My daughter, Ramona

My wife Heidi and I are excited to announce the birth of our daughter. Ramona Mira Cavalier was born on August 5, 2013 at 4:36 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 19.5 inches.

It was a 37-hour labor, but in the end she was born after only eight pushes over eight minutes. Ramona held [...]

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HOW Design 2013 in review: Part four

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2013 in review: Part three.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2013 in San Francisco, California. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Wednesday.
9:45 am-11:00 am – 37. How to Avoid Work – James Victore, Professor, School of Visual Arts in New York
Your work [...]

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HOW Design 2013 in review: Part three

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2013 in review: Part two.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2013 in San Francisco, California. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Tuesday.
9:00 am-10:15 am – 20. Basic Principles of Identity Design – Sagi Haviv, Partner and Designer, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
What [...]

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HOW Design 2013 in review: Part two

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2013 in review: Part one.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2013 in San Francisco, California. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Monday.
9:00 am-10:15 am – 2. Play -
Jessica Walsh, Partner, Sagmeister & Walsh
Find out how important play is—”biologically, in society, and in [...]

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HOW Design 2013 in review: Part one

I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2013 in San Francisco, California. Below are my notes from the opening session I attended on Sunday.
6:30 pm-8:00 pm – Opening Keynote – 1. How to Steal Like an Artist – Austin Kleon, Best-Selling Author
Nothing is completely original, and all creative work builds on what came before. [...]

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Magic realism in movies

A few weeks ago, I suggested that my girlfriend watch The Fall (2006) with me, as I knew she would appreciate it and it had been awhile since I’d last seen Tarsem’s masterpiece. She loved it so much that I was inspired to try to put together a list of some movies and TV shows [...]

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HOW Design 2012 in review: Part four

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2012 in review: Part three.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Monday.
9:45 am-11:00 am – 36. Matters of Wonder – Justin Ahrens
All good art possesses a bit of wonder—a touch of mystery, beauty [...]

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HOW Design 2012 in review: Part three

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2012 in review: Part two.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Sunday.
9:00 am-10:15 am – 20. Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits – Debbie Millman
Debbie Millman is president of the design division at [...]

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HOW Design 2012 in review: Part two

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2012 in review: Part one.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Saturday.
9:00 am-10:15 am – 2. Under the Covers With Chip Kidd – Chip Kidd
Chip Kidd is well known for his book covers [...]

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HOW Design 2012 in review: Part one

I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Below are my notes from the opening session I attended on Friday.
6:30 pm-8:00 pm – Opening Keynote – 1. Coltrane, Concord, Cool Kids and Other Creative Choices – Sam Harrison, Words-Ideas-Action
You make hundreds of choices every day: big choices and small choices, easy [...]

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