A few years ago Delilah and I heard Stefan Sagmeister of Sagmeister & Walsh speak at Alt Summit and we were blown away. Sagmeister, a New York based designer shared pieces of his art exhibit/documentary The Happy Show about his search to “increase his happiness via mediation, cognitive therapy, and mood-altering pharmaceuticals”. One moment we were laughing and the next we (actually I think it was just me) were crying as the emotion of grappling with the common universal desire to be truly happy hit home.
After Stefan’s keynote we were lucky enough to run into him (and his lovely lady friend) at a party. He was just as rad as we chatted him up while waiting in line for a free glass of wine and a snack as we hoped he’d be when we saw him mesmerizing an audience of 500 people a few hours before. I could write for pages and pages about how inspirational his innovative work is. Whether it’s a film, advertising campaign, work of art or design piece, Stefan is awesome at creating something beautiful that also makes you think/question your life as you know it.
We’re beyond excited to feature his book Things I Have Learned along with four others in our Dear Handmade Life April DIY + Business Book Club. Stefan is in good company with Improv Sewing by Nicole Blum and Debra Immergut, Hand Printing from Nature by Laura Bethmann, The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction by Christine Haynes and Unconventional and Unexpected American Quilts Below the Radar by Roderick Kiracofe. Good news for you… we’re giving 4 of these away!
To enter the contest:
If you want to win 4 of these books: Unconventional & Unexpected, The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction, Hand Printing from Nature, and Improv Sewing, just leave a comment on this post letting us about a creative person that inspires you. Post your comment by May 1st at midnight to be entered to win. Make sure to include your email address so we can get your address and ship you some lovely things to read.
The contest is now closed. Congrats Tess!