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 http://amzn.to/1Th7kVU

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Progress…

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

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

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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

Thanks!

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:
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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.

Instacanv.as/jp129

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

For those that don’t know what Instacanv.as 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 🙂

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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.