Dan and I are getting excited about our upcoming exploration of Portland and the new kickstarter-fueled festival, XOXO, brainchild of Andy Baio and Andy McMillan. Planning to rent bikes, stay at a trendy boutique hotel, and eat/drink tons of artisan micro-nuanced items, meet cool people doing cool things. How nice to play Brooklyn for a few days…
Some dramatic news unfolded in my life in the past month. My husband, Dan, accepted a job in Southern California (near LA) and we are moving out there. Goodbye Brooklyn! I will definitely miss walking everywhere, friends and family, and eating the best food anywhere. But I am going to a place that remains sunny and 72 degrees almost everyday. And I’ll probably learn how to surf and release years of pent up city stress. Here’s to exploring the other side!
I saw Milton Glaser talk last Thursday. He’s so honest, its refreshing. He openly despises client work, marketing, branding. His favorite thing to design right now: rugs. He is interested in exploring images in contrasting palettes of lights and darks. Ah to be famous and very specific in the work you do. Oh and sassy. He is definitely sassy.
He was interviewed by Jen Doll of the Village Voice a few weeks ago. He had some interesting things to say about living in New York:
I almost believe there is no New York; there is only a set of projections, and it can be anything you want. You hear it every day, so it must be true! It has the worst people, it has the best; it’s the worst, it’s the best. After all of these contradicting visions, you have to say there is no place like New York. It is the acceptance of the contradictions and illusions.
Which begs the question, “I ? New York”