Archive: December 2004

December 23, 2004

A Very Italian Christmas

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, which in my and many other Italian families means, The Feast of the Seven Fishes. Since I had become vegetarian a few years ago I don’t really get to partake as fully as I used to, but the important part is getting together with family to eat and drink to excess. And for those of you… more »

December 20, 2004

Bearskinrug Version 5

The Bearskinrug of tomorrow… today! That’s right folks, Kevin Cornell, longtime friend and fellow homebody, has redesigned his site. Long gone are the iframes and comment pop-ups, paving the way for a more user friendly (and Kevin-friendly) experience. Now that he is a full time self-employed illustrator, Kevin’s main goals with this redesign were to focus more heavily on his… more »

December 14, 2004

2004 Favorites

I realize Jon may have beat me to it by a bit (we’ll just chalk that up to the time difference ;D), but I figured I would throw this out there anyway. It’s been a good year to have ears and eyes, so here is a brief celebration of the best of what the year had to offer. These are… more »

December 8, 2004

Christmas in Rittenhouse Park

Tuesday night was beautiful. A little rain, a lot of fog, and the perfect backdrop to take pictures in the park. Every year in December, the trees in Rittenhouse Park, now stripped of their colorful leaves, get decked out with a colorful assortment of gigantic Christmas balls. Some are the size of a fist, some the size of a basketball.… more »

December 7, 2004

What’s In a Name?

I recently received a offer for a credit card due to my diligence in making my car payments on time for a few years. But, oh ho ho, there was one little wrinkle. The letter was addressed to Jason S. Maria. You may laugh, but I have been used to this my entire life. I have an odd last name… more »

December 2, 2004

Speaking at SXSW

It’s official! I will be speaking on a panel at the next South By Southwest in March. The panel discussion is entitled “Does Design Matter” and will be headed up by Jeffrey Zeldman. Besides Zeldman, sitting in on the panel will be Joe Clark, Kelly Goto, Adam Greenfield, and myself. I haven’t really done much public speaking, especially not to… more »

December 1, 2004

National Treasure

Yes, I am a glutton for punishment. With the hopes of having a good laugh and getting to see Philly on the silver screen, I went and saw National Treasure. You really have to hand it to Jerry Bruckheimer. The man has made his career (and a very profitable one at that) on pure mediocrity. Whenever you see his name… more »