Design Diary

Harry has been keeping this diary, more or less, since 2009. It has slowed down in recent years because of social media, but there are some fun stories in here if you have some time. Harry cherishes his place among creators and loves to share.

Mexico: Day 7

On Tuesday we spent most of the day holed up in a palapa in the jungle. It was a little dark, but my workshop participants,

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Mexico: Day 6

The first real day in the jungle was full of information gathering. The students would be working with two local workshops. Our first stop was

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Mexico: Day 5

We started our day at Walmart in Villahermosa. Which, although depressing in concept, was a great place to get breakfast and stock up on fruit.

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Mexico: Day 4

The morning started early at the University. The library building was beautiful in the early morning sunlight. It is covered with murals and the landscape

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Mexico: Day 3

Sorry for the lapse, but I literally was in the jungle. More on that later, but I wanted to finish up my last day in

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Mexico: Day 2

This morning I spoke at the Industrial Design College at UNAM, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. I showed my work and talked a bit about what

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Mexico: Day 1

I arrived in Mexico City yesterday for the Mayan Design Workshop. I will be leading a workshop in the jungle next week, but we will

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Brooklyn Museum

A nice piece on the Brooklyn Museum Design Collection. We have quite a few pieces in the museum and get a shout out. https://brooklynbased.com/2014/02/20/a-tour-of-brooklyn-museums-untold-treasures/ A

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Pigs Fly In

The holidays feel like they were ages ago. Next year I will get the Ornament Project up earlier so it doesn’t feel so old at the

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Highland Modern

John and I just got back from Aspen CO where the boarding was incredible and I admired the recently renovated Merry-Go-Round lodge at Aspen Highlands.

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FIRST PIGGIE

This is the first image I have gotten from our Holiday Ornament Project. My friend Lisa Roberts sent her ornament out to Shapeways for printing.

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DUPLEX

I just finished re-reading Duplex. My favorite book of 2013. I love ambiguity in art; I love a new perspective and being coaxed to emotion

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Winterest

Such a pretty day in the garden on Saturday.  John is always talking about “all-year-interest” and it was on full display in the snow. The white

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ALU EXPERIENCE

Last week I attended a panel discussion at ALU, the maker of one of my favorite products of all time, Autopoles, and a variety of

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Finally Free

We danced and danced and they set him free. Sad to see him go, but what a life! Click the image above to hear the

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LONG LIVE LEO!

I admit it, I’m a Luddite. I like making things with my hands and I often find the computer age a snare and a delusion

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