Daniel Eckler is a Toronto-based serial entrepreneur. After founding/co-founding and transitioning out of several companies including EveryGuyed, Moxy Creative, and Vizualize.Me, Daniel founded Piccsy in 2010, where he currently acts as CEO.
Drive, Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
It’s rare that I find a favorite anything, but Drive was my favorite film of 2012, and after seeing it again recently for the third time, I’ve decided its one of my favorites of all-time. Everything about this movie was perfect to me.
From Wikipedia: “Drive has been called a tough, hard-edged neo-noir art house feature […] It combines comic gore, film noir and B-movie aesthetics, and Hollywood spectacle.” Sounds amazing, right? Go see it.
Admittedly, I’ve never seen Nest in person, nor have I done much research into it, but the marketing for this product has made me a believer. I love design, and I love products, especially ones that re-interpret something ubiquitous in a potentially disruptive way.
Square is another company that looks super-interesting (another product I haven’t seen in person). If I wasn’t doing Piccsy, and I had the resources, I’d definitely be doing something like this.
Allandale House by William O’Brien Jr.
Toronto is a great city, but after spending six months in Santiago last year as part of Start Up Chile, I’ve come to appreciate nature in a whole new way. Living in a remote cabin is something I like to dream about, and the Allandale House by William O’Brien Jr. looks like a wonderful place to settle in and hibernate for a few months a year.
I ripped this image from Cabin Porn, a wonderfully curated site by Zach Klein, of College Humor, Vimeo, and Svpply fame.
Rope Masks by Bertjan Pot
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved masks. This series of Rope Masks by Bertjan Pot surfaced on Piccsy recently, and I gravitated towards it instantly. The colors/textures/shapes are a perfect combination of beautiful and creepy.
No Homer by Moxy Creative
Moxy Creative is a boutique design agency I created years ago with Glenn Michael, Piccsy’s Creative Director. This piece is a few years old, but it merges hip-hop, fashion, branding, and the Simpsons (four things I love dearly), so it remains one of my favorite works from our archive.