Ketchup Week Starts Now! The one week a year when you can catch up!

This year marks the 4th annual Ketchup Week! Originally launched here on BrainFuel, the idea came to me a few days before Christmas, in 2005. For the first two years, it was very simple and didn’t gain much publicity. Now, tools like Twitter and Facebook make it easier to get the word out about Ketchup Week.

What is Ketchup Week? It’s one week where you can “catch up” on all of the projects you’ve been putting aside. It’s the one week when all of your customers are on vacation, and when the phone rarely rings. It is the one week when the office is quiet and distraction free.

So take the mantle, er, the ketchup and get to work on those personal dreams. Start a new business, or make a craft, or just spend time away from the mundane. Have a great Ketchup Week, everyone!

You can follow Ketchup Week on Twitter, or become a fan on Facebook.

Converse redesigns

A couple of the guys in our office are big fans of Converse shoes and so when I saw their new web site I knew I had to share it with you all.

The entire site is made with Flash and besides the great product photography, they have some great background textures. And most of the textures are fabrics like those from Converse shoes.

Many of the products have hand drawn illustrations for a backdrop. It works surprisingly well and fits the theme of the site.