This was inspired not by a talk, but by a chat with Tara Lemmey just before we watched the final talk with Colin Greenwood. Tara was over from San Francisco having an adventure. The previous day she had given a wonderful gift to the auction, a stay in her San Francisco based Lens Studios. Emily and I are planning a two week hiking and camping adventure in San Francisco for May next year, maybe we'll pop in with our backpacks and say hello.
So, I have failed at one of these. I still have a desk. I use it less and less everyday though. The main thing that draws me to my desk is LIghtroom and my scanning software - it's the right place for me to do this type of work. I'm writing this at my desk too - sometimes writing here works, sometimes it doesn't. I haven't nailed this yet, it's forever a work in progress.
Here's 99% Invisible talking about the history of chairs, desks and sitting. It's made me plan some moving around time, and to sit in my Eames Rocker more during the day.
I reckon I've done ok with the one thing a month. Since the chat with Tara I've done one main thing that's challenged me each month. Probably the biggest thing has been writing all these posts about the Do Lectures. I feel like I've opened myself up in ways I've never done before in public, and it's been a rewarding experience and opened up tons of interesting conversations with people. This is actually the last post in the series. Now I need something else to write about - a new adventure.
Read the rest of the series here.