On Speaking Carefully

I went to a vegan restaurant once in Los Angeles: the chef was well-known for having taken a vow of silence many years prior. How he ran his restaurant, I don’t know; but it is a compelling story. How does one speak less without making the lives of those around you more complicated? Speech is…

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Books on Creativity

There are a few good books I’ve read about creativity. The first, which I read at a young and impressionable age, is called The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. I was fifteen or sixteen when I read it, old enough to understand what it was hinting at, but young enough to not have struggled with…

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Creativity in Compressed Time

Busyness feels not great for creative practice. Most forms of creative output really do take time: to write something down, to fully explore an idea, to make anything. Daniel recently got hooked on speed chess- three minute games. This is a good metaphor for how to deal with creative practice when you are too busy…

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Efficient.

Been a busy week full of life-maintenance projects. So here’s a little snapchat video of my efficient exercise program when we don’t have time to climb. ​​

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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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The Summer Sale

It’s here- the biggest sale we do all year. Take 40% off orders at brookthere.com – details in pic! Also- friend me on snapchat (@brookthere) for a behind the scenes look at design life !

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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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Language Learning without Immersion

Learning a language without immersion is about accumulating hours. The more time you can sneak in within the target language, the better. Some tips and tricks: Computer Operating System This is an oldy but a goody, and well worth it: set your computer operating system up in your target language. Especially with foreign alphabets or…

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