Monday, January 25, 2010

Current Obsessions

Here is a list of my new obsessions:

Modern Warfare 2, it's nice to past the time in the winter playing video games.

Carcasonne, I love playing boardgames with Jasmine, listening to The XX, and having a few cups of tea. Nerdy boardgames are getting really popular, they sell them at Chapters now.

Engineered Garments, man what beautiful garments. I recently got a 19th Century Chambray, I love it. I think this is the only piece that I can afford.

Tactical Flashlights, just started doing research on them, pretty interesting. I swear there is an obsession for everything out there.

Dress Shoes, Aldens, Edward Green, Allen Edmonds, what nice shoes, man I should have gotten into them a long time ago. I recently took all my Nike's out of my regular rotation and I've been wearing my Vans less and less. I guess I'm getting old.

Ties, I recently picked up a few ties from Brooks Brothers and I learned how to tie a bow tie, kinda. Again I am getting old-er.

Here's some random thoughts:

Okay my goal for February is to not buy any clothes.

I really like Designing Design by Kenya Hara. I really like it.

Looking forward to the next Apple announcement, I can't wait to watch the keynote.

Damn busy at work, good busy, but exhausting.

I think I figured out my style for illustrations, it feels good. It took me a while but I think I got it now.

I watched Up in the Air, I don't want to be 50 and be obsolete. Trust me I won't.

I'm not a competitive guy but I'm very competitive in my profession.

Never Not Working.



Monday, January 18, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Limits Of Control

I just finished watching "The Limits of Control". By the end of the movie I found that I really liked it, it was hard to sit through at points but about a half hour after the movie I started to really think about the film and started to look up information about the movie. I ended up finding this website that delves into the film more, this site is just about the film. I didn't know Christopher Doyle was the DOP, the movie was shot beautifully.

Although it's not related, watching this movie made me feel like I was watching Last Night at Marienbad, I guess had same type of surreal experience watching it.



Monday, January 11, 2010

Place and Time

The other day I realized that I haven't done a personal project for myself in year it's probably close to two years. To be honest if it's a truely personal project it can be pushed back to 3+ years cause everything I design, draw or create is for someone, for a certain purpose other then what I ultimately would want. Aside from truly personal projects I haven't worked on a daunting side gig in well over 6 months. Speaking of which this project I worked on I will probably be able to talk about it in October of this year. I've been taking it easy, after work because my day job has become very challenging and I try to spend all my time and energy in doing that. I guess I haven't pushed myself in a long time, 6 months long. I recently took on a small project, I have about a week to produce something. I'm excited because tonight I figured out what I'm going to do. It's a new year time to start losing some sleep.



Holy Crap this is all Computer Generated!!!!!

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.



Friday, January 8, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Men Lie, Women Lie, Numbers Don't

Here's my Top 5 Albums this year

1. Drake "So Far Gone" mixtape

By Far the most played album, I've listened to it about 40 times this year.

2. Jay-Z "Blueprint 3"

Okay I just checked I actually listened to Blueprint 3 about 60 times this year. But "So Far Gone" is still my number 1 choice. I swear I must have listened to Drake's mixtape a lot more then 40 times.

3. Alicia Keys "The Element of Freedom"

I got about 30 listens on this album, it's not prefect but it's in constant rotation on my iPod.

4. La Roux

I only have about a dozen listens to La Roux, but I'm late on this album maybe this should be the 5th choice.

5. The XX "XX"

I'm super late on getting this album only about 8 listens. I think with more plays this would move up.

On my iPod I have Kanye West's "Flashing Lights" as my most played song with 209 plays, second is Feist "So Sorry"