Thoughts on Constraints in Design

A Constraint That Hinders Creative Freedom In both art and design, we can identify three dimensions of constraint: material, functional, and cultural. The beauty of art often lies in the freedom of expression where a constant, self-indulging or self-induced struggle over the constraints by those dimensions. All three pose fascinating challenges to an artist, who…

The Fine Lines of Our Lives

There are fine lines in our lives that form the basis of our decisions. At first, there’s the Affordability Line: When life is not even affordable, we struggle for mere survival. There’s barely a choice of what to do or how to live. When circumstances become better, we cross the Affordability Line and start to…