SITEWIDE Search Results: “simplicity”


Rijeka @ Hartera
Jun 10, 2010


Madison, WI @ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Nov 10, 2011


Bergen @ Cornerteateret
Feb 12, 2016


Ellensburg @ Gallery One Visual Arts Center
Mar 16, 2018

PAST ACA 18 TOKYO Design Talk, Powered by PechaKucha

Powered by PechaKucha @ Main Lobby of The National Art Center
Sep 11, 2018

PAST The 400-second Pitch Party by Arts and Health Niagara, Powered by PechaKucha

Powered by PechaKucha @ Room MW247, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University
May 11, 2019

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Rediscovering Simplicity

@ VOL 1 ON JAN 24, 2013

Jen Arbo talks about her various DIY and home grown projects, and how she came to fall in love with life outside the city.  She shows how she has, along with her husband, moved from building a chicken coop, to making everything from a new dresser, to homebrew beers, and the benefits that come from creating so much in her own house.

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The Charm of Simple Design

@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Keita Suzuki, a product designer, shows us some of his work. First up are some unique souvenirs that can be used in daily life such as a glass shaped like Mt. Fuji and a soap holder that can be used to blow bubbles. He then moves on to things such as cups and his current project in Bhutan where he is helping design things for the people there. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on November 27, 2013.

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Searching for Good Design

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Jacob Antoni, an architect and designer who recently moved from Berlin to Toronto, shares his search for what constitutes good design by drawing from his own design projects and the obstacles and opportunities they have presented towards discovering functional, beautiful and simple design. 

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Wildcard Design

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 14, 2014

Architect Matt Childress with started his own business, Wildcard Design. Their design process involves extensive brainstorming and critiquing in order to make each detail perfect.

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Challengers and Icons

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Hamish Campbell introduces his independent design business, Pearlfisher. In this presentation, Hamish presents about design history's pioneers, heroes, innovators, explorers, challengers, and icons, focusing on the challengers and iconic principles of the design field.

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How a simple change can change your daily life

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Everything changed for André Wouters when he started slowing down. Rather than taking his lease car he started traveling by public transportation. He started talking to people in the train and discovered new stories. He realised how a simple change can open up a whole new way of living.

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La « Simplexité » de L’objet

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 15, 2016

Aborder le terme « simplexité » dans le cadre du développement produit.  La forme d’un objet peut paraitre simple, voir triviale, mais elle est en fait la synthèse d’un long processus. La pertinence d’un dessin épuré contient en quelques traits les réponses à toutes les questions qui lui sont posées.

Né en 1985 dans le sud de la France, Judicaël Cornu décide de partir pour Bruxelles en 2003 pour intégrer l’Atelier de design industriel à La Cambre. Diplômé en 2008, il reçoit la même année le prix du jeune design Belge pour son projet de musique par conduction osseuse. Il rejoint ensuite l’équipe de design de la marque Tupperware pendant quatre années. C’est en 2012 qu’il ouvre son propre bureau de design industriel à Bruxelles pour multiplier les projets et explorer le vaste monde de l’objet.

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"I Think You Are Wonderful" And Other Ways To Say Thank You

@ VOL 9 ON NOV 05, 2016

When expresing appreciation, Ahmad Syauqie believes that simplicity and sincerity are key. And often, saying the words 'Thank you' is all it takes.

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How A Tiny House Journey Has Led To A Larger Life

@ VOL 15 ON NOV 15, 2016

Russ and Rebecca Clime are professional photographers who learned an important lesson early on about making life better.  Hear how they went from life in the house to simplifying in a smaller home giving them more freedom to travel and experience joy together!

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@ VOL 40 ON MAR 15, 2019

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Kelly Deck

Kelly Deck's "passion for interior design and a philosophy of simplicity and beauty led to the creation of a boutique and design studio, a television series, a newspaper column and most recently a residential design firm," and you can see her talk about all these things in the above PechaKucha Night presentation. See more videos of the presentations from PKN Vancouver Vol. 5 at Bruce Sharp's blog.

