Living by Design: a Creative Journey

Apple Pays Tribute to Steve Jobs

Wow, that’s a homepage one will rarely see on Apple’s website. Talking about “less is more…”

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“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. ~ Steve Jobs

Memphis Cooper-Young Festival

I always look forward to the Memphis Cooper-Young Festival. Held in Memphis’ largest historic district and known for its famous zip code of 38104, the Cooper-Young Festival is a yearly event which brings together all that it is great about Memphis: music, art, crafts, and great food.

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Colorful coasters
Memphis Cooper-Young Festival
Handmade Halloween decorations (just in time)
Amazing metal art
Arts and crafts
Handmade Creatures by local artist Joelle Medici
Street fencing
Local ballerinas
Local painter Jay Brouthers
Memphis Cooper-Young Festival
Memphis Cooper-Young Festival
cinnamon and sugar pecans

Memphis Cooper-Young Festival

Colorful coasters

Memphis Cooper-Young Festival

Handmade Halloween decorations (just in time)

Amazing metal art

Arts and crafts

Handmade Creatures by local artist Joelle Medici

Street fencing

Local ballerinas

Local painter Jay Brouthers

Memphis Cooper-Young Festival

Memphis Cooper-Young Festival

World's most tasty cinnamon and sugar pecans

User Experience Design Conference 2011

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Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
and Me
Paul Adams, Facebook
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky
Mark Trammell, Twitter
Steven Pemberton, researcher at the CWI, the Dutch National Research Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam the Netherlands

Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF

and Me

Paul Adams, Facebook

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky

Mark Trammell, Twitter

Steven Pemberton, researcher at the CWI, the Dutch National Research Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam the Netherlands

I recently attended UX Week 2011, a user experience design conference. Design professionals from all over the world gathered for four days of community, inspiration and skills building. It was beyond my expectations. The conference itself took place in San Francisco, a city of innovation and progress. It was an honor to be in the presence of presenters from such major companies as Google, Facebook, Pixar and others. I was truly inspired by the speakers and by the overall sense of excitement which is happening in the design community. Many topics were discussed, but the main theme revolved around the importance of user experience when it comes building technologies for people.

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A Shadow Box of Memories

“Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.”

Shadow BoxAs we go through life, we tend to accumulate different things, such as photographs, keepsakes, and other precious items which remind us of something special in our life, whether it is a person or a memory. We like to keep these things close to our heart no matter what happens or where we might be. These special items make us feel at home, that’s why we decorate our homes and offices with pictures and other small reminders of who we are and what we love.

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Painting with Light: 4th of July Fireworks 2011

This year’s fireworks show was quite spectacular. My family and I decided to go to the Germantown 4th of July celebration. Since this yearly event is so popular, we decided not to go all the way into the main park but settle down on the grassy area nearby. Many other families had a similar idea as everyone put down their blankets and waited for the first “boom” with anticipation.

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4th of July Fireworks, 2011

Mini-Pizzas for the Mini-Mes

Mini Pizzas

My son is growing up so fast, and the pressure of coming up with meal ideas for the toddler has not diminished a bit. It really takes some creative thinking sometimes to figure out what can possibly entice a toddler to eat some of the essential and nutritious foods which he normally wouldn’t eat otherwise.

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