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Our very first design is up for sale!

A modest first for the Boomslank team. Airport is our first design and we plan on giving it away for free (Going for $1 since Paypal wouldn't allow us to put it up for $0). All you have to do is pay for shipping. Given that this is our first try , I would say it is going to be our most important design. I consider it an important design because, it showed us quite a bit about the screen printing process and its limitations. This design has at least seven different grades of grey in it. However since it...

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I love airbnd.

While reading about Y Combinator and some of its successful students, I came across one of my favorite startups... airbnd . The idea behind airbnd , and this is straight off their site, is to connect people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay. Guests can build real connections with their hosts, gain access to distinctive spaces, and immerse themselves in the culture of their destinations. I couldn't agree more with their goal. I truly believe their philosophy works. Just from looking at the pictures of the houses available for lodging, you...

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My first place

Got my first house about a year ago. Figured it was about time since I graduated and was fortunate to land a job at Cisco. Not to mention it was a pretty good buyers' market at the time. Big fan of the modern look.

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What does it take to be creative? How does one learn creativity? Is it even possible?

I have never been a creative person. However I have a good eye for creative things. Unfortunately , it doesn't mean I can be creative. Since there is no logic in creativity , there is no formal training to acquire it. I believe one must be born with that talent. Of course I am saying all these things within the scope of what I consider to be creative and beautiful. For example the image above is of a "manga farm" from Koshikawachi a design studio I think. This thing is easily the coolest thing I have seen this year. I...

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