// BarryBlog //
A creative dumping ground for issues that interest me personally and professionally, with the thought they may interest you too. Issues such as the business of design, the design of business, the design of objects, design strategy, creative direction, innovation, creativity, thought leadership, observations, as well as recommendations, mid-century modern decorative arts and architecture, and the state of my thinking (and currently the state of my heart).
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Robin and Lucienne Day - British Mid Century Modern
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Save the Dates: May 21, 2011 - October 21, 2011
The first day of judgment will be May 21, 2011; and the end of the world will occur on October 21, 2011.
Whatever side of the fence you land regarding Harold Camping's claim, I ask you to reflect on the promises made in John 14: 1-4 regarding His return. You might even choose to begin studying the bible for yourself. I have started a daily devotional on the encouragement Mark Taylor, the president of Tyndale House Publishers, who is doing the same. I have chosen The Message paraphrase of the bible by Eugene Peterson as my tool for the year, but will also be using the NLT, and ESV for further study. Below is one of several places in the bible where the coming of the Lord is mentioned.
1 Thessalonians 5: 1-8
I don't think, friends, that I need to deal with the question of when all this is going to happen. You know as well as I that the day of the Master's coming can't be posted on our calendars. He won't call ahead and make an appointment any more than a burglar would. About the time everybody's walking around complacently, congratulating each other—"We've sure got it made! Now we can take it easy!"—suddenly everything will fall apart. It's going to come as suddenly and inescapably as birth pangs to a pregnant woman.
But friends, you're not in the dark, so how could you be taken off guard by any of this? You're sons of Light, daughters of Day. We live under wide open skies and know where we stand. So let's not sleepwalk through life like those others. Let's keep our eyes open and be smart. People sleep at night and get drunk at night. But not us! Since we're creatures of Day, let's act like it. Walk out into the daylight sober, dressed up in faith, love, and the hope of salvation. - The Message (Paraphrase)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Haeger Pottery Day Trip
Haeger Pottery is in East Dundee Illinois, not too far from my residence. Until today, I had never made the trip to see it in person. I must say, it was thrilling to see where so many of my great pieces were made, and to learn more about the designers and ceramic engineers in their modest but interesting museum. I was one of only three people there, and the generous staff gave me full access and permission to shoot and share photos. Unfortunately I did not bring my real camera, so I used my iPhone camera for this post.
Enjoy the Haeger Pottery factory from my point of view.
And a lousy quality video I took using my old 3G iPhone, with the help of iVideoCamera.