The first in a series of limited edition shirts have arrived for my friends at KeepSafe.
They want to wear KeepSafe clothing all the time, but standard startup shirts are boring and straight forward. So they commissioned me to design them a new wardrobe of shirts and apparel that look rad but don’t advertise.
KeepSafe Lager celebrates their German heritage and love of beer.
A big feature of my startup is the ability to share images with quotes to Facebook and other social networks. But I noticed Facebook will crop our photos so the quotes are either partially visible or completely hidden. I set out to understand the system behind their cropping so I could optimize my content.
From the department of Woo Woo & Weirdness, I bring you this theory I’ve been mulling over.
I theorize that humans have the ability to evolve consciously. This ability enables us to develop behaviors and skills that are more adapted to our environment, our community, and most interestingly, our selves.
I am connected to the Internet of the Universe, but instead of consuming information, I am the information.
This evening, during meditation, I had an experience I can only describe as total presence. My awareness moved from head-based to heart-based. When that happened I stopped thinking about what I saw – and just saw it. When I stood, I just stood. When I sat, I just sat.
Even now, the experience persists. When I focus on my chest, the colors get brighter, things get more still, and my analytical mind fades to the background. Whereas the analytical wants to contract around a concept, I feel a quality of knowing that lets go into experience, and fills up with understanding.
What I learned this evening is that I cannot understand the mystery, but I can live the mystery. If I let go, I become it.
“There is another world, but it is in this one.” ― W.B. Yeats
A vintage pin-up photo shoot for my childhood best friend Kaela.
To send a special gift to her man at sea, and to have some fun, we decided to do this shoot. Her vibe is inspired by the pin-up era, and the past in general, so the style of the shoot was a no brainer. We came up with two characters: a Mexican picnic girl and a sexy librarian. Of course, she had the fixings for both.
We spent the evening driving around Ann Arbor listening to salsa music, embarrassing ourselves and watching the sunset.
All photos were taken with my iPhone 4S and edited in Photoshop CS4. Locations were Island Park and the University of Michigan Law Library in Ann Arbor, MI. Hair and make up by Rachel Hazelbaker.
Hey guys, I made this little iPhone wallpaper today. This phrase always brings me dispassion by reminding me that I don’t know what will come. No matter what we believe will happen, the truth is that one day we’ll see. – Brooks