The Jewel Garden, Sissinghurst, Kent This fall, I was on a family trip to London and had the pleasure of visiting the gardens of Sissinghurst. I fell in love with this garden and the philosophy behind it. It was created in the 1930s by Vita Sackville-West, a poet and gardening writer and her husband Harold […]
“One of the most satisfying things about thinking like a designer is that the results are tangible.” – Tim Brown The abilities to empathize, improvise and iterate are at the core of the design process. Things change. What worked at one point in time for your business may begin to hold you back. Tools and […]
Your website is an incredibly important tool in your online marketing eco-system. Ideally, it’s working for you like a charm, inspiring people to take action and helping you to grow your business into everything you dream it can be. Sometimes, however, this is simply not the case. Sometimes, websites are confusing and/or uninspiring and actually […]
Today’s Look & Feel is inspired by work I have been doing on my next blog post about the relationship between structure and playfulness. More about that next week, but for now, enjoy some graphic design jazz and herbaceous experimentation.
This week’s episode of See/Saw Sessions explores the transformative power of beauty. I look at the concept of symmetry as described by Elaine Scarry and the power of aesthetic force to bring us back to our essential self, one that is deeply connected to nature and creative process. I hope you enjoy it! Episode Footnotes […]
Joseph Campbell called it the “Bliss Station” – a sacred space and block of uninterrupted time everyday devoted to what your soul wants to be making. Sacred space is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in […]
This long weekend, I hope to plant more seedlings and read in the sun. This weeks Look & Feel is inspired by just that – rebirth, renewal and spring. Enjoy everyone!
Today’s Look & Feel is inspired by simple elegance. The kind you find wandering around the streets of Paris or on afternoon picnics in the sun. It’s when a crisp linen shirt is all you need to feel pulled together or when a classic typeface like Didot is all you need. a. Audrey Hepburn b. […]
Let’s go for coffee together. Picture it: You are in a cafe surrounded by noise and people. Coffee grinders are squealing and the barista is perfecting your Americano. Out the window there are cars driving past. Someone is walking their dog along the sidewalk. You get your coffee and a chocolate cookie (who can resist!) […]
This weeks Look & Feel is inspired by light filled studios and european magazines. I love heigh ceilings, wood and plants. It makes you want to stay in your house for days working. These magazines inspire me so much with their deconstructed typefaces and minimal layouts. The online world still has so much to learn […]