Schmidt Talk: 25 Things I Want Myself to Know at 25



Me on my 25th birthday.

I turned 25 this year and I had a bit of a quarter life crisis. I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing and I was looking for advice on how to navigate this crazy adventure that is my 20’s. So for my birthday I asked my family to write a letter to themselves…

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Walking the elephant—you’re doing it wrong.

from a scrapbook of early aeronautica, collected by William Upcott, English librarian and antiquary circa 1837-1840.

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Portable “Tear-and-Share” Storage"When you need to share files on-the-go, simply tear off a tab from the GIGS.2.GO pack. Each tab is a tiny thumb drive. Because GIGS.2.GO is inexpensive and made from renewable materials, you can feel comfortable leaving the tabs behind. And you’ve still got more tabs, ready when you need them."

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The infinite existence of electronic polka dots #yayoikusama #louisiana

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From Archittizer:

anya Shukstelinsky’s Cocoon project from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.

As simple as sewing a flat line-drawing onto a square of fabric, Tanya Shukstlinsky’s Cocoon distills micro-housing down to just fabric and thread. The space between two sheets of cloth is made inhabitable by defining simple spaces and circulation with stitches; producing multi-story “residence” that includes areas for dining, sleeping, and bathing (although we’re not entirely sure how that last one works…).

This project came out of a 2012 studio at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem that focused on creating private space in a public areas. Expanding on this idea, Shukstlinsky describes her project as ”a vertical and narrow dwelling [that] can be used in dense urban spaces with expensive real estate [providing] temporary living spaces for urban nomads.” Addressing the issue of plumbing and electricity, she made further adjustments in 2013 and presented an updated design for her graduate project. The simplicity of this washing-line construction makes Cocoon a tantalizing concept for affordable urban housing, especially considering it only takes up the width of the inhabitant.

Plus, this housing-on-a-diet looks ridiculously comfortable. “Being there reminds me of lying in a hammock,” Shukstlinsky says—a house-sized hammock! See more images after the jump.

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Time for dessert

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good friend of mine from freshman year. easily one of the most brilliant minds of today and tomorrow and the day after that :)

congrats derek!

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Rulers on rulers on rulers. #DISsweatshop

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Tried the Canon 60D with 60mm f2.8 macro. @canon_photos sure knows how to make a water drop look pretty. #canon_official

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