Tuesday, June 26, 2012

more Etsy goodness...



More crocheted goodness up on the MyVeryOwnEyeGoggles shop today...


This one is unique, so get it before someone else does!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

the shop is OPEN....



Just a selection of the goodies available at the Etsy shop... Open NOW!! Excitement!!








Friday, June 1, 2012

being authentic...



I went to the Vivid Festival in Sydney last night, and heard a few interesting discussions around this topic...


In a world where business and governments consistently obfuscate (what a great word, thanks Chad Dickerson!) and spin, it's refreshing to hear how businesses like Etsy are endeavouring to be transparent.


"Being the change you want to see" is a phrase that resonated with me. Admittedly, it's an idea that's been slightly thrashed... But it's something I feel I come up against every day, as a designer, dealing with other people's projects... And it's really hard when you're working for someone else, under their direction, essentially for them... 


So, moving on to the adjusted business model I'm adopting, I felt encouraged by these words last night. 


I felt enlivened. 


Inspired even... 


To continue doing work that I want to see... 


To seek out new platforms, opportunities, collaborations with like-minded people...


Do I sound a bit like Captain Kirk...? 


Well, I'm not sure if it's where no-one's been before, but I'm boldly going! 







T2 tea at the MCA cafe. Delicious, quick service, but a little disappointed in the overall ambience...


Could this really be Yayoi Kusama??



The Opera House in all her sunset glory...



A great discussion (with excellent illustrations) from Design By Them.


Some inspiration from Chad Dickerson, CEO of Etsy. 




Captivated!