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#FreshFinds Rob Hodgson

The monsters under your bed have come alive… in graphic design. Some of the freshest new designs are coming from artist Rob Hodgson, UK resident who creates everything from customized pencils to children's books. Hodgson reaches into the inner child and brings it to life with whimsical and new illustrations that rocket one right back in time and make us want to redecorate our bedrooms with monsters, cats, and all sorts of funky things.

One of my favorite projects is his ongoing work with cats. Clearly inspired by the real deal Hodgson manages to capture the spunky and sneaky personalities of these animals though his brilliant designs. We all want to be cat people after seeing his work!

Well worth the follow for @berthodgson he will keep your feeds forever in bright colors and fanciful ideas.

Kudos to this art from across the pond.


Worth a Read: Desert Solitaire

Edward Abbey's 1968 novel tells a stunning tale of two seasons Abbey spent as a park ranger in Arches National Park. 

This absolutely stunning piece of writing will transport you back to the 1960's Arches. The beauty, the changes, and the environmental action and passions of Abby. 

This is the kind of book that will make you want to pack up the car and head west to experience the beauty Abbey is able to convey with every word.



Worth a Watch: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

It is always a powerful experience to see perfection being achieved, as it happens seemingly never. However in the 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi chef Jiro Ono, who is considered by most the best sushi maker in the world, shows how he achieves daily perfection. 

This film is a thoughtful meditation on work, family, dedication, and perfection. Its cinematography and videography tells a heart-wrenching story about this unique man and his superb attention to detail. The film is so beautiful and as Jiro's creations are made you're basically guaranteed to start craving this delicious food. 


The Good Stuff: Jedidiah Jenkins

In every lifetime there are those individuals you can’t help but to admire, Jedidiah Jenkins is one of those special few. A self-proclaimed “sort-of travel writer” Jenkins is currently working on his first book about his bike trip from Oregon to Patagonia. His indomitable spirit and endless sense of fun come forth in every piece of writing he creates, leaving the reader with a feeling of intimate connection to Jenkins’ stories.

Working now as the Executive Editor of Wilderness Magazine and a contributor to the Paris Review, Jenkins still manages to inspire his wealth of followers through his beautifully crafted words every day.

Do yourself a favor and begin your fixation with one of the best Instagram accounts (and one of the best writers) out there.

@Jedidiahjenkins has got the goods to inspire with every post.



#FreshFinds Daniel Aristizabal

If you’re looking for somebody to inspire you with pencils, tennis balls and glass eyes then look no further. This week’s #FreshFind is Daniel Aristizabal, a graphic designer and image maker who never fails to impress with stunning pictures and mind bending designs. He is one of those artists who could make you feel inadequate and uncreative just by photographing your junk drawer on a pink background. This being said, just looking at his Instagram page will inspire as his modern aesthetic mixes with bold colors.

I mean dang! This guy knows how to draw you right in and keep you hooked on his art no matter what your personal aesthetic is.


Discovery Day: Mark William Logan

Came across this guy at the 2016 DO Lectures and really wanted to share the beautiful work he has going on. He is a traveler and collector of stunning images and incredible memories. Everything is shot on a 35mm.

Support your local photographers and never stop exploring!


The Good Stuff: The Dogist

It’s never a bad idea to have more dogs in your life. Want to know the secret?

The Dogist.

This crazy good photographer is essentially the Humans of New York for dogs. Each unbelievable photograph is paired with name, breed, age, location and some very hilarious quotes from owners giving a sweet peek into pup’s personalities.

Follow @thedogist or check out to see these fantastic pics!


Worth a Listen: The Moth


Funny, heartbreaking, inspiring this podcast/radio show will smack you in the face every time with its honest true stories from all sorts of wonderful humans. The Moth brings storytelling back into your world in the most artful way.

Recorded live every time, The Moth has many live events so if you dig this stuff check out their website to see if they’re coming to you!



#FreshFinds Matt Molloy

Fresh kicks and an even fresher illustration style, what could be better?

This awesome digital designer Matt Molloy has the prints to prove he can hang with the best. Crazy brilliant illustrations of some great sneakers, almost mirroring some past work with Nike. The subtle simplicity of these images along with the baller attention to detail should be enough for you to go check him out.



Inspiration Friday: Hum Creative

This shop. Dang!

From their logo subtly waving on their site as you scroll to their breadth of work and projects and presentations I am beyond inspired. One of my favorite projects they have is the Juicebox branding and packaging project. The letterforms in the logotype fit with each other like a hand in a glove. The white space that flows throughout the letter forms is like cheese meets wine. Throwing in the illustrated juice ingredient nods to the business card is a great compliment.

Take a look and decide for yourself but none the less wave back at the H and be inspired today!



Worth a Watch: Before the Flood

Nature is our home, and it is quickly disappearing. Take a peek at the new film put out by National Geographic with Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels the world as a firsthand witness to the dramatic effects of Climate Change.

Not only has this piece of art won multiple international awards, but has a fantastically designed website that makes it easy to watch the entire film, take action, and learn more about global climate change. 




Thank You 2016

As I reflect on this year, I am immensely thankful. Thankful for my health, family, friends and 30th birthday celebrations. This year was trying, exciting and full of unexpected adventures. I learned so much going full-time freelance and moving away from the 9-5. I learned so much about being a husband and small business owner. It was a wild year but I am thankful for each moment that brought me here.

With that said, I am excited to announce that I joined businesses like Patagonia by pledging one percent of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. 1% for the Planet is an alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment. They understand that profit and loss are directly linked to its health, and are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industry.

If you're a business owner (or have any influence over your boss), please consider becoming a member of this socially and environmentally progressive group. By contributing one percent of total annual sales to grassroots environmental groups, members of 1% for the Planet affect real change. Members also receive other benefits: the satisfaction of paving the way for more corporate responsibility in the business community and the recognition, support and patronage of conscientious consumers who value serious commitment to the environment.

As you spend time with loved ones, opening presents, skiing waist deep pow or enjoying a fresh cup of coffee, I ask you to reflect on what you are grateful for this year. Share your gratitude and start the New Year asking yourself what you can do to make a difference.

Let's go 2017!