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December 14, 2012

A Different Type of Table, Part 2: Design is a messy, iterative, non-linear learning experience

Last week, we focused on the table concept and determining the pieces and parts that would comprise the table design.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Handmade, Product Design, Professional Development

December 7, 2012

A Different Type of Table: The Design of the Archetype 1 Coffee Table

In early 2011, an old friend and master craftsman, Rick Versocki, contacted me to let me know he was starting a company that would specialize in making handcrafted, limited-edition tables—they would be "works of art," he said, "heirlooms that people would pass on for generations.

Topics: Topics: Handmade, Product Design, Professional Development, Type

December 4, 2012

Undercover: A brief autobiographical pause

If you spend enough time talking about music and album covers, every so often you'll be asked, "So, what was your first record?" This is an unfortunate situation if (a) you believe honesty is the best policy, and (b) your first record was Double Vision by Foreigner.

Topics: Topics: Layouts, Packaging, Product Design

November 20, 2012

Sister Raye: Wish List, a Funny Quote and a Big Thank You

The official start of the 2012 Holiday season has started whether you like it or not.

Topics: Topics: Product Design, Professional Development, Random

November 12, 2012

Nexus: 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide

The Nexus Holiday Shopping Guide has a smattering of gadgets, toys, and hardware for all ages.

Topics: Topics: Product Design, Professional Development, Random

October 30, 2012

Homemade Halloween Costumes Show and Tell: Kid Costumes from Designer Parents

I admit it. I go a little nuts at Halloween.

Topics: Topics: Color, Fashion, Handmade, Pattern & Palette, Product Design, Random

August 21, 2012

Design Change: Confessions of an app junkie

I'm an app junkie.

Topics: Topics: Interactive Design, Product Design, Random

August 6, 2012

Plat du jour: A Sunday in Paris

Bonjour everyone! The first Plat du Jour I want to share with you is a Sunday in Paris.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Fashion, Product Design, Profiles