Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday, September 09, 2012

You never see it coming

"German socialists saw nudism as a weapon of class struggle."  :)

Tuesday, August 07, 2012


Trecand peste pleonasme si virgule puse dupa spatiu in text, nu inteleg absolut deloc relevanta definitiei de mai sus in contextul unui referendum privind demiterea Presedintelui in functie, dat fiind faptul ca cele doua legi citate (legea nr. 35 din 13 martie 2008 pentru alegerea Camerei Deputatilor si a Senatului si  Legea administratiei publice locale privind statutul alesilor locali) se aplica in contexte electorale diferite.

Si uite-asa, ignorand complet spiritul legii si al dispozitiilor CCR, al carei 50%+1 transforma chemarea la vot sau la boicot in mesaj electoral, s-a facut campanie si in ultima zi, USL-ul fiind principalul beneficiar.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Impossible is nothing

He's Chen Guangchen, a blind chinese civil rights activist and a pioneering attorney on behalf of women subjected to forced abortions and sterilizations under the one-child policy.

Sometime in the last few days, Chen achieved (again) the impossible: he managed to deceive his 60+ guards and slipped out of the stone farmhouse on the rural plains of Shandong province where he has been held under house arrest, with his family, on and off  since 2005.

If Chen’s captors had been readers of history, they might have predicted that he would not acclimate to limitations: he once ventured four hundred miles to Beijing, when he was in his early twenties, to file a tax complaint. This time he escaped at night once again, and made his way to Beijing with the help of accomplices. He is now believed to be under the protection of U.S. diplomats.

So what does Nike have to do with it? In a mildly frustrating move for Wieden+Kennedy, the advertising company working for the brand, Google exploded with pictures of him wearing a Nike sweater. While this great brand storytelling opportunity is there, it can't be used: sales to its Greater China market went up 18% in volume and 21% in revenue last year, reaching USD 564 million; Unfortunately, there's only one thing that W+K cand do right now: enjoy a moment of silent jubilation.

Meanwhile, thumbs up and fingers crossed for Chen.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Some brands have it

On how VW is taking care of its brand heritage.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A short lesson in perspective

Here (via Laur, the smartest kid in the building).

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Check out both the Kickstarter and one of the projects it hosts: the TrekPak.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

What to have (X)

An electric Morgan, to save the planet in style.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sequentially yours

A short movie on Elliott Erwitt's sequential pictures.
You can buy the book here.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

I know...

...what am I going to talk about at TEDxIasi. It all came to me this morning. Don't peek! :) You'll know when the time is right. It's not ground breaking, it's just some sort of poetic justice.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

What to have (IX)

A jacket from the Acronymjutsu collection. Just play the video, you'll understand.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What to have (VIII)

The world smallest M mount lens ever made, Sadoyasu Miazaki's custom made Super Triplet Perar 28mm f4. Or the 35mm f3.5 of the same maker, which is the smallest M mount 35mm lens.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Cinci proiecte pentru anul asta

1. Sa dau oamenilor idei la TEDxIasi;
2. Sa organizez primul concert Fingathing in Romania.
3. Sa fac cel mai scurt film scurt din lume.
4. Sa fac un proiect care sa ajunga pe short list la Golden Drum pe digital sau pe FWA.
5. Sa fac o fotografie care sa ajunga pe

How's this for a short list?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

What to have (VII)

An A5 Icon aircraft. More here.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Here's a funny blog about Kim (the Jong Il, not the Kardashian).
Haze by Fingathing on Grooveshark

Ever heard of a cinemagraph?

It's a GIF that presents itself as a photo but shows only some subtle details in motion. Few seconds, frozen in time, waiting for the right director to transform them into the shortest short movie in history. Which, btw, is going to be my next art project.

Until then, this is next best thing: I took some of Kevin Burgs' cinematographs, added one, and rearranged them in order to make a short story out of it. It's called "The fastest man"...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The other Mondrian

One of my all time favorites: the portret of Igor Stravinsky, as seen by Arnold Newman. Here's a nice post about him, via wayneford's posterous.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

How to start working on a new presentation

When you're working on a new Powerpoint presentation, don't use the blank template (that if the company you're working for even thought about having one). Just get an old presentation from a pitch you've won, respectfuly strip the old content down, one piece at a time, and save the file under a new name.

Think about it: you've probably invested a lot of energy into it. Get some of your residual mojo back, let the energy flow. You'll see - your creative chakra and your boss will thank you.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Radish Field by Depth Affect on GroovesharkThe Villain Stands by Depth Affect on Grooveshark

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

De rerum natura

In ultimii ani am ales sa nu scriu. Stiu, e ciudat, in teorie tin un blog, dar am vazut lucruri cu mult mai ciudate in viata. O sa ii las pe altii sa va uimeasca cu retorica, eu am trecut peste etapa asta.

O sa incerc sa fiu scurt.

Nu inteleg ce faceti pe strazi. Nu v-am vazut in cabinele de vot, iar asta va descalifica. Nu v-am vazut candidand, iar asta va descalifica. Nu v-am vazut construind societatea civila, iar asta va descalifica. Nu stiti ce vreti, iar asta va descalifica. Nu pareti ca intelegeti consecintele reale ale faptelor voastre, iar asta va descalifica. Aceste cinci lucruri sunt motivele pentru care vi se intampla ce vi se intampla. Nu Basescu, nu criza, nu Boc, nu blocurile gri, nu bocancii jandarmilor.

Stiti care e problema? Voi sunteti.

Tale of two empires

Sunday, January 15, 2012

What to have (VI)

A XIXth century Russian silver cigar case designed for the Perfecto vitola.

Monday, January 09, 2012