Welcome to Design Stories. We’re collecting narratives by designers of all types that illustrate their thinking process and approach to design.

Our first story, Look at Everything a Lot, is from the architect Aleksis Lahti via his friend Gary Murphy. Aleksis was a master at studying a situation until he could see the problem behind the problem. In this story, he is thwarted by an unstoppable force of nature — until he realizes that fighting nature isn’t the real problem after all.

If you have a story you would like to share, or know someone with a good design story, please contact us.