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PKN Chattanooga Vol. 3

PechaKucha Night in Chattanooga Vol. 3 was held at the end of April, and organizer Matt Brown sends in this report on what sounded like a very special and more intimate PKN. Our 3rd event took place at CreateHere again. Because there were so many events taking place in Chattanooga over the past few weeks, we had a smaller turnout, and fewer presenters. Despite that, there was an exceptional energy to the crowd and many new faces. Our first order of business was to take a greeting photo for PKN Athens, which I have already sent to them for their event on Friday. We were very happy to be contacted by the organizers of another host city, and it just proves the instant connection we all share through PechaKucha. There are no borders. Our first presenter, Cole Sweeton, focused on PechaKucha itself. Cole's presentation highlighted some of the challenges that we face as organizers behind-the-scenes, especially working as a not-for-profit group. But the real focus of his presentation was on how both the individual presenters and the community benefit mutually from PechaKucha Night. The opportunity to share one's passion and interest with a welcoming and attentive audience is a rare one. The crowd leaves inspired, educated, sometimes challenged, but always wanting more. Many people approached us with ideas for future presenters and sponsors. The positive energy coming from the attendees more than makes up for the effort put into the event. Our photographer for the event was Chloe Wright. Chloe's portraits of the event illustrate her perspective quite well. The very personal nature of what each person brings to PKN is what connects each of us. We relate to what others are passionate about because we ourselves are passionate about something. The diversity of subject matter and presentation deliveries only makes the event that much more exciting. The simplicity of the format yields limitless variations based on the individuality of the presenter. This unique quality of PKN is what keeps us all hungry for more! Attached are some of Chloe's images from the event. So many micro-conversations happen during and after one of these events, and her shots capture these well. I have asked her if she wants her contact info published, but I have not heard back. I will let you know if so. All photos in this post are by Chloe (email), and as Matt explains, " so many micro-conversations happen during and after one of these events, and her shots capture these well."

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PKN Queretaro Vol. 2

It may have been a long time coming -- since the event was held back in September of last year -- but we're glad to finally get a look at Queretaro's second PechaKucha Night, courtesy of the following report by co-organizer Lilian Gonzalez. Our favorite bit: " It was amazing to witness how no one wanted to leave “La Fabrica,” demanding more presenters." The second PechaKucha in Queretaro was hosted in September at “La Fabrica,” a contemporary art center. This was a perfect place for a PechaKucha Night, as this is a remodeled former factory that still keeps its industrial style. The forum of this artistic multidisciplinary spot was the stage where the PechaKucha took place. The night started with the founder of "la Fabrica," Alonso Barrera. He is a theater director and a designer, with studies on experimental and visual theater in Spain. Alonso started with an emotional presentation about his personal history on how his theater career started. It was an original presentation featuring a performance. Then it was the turn for photographer Margara Dehaene, accompanied by the compositor Ignacio Baca with “noise music". Dehaene showed us amazing oceanic photos while she recited a story followed by Ignacio's music, transforming the photos original sense. After this, the industrial designer Raúl Moysen shared with us some of his works and his sources of inspiration such as “small is beautiful,” simplicity, and the use of everyday objects. Then another photographer, Elena Baca, surprised the crowd with fantastic digital images that recreated imaginary worlds in our minds. She accompanied her work with poetry. Juan Carlos Loyo started with the sentence “evasion of the gaze.” He is an architect and an artist. Juan Carlos shared with the crowd his interest in breaking the lineal gaze on paintings. The audience had a 20-minute break, where the crowd and presenters mingled within the industrial scenery with strawberries and red wine. The second part started with graphic designer Héctor Muñoz Huerta. He showed images of Queretaro and how the city is represented by some special textures. These images are used in Queretaro’s tourist information magazine Asomarte. Painter Gustavo Villegas was second in the lineup. He showed his recent watercolor paintings regarding crashed cars, accidents and speed representing how our current society thrives. After this, pretending to be a charlatan, Eduardo De La Garma, talked to the crowd about fraud, scams and shame on art, politics and society at large, a fun and fluid presentation. Finally, somehow confronting the last presenter with a different position, Fabián Giménez Gatto started his presentation. He is a researcher on post-modernity, contemporaneous art, and post-pornography. Giménez Gatto presented a written post-pornography essay of his authorship, accompanied with pictures of different artists on this subject such as Larry Sultan. The second PechaKucha Night reached an audience of about four hundred people sitting, standing up and even on the stage. It was a night with diverse presentations that grabbed the audience attention at all times. It was amazing to witness how no one wanted to leave “La Fabrica,” demanding more presenters.    This PechaKucha Night was organized by Lilián González, Nayely González, Eileen Suastegui, Alonso Barrera and Richard Ibarra, who together with the presenters and a highly receptive audience, made this second PechaKucha Night a highly emotional night.

