Gesamtkunstwerk

The past month has been characterized by strangeness. I’ve had the urge to “up and remake my life” several times over, each time to be duly put in my place by sickness- of the garden-variety cold and flu sort, but stronger and badder than I’ve experienced before. Until finally, losing my voice, which is a…

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Making Things: The 3×7 Capsule Wardrobe

When I was a teenager, I taught myself to prefer clothing I had made over things I could buy. The clothes I made were like a sort of soft armor through which to approach the world. They fit my personality and my body better than anything I could buy. I developed this psychology about clothes shopping because I…

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Modern + Contemporary

We are staying in a beautiful mid-century modern styled, yet brand-new, hotel in Palm Springs (Arrive.) It’s lovely, and so comforting to be out of NYC. While enjoying the furnishings, I repeated a question to Daniel that I’ve asked several times this year: “What does actual modern interior style look like?” “Like this. Modern is…

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Artists, Physicists, and Philosophers

I’ve been making this mini-series on an autodidact approach to life.  Since it’s in Arabic, most of the viewers are from the Middle East, as far as I can tell. Perhaps later I will do the series in English, because the content is becoming even clearer to me through the doing. (An important aside about…

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Adjectives for Social Networks

snapchat = intimate instagram = beautiful facebook = practical twitter = witty (or, adjectives for success on various platforms) Daniel has been going down this thought experiment of comparing snapchat to chess and instagram to checkers, but I don’t really know what all that is about.

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Design Process: A Series

This is how I design: I imagine something I want, and then make versions of it until I get it right. After that, it can be prepped for production if that makes sense. Right now, I’m designing summer dresses that can be worn in professional situations (i.e. no spaghetti straps.)  My design goals always are…

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