"We seek inspiration where
others are afraid to look.
We like solutions,
but we love problems.
We don’t just reach for the stars,
we create them and
Hold on for dear life.
We fight gravity."
Astro was beyond thrilled to host Ayse Birsel- renowned designer, co-founder of Birsel+Seck, and author of Design the Life You Love- for a discussion at the studio.
Design the Life You Love uses creative thinking and design process to give individuals the tools to think about their life differently. It uses examples from the design world that relate to each step of the deconstruction and reconstruction processes, and guides you through interactive, creative exercises.
Ayse gave us a deeper look at the principles behind designing and defining your life. "As designers we see the big picture. We work telepathically. We ask questions, which is really about having an open mind.” By using the design process to plan, you’re able to create breaks for yourself. She talked roadmaps, or more-so, the lack of roadmaps we’re given. It can be constraining, and stressful— thats where creating your own roadmap and designing the life you love comes in.
Ayse holds Design the Life You Love workshops all over the world - check back with us soon, as we hope to host one here at Astro! Purchase Design the Life You Love here, and be sure to check out Ayse’s new podcast.
Thank you to all who came out - we hope to host you back at the studio soon!