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Design: It’s not Rocket Science

It is funny to me that I came across this over on Houzzz today.  Substitute  ‘Brain Surgery’ with ‘Rocket Science’ and you have exactly the message that has been on replay in my head for the last week.   It is the message to myself as I OBSESS over the new layout of Studio ‘g’.   I’m honestly fearful of even telling you about the depth of my obsession for fear that when it is all done you think ‘really – you obsessed over that? — Pffft”.

Designing for myself is HARD.  I don’t know when is too much, and when is not enough, or if I am challenging myself, or conveying any messages that I want to get across.  I just have to keep reminding myself to chill-ax (as my 9 year old says) — it shouldn’t be that hard.

But it has also been swirling in my mind for another reason….a friend likes to remind me that this should be my message to you too — creating a beautiful, personal outdoor space to enjoy is not Rocket Science – trust me –  I can say that because I used to be a Rocket Scientist.  But I nonetheless could use a some tips on getting out of my own head so that I can get into it.  Does that make sense?

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  1. Geoff says:

    This is an off-topic post.
    Your feedburner feed “” has gone dark.
    As of Aug 3 I have not gotten any updates in Google Reader or T-Bird. Doing a validation on the feed link at the w3c feed validator returns:

    This feed does not validate.

    line 1, column 0: XML parsing error: :1:0: no element found

    This makes me sad since I look forward to having your posts with my coffee. Will your redesign include a new/resurrected rss feed?
    BTW, suggestion on the redesign: simple, crisp, clean. You have that (mostly) worked out @ Leaf.


  2. rochelle says:

    thanks geoff for letting me know about the broken feed! – I will get it fixed with the rest of this site as the new version will be going live later this weekend!

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