We’re a couple of folks working at a small design studio called smashLAB. @karj writes most of the posts, and @shelkie keeps this thing up and running.

Although design seems closely related to advertising, we’re not big fans of consumerism. In fact, we hold the opinion that life’s too important to get wrapped up in material possessions, celebrity gossip, and the pursuit of status.

Deliberatism is an opportunity for us to share some of our ideas and talk to those we admire: people who’re doing good and living lives they love. Topics we commonly discuss here include mindfulness, simplicity, and meaningful living.