Hello! Yes, I’m still here! I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. There’s just something about the month of February that prevents me from blogging. Last year, I was crunching on an intense
project labor of love at work which sucked up all my free time for weeks. This year, my hiatus was self-induced–a temporary lack of motivation combined with ninja-level, domestic multi-tasking goddess-ness (godliness?).
To be fair, I’ve also been dedicating a lot of brain power to mulling over career trajectories. Maybe it’s because I’m turning the big four-oh in six months. Maybe it’s because one of my closest colleagues left our company several weeks ago to try his hand at a start-up. And maybe it’s because my head is filled with new insights from several good books about career paths, corporate cultures and human resources.
Aside from my cerebral musings about professional stepping stones, Andrew and I have been ogling interior spaces on design sites like contemporist. We’re currently obsessed with staircases. It actually makes perfect sense since stairways are a physical means for upward (and downward) mobility. Did you know there’s even a website called stairporn.org?
What cool stuff have I observed? Well, these stairs caught my eye–and they look like vertebrae:
And these steel floating stairs remind me of a Calder mobile:
I love that stairs provide a way to move up from one level to another, and sometimes you don’t know what awaits at the top.