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April 11, 2014 § Leave a comment


The world is an astonishing place!

April 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

Milton Glaser offers some invaluable advice on the progression of the creative life into old age, wrapped in a broader meditation on the universal power of art:

If you can sustain your interest in what you’re doing, you’re an extremely fortunate person. What you see very frequently in people’s professional lives, and perhaps in their emotional life as well, is that they lose interest in the third act. You sort of get tired, and indifferent, and, sometimes, defensive. And you kind of lose your capacity for astonishment — and that’s a great loss, because the world is a very astonishing place.

What I feel fortunate about is that I’m still astonished, that things still amaze me. And I think that that’s the great benefit of being in the arts, where the possibility for learning never disappears, where you basically have to admit you never learn it.


Good work vs Great work

April 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

Milton Glaser

In his book, Art is Work, Glaser provides these provocative definitions of work:

  1. Work that goes beyond its functional intention and moves us in deep and mysterious ways we call great work.
  2. Work that is conceived and executed with elegance and rigour we call good work.
  3. Work that meets its intended need honestly and without pretence we call simply work.
  4. Everything else, the sad and shoddy stuff of daily life, can come under the heading of “bad work.”


With a smile…

March 26, 2014 § Leave a comment


‘Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A love letter to the city…

March 24, 2014 § Leave a comment


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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

February 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

-Robert Frost

Keep Moving Forward…

February 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

- Walt Disney (Meet the Robinsons)

Get Real. Get Outside

February 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

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The lens, brains, and beautiful heart behind the wonderful Humans of New York

February 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

Brandon Stanton
, the lens, brains, and beautiful heart behind the wonderful Humans of New York, on his process and why storytelling is the centerpiece of photography.

’13 going on ’14

February 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

Starting the new year with a lovely day,
Learning from our 2013 mistakes,
Not denying, but being true,
It did happen. It happened to better you.

So what if things didn’t go your way,
You thought, it was what you wanted always.
With 2014, better times await.
So lets welcome the New Year, being true…
It will happen. It will happen to better you.

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