Archives: August 2012

  •  “Haptic” refers to the sense of touch that includes the entire body, inside and out; it is also the mechanism we employ to situate our bodies in space, feeling the world around us.



    Haptic Lab was founded in 2009 by Emily Fischer, a Brooklyn-based architect and designer. These beautiful, hand-sewn quilts were inspired by Emily’s mother, Peggy, who had begun losing her eyesight from complications of glaucoma. Emily began making these soft maps in 2002 as an academic experiment in tactile wayfinding. I’ve been vying for one of these in my apartment for awhile and finally bought the New York quilt the week I moved to Brooklyn. These beautiful pieces surpass the concept of home-wares and art, and only get better with age. Check out the rest of the cities Haptic Lab has to offer.

  • Some bitten off ear, special effect test makeup I did for a commercial involving a stuffed animal biting someone’s ear off…

  • Creative Mornings is “a global, monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types.” Every month, the New York chapter lecture, (usually) held in DUMBO Brooklyn, takes place at the gorgeous,  Galapagos Art Space featuring inspiring creatives from around the world. I was honored to attend my first Creative Morning in NYC today which featured the amazing and awe-inspiring Stephen Doyle.


    Check out your nearest lecture. You won’t regret it!