random bits of humor, likely a bit subversive

February 1, 2017

The dark side of Budweiser

Our work for Budweiser and their brands is has always been very upbeat. For this year’s super bowl, the iconic brand is going to the dark side to […]
March 24, 2016

Who knew there was a Tiki Underground?

We didn’t know there was Tiki Underground. How could there be a Tiki Underground? If you know us, you towns we loves us some Tiki. Some of […]
January 8, 2015

Surf Tiki meets Urban Cowboy

Every project has ideas that don’t make the final cut, they get saved in the designer’s mind for another day. Sometimes, when there is a holiday […]
December 9, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014-3

The Pyro Handheld Fireshooter is ***supposed*** to be for magicians, but I can’t imagine everyone not wanting one. This very real, very crazy gadget sits on the underside […]
April 22, 2013

Drink Responsibly on Earth Day – Sustainable Craft Breweries

From Inhabitat – Here’s a list of America’s favorite sustainable craft breweries. We enjoy Sierra Nevada, Harpoon IPA, and Boulevard. Have you tried these or the […]
September 13, 2012

Ale to the Chief: There’s something brewing at the White House

Its been a long time, and I’m a day early bringing back an old favorite here on the KLAD blog, Happy Hour Friday. I was inspired […]
August 14, 2012

About that cocktail napkin sketch….

Designers have to find ways to communicate with clients across a broad spectrum of industries. The default way many of us do that is by quickly […]
May 6, 2012

Pantone Chocolate Please

It has been way too long since I’ve indulged in my love of food and drink here on the blog. We’ve been so busy here in […]
August 25, 2011

Happy Hour Friday: Hurricanes & Painkillers

While we’re waiting for the latest news on Irene’s track, as a service to our readers, here’s a weekend plan for riding out the impeding storm. […]
August 19, 2011

Happy Hour Friday: Death in the Afternoon

Regular readers of my happy hour posts know that I mix and mix and mix and sip and sip and sip until I get a cocktail […]
July 29, 2011

Indoor Gardening

Even though it is 110 in the Shade here right now. And, it seems, generally across the dust bowl of middle America. It is time to […]
July 1, 2011

Happy Hour: Summer Sparklers

I’m always in the mood  for a light, refreshing summer cocktail. While I usually write about the classics, these sparkling gems caught my eye while I […]