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PKN Tokyo Vol. 77

As mentioned in the previous post, Tokyo was one of the nine cities with PKNs last night, and our edition was a prelude to Tokyo Design Week -- which officially kicks off tomorrow -- and it ended up being a truly magical night. Most of the presenters are exhibiting works during design week, and even though there was no specific theme for the evening, overarching ideas kept popping up, like simplicity and doing what you can with what you have. We were so impressed and in love with what we saw that we want to share them with everyone, and so all through design week we'll be posting one presentation every day. Below, a few photos to wet your appetite.

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Data By Design Table Talks: Powered by PechaKucha

  For years the term “Big Data” has buzzed on the lips of CEOs and executives and bounced off board room walls. Companies understand the opportunity their data represents to customize products and services to their customers, streamline operational efficiency, and unearth market insights that provide a competitive advantage. But knowing how best to apply data is one thing—telling a story through data in a way that illuminates is an art unto itself. CNN Money recently published an insightful piece on this subject. Author Olof Schybergson says, “It’s about turning information into meaningful insights people can use, giving data a human shape and a connection with the messy real world that we live in… Designers have it ingrained to focus on simplicity and bring a singular focus to delighting the end user—regardless of whether they are a business user or consumer. Designers know how to take complex or disparate information and make it tangible, understandable, and importantly, more human.” We’ll be tackling this with the experts for our May Table Talks: Data by Design. Joining us for lunch on Thursday, May 23 will be Datascope Analytics partner Aaron Wolf, designer Sharlene King, DataMade founder Derek Eder, Chicago Data Visualization Meetup organizer Josh Doyle, and Table XI COO Mark Rickmeier, each of whom will treat us to a PechaKucha-style presentation on the topic.

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Living in Sublimity

"I like the way the markings imply an effort to impose some sort of order on infinity." Dozier Bell, an artist in Rockland, Maine, elaborates on her drawings that encompass natural and conscious elements of the world. In "Living in Sublimity" from PKN Midcoast, Maine Vol. 19 we see her artwork, in its simplicity, lessens our human understanding of these natural forces and gives us a greater sense of sublimity to our surroundings. 

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A Paper Tale

"When the eyes temporarily refuse to collaborate with the brain, it usually causes a beautiful paradox."In "A Paper Tale" from PechaKucha Night Broome, Vol. 3, paper artist Jackie Cheng's works speak for themselves. Grounded in a traditional life, she humbly downplays her mesmerisingly imaginative and intricate paper art, sharing how it is a process of simplicity and quiet reflection. Enjoy!

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Poster for PKN Brighton Vol. 25

Shining a spotlight on PechaKucha Brighton who keeps us all together with thi beautiful design for their Vol. 25. We liked it's simplicity and elegance so much, we put it on our official PechaKucha Poster tumblr! Click through to see more amazing poster designs and be inspired to design one for YOUR city's PechaKucha! 

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Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness

  "In my experience, the beauty of the wilderness is the solitude and the simplicity." In Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness from PechaKucha Night Kalispell Vol.1, Photographer Mandy Mohler takes us on her solo journey through Montana's Bob Marshall wilderness on horseback. She shares how this trip and her experience in nature has impacted her artwork and perspective on the outdoors. 

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Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, and Joy

"It's nothing to do with creating the perfect drawing, but just to capture the simplicity of an idea with complete freedom." In "Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, and Joy" From PechaKucha Night Forster Vol. 4, Ian Sercombe shares his highly contemplative and tranquil architectural work that is inspired by beauty, magic, and serenity. Ian utilizes traditional adobe and hand-drawn sketches to create energy efficient living spaces of beauty.