Category: Thoughts & Stories

Let’s put a ban on "busy"

Everyone is busy. Full stop. Busy related-chatter is banal and hijacks the conversation into the land of deadlines, procrastination, anxiety. Busy is a ruse we hide behind. Let’s strike it from our mouths. Wouldn’t you rather discuss being excited about your commitments? Excited instead of busy adjusts the dialogue so it’s optimistic, inviting, present. And… Read more »

On being a loser.

“The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys and hours badly spent. The art of losing isn’t hard to master.” – One Art by poet Elizabeth Bishop…. Read more »

For Steve

The first computer I ever used was an 80’s era Apple Macintosh Plus. I was six years old. When my Dad brought it home from his job at Control Data, I didn’t even know what a computer was. That day he picked my sister & I up from school and we talked about what makes… Read more »

Acceptance: 1st Step towards Change

Work from a few new-to-me creative ladies showcased in GOOD Magazine’s special showcase on females in design. This showcase is a companion to an earlier post Dylan wrote which stirred up a fair amount of controversy regarding gender bias in the work world (read more here and here and here) so I spent last night… Read more »

Interview: Alex Merto

Occasionally my internet meanderings trickle over to my email and I find myself casually writing an artist or designer just to say something along the lines of daaaaang your work is fantastic. Such is the case with the multi-talented creative-champ Alex Merto, and the hand-drawn window installation he did for DWR (more on that in… Read more »