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Collaborative Consumption: Infographic on the Shared-Hauz

Collaborative Consumption: Infographic on the Shared-Hauz

I recently moved to New York, and went through that painful process of reducing down my giant stash of stuff to two large suitcases. During the mess of selling, throwing away, donating, and trading things for food, I was reminded daily of our ridiculous tendencies to amass so many…things. Why do we feel the need...
5 Things I've Learned from Creating Every Day

5 Things I’ve Learned from Creating Every Day

Almost 200 days ago, I started a project called Create Every Day. Yes, it’s just as mind-blowingly complicated as it sounds, I create something every day (flexible on the something).  The so-called magic allegedly happens somewhere around 1am each night, when I carve out a little me-time to photograph, photoshop, doodle, craft, code, cook, etc....
Before I Die...

Before I Die…

Candy Chang created this seriously cool public art piece out of an abandoned house in her New Orleans neighborhood. Simple, engaging, interactive–I just love the power of a Fill In The Blank! Read more about it here.
Creative Mornings, "TED for the rest of us"

Creative Mornings, “TED for the rest of us”

Once called “TED for the rest of us,” CreativeMornings is a free, monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types.  Started by Tina Roth Eisenberg, founder of the ultra popular design blog swissmiss, in NYC, this morning event series has spread globally to chapters around the world including NY, LA, SF, Chicago, Boston, Vancouver, Berlin, Zurich,...
Breathing Life into the Common Camera

Breathing Life into the Common Camera

There I was, sitting on my living room floor in a circle of highly capable soon-to-be Berkeley grads applying sticker label after sticker label to disposable cameras. We were only half way done, but already on hour five. My lovely roommate and longtime childhood friend, Sean, stood up amidst the carnage of paper bits and...