Thursday, August 27, 2009
This Target commercial has been out for a while. But, for some reason it sort pops into my mind now and then. When I watch this ad, it puts me at ease. Happy people, enjoying simple activities. It makes me want to pop some popcorn (the real way, with melted butter), crawl under a blanket on my couch, and watch a movie. Tough times don't have to be unhappy.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
What the hell is Pecha Kucha Night?
Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.
But as we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially an architect) and you’ll be trapped for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.
Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a† demand that seems to be global – as Pecha Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 100 cities across the world. Find a location and join the conversation.
I think it’s such a great opportunity to be seen and heard. Tonight there is a Pecha Kucha night and I am thinking of attending, out of pure curiosity. It sounds completely fun and inspiring. It is taking place at BAR in New Haven at 7:30. More information can be found here on their website.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Today my husband and I decided to take our daughter for a walk through Yale. She is only 1, but we figured it's never too early to look at colleges. ;) We live about 15 minutes away from Yale, but for some reason, never walk through to explore the campus. We peeked through the gates and examined the details of the architecture. The dorms look like castles. I daydreamed about what it would be like to live and study there.