A Life Designed escapes to Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood for a much needed boost of creative energy.
A lazy, rainy Sunday afternoon, an open schedule and a designer in need of a creative ‘jolt’… Sounds like the perfect makings of a road trip! Such was the case today as I traveled north up I-5 to Seattle to visit my old stomping grounds, the always colorful and creative Capitol Hill district. Read the rest of this entry »
“If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.” — Albert Einstein
No less than one of the greatest minds of our time, Einstein certainly knew a thing or two when it came to approaching a problem from a novel direction, often choosing the path less-travelled, (or in his case, un-travelled) to arrive at a fresh solution. More and more, companies are following that lead and allowing inventive designers to reimagine everyday products, in some cases elevating them to works of art and in the process providing us with not only useful devices but items that will delight our senses at the same time. I call it the Apple Effect. The late Steve Jobs was the master of ‘design driven’ product development. Other companies have taken note. Read the rest of this entry »
To all the faithful readers of A Life Designed I ask you… Is it so wrong to lust after a two-wheeled, inanimate object? Alas, such is my current ‘condition’ and the object of my affection?… The Globe Haul I by Specialized Bikes. Read the rest of this entry »
Is 50+ The New 30? If These Stunning Woman Are Any Indication, The Answer is Most Definitely… YES!
Several blog entries ago, I gave a shout out to the ‘Men of Style’ who were making it safe for us regular guys entering our 50s and beyond to dare to believe that our days of looking sharp weren’t over yet.
In the spirit of fair play, I dedicate this post to some of the beautiful women that are redefining what ‘middle age’ looks like. When it comes to sexy… These ladies are just getting started! Read the rest of this entry »
You need this when? Things they forget to teach you in design school.
Every year around the country, design schools crank out newly-minted young designers, eager to make their mark in the world. Well-versed in the latest software and hip design trends, they have visions of working on the plum, high-profile projects they see in the design magazines and awards annuals. Unfortunately what many schools fail to teach these budding Rembrandts is a class in ‘Reality 101.’ Read the rest of this entry »