[One of John T. Unger’s ubercool “Firebowls”. More details here.]
Laughing Squid’s Scott Beale has some cool photos of the Facebook party he and I attended in Palo Alto a couple of days ago.
After the party Scott and I went to grab some coffee at a nearby cafe, before he kindly gave me a lift back to my hotel in SF.
We talked for a long time. He’s an interesting guy. Besides running a small, successful web hosting company, his main schtick seems to be trying to unite the vibrant San Francisco tech community with the equally vibrant San Francisco arts community. Go read his blog for more background.
As a cartoonist and a blogger myself, this is of course a subject very near to my heart. I really should put him in touch with my friend, John T. Unger, who has used blogging to promote his work better than any other artist I know. A self-confessed, hardcore advocate of the “Global Microbrand” philosophy.
Scott? John? Please say hello…
[Bonus Link:] From John T. Unger’s other blog: “Blogs as Stores: A Comprehensive Overview of E-commerce Solutions for Bloggers”. Good resource for “Global Microbrand” advocates everywhere etc.
I love the cards. Do you write your own phrases? Feel free to steal mine.
Thanks for the emails and the post.
I was mid launch of a new thing when you posted this, so it took me a moment to step out of fast forward mode and drop by… I just posted an exhaustive study of eCommerce tools for blogs that should be of value to anyone doing the Global Microband thing. Blogs as Stores: A Comprehensive Overview of Ecommerce Solutions for Bloggers
I think some of your readers might dig that one.
In conjunction, I wanted to launch the Hacks for Hire a la carte code store at TypePad Hacks which makes it easy to update your (TypePad) blog with new features by just clicking a button to get it done fast. Curious to see how busy that gets! 😉
I like the look of the fire bowl but $449 plus $99 delivery? – ouch
They’re expensive, yeah. But they’re hand made, lovingly finished, last forever and no two are alike. Not for everyone… But that’s okay. I’m selling enough that I’ve had to hire help to work on the pre-production and finishing. Luxury ain’t cheap.
Note to Hugh: Had an inquiry the other day that mentioned your post and also netted an interview in Tattoos for Men Magazine (whose editor freakin’ loves your blog!).