Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me

My first birthday away from home. I bought myself a little cake. It's not nearly as good as the five chocolate and pumpkin gingerbread cakes my mom had sent to the office!

I also got my first delivery of organic produce which will come to my door every two weeks. It's my birthday gift to myself.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Why Design?

Philippe Starck's talk at TED2007 is not what you might expect from the designer of the sleek Louis Ghost chair and the luxe Hotel Mondrian. Rather than play a slideshow of chrome and polycarbonate objets, he just talks, for 17 minutes, about why he works, how he sees the world, and how he wishes humanity to evolve. It's a passionate, funny talk about being fully engaged with life; as Starck puts it: "Nobody is obliged to be a genius, but everybody is obliged to participate."

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Digital Sketch

My creative exercise for the day. Fifteen minutes with Photoshop and a random word generator. I don't know where the soft colors came from. This would be the perfect poster for the bedroom of an eight year old girl.