Monday, January 31, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Kanye cover for a Happy Freaking Saturday .

I love classical music in the morning... and how perfect is this cover of Kanye and Rihanna's All of the Lights.Not exactly classical, but inspired.

This is the Portland Cello Project. This music goes straight through my heart and is pumped through to every last helix of my DNA. love it!

Happy weekend Loves!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Worst-Case Scenario Planning

I just spent the morning at OCAD University's 2020 Media Futures fore-sight workshop today.
Yes, its true. I can now see the future... or at least have a bit of an interesting hypothesis about it. More to come on the final output when its created. But if you are curious you can check out posts on Twitter #2020mediafutures

Alot of what we talked about was... as the title reveals, is what will the future of media be like in 2020 and what are some of the likely environments and what are the potential "black swams" (no body saw it coming but it makes perfect sense in hindsight moments).

Essentially we went through an exploratory exercise to outline the best case scenario, or the worst case scenarios so that we can enter 'the future' with our eyes wide open... so to speak.

A little tid-bit on planning for the worst case scenario (when you know what that scenario is....) It can be a very confident thing. If you know the worst case scenario, you can always plan for it. I don't know about you but I find that so liberating! To know that the worst is manageable and that you have accepted it (not hoped for it or strived for it) is a very inspiring thought. In an ironic twist of fate, its freedom.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

If women are from Mars...

There is truth in advertising, right? Men and Women see things differently, right? So naturally a reasonable place to go (when you are done with talking to your sister, your workmates, your friends, yourself...) to gain some perspective on how men's opinions of love and women's opinions of love might just differ is to the archives of susinct 30-60second spots.

Same brief. Different targets.

So to speak.

Target: Men

Target: Women

(even I, as a sporatic romantic, thought this was a bit overkill.)

Target: Men and Women (although I am convinced this skews female. But maybe I find it too perfect to think that both men and women are on the same page at the exact same time)

And just because I know that romance is alive and well in this world (I am one of the luckye ones who has experienced it, fortunately, many lovely times) and that the sweetest words can mean so much (and that handmade gifts are the best).