What this election and growing up a girl has meant to me.Read More
I feel like we're in this weird place in our relationships with astronomy. But today I ran across one of my new favorite things by Huzi Design that is sure to add a little rocket fuel to our relationship with the stars.Read More
There’s just something about a white interior: the sleek sophisticated lines, the crispness of the silhouette, the contrast against everything else in its vicinity, the absolute ease in which you can destroy it forever and ever.
And the image of design being elitist and unaccessible has bad consequences.Read More
Fail-uary has taken control and built up those little creative blocks in my mind. So, instead, I'm sharing today some of my favorite quotes with you to help blast that wintery mix of doubt keeping anyone from finishing their dreams.Read More
During my Spring 2012 semester, Architectural Criticism with Paul Goldberger who worked as the architectural critic for The New Yorker from 1997 to 2011, and has written several books on the subject of architecture. It was an awesome semester working with him and learning to view design in a critical fashion. This was one of my favorite pieces that I did for that class on the Californian Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.Read More
Trays are having a moment (as they always should), but they can get pretty pricy at the store. So, instead, I picked up this super sturdy wooden tray at a thrift store for a couple of bucks, then painted it with mid-century colors and style in mind (with a contemporary spin.)Read More
When ridden correctly, skateboards are meant to be destroyed. But that didn't stop artists like Jim Thiebaud from using the medium as their artistic expression against racism and social injustice in the 1990s.Read More
Leo Burnett Change and Cosmo put together a cover in protest against honor killings, and it's making people uncomfortable. But in a world where we're constantly bombarded with violence in the name of edgy art and advertising, where does that place design—good design—and should we embrace the feelings that they create?
TRIGGER WARNING: Honor killings and domestic violence.
Continuing with the theme of, "This is a cool thing making a difference, and I think you should know about it": Krochet Kids looks like typical skateboard-esque accessories, but they're doing so much more with their non-profit providing not only support and income to those struggling in poverty, but showing us the face of what we purchase.
Just a note: This one has a lot of information as well about the 2013 Bangladesh Factory accident, which some may find distressing, but it's important to remind ourselves that these things happened—and incredibly recently—when discussing the human element of stuff.Read More
Continuing with the theme of, "This is a cool thing making a difference, and I think you should know about it": Sustainable Health Enterprises took a look and realized something we typically think is a small thing is making dramatically big, negative impacts in the lives of women.Read More