Saturday, January 8, 2011

Movie Review - The Social Network

I went to go see "The Social Network" (movie about the creator/creation of the phenomenon that is facebook) tonight, and was very impressed. It really blows my mind to see how one person's ordinary life becomes so completely extraordinary. It was really motivating, especially from an advertising perspective, to watch how one person's simple idea can completely change our culture.

I loved seeing the strategy behind Mark Zuckerberg idea of facebook as well. He just took the simple human nature of being social and changed our landscape forever. Seeing Napster's creator Sean Parker being in the movie was also an extra bonus. He was just a 19yr old kid and he changed the way people listen to and consume music forever, and although he may have lost court cases to big record companies, he won the fact that what he did can't be changed and people will never go back to buying CD's.

Anyways, great movie. I feel very inspired.

Monday, January 3, 2011


I recently discovered this awesome religion that Pueblo Native Americans practiced -- Kachina. It centers around these spirits that must be pleased in order to have ample rain, sunshine, etc. Rituals were held, and members of the tribe dress up as these kachinas, and kachina dolls are also given to members of the tribe to teach them about the spirits. Anyways, here's my fav one -- the Shalako Mana. She is the biggest kachina, standing 8 feet tall, and she comes at the rituals to initiate new members in to the cult. Her head dress represents the clouds. I love how colorful and geometric they are.

Awesome Coasters

im super in to these letter pressed coasters, each with a distinct personality. LOVE!