October 25, 2011 In Events & Programs
Tonight I stepped into R&D, our design inspired neighbors on 691 Auahi Street in Kakaako. Ben Trevino was on post and I asked him what his favorite reads are and his recommendations.
He put me on to a serious book called Data Flow, which breaks down different ways of visualizing data. He put it to me like “it’s how you express yourself to the public” via graphic design. Data Flow ventures into the various patterns of intent in six chapters covering innovative examples of information graphics, introducing new terms and concepts that are redefining information design today.
Just to put you on, “Datology” one of the new terms I came across, is the process of providing data with weight, space, texture and sensual experiences communicating through the entire bandwidth of human perception!!
Two other books Ben pointed out are Le Corbusier Le Grande, a visual biography of one of architechtures greatest innovators and The Story of Eames Furniture, which tells of furniture design icon Charles Eames and how it all came to be. This is of certian intererst because we have one of his chairs in our lounge. It offers a timeless sense of comfort with its warn leather that make it a Box Jelly favorite.
Last, I came accross a must have for the person who strives to improve their mixology game. Check out Speakeasy, a text about NYC’s Employees Only bar and the redesign of the greatest cocktails. You will find many ways to offer up liquid swagger to your guests, or something chic and fly to impress your date. Learn how to serve up the classic Vesper shaken and not stirred or the Billionaire martini after you close the big deal.
Just to offer you a glimpse of what’s inside:
2 oz Charbay vodka
1 oz Plymouth Navy Strength gin
3/4 oz lillet blanc (replaced kina lillet which is no longer in production)
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 lemon twist for garnish
By the way, that Billionaire’s cocktail, it’s made with 2 oz of Baker’s 107 proof bourbon and 1/4 oz absinthe bitters! Step inside R&D and pick up a copy to get the rest of the ingredients to get started on your own Speakeasy.