AIGA is hosting a one-day, online event about the future of design and welcomes all designers and design enthusiasts to participate:
On April 13, 2011, add your voice to an open, digital dialogue on design. One Day For Design brings together a global community of designers and design enthusiasts to exchange ideas, challenge viewpoints and push boundaries—collaborating in real time on the future of our profession and the organizations behind it. Spread the word. Join the conversation at onedayfordesign.org or via Twitter.
What: One Day for Design is a 24-hour live online conversation about the future of the design industry. Moderators will host exchanges on Twitter throughout the day, which will all be aggregated at onedayfordesign.org where viewers can also post comments.
When: April 13, 2011, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern and ending at midnight
Where: Worldwide, converging at onedayfordesign.org and on Twitter at #1D4D
Why: One Day for Design will encourage design enthusiasts everywhere to think about the role design organizations can play for designers in a rapidly-shifting world.
Moderators include: Alex Bogusky, Doug Bowman, Liz Danzico, Debbie Millman, Erik Spiekermann, Armin Vit, Alissa Walker and Katherine Walker.
I recently attended my first Boston Design Salon get-together. The Design Salon is a group of professional women who work in design related businesses who meet once a month to talk about design, business and all things between. The event was at the super cute Twelve Chairs, an eco-conscious design boutique.
Stacey Santo, senior marketing executive of Boston based retailer Rue La La was the special guest. Rue La La is an exclusive, invitation-only online destination where members discover premier-brand, private sale boutiques, each open for just a brief window of time. Stacy gave us some insight on how the company was started and how it has grown so fast in just three years. The marketing and creative department plays a major role in the success by keeping it fresh and sexy! They photograph all of their products in a Boston based studio and they change their web home page for each 48 hour boutique! I had an awesome time and can’t wait for the next event!
The mission of Rose Crescent is to provide superior software systems which are robust and reliable. The Rose Crescent logo is clean and simple referencing the origin of the name and conveys the utility and reliability of the brand. The crescent petals scattered in an irregular way on the business card give a sense of the logo being a solution to a scattered problem.
It is more like snow than showers here in Boston, but I’m looking forward to the Spring weather if it ever makes it up here. I am sharing some lovely rain inspired photos today. On the sunny side, check out the Amelie G Magazine April Web Issue which came out today for some amazing Spring fashion and photos!
We started the day with a short drive to Walden Pond in Concord which is a 102-foot deep glacial kettle-hole pond where Henry David Thoreau lived in the 1840′s. We wanted to hike the trail that rings the pond, but it was still covered in snow so we headed to the Concord town center and then towards Sudbury for lunch.
We pulled up to Longfellow’s Wayside Inn just in time to see five minutemen firing their muskets. We ate lunch in The Old Kitchen which was Henry Ford’s favorite room for entertaining guest while he owned the Inn. It was dark and cozy with the glow of a large fireplace. It is the oldest operating Inn in the country, offering comfort and hospitality to travelers along the Boston Post Road since 1716.
After lunch we made our way to the very cute town of Lexington to walk down the main road and check out the battle green before our ride home to Boston.
It was a great day! I plan to go back to Walden Pond once all of the snow melts.
Remember back in October when I told y’all about an event identity that I was working on? Well, since then I have been hard at work completing all of the items for The Green Project’s 2011 SALVATIONS! Salvations is a cocktail gala featuring the finest in custom furniture designs created from salvaged materials to benefit The Green Project. I am sure many of you have seen the ads around already, but for those who have not, here is a sneak peek. I will be posting photos of all of the pieces soon. Learn more and purchase tickets for the April 16 event at the Salvations blog.