Wednesday, July 30, 2008

On The Rocks

I cant believe August is right around the corner.
Where did all the summer minutes go ?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Color in the City

I like the swatch card theme.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Of Bratz and Barbies

Interesting jury decision on the Bratz versus Barbie actual design dates fiascoe.
Read all about it here here here and here .
I'm not sure I understand the charges against MGA and Issac Larian = "tortious interference with Mr Bryants contract with Mattel ; both aided and abetted Mr Bryants breach of the duty of loyalty to Mattle".
Was Mr. Bryant actually working with MGA during the same pay period he was working for Mattel.
I'm all for 100% loyalty to the company thats paying you to design and create, but isnt this a little beyond the call of duty during paid business hours especially with designers ?
It's not clear if the designs were actually worked on during work hours or during hours Mr. Bryant was paid to design for Mattel.
Even if Bryant invented the doll while on the Mattel payroll, it's not clear how this renders the design Mattels and not Bryants ?
Its also not clear why this would be considered stealing the idea for the Bratz doll from Mattle ie through a deal with the designer Bryant ?
I'm curious what the actual contract wording is specifically with regards to 24/7 design loyalty .
What does Mattel mean when they say Bryant designed the dolls during the time he was on the Mattel payroll ?
Four designs were clearly worked on during the time he was not employed at Mattel.
I wonder if the "Evidence Eliminator" fun fact misled the jury or at the very least instilled the very foundations of definite doubt .
I've come to understand recently that there are no limits to the kinds of disputes and misrepresentations that can arise and or are ignored during trial time.
Sometimes the conclusions are even more astonishing than the questions themselves.
The Judge allowed the jury to hear the evidence with regards to program "Evidence Eliminator" being used on the personal computer of defendant , designer Bryant .
The Judge declined to get involved in the dispute involving a exclusive access contract between one set of lawyers and a hotel that did not allow for the booking of rooms by the opposing team due to concerns that sensitive documents would get delivered to the wrong lawyers !
I hear it can be really fun sharing the same hotel with opposing counsel .

Desert Growth

When visiting really hot states, always find time to stop in the heat of the moment to photograph the scenic views on the way. The heat stroke and withered outlook is worth it. I mean where else can you find cactus plants and color growing in the outdoors together so nicely in a business district ?

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Diamond Night Light Unto the Dark Street Setting

One of my favorite creative/innovative night light themes in NYC is the setting shaped posts supporting the diamond shaped lights on 47'th St.
I so love the diamond like, light unto the street at night, setting.
How brilliant is that ?

The Cottonelle Theory of Non-Cordial-ness

I'm generally not a confetti tossing fan of bathroom oriented humor, but spotting this subway wall ad message one rainy/ grumpy morning, I found myself smiling a little with the lips.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Of Sparkles Sequins and Glitter

Happy July Fourth !
In the fabric of life, things work out best when there are generous sprinkles of sparkles /glitter and sequins skillfully intertwined with the intellectual threads, in a dualism kind of way.
Hope your July Fourth is merry and sparkling with the perfect mix of fireworks and intellectualism.
And for all you serious hardcore fireworks displays lovers out there , dont forget about the
HSBC Celebration of Light later this month.
Yeah summer life is sooo awesome like that.
And fireworks displays and competition, two of my favorite concepts in the same place .
Have a merry, glitter filled and blissful weekend.