random ramblings

31 December

Rounding Out Resolutions

Posted in Personal, Timely

On this last day of the year, it’s time to take stock. What did the past 365 days bring to life? What did you bring to them? And how are you different from the you of yesteryear? For me, this last year was a doozy. A new job, a new car, and a fiancĂ© – […]

20 November

Once Upon a Wedding

Posted in Made by Moi, Personal

My grandfather always used to say that there are two events in a person’s life you shouldn’t miss: their wedding and their funeral. Fortunately, the former seems to be the more abundant in life at the moment. The latter will have its place eventually. But this year, I encountered one of the funniest wedding situations […]

1 November

All Hallows’ Eve

Halloween has always been a big deal for me. Growing up, October signified an onslaught of fake cobwebs, enormous lawn inflatables, and an eerie green glow from the replacement tinted lights in the living room. As soon as October 1st arrived, it was time to break out the Halloween boxes, inflate Frank (the family’s favorite […]


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  • Massimo Vignelli

    “If you can do it right, it will last forever.”

    - Massimo Vignelli
  • James Victore

    “Feck Perfuction.”

    - James Victore
  • Tate Linden

    “Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up.”

    - Tate Linden
  • Victor Papanek

    “Design is the conscious effort to impose a
    meaningful order.”

    - Victor Papanek
  • Robynne Raye

    “For me, design is like choosing what I’m going to wear for the day – only much more complicated and not really the same at all.”

    - Robynne Raye
  • Tony Hsieh

    “Your culture is your brand.”

    - Tony Hsieh
  • Nate Manny

    “The more serious you take being ridiculous, the extra funnier it gets. So few people understand this.”

    - Nate Manny
  • David Craib

    “Design should never say, ‘Look at me.’ It should always say, ‘Look at this.'”

    - David Craib