Updated: 2/8/14

Flight Studio 1

Join The Experiment

Launched: August 13, 2010


At first, when I came up with the idea, I wasn't sure of how I would accomplish this project or even who I would ask to be a part of it. It was just an idea, but what is a world without that? And then it came to me – how about the designers and innovators who I follow on twitter, who I admire and inspire me? But this is the web and everyone is welcome to partake in this experiment.


My idea is to encourage people to take a minute or two of their lives to relax, reconnect and reignite their mind, body and soul by sharing their insights with others and inspiring along the way.

By relaxing our body and mind, we can reconnect to a moment or experience in life, and perhaps (and my hope) we can reignite the fire that drives us. Particularly when we're experiencing tough times.

I've come up with three questions that are targeted to tap into this process. The challenge is to answer each one in 132 characters, followed by the hashtag #eplin.

Here are the three questions:

  • 1. Eat: What's that one meal that gives or has given you a euphoric feeling? (special tag – E:)
  • 2. Pray: What brings you serenity and inner peace? (special tag – P:)
  • 3. Love: When did you find love or What is your love? (special tag – L:)


Before posting your answers on Twitter post The Message below so your followers can understand the significance in the 3 posts E:, P: and L:.

The Message:
#eplin is an experiment into how we connect to certain moments in our lives. To learn more visit http://bit.ly/bqyYsm Enjoy the process.


I got this idea after watching an episode of Oprah where she spoke about the upcoming release of Eat. Pray. Love. And yes, I watch Oprah! In the interest of full disclosure, I didn't actually read the book, but my girlfriend who read it gave me an overview.

If you're wondering about the 132 characters instead of 140. The reason is because I want to be able to track the posts on twitter using  the special hashtag #eplin. I also added two characters to start each post to distinguish them.

You can tweet whenever you want, but the idea is to only tweet one answer for each question based on your life experiences to date.

I want to thank you ahead of time for taking the time to share your experiences with everyone and I hope it enables you to relax, reconnect and reignite.

  • E: Eating fresh made flour tortillas in Rosarito Mexico w/ beans & rice. I can taste them as I think about it. #eplin
  • P: I met a man who was comptemplating jumping in front of subway train. We sat down spoke of life & both became enlightened. #eplin
  • L: The first time I landed in NY & I finally made the lifelong connection I'd been envisioning my whole childhood. #eplin

About Flight Studio 1 (FS1)

This is my minified design studio based in New York City. This is here to give you a short intro as to who I am, what I do and why I do it. Feel free to Connect with me via Twitter, Dribbble, Status Chart, LinkedIn andForrst.

Things I Love:

  • Art: Classical, Modern & Street
  • Design: Graphic, Interweb, Industrial, Interior & Architectural
  • Development: Ideas, Strategies & Hacks
  • Music: The Weeknd, JDilla, Kendrick Lamar & Frank Ocean
  • Podcasts: BitchCast, Shop Talk Show, The East Wing & Happy Monday Podcast
  • Sports: Basketball & Volleyball
  • Just to name a few things

I like to help people communicate via the web and print. From your local "Dog Walker" to "The Wall Street Journal".

Here are things I can help you with:

Web includes: User Experience (UX), Design and Front-End Development & Accessibility
Print includes: Branding, Stationary and Marketing Collateral
Bonus: Social Media Strategy

My Mission Is...

To help change the world through design and give flight to new ideas.

If you have any questions regarding anything you've read so far or you just want to chat feel free to send me an email at Rodrigo at [thiswebsite.com].

Currently working on a few things, but let me know what you're working on.

Contact Me

Rodrigo at [thiswebsite.com]

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