Thursday, November 19, 2015

Design the Life you Love by Ayse Birsel - Excerpt and Giveaway





Are you a planner?  Do you have stacks of calendars and sticky notes littering every available open space?  How many Apps do you own in hopes of keeping your self and your life ordered?  Are you completely winging it everyday but wishing you had a better plan?  Are you like me and somehow manage to fit all of these characteristics into one massive type-A stressed out personality?  If so Design the Life You Love may be just the book you need.




Book Description:

A joyful, inspirational guide to building the life you've always dreamed of, using the principles and creative process of an award-winning product designer.

Life, just like a design problem, is full of constraints-time, money, age, location, and circumstances. You can’t have everything, so you have to be creative to make what you want and what you need co-exist. Design the Life You Love is a joyful, inspirational guide to building the life you’ve always wanted, using the principles and creative process of an award-winning product designer. Through four steps that reveal hidden skills and wisdom, anyone can design a life they love!


Check out an excerpt from the book!





About the Author:


Ayse Birsel is the Co-founder and Creative Director of the award-winning design and innovation studio, Birsel+Seck, and the creator of Design the Life You Love, a coursework and book that teaches non-designers how to create a meaningful life using her design process, Deconstruction:Reconstruction™, and its tools.
Born in Izmir, Turkey, Ayse came to the US in 1986 to attend Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY on a Fulbright Scholarship. Since then she has called New York her home, living there with her husband and partner, Bibi Seck, and their three children, who continue to inspire her life's design.
Ayse is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2001 Young Designers Award from the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Athena Award for Excellence in Furniture Design from Rhode Island School of Design. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art.

(Photo Credit: Harry Zernike)


Giveaway:
2 Finished Copies of DESIGN THE LIFE YOU LOVE (US Only)



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