Re-Imagining New York’s Central Park after an Eco-Terrorist Attack

On this day, one hundred years ago, Central Park’s vegetation was suddenly wiped out. In a few days, one of the world’s most cherished landscapes disappeared without a trace. The Gaians were extremely violent in drawing attention to the planetary destruction we were causing. Periods of mourning following brutal attacks are often pivotal in the collective … Continue reading Re-Imagining New York’s Central Park after an Eco-Terrorist Attack

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2018 Quote collection for designers. Think, learn and grow.

This is a personal collection of quotes I came across throughout 2018 while reading books, blogs, and other resources. Enjoy! Quote 1 “Fall in love with a problem, not a specific solution” — Laura Javier, Product Designer at Instagram Quote 2 “I learned to sell the problem before the solution to activate change. Source: 2018 … Continue reading 2018 Quote collection for designers. Think, learn and grow.

Take these steps to grow your career in the new year

We all want to expand our knowledge, learn something new, prove our worth and move up the ladder. How do you get started? Knowing the right company that fits your culture, passion, and industry is the first step. But once you find the right company, how do you work your way up? Source: Take these … Continue reading Take these steps to grow your career in the new year

The 15 coolest interfaces of the year

It was the year when self-driving cars got  boring . When iPhones became  confusing . When the army spent $480 million on Microsoft Hololens headsets. When we finally got to see the long-awaited Magic Leap…and it was a dud . When virtual reality headsets like Oculus Go had their cords cut from bulky tower PCs. Source: … Continue reading The 15 coolest interfaces of the year

10 of the Best Decluttering Tips and Tricks from 2018

Sometimes all you need to declutter your space is a new frame of mind. Sounds easier said than done? Not so fast. Take a look at some of the best lessons we learned this year about how to live with less. 1. Tape can be a useful tool in deciding what to keep You need to purge, but you might need that gigantic waffle maker at some point.

7 Ways You Can Achieve More Satisfaction In 2019 By Doing Less.

A new year is a reason for life-changing habits, fancy planners, and body and relationship goals. While healthy habits and making the best of a fresh start can help us feel accomplished, we often fall into the trap of either not taking action or cramming all our action into a tiny window of time—like the … Continue reading 7 Ways You Can Achieve More Satisfaction In 2019 By Doing Less.

Ikigai – having balance in work and life

Ikigai , a Japanese word that means “purpose” or “reason for being,” has been adopted in American society to mean having balance in work and in life. In a recent trip to Barnes and Noble, I found five books on the “must read” shelf with ikigai in the title, and there are even more found … Continue reading Ikigai – having balance in work and life

An artist’s story: Patrick Brennan

Patrick Brennan Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / Earlier this year, painter Patrick Brennan had a show at the artist-run gallery Essex Flowers . The title, “Drifter,” referred to the previous year of his life, when he gave up his studio in Greenpoint to spend time in England, Ohio, and Bahrain. Source: An artist’s story: Patrick … Continue reading An artist’s story: Patrick Brennan

Hannah Arendt on Action and the Pursuit of Happiness

“The rediscovery of action and the reemergence of a secular, public realm of life may well be the most precious inheritance the modern age has bequeathed upon us who are about to enter an entirely new world.” “What is happiness, anyhow? Source: Hannah Arendt on Action and the Pursuit of Happiness

Nobel Laureate André Gide on the Five Elements of a Great Work of Art

“To harmonize the whole is the task of art,” the great Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky wrote in contemplating the spiritual element in art and the three responsibilities of artists. “The aim of art is insight, understanding of the essential life of feeling,” philosopher Susanne Langer asserted a generation later in her trailblazing treatise on the purpose of art. But even … Continue reading Nobel Laureate AndrĂ© Gide on the Five Elements of a Great Work of Art

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Self Acceptance – is for Grown-ups

  Yesterday I watched a video by Simon Sinek on "Millenials in the Workplace."  It was an excellent discourse on why Millenials are so unhappy.  In the 15 minute interview, he covers the addictiveness of social media to flawed parenting.  He argues an entire generation is growing up with lower self-esteem. His talk reminded me of … Continue reading Self Acceptance – is for Grown-ups

Cool Illustrations to Inspire

Illustrations to inspire Illustrations and imagery inspire my designs. Visuals help website users retain ideas, words and concepts.  The following are a selection of illustrators that excite and stimulate my creativity. Linesandcolors  Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts Bunch of Grapes , Andrew Way … Continue reading Cool Illustrations to Inspire