Archive for the ‘Design’ Tag

PENSOLE @ PARSONS Week 1

By D’Wayne Edwards

On May 23rd, 2011 another dream came true in my career. This is the day I stepped foot into PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN as an Instructor. Who would have imagined, a black kid from Inglewood, California who could not afford to attend design school, would be teaching at the premiere fashion design school in the world?


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Day 13 at PENSOLE

Thursday, May 12th, 2011…..Day 13 at PENSOLE. By Carolina Hernandez

Today is the day before finals!!! an of course everyone is freaking out… but in a good way, we are almost at the final line and we are pushing hard! People are drawing, mounting, building prototypes and figuring out final details for material boards, the actual design and in general the story we want to convey.

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Day 11 at PENSOLE

Tuesday, May 10, 2011……Day 11 at PENSOLE. By Tiffany Chu

“A teacher is never a giver of truth- his is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. A good teacher is merely a catalyst.” Bruce Lee
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Day 10 at PENSOLE

Monday, May 9, 2011…..Day 10 at PENSOLE. By Cici Wang

Quote of the day: “The express in freedom. To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. If you follow the classical pattern, you’re not understanding the routines, the traditions: you are not understanding yourself.”

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Day 9 at PENSOLE


Sunday, May 8, 2011…..Day 9 at PENSOLE. By Jaewon Hwang

Today we had a great break! We went to Nike store at 12:00! (We got 40 % off.) So excited! 3 minutes later, some of us already picked so many Nike products. Now all of us read and talk about the performances and stories of shoes even in store.

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Day 8 at PENSOLE

Saturday, May 7, 2011…..Day 8 at PENSOLE. By Kim Chow

“The value of frustration. – Without frustration you will not discover that you might be able to do something on your own. We grow through conflict.”

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Day 7 at PENSOLE

Friday, May 6, 2011…..Day 7 at PENSOLE. By Leonardo Ochoa

Every morning we start the day by reading a quote from Bruce Lee’s “Striking Thoughts” philosophy book. This is a great way to create positive energy in the work environment while we get our creative spirit going. Today, day 7 it was my turn to pick a quote to read to the class. Since we are approaching our midterm tomorrow, I wanted to pick a quote that would remind everyone to use their energy wisely. The quote for today was “Don’t choose to waste energy – Never waste energy, on worries or negative thoughts. All problems are brought into existence – drop them.” – Bruce Lee

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Day 6 at PENSOLE

Thursday, May 5, 2011…..Day 6 at PENSOLE. By Kristina Marrero

Today we came in with a more refined set of ideas revolving specifically around our performance features. Everyone put their eight sketches up and was ready for the next big thing.

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Day 5 at PENSOLE

Wednesday, May 4, 2011…..Day 5 at PENSOLE. By Vlad Almonnord

Quote of the day:

“Inner resistance is not the solution. – Whether I like it or not, circumstances are thrust upon me, and being a fighter at heart I sort of fight it in the beginning but soon realize what I need is not inner resistance and needless conflict (in the form of dissipation); rather, by joining forces to readjust and make the best of it.”

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