Alison Garwood Jones

Goo Goo Gjoob

Originally published in December 2010 in Blog

Learn more about the “Goo Goo Gjoob” font at myfonts.com.

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Visual thinking rocks

Originally published in October 2010 in Blog

I draw in this space — a lot. I do it because it’s fun. I like the way technology unexpectedly resurrected an abandoned interest of mine. Drawing is also a way of uncorking my imagination. Ideas fall like coins from a winning slot machine when my finger skates across my iPhone, or when I peel […]

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Gold Star

Originally published in September 2010 in Blog

I’m a sucker for good illustration, and the Hermes website is delightfully brilliant. Take a look …

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Sandbox tools

Originally published in June 2010 in Blog

Before the sun sets on today, do at least one playful thing. Laughing out loud definitely counts. If you’ve already laughed, do it again. You’ve got seven more hours to find something funny. The progress of the world depends on it. Really. From an evolutionary standpoint, humans are supposed to be pretty playful creatures compared […]

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You snooze, you lose

Originally published in May 2010 in Blog

Since when did sleep become the enemy? Was it when Martha Stewart gloated that she only needed three or four hours of it every night? Is that when the rest of us (this writer excluded) began pasting determined smiles over our exhausted bodies, when Martha taught us that less sleep = more corporate success? And […]

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Fast times at Newsy High

Originally published in May 2010 in Blog

Laptop: check iPhone: check Flipcam: check USB cables: check Audio recorder: check Pen and notebook: check, check Snack: check Bevvy: check, check Brain: CHECK! I’m off to the Toronto Star today for a three-day workshop for journalists on how to create digital content . If you wanna be a reporter and blogger today, you better […]

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Newsflash: here’s my App!

Originally published in May 2010 in Blog

Good news. Steve Jobs approved my App last week! Here it is! It’s only .99 cents. My cut will help with groceries. Buy now and follow me in just one convenient touch. A high rating would be appreciated.   I knew this digital journalism thing would work out.

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Interior décor — guy style

Originally published in April 2010 in Blog

The change jar adds metallic accents to any bedroom dresser.

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Je ne suis pas flattée

Originally published in March 2010 in Blog

When French poet Jean Cocteau told Coco Chanel “you think like a man,” mad, she countered by grabbing a silk ribbon and tying it around her head (bow forward). “Chanel may have believed she was equal to any man,” writes Janet Wallach, “but she never confused the two sexes. Parity was important, but femininity was […]

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