I now go into the city to work for an accelerator in a Parsons building.
No, it's not related to physics or to car speed; accelerators help entrepreneurs bring their products to market faster than they could on their own. I work for XRC Labs, an accelerator partnering with Parsons and Kurt Salmon, a group dedicated to helping start-ups that combine innovative technology with retail and consumer goods.
It's an incredibly dynamic environment. Things move quickly and I'm working hard to climb the learning curve. The people I work with are great and the office is filled with positive energy and excitement. I'm meeting so many cool people who have remarkable ideas, willing to risk quite a bit to make their ideas reality. Even the whole neighborhood is exciting: I've already shared the sidewalk with Tim Gunn and crossed the street with Kathryn McCormick of So You Think You Can Dance fame. (No, I didn't take pictures; I was too star-struck.)
So please bear with me as I adjust to the new demands on my time. I've missed blogging and my studio and am confident I'll figure out how to make it all work. Stay tuned.