Category: Design

All stuff design: Interiors, Graphic, Industrial, Web, Game, and UI/UX.

How To Upgrade Memory On A MacBook Pro

Quick simple walk through process on the steps of replacing or upgrading the memory of your MacBook.

Memory Card:
Crucial 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3 1333 MT/s (PC3-10600) CL9 204-Pin


Well, it appears that I am making some progress with html.

Early this year my brother and I obtained the domain where the site appeared like the image below until last night.

Under Construction
Michael Matthew Design: Under Construction

Last night I spent a few hours getting Michael Matthew Design on its feet. The work done on MMD is nothing to brag about, the site now has some text and an image on it. What I am celebrating however is the fact that, after having the site for nearly a year, we finally have content on the site! Not much but some. It’s a start.

There are a ton of templates that I could had used for putting the site together, which would had made my life easier, but I decided to use my new basic knowledge of HTML and put it to use. Future plans to MMD includes: more quality content, images, portfolio work, a questionnaire form, better fix sized control, and a more sophisticated look that doesn’t scream “basic”.

Hopefully I’ll have some time this weekend to touch up the site, if not I know that it will not take a better part of 2014 to touch the site again. And hopefully by spring, MMD will look presentable that the site will do it’s job and lure clients in for work. Check out Michael Matthew Design, it’ll only take 30 seconds, and let me know what you think about the site so far.

Michael Matthew Design


Happy Hump Day!

It’s Hump Day! Woot! It’s the middle of the work week and the weekend is almost here!  How is everyone’s week going so far?
This past Monday I spent the day napping and getting the much needed rest that my body was asking for from vacationing. Honestly if you can take a day to off to yourself before heading back to work, it is so worth it to both your body and psyche.

Asides from napping I did this:
I wrapped my Gerber Shard in paracord.

I know that doesn’t sound like a productive Monday but I also did some research on Monday as well as on Tuesday on: Kydex, Native American warbonnets, paracords, EL wire, and masks.
Why would I be doing research on those things and how do they relate?

I plan on making a warbonnet to wear for the upcoming Beyond Wonderland in September.

Concept sketches, plans, and details coming soon!

San Francisco Fall Antique Show 2012

It is fall and here in San Francisco that means Giants, World Series, #OrangeOctober, and the annual San Francisco Fall Antique Show. The SFFAS started Thursday October 25th and runs through  Sunday the 28th. Tickets for general admission is $15 if purchased ahead of time, if not $20 at the door. There are seminars and lectures that does vary in price. The sales of the tickets do benefit Enterprise for High School Students.

For more info about tickets, click here.

Here are some of the fine antiques from the SFFAS. If you have a chance to attend it, I highly recommend it.

Finally! After lagging for some time I went ahead and applied for an account. After a week or so, I finally have my gallery open!

For those that don’t know what is, it is a publishing site that allows you to purchase your favorite Instagram photos and have them delivered to you as canvas art. And in case you have been living under a rock, or don’t own a smart phone; Instagram is a photo app that allows users to edit their pictures and have it upload to the social network.

So come to my gallery and check out what I have been shooting 🙂
My gallery is now open!

Interior Design and Social Media

Since after getting out of middle management from Element Case I have rekindled my passion for interior design with my new position at FLOR. With this new rekindled passion I started exploring the social media world for interior design groups. Well, this is what I’ve found:

  • Google+ doesn’t have a large active Interior Design group/page. Pretty disappointing with G+ being so strong and the next big social media next to Facebook and Twitter.
  • Facebook has several groups and associations however most people I know on Facebook use it for leisure and not for a networking professionally. But it’s good to know that organizations such as ASID and IIDA have a presence on Facebook even though there is not a lot of activity.
  • LinkedIn surprisingly have a lot of active Interior Designers posting and commenting on many Interior Design groups. Then again LinkedIn is a place for professionals to come and share their resume and experience.
  • Pinterest is a great place for Interior Designers to spread their work since it is such an easy tool to share images. The UI is even so simple to use!

So it seems that LinkedIn and Pinterest are where all the Interior Designers are hanging out at. It only makes sense since we are visual professionals that like to share our work with the world. As for forums and blogs, there are so many out there that you just have to find that certain niche that you are into to follow and be part of that community. Wished that there was better advice that I could give but it is what it is.

CineArt at the Empire


It’s March 23rd and The Hunger Games is out in theaters!

I honestly wanted to catch the midnight showing but had to work last and then grabbed some drinks with my new coworkers. So now I’m out in West Portal catching the 10:10 pm show at the CineArt at the Empire. This is my first time that I am catching a show here at the CineArt so I’m excited to see how well designed this theater is since it appears to be a well aged theaters. My girlfriend Whitney and I arrived here at 8:50 to wait in line and get good seats. What I did not expect was to wait in line outside in the 50 degree cold weather. This is well noted for the next time I watch a premiere in the cold.

As of right now Whitney and I are about the 20th person in line and the line continues to grow long, so I really don’t mind waiting in the cold for great seats. Whitney on the other hand looks like she wants to kill me.

Since we’re outside waiting I can’t tell how nice the theater is but the front facade looks a bit plain. The floor of the entrance is basic concrete cement in simple squaring patterns. There is a nice warm brick and mortar that lines the perimeter of the front entrance. There are a set of purple painted rails that are probably used for crowd control. The front doors look like standard glass doors that can be found in a typical retail shop. Then there is the  signage.

The signage hangs over the sidewalk and is about 8 feet tall. There are about 20 lights that hang from it that appears to be basic white disk that almost look like glowing mentos. The signage itself is a simple white lit panels with black art nouvea style font. The signage is what gives the theater a nice classic look and feel to it.

Well that’s all for now, I hope that we all get to go in soon because my fingers are getting cold which is making typing up the post challenging. I’ll follow up with my thoughts on this theater with another post.

Thanks Fam!

"Easy Rider"
The "Easy Rider" Nylon and Leather Messenger Bag from Kenneth Cole

My family and girlfriend are so great! They got together to chip in on a new bag for me 🙂

It’s funny how I was actually shopping around for a new bag for the new job that I start this week. I already have Dakine backpack and a Timbuk2 messenger bag but I was looking around for a new bag that was more mature and professional to take to work.

Today I was walking around with Matt and Annie at the Westfield San Francisco Centre mall when I followed them into the Kenneth Cole store. After looking around for a minute Matt and Annie tells me to pick a bag.

“Huh?” was my reaction.

That’s when Matt told me that he got together with the family to get me a new bag for work.

After almost an hour at looking at bags at Kenneth Cole I decided to go with the modern looking Kenneth Cole “Easy Rider” Nylon & Leather Messenger Bag. The Nylon material gives the bag a modern sleek look while the leather flap still gives the bag a classy traditional look of a working mans bag.

Thanks again to all my loved ones! I love the bag! This bag will help me give confidence and the look of a professional to succeed in my career.