As we were discussing Mike, CCAD has the talent pool, facilities and potential but they lack the focus, at least in the product design department. Fine Arts is flourishing, why? Simple, there are people in leadership positions that understand that business. Product design is floundering because the connection to the business of product design is flimsy to non-existent. Worst of all, the people that are there are good enough at faking it to dig an even deeper hole.
Good title for the painting by Julie Taggart, Dean of Fine Art at CCAD. It looks great in the studio and reminds all of us CCAD grads of the Columbus area. It really captures the feel without being cliche. I'm still not sure what the title is though. I thought it was Beasley Apartments but on the website it looks like it is Better Days.
Taylor just told me that she is delayed in Philadelphia because Air Force One just landed. We were texting about the use of Marine One and I wondered if there was a Navy One. Wikipedia said that there has been only one, the plane the Bush flew out to the aircraft carrier a few years ago.
I like what Infiniti has done with their line and specifically how they have used that brand to evolve the Nissan aesthetic. It seems like that model is being implemented by all the majors but none more successfully than Infiniti. I just hope that this is not the next evolution. This looks like it was a little too inspired by Dairy Queen...although, the proportions remain compelling.
Mike was just talking to me about a presentation he is doing showing how the original TT concept evolved as it went into production. I think that this is the original concept by Nikola Vargov. Wikipedia said he was a 26-years old Bulgarian economist who was also a car design enthusiast. This photo is of his first foam model, in 1:5 scale.
Widely known as one of the world's outstanding sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center is located the Hudson Valley. Storm King's permanent collection of sculpture, dating from 1945 to the present, includes works by many of the twentieth century's most influential artists, integrated into a pristine, 500-acre landscape of rolling hills, fields, and woodlands. I am thinking of torturing the boys by taking them here before the first snow. Maybe I will let them bring their DSs.
3 tablespoons coarse kosher salt
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
4 3/4- to 1-inch-thick pork rib chops
1 head of Treviso radicchio
1 head of Belgian endive
3 tablespoons (about) extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon butter
Chopped fresh Italian parsley
The rest of the recipe is on Epicurious. It is a good one
I don't know anyone that has decided to take on more TV related complexity and get apple TV. There is so much going on in that area right now with Tivo, DirecTv, netflix, DVRs, internet TV, PPV, amazon on-demand and everything else that it is understandable. But this remote is so simple a clean, this alone might make it worth a try. And, after reviewing dozens of CES innovation award entries it is clear that this brand clarity and simplicity is a lot harder to execute than one might think.
We've been talking in the studio about adding new concepting and rendering techniques in an effort to maintain the artistic emotion in the sketch even as we simultaneously have to push for efficiency. This technique is a little tight but has a good feel without overpowering the concept. It seems like most of the best techniques come from automotive.
One of the more difficult aspects of my job is having to field inquiries from talented people struggling to find work or even just a connection with the company. Many times these people are also really nice people, the kind of people that make it tempting to stretch the organization for and bring them into the fold. Especially when talking with people who have gotten used to a large salary it becomes difficult to communicate honestly without being discouraging.
The change to the front-end improves the look and clearly brings it even closer to the Audi aesthetic. Inside and out the Edge Sport is well done but I can not imagine that it is up to the level of quality over of Honda or Toyota...or even VW. Maybe things have changed? The appearance has certainly improved.