“Women should dress for themselves, and eventually for other women, and only then maybe also for a handful of men. But they must step out of this outrageously sexed-up hell of signifiers; if they don’t, this junk will make them lose their self-respect. I advocate understatement. Search for subtlety, dare to pass as someone reserved, refuse the stereotypes of sexiness. That way, you will spread fever only where it deserves to be.”—Jean Touitou of APC on why unsexy, understated fashion feels fresh via The Guardian
Just coming to the end of my internship and have realized I forgot how to use adobe creative suite. I’ve been reviteering for almost half a year and opened illustrator for the first time today at work and was mind-boggled on how to ctrl+c and ctrl+v vectors. What the crayfish? Yes, I know. In reflection of these last few months, I’ve learned a lot. A lot about design, construction, practicality, how people like their coffee (just kidding), and the whole process and shebang of architecture. But I’ve also learned that I’m hesitant and doubtful of this career path. At the close of my last internship, I had high hopes for my buddy Archie but this term (though enjoyable) has left me wanting something else. Maybe it’s the cause of the demanding work load and less than inspiring designs. Maybe it’s the “clients/executive architects” telling me they “feel my pain”. Maybe it’s a revit overload induced archi-coma and I just need to wake up and relearn adobe cs (and maybe 3ds max).