Posts Tagged ‘web’

Saul Bass new release…ish

January 24, 2011

It may be an obvious or cliche choice for favorite designer…but I really do love Saul Bass. He is best known for his poster design as well as his creative approach to opening titles in film. For those of you not into old movies and poster art, you’ll know his logo for United Airlines.

I was excited to find today that his film,”Why Man Creates”, created in 1968 was for the first time uploaded to youtube in it’s entirety. The film explores and discusses the nature of creativity as it is broken down into 8 stages.

It aired for the first time, as a shortened version,  on the first broadcast of “60 Minutes” in 1968, and also won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

Feast your eyes on the genius of Saul Bass!

 

 

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Regretsy

December 22, 2009

I don’t know that as a crafter I should share this…but I have to admit I laughed…a lot.

Have you heard of Regretsy? It’s full of some really….creative…finds from Etsy featured with comical and sometimes mean commentary. There is HEAPS of really wonderful things on Etsy and there are so many talented people on there. Perhaps it is more a question of taste….but come on, really?

Unicorn HatI am not including the details of the seller on here because I feel a little bad because someone did make it…but that is all available on regretsy.com

Kitty PackSome items are clearly taking the piss. It’s especially obvious by their descriptions. It’s just that it seems a lot of time, effort and expense for a gag gift! There is a person for every product though. One seller that was featured on the site actually said that it resulted in a complete sell-out. I guess any publicity is good publicity!

Check it out though, it is quite funny. It’s not only picking on peoples skills or talents but also ideas for unusual (but not bad) products, far out there art, and some careless mistakes in products (spelling and such).

Horray for Soopsee!

October 28, 2009

I’ve been looking for a way to better integrate my etsy store, flickr account, and my wordpress blog. Unfortunately, WordPress doesn’t allow advertising and incorporating my etsy store would count as such.

Soopsee to the rescue! I found Soopsee through the Etsy labs…the place were developers are thinking up ways to make Etsy work for you. Soopsee will host a website that will display your blog posts along side your etsy products, as well as link to flickr accounts, tweets, and where ever else your work can be found. Posts and products are automatically updated every half hour.

Soopsee is still in it’s beta phase and developments are still being made but it’s a great concept and I’m really excited about it. I’d also like to thank Ed, who is at the other end of the soopsee email and working very hard to make Soopsee a success. He’s been really helpful to me over the last day with all of my questions.

Little changes are coming, like the ability to change link titles. And I’d like the importing of my blog to be smoother…the photos skip around when they’ve moved from wordpress to my new site. You can be a part of the development of soopsee and help influence changes if you plan on using it here!

If you look at the tool bar of my blog on the right hand side you’ll notice a badge that says I’m on Soopsee. Clicking there will take you to the new site.

The new site address is easy peasy…. megnificentmade.com!

I recommend you give soopsee a look. I’m excited about where it’s headed!