Category Archives: extra knowledge

Farmers, Humans and Technology

While moving (too?) fast forward designers strive to consider the human aspect, looking back, to analyze and better understand where we want to go, and even more important why* and how to get there.
The Farmer and Farmer Review launched by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar offers ‘provocative essays from leading practitioners in technology and the arts, exploring the relationship between humans and technology’.

In my household the battle between adopting new technologies and collecting found objects from the street, is a daily joke. A 1920 chair stripped to its springs (pure curiosity to understand how it was built, lead to the discovery of horse hair inside!) has become an installation piece, currently referred to as the ‘Mother in Law’ chair. It’s all about the infrastructure.

Labeling content as ‘Food for thought’  both farmers address a hungry audience. (Check their contact email, designers must own a dash of humor!)

*Dedicated with much love to those who emailed or held a conversation with me   over the past few months about technology, design and our role as human beings.


Happy Weekend!

2011 South End Open Studios

Insomnia at the MFA – scroll down to Wee hours at 3am (not a typo…) Christian Marclay’s The Clock.

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Design Salaries, ka-ching!

Just got off the phone discussing salary per job, benefits, pros and cons etc. with a very excited and talented young designer (an ex-student) that was offered a design position. Whether she takes it or not (just kidding!) here’s a reference that might come in handy in case you are in the process of tracking the best job ever!

AIGA | Aquent Survey of Design Salaries 2010 is accessible via

All in One

Shelly N. (proud graduate of class of 2010) provided the next absolutely great resource covering history of graphic design, typography, designer interviews, pod casts, books and more!

Thanks Shelly!

8 Lessons for Creating Social Impact

Excellent points shared by Robert Fabricant VP of Creative at frog design NY.

Since it’s summer (AKA much free time) you might want to browse through excellent design reading resources from Fast Company’s experts design blogs.