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.
Please make more!
I just found this podcast and am binging all episodes. WOW they are so wonderful. Please make some more!
I love the insight into the process and lives of such amazing, successful, and creative people. Thank you Ayse!
intimate, honest, encouraging
Ayse’s insightful conversations with people who’ve built the lives they’re proud to live are very inspiring and encouraging to do it for yourself. A great listen!