I have summed up my experience attending a class in Abstract Painting at Pratt Institute in New York in the following article on LinkedIn. Continue reading “There’s freedom in creativity.”
One of the most beautiful things about a beautifully designed object is that it can make you feel unique. You look at it, at its colour and its shape, and immediately its functional and emotional attributes transfer onto you. You feel current, in the know, and modern. You feel you have good taste in the world around you and you feel that it is only … Continue reading D-Pod, Personable Design & Retail.
“When it’s safe to talk about mistakes, people are more likely to report errors and less likely to make them. Yet typical work cultures showcase successes and hide failures. Just look at any resume; I have never seen one with a section called Things I Do Poorly. Scientist Melanie Stefan wrote an article challenging her peers to be more honest in their CVs. Princeton Professor … Continue reading Excerpt from Option B, Failing and Learning At Work, Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant.
I have found Vocal Media, a publishing platform where you can post your stories for the wider world to read. I feel the benefit is that the platform already has traction, bespoke communities with bespoke interests and followers. I have decided to post there every now and then as a way of channelling the energy I seem to have at the moment for writing. My … Continue reading Vocal Media.
Design flows with the purpose it meets and changes colour, material and shape to become a part of its environment every time it is created. It flows with the age it is created in and progresses with time. It renews for existing circumstances, though its past forms are regarded as important milestones on the timeline of aesthetic and creative evolution. Many times we find them … Continue reading The Design Lesson.
The Tenement Museum, 97 Orchard Street I ‘spoke’ to a Greek immigrant who moved to New York in 1913 at the weekend. Her name was Victoria Confino and I ‘met’ her on one of the tours organized at the Tenement Museum at 97 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. This was one of the first tenement settlements established in New York at the start … Continue reading How Virtual Reality Can Melt Your Heart.