July 31, 2017

Room With a View

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Historically, the dog days of summer were noted by the rise of Sirius, aka the dog star. Traditionally, they’ve been associated with heat, lethargy, drought, fever and are commonly the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer. It seems this time of year, I lose interest in most things that don’t involve floating around with a cool drink in my hand – blame it on the dog days.

However, it’s awfully nice this time of year up at 10,000 feet. We even found ourselves bundled up trying to catch heat off the fire.


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July 25, 2017

In Bloom

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From last Sunday’s wildflower extravaganza through Alta’s Albion Meadows.

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July 22, 2017

Zirkle’n

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Zirkle Circle hike Outside Steamboat, Colorado.

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June 6, 2017

What My Bio Would Really Say…

Hi, my name is Alex. I’m not sure which is less pretentious, writing in the first, or third person. So instead, I’ll alternate between the two. I make stuff for fun, and for money. The thing I’ve made I’m most proud of, is my daughter Josie. However, so far she is costing a lot more money than she is bringing in. A horrible business decision on my end. I’ve found that things most worth making are usually made for fun. And if they are really fun, then they also make money.

I think design awards are silly. But probably because I’ve never won one. I also think people who try to pass themselves off as brands are also kind of silly. I can say this, because I used to be one of those people. The work you’ll find on this site is work I’m proud of, because I think it’s important to make work you’re excited to show people. Otherwise, what’s the point. I don’t think design is going to save the world. But it could. Which is why I’m most interested in partnering with people and businesses who are working toward building vibrant, diverse communities that encourage a sense of place. Also, more often than not, bikes are the answer.

That’s all for now. I also realize that this is composed entirely in the first-person, which makes my earlier statement irrelevant. Just seemed better this way. If this left you wanting to know more about me, feel free to follow along with my adventures on Instagram or just say hi.


May 22, 2017

Weekending – May 21st Edition

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It’s hard to believe that places like this exist less than three hours from my driveway. Harder to believe yet, people live for decades, if not lifetimes, with this practically in their backyard, never to experience it. If you’ve never had the fortune of taking in the expanse as storm clouds roll across the desert sky, go seek it out. It’s a rare and vast experience, that as with all the best things in life, is not for sale, and therefore can’t be bought, but must be found.

Yet I digress. As magical as rain in the desert can be, nothing compares to the thrill of exploring places both new and old through a new set of eyes. Especially when those eyes belong to your one-year-old baby girl. This past weekend marked my and Josie’s first, of what I hope to be many solo, father-daughter camping trips. Destination: the San Rafael Swell.


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Follow along with our adventures on Instagram


May 17, 2017

Heavy Rotation – May 17 Edition

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What I’m watching, reading, and listening to of note.


Master of None, Season 2 – I’m three episodes in, and Season 2 is every-bit the masterpiece that Season 1 was. Must-watch television.

Silicon Valley, Season 4 – Is Mike Judge the most underrated force in comedy? Probably. At this point Idiocracy is basically a documentary. Further reading, Mike Judge, the Bard of Suck

Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading Part 1: A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Building a Great Business – If you work for yourself, own a business, or some day think you might want to, read this book.

Blaze Foley – Chances are you’ve heard of Townes Van Zandt and not Blaze Foley. Well that’s a crime. Start here – Clay Pigeons. Further reading, The Rise & Fall of Blaze Foley.

Ludacris, Llama Llama, Red Pajama Freestyle – I’ve watched/listened to this no less than 50 times.