It’s 11 a.m. and time for your coffee break. Leave the office and stroll the 14 steps to the café next door. Your iPhone vibrates and asks if you’d like the usual double-wet cappuccino. Of course you do, so you tap Yes. Within a minute your name is called and you have your caffeine-rich libation in hand. Again, no cash or credit card necessary because your iPhone automatically picked up the tab.

Christopher Breen at Macworld

I don’t hate this because it is religious. I hate this because I am a designer and this is lazy design and theft masqueraded as parody.


This article in Gizmodo is the subject of the above commenter’s angst.  And mine.  I could not have said it any better.

the iChurch

That’s what a creative, artistic world thinks when they see our pathetic marketing.  I am not against the church using marketing, but isn’t it safe to say that we might be able to come up with something that is not a rip-off of some major advertising department’s stuff?

Do we serve an infintely creative God?  Are there ideas out there that are (gasp) better than just photoshopping an iPhone onto a banner and printing it?  Let’s return to the days when the church led the way in artistic thinking (think Michelangelo or Raphael before they were Ninja Turtles), and leave behind the lazy photocopying of other more talented artists.  Then, and only then, will we have any voice in our culture.

Why does that saggy thing look like a brain?

Our 7-year-old niece, while getting an anatomy lesson during Benjamin’s diaper change.  Turns out it looks like a brain because one day he will think with it!

Crab mac-n-cheese!?! What kind of communist joint is this?

Jacq, reading an online review of the restaurant we are going to tonight.