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Quiet design. Twelve simple design principles.

In my purse, stashed in behind two photos of my children, is a scrap of paper with the only design principles that have ever made sense to me. 780 more words

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A more formal garden design

I took this photo in one of the desert gardens at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, just outside Pasadena. It’s a semitropical desert environment, and many of the plants used throughout these spectacular gardens come from desert regions throughout the world. 354 more words

Native Plants

When LIFE gives you lemons . . .

What a week!!! I believe I made lemonade this week out of homework life. We were challenged to use this week to release the creative cells in our brains. 118 more words


Line is Fundamental and It Doesn't Exist

Line is fundamental in the visual arts. It is a principle element in design. Yet there is no line in nature. It is an epiphenomenon like the shadow—something perceived as being but which is actually the byproduct of something else. 130 more words


Fentimans Traditional Curiosity Cola Label

I was tasked with creating a bottle label for the Fentimans Curiosity Cola using a typographic solution.

I planned the layout in my sketchbook after researching Victorian typography and modern bottle labels. 136 more words

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Generation Waste

We are not our stuff.

We are more than our possessions.

Our memories are within us, not our things.

Our stuff weighs on us emotionally and mentally. 544 more words


Maybe it's about starting over and...creating something better

Maybe it’s not always about trying to fix something broken. Maybe it’s about starting over and…  by Unknown Author

These icons taught me how to move from point A to point B.

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