To Thyne Own Self Be True
Day one at the first annual Design Bloggers Conference in LA and as usual with me, a little drama to keep it real. I think I may be coming down with the flu.
It’s hard enough for me to wrap my 42 year old healthy head around all this technology, and how it is affecting daily change within my trade— as well as in my day to day life. The keynote speaker commented that bloggers are all part of a “renaissance movement’—that will ultimately change the landscape of how the design business works.
And so it is, with every business out there. I suppose it’s just the world today. Print magazines folding, online versions launching; it’s changing fast and it’s all very exciting.
And to hear Grace Bonney, founder of Design Sponge, speak about her 7 year history (she may be one of the first design bloggers)— I felt as though like I am somehow late for a super fabulous party….but it’s all okay. Better late than never, I suppose. I need to keep my focus on the design work I do, and the people I do it for—and remember this blog is just another vehicle to communicate and to let off some extra creative steam.
In any sceanrio there are pioneers and those who follow and not everyone gets to be a pioneer. Sometimes it’s good to just be a sponge…. I will leave you with one super-exhilarating image: I trekked down to Roberston to Newsroom Cafe (because even with flu-symptoms, I had to have a tofu ceasar salad and mint iced tea.)
I casually jay walked across the street, and who did I stumble upon? One of my idols, the dapper Carson Kressley in all his splendor lunching patio-side at The Ivy. He was sweet enough to let me take this photo.