So what do all these items have in common? Well, I have been trying to make a useful, and attractive blog using standard Google formats, and I noticed a story in Sunday's New York Times business section about the multitalented and chic Marissa Mayer - VP at Google and Google's user interface tzar. Now, I love user interface thinking, and I love Steve Jobs. And I worry about him and I worry about Apple computer without him in the lead. I was there when he was in charge the first time around, and I saw what happened when he was ousted. So, I hope you are doing well Steve! In the meantime I think Marissa Mayer might have some of the talents that Steve has and the chutzpah too. Could she be the one to step into those insanely great shoes?
I also happen to like her aesthetic, she like I, grew up with Marimekko designs. My mother was a friend of the founder Armi Ratia. They worked together at Taucher's Advertising agency in Helsinki. I spent my teenage years dressed in Marimekkos. Now I sleep in Marimekko duvets.
She also likes Dale Chihuly - and collects his work. Does she like Miro?
And she studies the users' reactions to the Google interfaces and says: Design is a science not an art; imagination is a muscle; and the user interface needs to be fast and easy to read (no subtle gray on gray). So read about her, and check out her technical speeches for Google. And tell me what you think.
And see if you think my art is influenced by sleeping in Maija Isola's flowered sheets?
Found Charlie Rose's interview with Marissa Mayer! Cool!