Megan Do

The Visual Mixtape

Posted in Art, Music by Megan Do on June 16, 2010

Graphic designer, Noa Emberson, has created a set of posters to commemorate 25 of his favorite indie albums. Great design and great taste in music.

[via Flavorwire]

-Megan

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Moleskine Kindle Cover

Posted in Accessories, Technology by Megan Do on June 16, 2010

I want a Kindle just so I can have this Moleskine cover.

More info on the new cover on their blog. You can purchase it at Amazon.

[via NOTCOT]

-Megan

WSJ’s Big Interview with J.Crew CEO, Mickey Drexler

Posted in Fashion by Megan Do on June 15, 2010

Wall Street Journal Magazine has done a great profile on the J. Crew’s CEO, Mickey Drexler. This is the same genius who turned Ann Taylor and Gap around. Definitely worth checking out.

[via The GQ Eye]

-Megan

Letterheady

Posted in Art, Websites by Megan Do on June 15, 2010

Letterheady is an online collection of interesting and well-designed letterhead used by companies, celebrities and other random people (including serial killers and magicians). Creator Shawn User encourages people to submit letterheads but “[d]epressingly average designs” won’t be featured. This collection makes me want to start a cross-country correspondence with someone. Any takers?

-Megan

Washed Out – Feel It All Around

Posted in Music, Video by Megan Do on June 14, 2010

Just a little Washed Out for your Monday afternoon…

What Atlanta hipsters carry in their bags

Posted in Art, Fashion by Megan Do on June 14, 2010

Photographer Jason Travis’s ongoing project, Persona, takes a look into native Atlantan’s bags to see who they really are. It’s a simple, interesting and creative way of profiling people without asking them any questions. Below are a few of my favorites, check out Travis’s Flickr set for more.

[via Brand Flakes For Breakfast]

-Megan

Wieden + Kennedy World Cup 2010 Nike Press Kits

Posted in Advertising, Art by Megan Do on June 11, 2010

Wieden + Kennedy has taken their Nike account to a brand new level with their World Cup 2010 campaign. They had everyone talking with their “Write the Future” video and now, photos of 11 press kits they’ve created to commemorate the global event have been released and they’re stunning. They recruited sculpter, Diem Chau, to carve 6 internationally known players for each press kit. That’s 66 individually-carved crayons. Incredible.

[via If It’s Hip, It’s Here]

-Megan

“Dad, you’re embarassing yourself.”

Posted in Advertising, Video by Megan Do on June 10, 2010

In March, Kraft Foods shifted their Macaroni and Cheese brand from DraftFCB Chicago, where they have been since 1998, to Crispin Porter + Bogusky. I was curious to see how CP+B would go about changing the image of this legendary brand. From what I remember when I was a kid, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese ads were filled with dancing noodles and lots of neon orange liquid. This week while watching TV, I saw a couple of CP+B’s new spots for the “You Know  You Love It” campaign and was surprised to see that there were no dancing noodles or neon orange liquid but some really pissed off kids.

I will never steal macaroni and cheese from my little brother again. What do you think of the new campaign?

[via AdFreak]

-Megan

Top 10 Most Epic Performances on Glee

Posted in Music, TV by Megan Do on June 9, 2010

With the end of Season 1 of Glee, “Gleeks” everywhere, including me, are now unsure of what to do Tuesday nights 9/8c. To ease the panic and anticipation of waiting for the release of the Season 1 DVDs on September 14 and the start of Season 2, FOX will be airing reruns on Thursday nights all summer long. Thanks, FOX.

To celebrate the end of my favorite TV show’s first season, I give you…

My Top 10 Most Epic Performances on Glee:

10. A Man’s Man’s Man’s World

Although it was slightly awkward to watch a group of pregnant women dance and provide back up vocals, Quinn finally got a chance to showcase her voice and I loved every second of it. Well, not the part where they incorporate lamaze breathing into the song. That was a little much.

9. Open Your Heart/Borderline

This is the first of many Madonna covers on this list. “The Power of Madonna” episode has to be one of my favorite episodes of the season and this duet is one of the reasons why. I’m not lying when I tell you that it was my ringtone for a month.

8. Jump

This whole performance was entertaining and fun. Using mattresses as trampolines and performing in your PJs. Who wouldn’t like this?

7. Dream On

I like Will Schuester, I really do but for the sake of Gleeks everywhere, please stop rapping. I enjoy Mr. Schuester much more when he’s belting out songs like “Dream On” by Aerosmith with his “smooth as butter” voice with Neil Patrick Harris. This was epic.

6. Like a Virgin

When Glee announced that they were doing a “Power of Madonna” episode, fans knew a cover of “Like a Virgin” was going to happen. But who? Rachel and Jesse? Mr. Schuester and Emma? Finn and Santana/Brittany? HOW ABOUT ALL THREE? God, it was so incredibly good.

5. Bad Romance

Do I really even need to explain why this performance was epic? I mean, look at the picture above. The costumes were freakin’ incredible. The entire show was about “theatricality” and they nailed it.

4. U Can’t Touch This

When brainstorming how to earn a “bad reputation” at school, the poor Glee kids decided to perform “U Can’t Touch This” in the library in bright colored parachute pants and all the right moves (seriously, just watch Brittany). It was hysterical and left me laughing uncontrollably. I probably watched this clip of the episode 20 times the next day.

3. A House is Not a Home

This was probably one of the most emotional performances of the season. Everything Kurt does is emotional but this put me over the edge. You wouldn’t think Kurt Hummel covering a Luther Vandross song would work but it did. It was amazing to watch. My love for Kurt grows with each episode and quite honestly, I think he’s one of the best characters on primetime television right now.

2. Faithfully/Any Way You Want It/Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’

This was it. This was the moment fans had been waiting for all season. Would WMHS Glee Club place at Regionals? Finn and Rachel’s performance of “Faithfully” left me with goosebumps and their renditions of “Any Way You Want It” and “Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin'” showed you they actually had a chance of winning and how far they had come from the Pilot.

1. Don’t Stop Believin’ (Pilot)

And this is how it all began. In May, I downloaded the free episode on iTunes and instantly fell in love. To help pass the four months until the show premiered in September, I watched this performance of “Don’t Stop Believin” over and over and over again. I’d never seen or heard anything like it. The pilot episode introduces you to characters who are insecure and trying to find acceptance and in the last five minutes when they’re performing this song, you realize that this glee club is their chance at gaining confidence and learning who they really are. All cheesiness aside, this was the moment I fell in love with this show.

Whew! That took a lot out of me. Until next season…

-Megan

J. Crew Timex Vintage Field Army Watch

Posted in Fashion by Megan Do on June 8, 2010

Alright, I gave in. I bought my first watch. I’ve wanted a watch for a very long time but making big purchases takes me a really long time. I research, I read every review I can find, I spend hours a day looking at pictures and I visit the wevbsite a couple hundred times, making it all the way to the checkout page and then quitting after realizing that I’m about to spend one paycheck on one item. You’re welcome J. Crew, your number of site visits probably doubled thanks to me. And all of this is for a freakin’ watch! I can’t imagine what buying my first car or house will be like.

I decided to get the J. Crew Timex Vintage Field Army Watch. After seeing it on a couple blogs I read, I had to have it. It’s simple, classic and casual–the perfect every day watch, which is exactly what I was looking for. The best part is that J. Crew has a variety of different band colors to choose from so you can make the watch work with pretty much any outfit.

Isn’t it beautiful?

-Megan