Monday, June 30, 2008


if you want to find yourself, you have to loose yourself first.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Choose a Job, Choose a life

from ID magazine
Choose a Job, Choose a life.
when we set out to ask a few of our favorite design leaders about the best business decision they'd ever made, we never guessed the results would be so personal.
Milton Glaser:
The best business decision I ever made was actually two related ones, the first was joining with Ed Sorel, Seymour Chawast, and Reynold Reffins to create Pushpin studios in 1954. We had a different view of graphic design than what was popular at the time, which was Swiss and Bauhaus modernism. Our idea was to celebrate and plunder all the ideas that were considered to be inappropriate then -ornament, storytelling,complexity. We also linked illustration and design and considered both activities part of a single intention. After 15 years or so, the studio became famous and influential. Our success culminated in an important exhibition at the Louvre's Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris in 1970. We had become part of the mainstream, although we were still considered marginal by those committed to modernism. Later, one critic called us premature post-modernists.
My other decision was to leave Pushpin, with some trepidation, 20 years after we had begun it. I felt people knew too much about us and had begun to expect a certain kind of product, which I found limiting. I opened a small office in 1974 with the intention of doing things I had not done before, including interiors, objects, architecture. It worked out fine.
Karim Rashid:
The best business decision I ever made was to get a really rigorous education in industrial design. I was going to study fine arts, and if I had, I would be most likely be jobless right now. Design is democratic art.

Friday, June 13, 2008

tipica conversation chavonera

4 de la tarde Pao encontró a Emil en lobby de Parsons...
Pao: tengo hambre
Emil: tengo sed
Pao: tengo hambre y tengo sed, pero no tengo dinero...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

a best reason to go travel

'The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page' st Angustine

looking for my lost wallet

se me perdio mi wallet esta fin de semana.. no se donde ni se como, lo unico que se.. es cuando iba a trabajar me di cuenta de que mi wallet ya no esta comigo... y pensaba que lo deje en la casa de mi amigo pero fui a buscar noche entera y lamentablemente no encontre nada, y chequee a mi cuenta de banco, nadie uso mi tarjeta.. entonces quiere decir que probablemente nadie lo cogio. ay... mi wallet donde tu estas escondido ? te necesito...

Friday, June 6, 2008

central park drawing

hace mucho ya no dibujo...estoy perdiendo poco a poco la flexibilidad de mi mano... creo que necesito mas practicas, pero nada, ahora ya no hay Angelo o Elias que me pone la nota, jeje asi que sigo inventando...

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Levente Szabo. Congratulations to the Hungarian design student, who took home the top prize from the Electrolux Design lab 2007 competition with E-wash, a compact washing washing machine that uses soap nuts instead of detergent. The announcement came yesterday in Paris, where all the finalists had gathered to compare and celebrate their designs.

The fifth edition of the contest featured the second clothes washer in three years (remember the Airwash?) to garner the win; it's most notable feature is that it's designed to use soap nuts rather than detergent, to make it viable for use in developing countries across the world.

It came from the challenge to students to come up with environmentally-sound, commercially viable products and solutions that would enable consumers to "live in greater harmony with the environment."

“E-wash is a brilliant connection between ancient knowledge and high-tech,” comments juror Henrik Otto, Head of Global Design for Electrolux. “It takes someone open-minded to look for solutions from somewhere else and apply them to his own culture.”

Szabó says that his starting point was the polluting effect of both the washing process and the production, packaging and transportation of the detergent. “I was looking for a substance that could replace the detergent,” he explains.“ The soapnut is a natural plant and can be cultivated. It does not harm nature but is a part of it.

“The other problem was the form of conventional washing machine. I reduced the size and made it flat, so it would fit into a small apartment, but also would be able to wash a lot of clothes at the same time.”

Monday, June 2, 2008

Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid, Un diseniador industrial super talentoso y productivo, despues de ver esta entrevista me inspiro muchisimo, me hizo reflexionar mucho cuando dijo: somos capaz de cambiar y formar el mundo a traves de disenio. Asi que creo que el proxima generation sera de los diseniadores ! viva los diseniadores! vamos a conquistar el mundo!