Friday, October 1, 2010

{ The Saga of the first month }

A cup of coffee to wake myself up in the morning, and a cup of tea to make me go to sleep!

As I mentioned on my last post, literally a month ago, I took on the adventure of going back to school. I thought: You know, I'll do school work Monday through Thursday, make nice soaps on the weekends, update my blog and my Etsy shop on Sundays along with my usual "cleaning day" and life would be busy but great!

Wrong! I was totally wrong.

School is great and yes, I'm learning a lot of good new things...but let me tell you I was not expecting to have "brain pain" like I do every night!!! It literally hurts when you have to think so much and so deeply into details of every single thought you have.

So yes, I haven't had a life, and not even 5 minutes to write a quick blog post, nor read one from any of my favorite blogs list, which is kinda sad. But I hope it's all for a good cause, and that in the end it'll be very rewarding.

A couple of great things that did happen last week in school: 1) I found THE MOST  beautiful typography book of all times, and it's called "Phillips Old Fashioned Type Book". I took a few shots with my camera to show you guys some of the old type that back then was drawn by hand. It's 250 pages of pure art. I could just stare at these pages for hours looking at the details. Just beautiful...


2) I got to go to the Cooper-Hewitt to see the "Why Design?" Exhibit.

"Inaugurated in 2000, the Triennial program seeks out and presents the most innovative designs at the center of contemporary culture. In this fourth exhibition in the series, the National Design Triennial will explore the work of designers addressing human and environmental problems across many fields of the design practice, from architecture and products to fashion, graphics, new media, and landscapes." 

If any of you that is reading this post right now live in New York, you HAVE to go see this Exhibit. It is probably the most intelligent show I've seen in a long time. The level of thinking that goes behind the development of each item or material is absolutely incredible.

I couldn't resist to buy these beautiful Japanese masking tapes at the museum store. They will look beautiful on my holiday cards!

I can't decide which one I like the best!

This is a special collection that Cynthia Rowley designed for Band-Aid that was also being sold at the museum. One dollar from the sale of each tin will go to Design Ignites Change, an organization that engages high school and college students in design and architecture projects that address social issues in their own communities.

It is a beautiful collectible item!   

So stay posted because I really hope to have a little more time to share what I'm learning with you all, since I haven't been making much progress on my business side!

Have a great weekend everybody!

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