My daughter, Ramona

My wife Heidi and I are excited to announce the birth of our daughter. Ramona Mira Cavalier was born on August 5, 2013 at 4:36 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 19.5 inches.

It was a 37-hour labor, but in the end she was born after only eight pushes over eight minutes. Ramona held [...]

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HOW Design 2013 in review: Part three

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2013 in review: Part two.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2013 in San Francisco, California. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Tuesday.
9:00 am-10:15 am – 20. Basic Principles of Identity Design – Sagi Haviv, Partner and Designer, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
What [...]

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40 days in Europe: Days 1-11

This is a continuation of 40 days in Europe, a blog post about the adventures of Heidi and me on our travels through Europe from October 1 to November 9, 2012.
Monday, October 1: Oregon/Seattle/Stratosphere – Day 1

Departed Portland, Oregon (PDX) at 2 PM on Alaska Airlines AS2026 to Seattle (SEA). Departed SEA at 4:30 [...]

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Magic realism in movies

A few weeks ago, I suggested that my girlfriend watch The Fall (2006) with me, as I knew she would appreciate it and it had been awhile since I’d last seen Tarsem’s masterpiece. She loved it so much that I was inspired to try to put together a list of some movies and TV shows [...]

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HOW Design 2012 in review: Part four

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2012 in review: Part three.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Monday.
9:45 am-11:00 am – 36. Matters of Wonder – Justin Ahrens
All good art possesses a bit of wonder—a touch of mystery, beauty [...]

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Quantum suicide: Third Contact by Simon Horrocks

Earlier this month, I received a screener of Third Contact, a small-budget British feature film by writer/director Simon Horrocks. Last week I posted this short review of the film to Filmometer.com:
Psychological thriller explores madness, depression, quantum suicide and immortality. It’s a dark, puzzling poem. 7/10
But there is much more to say. Third Contact is [...]

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WebVisions 2012 in review: Part two

This is a continuation of WebVisions 2012 in review: Part one.
On Wednesday through Friday, May 16-18, I attended the WebVisions 2012 conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Below is a quick overview of all sessions I attended on Thursday, with links. See Twitter updates using #wvpdx.
Correspondent from the Future – Baratunde Thurston [...]

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Glitch in the Grid by the Leiser Brothers

In 2007, I received a DVD screener of the film Imagination by the Leiser Brothers and posted this review.
A few weeks ago, I received a DVD screener of their latest film, Glitch in the Grid. I recently posted my 15-word review to Filmometer.com, but I want to expand on my thoughts here.
Glitch in the [...]

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On hiatus, with parting links

On this first day of July, I am officially putting this blog on hiatus until 2011.
But you can still follow @iancavalier on Twitter or Flickr or 8tracks or Yelp or blah blah social media blah whatever.
(The hiatus monkey is courtesy of Squidsicle.)
Below is a large dump of random, interesting and useful links I had [...]

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HOW Design 2010 in review: Part two

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2010 in review: Part one.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2010 in Denver, Colorado. Below is a quick overview of the four sessions I attended on Tuesday.

9:00 am-10:15 am – 19. Why We Brand, Why We Buy – Debbie Millman
Dive deep into the influence branding has on [...]

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