A while back I was pondering what drove me to choose design. Read on to know more.
Author: Peppermint and Popsicles
LONG POST ALERT! After a gazillion not-so-successful attempts at organizing a decent trip, we finally had one materialize despite so many odds stacked against us. I'd been ranting to anyone who would listen about how I needed to go someplace new and when the opportunity came up, I just couldn't let it pass. Enter Gunashree, my … Continue reading Wind, water, adventurously ever after
With Artificial Intelligence being the buzzword of the decade, we have self-driven cars, self-learning robots, self-learning intelligent everything flooding our newsfeed on a daily basis. Newspaper articles titled 'Robots will be smarter than man,' make me wonder if that is indeed possible. Have we ever stopped to ponder that it was the human brain that … Continue reading Postage stamps, plumbing and perspective
Rediscovered the joy of reading books with The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Ended up reading late into the night - sobbing and sniffing at 2AM - wondering how authors write such awfully poignant stories (and why they kill off the one character that's just beginning to grow on you). Hadn't read such a gripping … Continue reading Learnophilia
Back when we were in college, I could never quite wrap my head around how anybody could go binge-watching Friends for 10 times in a row and not get bored. Fast forward to present day, I swear to god I've never been more addicted to a TV series. Every conceivable human emotion has been portrayed so brilliantly - … Continue reading Why art remains my first love
Falling down the rabbit hole of design jargons is like an unending maze; a marathon with no finish line. You run breathlessly from article to article, come across new terminologies every 5th sentence and the next thing you know, there's 860 tabs open on your web browser and words like 'halftone', 'dithering', 'letterpress' etc. circling inside … Continue reading Life at 720 dpi
Foraying into the world of rasters and vectors comes with its own set of challenges. Did I mention about printing woes? How the bloody hell do you maintain the vibrancy after you scan an image and convert it into CMYK? How on earth do you prevent JPEGs from pixelating when you resize them? My brain … Continue reading Pixels in distress