During December, I am taking commissions for personalized presents.

Wait. Where's my phone?

Products that compel you to consider your phone consumption.

Everyone is on their phone.

But is it all bad?

Self Reflection Enabled through Technology

The Almighty #Selfie

A seemingly vain #selfie is actually a powerful tool that compels you to think deeply about yourself. By creating a self portrait, you learn and see who you are and how you want to present yourself to the world. Some of the greatest works of art in the world are self portraits (Leonardo Da Vinci, Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali, Van Gogh).

Usually dismissed as a pathetic act of narcissism, our society's modern day obsession with taking #selfies is actually representative of the deepest question we all face - who are are and how do we want to be seen by those around us?

Shifts in Perspective

Modern technology should help you see yourself better, understand your own behaviors, tendencies, habits and actions more deeply. Show you aspects of yourself that you didn't even know you had or displayed. Humans can be blind and with the help of technology, you should be empowered to achieve complete self understanding.  

Only from a place of sight, can you make informed decisions about your life. Only from a place of knowledge can you make decisions that help you change for the better. Without sight or shifts in perspective, we remain stuck in our feedback loops, never progressing. 

I am Tergel

And thanks for visiting my shop. 

Aside from art, I also work as a UX designer in San Francisco. You can see more here.  

If you want to contact me, please email me at t@playfulpresents.com. I am based in San Francisco, CA. I do some custom work unrelated to technology below: