Friday, February 26, 2010

Recently at Ten MInute Media

Burning the midnight oil here at Ten Minute Media with projects for Michael Bolton, Denis Leary, Teddy Geiger, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Lolene, Priscilla Renea... keep an eye open for some new project launches!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Łódź's today and Holyoke's tomorrow?

Łódź: It's David Lynch's favorite city.

This weekend I will be taking a day trip to the Polish city of Łódź. Having done a thorough scan of it's architectural and cultural treasures... I came across a very interesting development: a converted mill complex taken to a whole new level by Jestico + Whiles.

The project(s): Centrum Manufaktura and Andels Hotel Lodz look absolutely stunning, stylish, and very modern. Although they aren't pushing the envelope too far, it's still impressive from a design standpoint.

This type of brick factory structure is an abundant commodity in the city of Holyoke. Should this be the interior design standard for future mill conversions in downtown Holyoke? How great would that be!

As for Holyoke, in the meantime, Open Square is carrying the torch and has a similar mixed-use vision. As the market heats up we can all hope that there will be many rad converted factories.

How about that data-center?

Monday, February 15, 2010

LA Weekly Web Awards

I was recently informed that LA weekly awarded Slash a Golden Floppy-disk for "Best MySpace Page" at the LA Web Awards.

Here at Ten Minute Media, we are super stoked when a project we carefully handcrafted gets recognized in such a way! You can see the award-winning profile here,

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Music for Relief / Haiti

Check out Music For Relief's "Donate to Donate" for Haiti, a compilation of unreleased music from Linkin Park, Dave Matthews Band, Slash, Lupe Fiasco, and more to help aid victims of the earthquake.

Artwork by Shepard Fairey's firm Studio Number One, web production by Ten Minute Media, and swift weekend teamwork from a bunch of great folks at The Collective, Ning, and TopSpin.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Increase Efficiency, Reduce Paper, and Travel!

This year I want to become as organized, efficient, and as digital/mobile as humanly possible. On top of that goal, in a few weeks I'll be leaving for Warsaw, where I'll be living for a few months, so I decided to jump full-speed into some useful, innovative, and entrepreneurial-focused services. Here's the list...

Increase Organization / Reduce Paper.
  • EarthClassMail - Imagine being able to access your postal mail in the same fashion you check your e-mail, all while you're free to travel around the world. Sounds far-fetched, but it's all possible. If that's your cut of tea... check out EarthClassMail.

  • Pixily - With Pixily, you can send all your existing paper documents and within a few days have a living/breathing, search-able archive of your papers. The only challenge is what to do with that ugly file cabinet now that it's obsolete. This start-up is based in the innovative state of Massachusetts. On another note, if you just want to focus on your receipts and business cards, Shoeboxed might be more your match.
Organize and Track Expenses.
  • Expensify - Import your expenses/receipts, and generate IRS-friendly expense reports.
Access your data from anywhere.
Manage Invoices.
  • Harvest - Being able to quickly invoice clients, monitor time, and track month-to-month performance is a piece of cake with Harvest, an easy-to-use online invoicing system.
Voice-related Services.
  • Google Voice - Check your voice-mail just like your e-mail, have a single number forward to all of your lines, send/receive/store your voice-mails and texts... and many other features.

  • Grasshopper - Press "1" for Sales... Press "2" for Tech Support... Grasshopper is a smart virtual phone system with a major focus on entrepreneurs and small business. Another great start-up from MA.
If this is what we have available today, just imagine what will be possible a decade from now.

Monday, December 28, 2009

One More

And if we're counting live albums, I'd have to include "Glitter and Doom Live" by Tom Waits.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Top 10 Albums of 2009

Here's my top 10 list for 2009.
  1. Phoenix - "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix"
  2. As Tall As Lions - "You Can't Take It with You"
  3. Brendan Benson - "My Old, Familiar Friend"
  4. Sondre Lerche - "Heartbeat Radio"
  5. Brand New - "Daisy"
  6. UGK - "UGK 4 Life"
  7. Empire Of The Sun - "Walking On A Dream"
  8. The Bird and the Bee - "Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future"
  9. Bat for Lashes - "Two Suns"
  10. The-Dream - "Love vs. Money"