Thoughts

Projects, thoughts and other things worth publishing.

Dallas CASA Playhouse, 2013

2012 was the first year I led Ambit Energy’s effort to build a playhouse for Dallas CASA’s Parade of Playhouses. So for our 2013 sophomore effort we wanted to build on what we learned:

  • A playhouse built with children in mind, not to impress fellow designers
  • A playhouse open and available for active play
  • A playhouse with excellent curb mall appeal

Results were fantastic. Our playhouse was given prime location in the mall, received tons of compliments and notes, and, most importantly, raised thousands of dollars for Dallas CASA. Learn more about Dallas CASA at dallascasa.org.

Build space was generously donated by DSArts; built by Ambit Energy’s Creative Services and MarComm departments; design created and architected by John Keese; materials donated by Ambit Energy.

Red Bull Flugtag 2013

Together with 4 friends we entered into the 2013 Red Bull Flugtag. By entering, Team Nooper hoped to gain awareness for Noopers everywhere.

Who is the Nooper? He’s the nude pooper. Perhaps you’ve seen him in your office, place of recreation, house or local park. Wherever he is the fact is the same – he likes to poop in the nude. Nude + Pooper = Nooper. It’s a scary thing.

When it was all said and done, we placed 4th and I had piloted a porta-potty off a 30 foot cliff. But more importantly, we went a long ways towards breaking down the stigma towards the Noopers of the world.

Team Members
  • #1 #2, John Keese (Captain)
  • Captain Corny, Zach Warner
  • The Wet One, Javier Vilchis
  • Sir Nutty Lumps, Brandon Craddock
  • Dude Dingleberry, Travis Warner

Dallas CASA Playhouse, 2012

For many years I had seen the Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses in North Park mall. Finally I was a part of a company who wanted to join me in the effort to build and donate a playhouse.

Results were great, but we learned many things – lessons that were put into practice in 2013.

Build space was my driveway; built by Ambit Energy’s Creative Services and MarComm departments; design created and architected by John Keese; materials donated by Ambit Energy.