Have you Evolved?

I was very thrilled to be able to visite the Droog store in Amsterdam. Sorry I don't have any pictures as I was so excited to go in to the store that I forgot! Anyways it is worth a trip there if any


Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Probably the thing that irks me the most [in car design] is when I see this repetition of the known, because it shows people have comfort zones that are too tight to themselves and they’re really afraid to walk out of those. And then somebody


Design Gone Wrong 1!

This has to be the world's most useless hook. This hook, I noticed on a tour bus, does not stick out far enough nor is it deep enough. Feels very much like an afterthought.


Are you Reading, Thinking or Doing?

We can’t get good at something solely by reading about it. And we’ll never make giant leaps in any endeavor by treating it like a snack food that we munch on whenever we’re getting bored. You get good at something by doing it repeatedly. And


A Good Design Makes your Mind BLINK!

(This post was updated and edited. The original was published on the 19 Dec, 2005!) John Maeda, formerly from MIT Media Labs, and now RISD President, spoke about how "good art makes our mind blink". John was referencing Malcolm Gladwell's Blink with his art


Has Design Evolved since Papanek?

Such legendary negativity. There are professions more harmful than industrial design, but only a very few of them. And possibly only one profession is phonier. Advertising design, in persuading people to buy things they don’t need, with money they don’t have, in order to impress others


100 Push ups : Week 3, 4 and 5!

Wow! That was quick, according to the program, I should be now into my 6th and final week. The last week before the big 100 push-ups attempt! The reps in week 3 and 4 were getting really tough. I was having a lot


More Stefan on TED

Last time I wrote about Stefan's book and how I bought one. Here he is again, in a short blurb on TED, where he runs through some of the things he has learn in his life so far. Oh, a kind person has compiled what Stefan has


Designers must Develop Critical Insight

Image source: Insight One of the key factors I noticed in any successful product and/or design, was that the product's designer had some kind of critical insight. It is this "ah-hah!", this "Wow!", this "Eureka" moment that can turn any design into a great one. It


100 Push ups : Week 1 Redux and Week 2

Finally an update! Well I'm glad that I revisited Week 1 again before going into Week 2. It got my system moving and I was starting to feel comfortable going through the routine 3 times a week. I must admit, getting comfortable with any