I’ve written a lot about the importance of listening and active listening in design, but it occurred to me that it might help to get more specific about how listening happens.
I recently found myself playing with the idea of crystalline shapes. After a page in my sketchbook of relatively ordinary crystal shapes, I began to wonder what would happen if I broke a few rules.
At a friend’s Christmas party this year, I was enjoying the colors and light around the air hockey table when my friend, Julie, began a fierce match with a fellow party-goer. I was delighted by how much the light and the game showed off her beauty and intensity…
I met Jaydee Dizon, a Los Angeles artist, during a documentary photography class I attended through Venice Arts. Until then, Jaydee considered herself a landscape photographer, but early in the class she produced some highly compelling autobiographical photos, including Rice Face, a self portrait that ultimately launched her powerful 20-woman identity series.
Long before just about everybody was doing infographics, National Geographic was publishing some of the most gorgeous, absorbing and instructive picture stories in the world.
Early this past summer, we went on a multi-family camping trip to Refugio State Beach up the California coast. We enjoyed sunny days, dense rolling walls of afternoon fog, and thick tangles of tourmaline colored seaweed laying in sandy clumps as though it had fallen off a mermaid’s hairbrush.
Whitney Hurst sews a line of deceptively simple rag quilts. Why deceptive?
Because sure, you can sew together a bunch of fabric squares and trim them with ultrasoft minky, but really. Can you also put together a set of color combinations and patterns in such a surprising and delightful way?
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