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looking back, rotterdam

Posted in Uncategorized by stefanie on October 5, 2011

Rotterdam, last spring, left me with a strange feeling.  It was disorienting and cold, we were weary and wet from the rain, and somehow I just didn’t feel welcome.

But today, something’s drawing me back…

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in case anyone is wondering

Posted in Uncategorized by stefanie on September 20, 2011

what I’m spending two years in grad school for:

from the man who brought you Helvetica and Objectified… a new documentary about the planning and designing of cities which pretty much summarizes why I’m so excited about what I’m doing.

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the other paris

Posted in Uncategorized by stefanie on February 4, 2011

Spring studio is in full swing with the completion of our first assignment.   In 2 weeks a photo essay of our two sites fell together,  a less expected portrait of Paris through its high-rises.  Here’s an excerpt:

Thanks, Sama and Elise!

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Posted in Uncategorized by stefanie on September 16, 2010

Not that studying in the library at 1 o’clock in the afternoon on a gorgeous fall day  isn’t inspiring at the moment …

But I just had to pull myself away  to share: today marks the release of the premiere issue of a new online design publication, Rue Magazine… officially my new favorite thing. Not to mention that I am really good friends (did I say related?  No, I promise this isn’t biased familial promotion) with one of the talented photographers featured in this issue

Now click your way through inspiration heaven.

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Posted in Uncategorized by stefanie on September 13, 2010

New apartment, new city, new friends, new vocation…  This basically sums up the three whirlwind weeks that just went by: from the suburbs of Minneapolis to New York’s East Village and from insignificant summer jobs to finding myself engulfed in the great nebulous cloud of academia.  How can learning be so clarifying an experience, and all the while leave you in such a haze of doubt and ambiguity?

I’ve found myself constantly in need of rethinking what I think.

Kind of like this:

I feel as though my perspective has been closing in on itself the past few years.  Maybe it was being out of school for the first time. Or maybe my unfulfilled need for city life…

But I am re-learning now to believe in the legibility of the world around me.

This guy knows what I’m talking about:

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