Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
So with the world cup approaching, there has been some really cool stuff being designed for it. Everything from posters, to advertisements, to info graphics. I think I may dedicate more then one blog to it but to start Im going to talk about the commercials. Since apparently I can only upload one video to my blog, so I will talk about one and post one. So first up the Nike commercial. so yes, it's Nike, the commercial have to be amazing but they out did themselves this time. I love the concept of write your own future, that one play can change your future. I think its brilliant. One top of the concept it has all the star players and is executed perfectly.
The other commercial I loved was the pepsi commercial. Not only is the whole idea of the commercial really creative and unique. Its fun, light-hearted and captures the essence of the game. The song in the commercial by Akon makes it perfect.
Watch it here:
I think that the world cup is an amazing event. It unites the world and gives people something to join together and enjoy. It's like the olympics but better! haha Todays quote is what inspired the Nike commercial.
“Every touch you have in a game has the ability to change the entire course of not just those 90 minutes, but your entire tournament or season, One touch of the ball can be an opportunity to leave your mark on the game and write your own future, or equally a moment missed, that creates a legacy for your opponent with their fans.” - the amazingly gorgeous, Christiano Ronaldo.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Today's inspiration actually was shown to me by my brother. He was helping his girlfriend do her homework for her art class and he came across Leonid Afremov. I am not really into paintings, They typically don't catch my attention but his paintings are some of the most colorful and beautifully done paintings I have ever seen. This unique use of oil paints gives the painting so much energy and life. I would love to own on of these some days. Todays quotes:
Friday, May 28, 2010
Today's Inspiration is Diesel's most recent ad campaign. Its probably one of my favorite ad campaigns of all times. It's funny, artist, and you just can't help but love it. The new diesel philosophy:
Like balloons, we are filled with hopes and dreams. But. Over time a single sentence creeps into our lives. Don’t be stupid. It’s the crusher of possibility. It’s the worlds greatest deflator. The world is full of smart people. Doing all kind of smart things… Thats smart.Well, we’re with stupid. Stupid is the relentless pursuit of a regret free life. Smart may have the brains…
but stupid has the balls. The smart might recognize things for how they are. The stupid see things for how they could be. Smart critiques. Stupid creates. The fact is if we didnt have stupid thoughts wed have no interesting thoughts at all. Smart may have the plans… but stupid has the stories.
Smart may have the authority but stupid has one hell of a hangover. Its not smart to take risks… Its stupid.
To be stupid is to be brave. The stupid isnt afraid to fail. The stupid know there are worse things than failure… like not even trying.
Smart had one good idea, and that idea was stupid. You can’t outsmart stupid. So don’t even try. Remember only stupid can be truly brilliant. http://www.diesel.com/be-stupid
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Today my inspiration is Barbara Kruger. I actually found her while reading NYLON magazine.When I first saw her work I was shocked at how honest and blunt it was. Her work defiantly is on the feminist side but the mix of image and text together is extremely powerful.
Today's quote is a poem that one of my best friends introduced me to. I actually have it hanging on the door of my room and I see it every time I leave my apartment.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
~ Marianne Williamson, 21st century spiritual teacher
from A Return to Love
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
This is so exciting! I've always wanted to have a blog. :) If you were wondering why I decided to call my blog Friends on Sunday, its actually a name me and my friend thought make a cool band name. But I liked it so much I wanted to use it.
I decided to start a blog of things that Inspire me. I wanted to start with what inspired me to start this blog. Back In January my brother, Blake, and I were watching MTV and a commercial came on for a new show called The Buried Life. It looked pretty good, so when it aired we both watched it. The show is about 4 guys, Ben, Dave, Jonnie, and Duncan, who are trying to complete a list of "100 things to do before you die." and for every one they check off their list they help a stranger complete something on theirs. The show is witty, entertaining, and inspirational. I suggest everyone check it out if you have time.
Since I'm away at college and Blake's back home, after ever episode we would call each other and talk about what they did. After about 4 episodes we both decided we should start our own list and together we would help each other complete things. So far I have competed 5 things off my own list: Hopscotch across the Golden Gate Bridge, donate blood, finish the zoo, donate my hair and start a blog. I probably won't have done any of these things if I hadn't made the list. I have 81 things on my list right now, so I have a ton of things left to cross off. I will leave you with this:
"It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had."