Saturday, December 30, 2006

Christmas in Columbia, SC

I went home with Amy for christmas and got to enjoy the holidays with her family in Columbia, SC. Everyone was very, very nice and made me feel very much at home.
Below are a few pics of the christmas activities. :-)

The christmas tree at the house of Amy's mom

Amy's mom and grandmom with Amy at christmas day brunch

Me before the unwrapping/unveiling of the gifts

Amy looked like Santa has been very good to her

The christmas tree at Amy's dad's house

Santa knew how to find Amy no matter where she was

Amy's grandmom is awesome and has the greatest sense of humor and energy

Thursday, December 28, 2006

We do want a green Apple

Apple is a very cool and nifty company but according to Greenpeace not very friendly to the environment. :-(

Read on and support the cause.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Urban Counterfeiters

This weekend I stumbled on a website called UrbanCounterfeiters that deals with a designer problem. Apparently several designers had their ideas /designs used by large companies such as Urban Outfitters, but never seen any reimbursement for it. Sometimes the issue is just blatant design /idea theft.

This sucks for sure, and I will not buy another Urban Outfitters t-shirt. :-(

Example (from UrbanCounterfeiters site):

CrownFarmers 2003 design:

Urban Outfitters 2006 "design."

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Nice shakers

Check out these Litespeed titanium salt and pepper shakers for 75 bucks. Litespeed, better known for their unique bicycles recycled material which is too short for frame elements and crafted these salt and pepper shakers and engraved them with nice details. Very cool.

Don't do that

This new warning sign in Berlin, Germany doesn't really need a translation.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

My Litespeed Ghisallo is awesome

I love my Litespeed Ghisallo and it is my favorite bike ever.
It climbs like a mountain goat and I am confident that I can challenge most everybody on descends, yet it weighs barely 14 pounds. :-)

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Friday, December 08, 2006

One fantastic print ad

The ad below was created by the Chattanooga ad agency Johnson Group for Krystal restaurants. It was designed for a franchise magazine and even though I don't like the Krystal hamburgers I think this ad is fantastic. :-)

Monday, December 04, 2006

Dressing up like grownups

I am most comfortable wearing jeans and t-shirts, but every now and then it is very cool and fun to dress up. We have a very nice black tie optional party in town every year before christmas where over 400 folks in Chattanooga try to impress eachother.

I went with Amy and a few other friends to the party after a nice meal out. It was very cool indeed and I of course enjoyed judging all the other outfits at the party. Martin and Janelle unfortunately had to miss the black tie optional event with sick babies at home. Well, hopefully next year.

Anita and Paul at the Tapas restaurant before the party

Martin and Janelle at Terra Nostra

Amy and I at the height of the party :-)

Laura and Amy having a good time

Saturday, December 02, 2006

The making of a super model

Very interesting commercial from Dove to help the self esteem of young women. See how a supermodel is made.