Why I will never stop trying to push the extraordinary. I collected Don Ellis records since i was 7 and he really effected my young mind. I loved that he was never scared, always experimental, his huge skill always matched by enormous passion.
I really can’t spell, and because I can’t, people tend to mock me, think I’m stupid. But when I meet people who can’t draw or visualize I freely accept their verbalization. I fear we live in a mindist world.
dear apple, maybe you should reduce the width of your embedded dictionary. You just auto corrected and suggested the word Gurkha, not a word I use everyday. A wonderful regiment, a brave and fearless people, but not a significant misspelling.
Shout out to Bugaboo, wonderful customer service, helping me reuse and repair rather than replace.
Same design rules apply as ever, get out of the way (fit in), be legible, be interesting but now they have mirrors, create utility (be useful), be reformable and be interested.
I remember Rick Poynor, saying to me, when I joined Wieden & Kennedy, an ‘Advertising agency’ that ‘I was doing it for the money’. It was so shocking, as Rick is and was a god in my chosen profession design. Of course it wasn’t true, WK barely paid me more than Studio Dumbar, and it was one of the smartest creative decisions I ever made. But, those words...
In education, creative arts can’t be seen as a respite from the more ‘serious subjects’ or as a nice to have for schools who can afford it. Creativity is a necessary skill for every child, and will craft the minds that create a better future. [a thought that resonated whilst curating the inaugural ‘no right brain left behind’ challenge today.] - rightbrainsareus.com
Today I worked on two projects. One in Belgium being run out of our New York office, and one here in San Francisco. My first email was with the client in Belgium at 12am ( 8 in the morning their time) I worked till 1 on the project with Ryan which was 4 in New York. After Ryan slept I worked till 2 I was up at 6 for a conference call with Belgium at 7 which was 3 their time. I got into...
Is a calendar day really 36 hours long? In relative time taking in to account the temporal shift that instant digital communication allows, my day will last 24 hours, but it takes an further 12 hours for everyone else to catch up.
happy birthday Angeline
You will be awake tomorrow now, that hurts my head a little, because today is still your birthday here, so I can get this wish in before tomorrow. I think.
To make something relevant, first make it personal. Making it personal lets you make it local. Making it local lets you make it more relevant.
News Flash, Tiburon Ferry looses life raft in 8 foot swells whilst pale bald english passenger clings to seat arm.
Was today overly long everywhere?
Today a rip appeared in our temporary air-mattress. This, our only piece of furniture, just deflated, and so, the glamorous life of corporate relocation continues.
human beings are part of nature rather than residing over it.
brand disintegration, is that lack of brand integration.
It’s so crucial that we don’t stop trying to get better at designing systems of action, facilitating intercommunication and refining collaborative tools, because no matter how well we think we are doing, the world around us is still suffering exponentially. And so complacency is sometimes our only coherent enemy.
“Teach things that let new patterns in that can change how you learn.” -Richard Saul Wurman via @johnmaeda
I once talked talked to an insurance company with some dear colleagues about the principles of mapping risk. Insurance companies have vast databases of relative risk against activity, which they keep hidden as a proprietorial tool. But if they shared that risk data with their customers this would give you an opportunity to mitigate that risk. For instance, a device could alert a child at...
Must remember not to further dilute instinctive thoughts with more specific babble.
It is sad to see that mIndism is alive and well in british education, I read about how a lobbying group is producing a guide advising students against studying soft subject like ‘art’ and missing a chance to access the ‘red brick’ universities. http://bit.ly/iegl4e This level of ignorance, from the universities and the lobbying groups alike still astounds me, right brain...
We must demonstrate our virtues by our actions, rather than just symbolizing our virtues. I reminded of this thought, ‘a logo derives its meaning from the quality of the thing it symbolizes, not the other way around’ - Paul Rand
noticed my friends at the barbarian group have created an application to de-augment reality. Removing the ads from NYC is evidence that we were already living an augmented world. Look for future de-augmented reality projects that turn the world back into what reality should have been.