Such a good month for the eyes 🙂
FEAST FOR THE EYES>>
- Paradise Lost. John Milton. Still chugging along…still barely know what’s happening.
- Blink. Malcom Gladwell. Love! His book on the psychology of making quick decisions. It was so fascinating as a second-guesser myself. I had to give it to Katie to read immediately. I love how approachable Gladwell makes psychology.
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes & The Hounds of Baskerville. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I thought this would be a dry and hard-to-read as an old British book but I actually really like it. It feels quasi-adolescent, just because all the books follow (understandably) the same narrative arch, but I actually like it quite a bit. It keeps being interesting, I like the some of the tongue-and-cheek phrases that Doyle works in and it gives me to urge to use the expression “upon my word!” — which I 100% anticipate working into conversation sometime this summer.
OVER AND OVER AGAIN>>
- Doodling. I made yet another tumblr: visualpuns.tumblr.com
- I kind of want to write a short essay and put my name in the hat to read it for the How I Learned series…What do you think?!
- Going too fast when things are already happening too fast.
- I want to buy so many books.
- I have no idea how much financial aid Carnegie-Mellon will give me…and they are not forth coming with the information.
- I felt like I had a really good month as a graphic designer this month. I had a lot of projects that I was proud of and my clients have been just saying the nicest things.
- I have a home in Pittsburgh!!
- The MoMA and their current Claes Oldenburg exhibition.
- Greenwich Village Comedy Club. Again, and I know I said I’d never go there again after a bad experience with Igor, but it was much better this time.
- Women of Will. A performance of of various Shakespeare scenes to prove a point about Shakespeare’s evolving opinion of women.
- Most of Pretty Women (still don’t know how it ends) & some of How To Loose a Guy in 10 Days thanks to Katie.
- Frances Ha. A quirky independent film that grapples with the break up to two best friends in New York and some harried decisions that result….terrible synopsis. Read the Rotten Tomatoes reviews.
- Kern & Burn, AIGA event.
- How to Make Mistakes on Purpose, AIGA event
- Introduction to the NYC Design Community, AIGA event (super informative!)
- Bordo Bello, AIGA exhibition
- How I Learned Series Presents: How I learned to lie, cheat, or steal. Really fun, great performers! Makes me want to do it!!
- Iron Man 3, with Nick & Kyle who were in town visiting.
- The Great Gatsby. I really, really liked it.
- Parson’s New School of Design Student Exhibition (for NYCxDesign week)
- Pratt Student Senior Design exhibition (for NYCxDesign week) super great work!
- 6 Things: Sagmeister & Walsh exhibition. You know how much I loved it.