Month: March 2015

  • the essentials. part two.

    On March 24, 2010, my children were 5 months old, 2, 4, 6, and 11.  Five years ago, almost to the day, I took this picture with a polaroid camera because I wanted to celebrate today.  I wanted to freeze that moment of silliness of my five piling onto the couch on top of their big […]

  • the essentials. part one.

    “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have […]

  • 41. laugh.

    41. Laugh. People visiting the studio often comment on how much we laugh.  Since I’ve become aware of this, I use it as a barometer of how comfortably we are expressing ourselves. – Bruce Mau, An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth This picture makes me smile.  It captured a very candid moment of laughter.  I love […]

  • 12. keep moving.

    For a reminder of the origin of these prompts and how my writing is inspired by them, read here. 12. Keep moving. The market and its operations have a tendency to reinforce success. Resist it. Allow failure and migration to be part of your practice. -Bruce Mau, An Incomplete Manifesto (I love this prompt.  I hope […]

  • 43. power to the people.

    43. Power to the people. Play can only happen when people feel they have control over their lives. We can’t be free agents if we’re not free. – Bruce Mau, An Incomplete Design Manifesto Before our trip, I had the following conversation with one of my children: Child: “Mama, I don’t know what I want […]