Balance, Design, Technology
March 10, 2011
Over on Twitter we’ve started a Twtpoll asking what iPad apps are helping you be more productive at work? I am pointing this out rather selfishly because we are FINALLY getting an iPad.
My husband is chief technology officer in the family. He’s my IT guy and general wizard when it comes to things you plug in (thankfully not in that weird Charlie Sheen wizard way). He is also a serious early adopter. I only realized how much I appreciated that when he decided we really should wait for the second generation iPad to come out. What!? We were going to have to wait for that gorgeous piece of design? Yep. Surely I need it for work. Surely. But after much discussion we agreed to wait. And the wait seemed eternal.
Tomorrow we have a date at the Apple store It’s our 11th wedding anniversary and we’re going to treat ourselves to the iPad 2. Romantic? For some, no. For us, yes! And let’s hope there are still some in stock. I am too old to camp out so we definitely wont be first in line at 5am when the store opens. I called Apple to find out if there was anything we could do to ‘book’ one and the guy just laughed at me. I even tried the wedding anniversary line and he wasn’t buying it. We’ll just have to line up like everyone else.
Let’s say that we will have that iPad in our hot little hands tomorrow. I would really like to know what apps you use. Which ones help your work life run more smoothly? I use Simplenote but there’s got to be so much more out there. Take the Twtpoll and I will report back in a week or so the results. Hopefully we’ll have a great list of apps to share.
February 23, 2011
We asked our Twitter followers to send in pics that depicted a life ‘unframed’ in honor of Yves Behar’s new SAYL chair. We got some incredible images including the winner’s skate boarding shot above. But I thought the Lifework readers would enjoy Andrea Aznar’s shot (below). She’s hula hooping while taking a break from her work. And it turns out Andrea is working from home in the throes of a move and running a business.
“I was born and raised in México city. I studied Psychology and had my private practice for a while. Since 2008 I have owned a small independent publisher for children’s books, the books are written by specialists and I put much effort in finding great illustrators so the illustrations look artistic and creative that way not only the kids can enjoy the books but the adults too. The publisher´s name is Sana Colita de Rana.
I recently moved to Dallas, TX with my husband. I continue with the publisher work but since I don´t have an office I use the kitchen/dining room which works out just fine…so far.
I am huge fan of desing objetcs and furniture. I spend my weekends looking for vintage or designs stores and reading desing magazines or looking at architectural books. Everytime I buy something, anything like a vintage radio, a high-end lamp, or a great sidetable or chair I feel it´s just for my collection, the same way when little girl I used to collect stickers or cool pencils.”
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January 25, 2011
Surprise us and win a SAYL chair. Sounds good doesn’t it? We believe that people at their best live unframed, going beyond expectations. When Yves Behar designed SAYL, he set out to design and build a chair that gives form to that spirit.
So we want to know how you live unframed? And you don’t need to write a thing. Just tweet us a pic (use TwitPic or YFrog if you like). Send it to our Twitter account, include hashtag #liveunframed, and you could win a SAYL chair!
For rules and regulations click here.