I'm a bag'ophile. I love anything carry-all, especially sport-utility oriented with a good mix of high function and high fashion. I used this limited-edition pack for a 5-day trip to Denver, with four pair of kicks, clothing for the week, and traveling by train.
When I originally designed my logo, I tipped it slightly and nicknamed it the "heavy crown" in homage to my mother, who would often say, "heavy is the head that wears the crown" in paraphrasing the Shakespearean line "uneasy lies the head that wears the crown." And now it will replace GOODS & CLOTH in meaning all things hard goods that I produce in support of RDQLUS life & style.
A fairly unassuming storefront hides no special features or trickiness inside—it's fairly unassuming inside too. While gallivanting around the DEN, a friend & I decided we needed a chill place to have a sip and lots of chat time. He says (like everyone wishes a friend would say), "I know just the place." And know, he did… Bellwether Cafe
There are some projects that bear a RDQLUS touch that go unseen, and those are often the best of what I do. I am afforded but a brief mention to wink & nod at the work done. This is just such a case. RDQLUS was tapped to revitalize specific parts of the inner workings of the brand of the Greater Omaha Chamber.
Wireless is becoming the norm in connected accessories for mobile devices. I came across these JBL cans because of a sale at Nebraska Furniture Mart and the combo of great price and good looks got me to at least try them. So, here's the quick & dirty on the JBL Synchros E40BT.
In professional creative circles, things can dissolve into more of a battle arena… we've all been there in some meeting or during a project. But why? Why are we fighting to pull the cart to better places if we are supposedly moving in the same direction?
Sol Republic has made a name for themselves by producing quality cans that have above average sound quality mixed with superbly trendy style and legit innovation… the new Amps Air true wireless earbuds fit that description well.
Arguably one of the most coveted of Nike's running collection was born the year they dropped the first full-length Max Air unit—1997. Ironically, it's one of their least functional trainers, even though one of the most beautiful and innovative—aesthetically speaking.
Nearly eleven years ago, as I began to operate as RDQLUS, I was told by mentor & friend Kelly Goto, "As a consultant, you are not a company—but you are doing business. That being some of the most sage advice I've ever received, it is validated over a decade later as RDQLUS CREATIVE was awarded the honor of "Small Business of the Month" by the Greater Omaha Chamber.
Lifestyle (often referred to as "life & style" in my lexicon) will almost always meet athleticism, aesthetics and creativity at an intersection crucial to the core of who I am personally. My athletic culture and the principals of strength, form, function and the efficiency of motion are really the impetus for most everything I do—from being a former world class athlete, to my Masters training, coaching and even in my profession as a creative consultant & designer.