Daughter has a bag in this model. It’s made of polyester and serves the purpose of keeping her gym clothes together at school. Wearability is very low. So I’m wondering what Gucci was thinking when designing and producing these. And I’m even more curious to know what this adult was thinking when buying it.
Our dishwasher broke down a few weeks ago (as in caused the leakage circuit to switch while halfway its wash cycle). Tomorrow a new dishwasher will be delivered and installed. Therefore we had to make sure installers can reach the area. Therefore we had to solve the puzzle we choose not to solve when putting in the floor before moving in four years ago: how to remove the planks on the bottom. We tried solving it earlier this week and I shed some tears for not being able to solve it. Yesterday we came to the conclusion that brute force would be the only option Today the Man acted out his masculine side and used the drill and jigsaw to demolish the planks. Luckily we came to the conclusion that indeed this was the only solution to the puzzle.
At least we’ll have a functioning dishwasher tomorrow to free up some time to solve the next puzzle: putting new planks below the kitchen cupboards.
It’s impossible to know what cities would look like if women’s needs were included in the decision making process from the start. However, we can get a glimpse of changes cities can make when redesigning it so that it serves women better. Take a look how some changes they made in Barcelona.
The past few days I have been working on a better way to present myself professionally. The text I wrote on my business website a few years ago doesn’t really represent the variety of work I currently do. While writing down all the stuff I loved doing in the past and things I work on now, I discovered there actually is a common thread running through all these projects. I’ve always thought they were a random bunch to pay the bills, but looking back at all the projects I did, they were about sharing. Like when I led a project to build a social platform for farmers in African countries. I enabled others to have a better platform for sharing. Or when I created a personal documentary for someones birthday. Completely different than building a community platform, but through filming I enabled the family to share their love for this person. And when I look at the work I do for TGL I enable them to share better and more safely internally.
So while rewriting the front page of my other site, I felt the need for a bit of visual tinkering with ‘the brand’ called Storymines. I started with the notion of ‘sharing’. In Dutch that is called ‘delen’ and we use the same word for ‘division’. Therefore I started simple (typeface Futura).
Then I put reaching arms around the symbol (using a different type: DIN condensed).
I started associating with tree roots. Digging below the surface. Mining is an association that comes with the company name.
I got rid of the division line and placed a tree stem in there. It now resembles a microphone on a tripod as well, very fitting for someone who records interviews for clients and podcast episodes.
Further exploration of the tree roots/tripod. Putting back the division line.
Simplifying it, turning it upside down and adding a circle. The roots become more like eye lashes.
The simplified version back on its feet.
And adding a circle, black this time.
Number 5 contains too much lines to my taste. Numbers 1 and 8 come very close to how minimal I want a logo to be. And I love the symbolic value of number 4 while still being minimalist. I’m not sure whether any one of these logos will make its way to my website, but it sure was a lot of fun tinkering with basic shapes to design a logo. And I wouldn’t be sharing this unless I was curious about your opinion, so let me know which ones you like or dislike.