs. Great interview with Amy Tiemann about it over at

posted by on 2008.01.15, under Uncategorized

Mondays will be Televised

We have this great TV station out here in LA that just plays old, real old, shows. We were watching it last night when I realized that Happy Days is That 70’s Show for the 70’s. OK, I had realized it already, but it was funny to watch it again and have it be almost the exact same show, but with greasers and poodle skirts instead of stoner jokes and suede.
Also. Laverne and Shirley was on, my whole family used to love that show. Then Mork and Mindy, which is genius. Man I had a boring Monday night.

posted by on 2008.01.15, under Uncategorized

Political Tuesdays (private joke for Tim there)

OK, this is interesting. A web 2.0 type social networking site based on tracking Congress. Yes! Congress. You can use it to track Senators, Representatives or even Bills. Make yourself a profile, find friends, and post what bills and such matter to you.

Awesome.. about time we had an easy and interesting way to keep track of what the hell our representation in DC is up to.. hopefully it will bring some more accountability and create something of a direct feedback loop with the citizens in their districts.

I saw it on, so you probably already hear about it, but still. Check it out.

Every American with internet access should get involved with this… its in our own interest. At the very least it points some of the omnipresent surveillance in this country back at those authorizing it.

posted by on 2008.01.14, under Uncategorized

Speaking of graphical informationals, here is a graphic of states I have visited. Got the east coast covered pretty good but I need to work on the rest.

create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

posted by on 2008.01.14, under Uncategorized

Info-graphic Mondays.

Hey! If you love information, especially when it is organized into very attractive graphical displays, I suggest you head over to Feltron and check out his annual report. It’s info you NEED to know! I put down my 5 bucks (8 with shipping) to get a hard-copy for my file. I have last years on file too. Its a beautiful hand-bound document. Trust me its worth it, especially for when you get audited and they want to know where your Feltron Anuual report is filed. You will sound pretty silly explaining to the auditors that you left it out on the INTERNET, won’t you?

ps. I love mondays!