The perfect summer look. Loose dress, sandals, and a smile.
From The Sartorialist
Give us some background on where you grew up (or where you spent the majority of your life). What about your hometown do you love/hate?
“I’m from a city in the Midwest, best city in the whole wide wide world...”
Okay, I’m pretty sure Lupe Fiasco was talking about Chicago, but I like to pretend he’s talking about my hometown- the real best city in the Midwest- St. Louis.
I’ve lived here my whole life. In fact, I’ve lived in the same house my entire life. The same house my Dad grew up in. I guess you could say I’m pretty much in love with Saint Louis. The Cardinals, Forest Park, Anheuser-Busch, toasted ravioli, Soulard, the Arch, Ted Drewes, the music, the people, I love it all.
Do you feel like your online persona is any different from your real life persona?
My online life is pretty much the same as my real life. In fact, people who follow my blogs or twitter probably know more about me than some of my ‘real life’ friends.
Blogging and tweeting gives me a chance to talk about whatever I want- no interruptions, no judgement. Believe it or not, most of my friends don’t want to sit around talking about my Lost obsession, but online I can talk about it as much as I want. And chances are, I’ll find other people online who want to talk about it with me too.I love that they picked these two. While they aren't (in my opinion) my most clever or funny responses, they show my love for STL, my love for social media, and actually link out to one of my blogs (niiiice).
In this issue of Mizzou-ya, we will get you up to speed on the value of social networking - not only to connect with the friends you made during your time at Mizzou but also to assist you in building your career.Will you now? Boy, oh boy. I can't wait to read it! I don't know anything about social media.
Good music and art IS good living. Making good music and art IS making a living, you know? Money, that's its own problem, but making good stuff, doing the best work I can, it feels like I'm interacting with the part of the world I appreciate most.
Designers. Think of design as a way to change the current situation into a more favorable one. If you enter into a project thinking it’s going to suck because the ‘client is lame,’ then it probably will. (I realize that this is not always possible.) Walk the thin line of using visual metaphors without being too obvious. Read the book “Designers Don’t Read” by Austin Howe. Get away from your computer, then eventually come back. Use the ‘Toyo’ color book instead of Pantone. Deny yourself cream and sugar. Listen to the same song on repeat for days. Use a cool photo, a legible typeface, and something that messes it all up. Try not to be a ‘one trick pony.’ Panic when you realize you are. Start over. Then think of design as a way to change the current situation into a more favorable one.