I saw this minimal letterpress print by Ladyfiners Letterpress at the National Stationery Show. Must get one for the studio.
“The art of good decision making is looking forward to and celebrating the tradeoffs, not pretending they don’t exist.”
- Seth Godin
“I’ve been all over the world and I’ve never seen a statue of a critic.”
― Leonard Bernstein
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In his talk, Seth challenges our perception of work. He talks about how people who take responsibility are often given responsibility and how these days, we all carry media companies in our pockets. Trust me, watching this talk is 20 minutes well spent. You can also watch the Q&A following his talk here.
Having Seth as a speaker was nothing short of a true honor. I am so grateful. You too? Let’s tell him.
A big thank you to Ben Hallman for filming and editing.
Mailchimp managed to make email marketing fun, not an easy task. Over the past few years I’ve had the chance to see a bit behind the scenes at Mailchimp and I have the utmost respect for their company culture and values they operate under. I consider them “Design Philanthropists” as they support so many initiatives I care about in the creative world.
If you haven’t seen Ben Chestnut’s CreativeMornings talk, I recommend you bookmark it. It’s one of my favorites.
Debbie, Thank you for making this happen!
Made by Hand’s fifth film turns to bike maker Ezra Caldwell (Fast Boy Cycles), who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. When the cancer threatens to shatter his love of bikes, Ezra survives by documenting his illness as thoroughly as his craft.
Zoobean helps parents find books that children can identify with (character background, age) or fits specific circumstances (bullying, death & loss, holidays, etc.). So, for instance, if you want to find a book about self-esteem that features African-American characters for a 4 year old, you can.
(thank you Matt!)
Google Wallet is now integrated into Gmail. This means you can securely send money to friends and family in the U.S without leaving your Gmail inbox. Smart.
Square Stand turns your iPad into a point of sale register. Makes me want to open a store, just so I can own one.
“People say doing a startup is like a marathon. It’s actually a roadtrip at night with no headlights. You think you’re going to Toledo but you’re actually going to Miami and you might not have enough gas so you might need to buy gas from someone who might take you out if you aren’t driving well.”
– Ben Silbermann