The office dogs’ body
My design studio has a new partner. Meet Bindi, the retired Greyhound.
Her job (apart from acting like a 60kmh couch potato), is to make critical creative appraisals, take trips to the café and generally be an all-round dogs’ body. She been on the job for 3 weeks now. So far, so very good.
Like me, she’s quick. Unlike me, she has been associated with royalty.
Here are a few more Greyhound facts:
- Greyhounds are one of the oldest breeds of dogs. There are drawings of dogs resembling greyhounds in vases and tombs dated from the Ancient Egypt 8000 years ago.
- The greyhound is mentioned in the Old Testament ( Proverbs 30:29-31)
- The greyhound is portrayed by Homer ( Odyssey, 800 B.C.—the only one to recognize Odyseus upon his return was Argus, his greyhound).
Did you know that there is an NZ organisation that specialises in finding homes for retired racing Greyhounds? GAP (Greyhounds As Pets) is an independent charitable trust established by Greyhound Racing New Zealand to find pet homes for retired racing greyhounds.
My 1970’s Odd Rod’s sticker collection!
These are a bunch of really cool stickers that I collected back in the 1970’s. Retouched in Photoshop CS3 circa 2008. Edited and put to a rocking track by the Subways for your viewing pleasure…
You are a Legend Paul Verdon!
The Legends of World Rugby collectors edition book is now available in New Zealand. This remarkable limited edition book has been signed by 75 of the worlds best players from the armature era and retails for NZ$795. I designed the book, and author Paul Verdon is photographed here signing my personal copy. Thanks Paul! For…
3D Dragon: video and download
This is a really cool optical illusion! Have a look at the video above (only 38 sec), and then download a dragon of your colour choice below and try it for yourself. Assembly instructions are included. Just get your local copy house to print your dragon at A3 on a firm stock. Download (right click).…
A very palatable client
I’m over the moon to have just picked up Cloudy Bay as a new client. The winery takes its name from the bay at the eastern extremity of the Wairau Valley. It was named Cloudy Bay by Captain Cook on his voyage to New Zealand in 1770. The wines of Cloudy Bay are exported to…