Design The Life You Love is a podcast series that explores the idea and practice of designing your life. No prior creative experience necessary.
Renowned designer Ayse Birsel is in conversation with people who’ve designed inspiring lives. This series is sponsored by Herman Miller.
In 2011, Jocelyn Wyatt cofounded IDEO.org, the nonprofit design organization created to apply human-centered design to alleviating poverty. As the CEO, she shifts the center of problem-solving from conference rooms and nonprofit offices to the places where people being served live. In Episode 5, Jocelyn about her experiences in the world of social innovation and how designing for a cause is different from designing for a profit.
In this episode, Ayse speaks with the senior curator of Architecture and Design at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Paola Antonelli. Paola has been called a visionary, an oracle, forward thinking, passionate, bold. She is all of these things and more, Paola has transformed the way we think about design.
Amit Gupta is a true original: A serial entrepreneur who left college at 19, he lives an extraordinary life and he speaks with Ayse about the decision to let go of the life he was planning to allow for the life he is living, and how thankful he is to have the chance to do so.
Ayse speaks with podcast impresario Debbie Millman and explores what to do with rejection, how to use your time to do the things you love and what it means to be truly content.
Stefan Sagmeister takes a year sabbatical from work each seven years, carves text into his torso to make a poster, becomes sad whilst making a film about happiness and is one of the most inspiring and thought provoking people you’ll ever meet.
Interviews with the greats
Tips on how to live a more fulfilling life from inspiring people. Hosted by the rather wonderful and talented Ayse Birsel and not to be missed!
Inspiring life lessons
Ayse is such a warm and welcoming person, you feel like you're listening in on a private, but highly insightful conversation that will help you learn so much about life, design and the world in general.