Friday June 3, 2011 by Matt Walters
For this entire week, we have been working with a simple, yet extremely successful design system: Sketch-Present-Feedback-Repeat. Today we started out like everyday this week by presenting our work in front of the class; though this day was a bit different.
Tuesday May 31st, 2011
After a long Memorial Day weekend, we’re back and ready to start sketching!
Sean and Pedro once again joined the class, as we dove into the different materials and construction techniques used to create athletic shoes. This was one of the topics most in the class stated they wanted to get out of the course. We shoved the desks to the side and all came forward to the front of the classroom, around D’Wayne, to get a good look at the samples he brought in for us.
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?
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.
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
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.”
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.
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.”
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