John Waters gave a spectacular 2015 RISD graduation speech on creative rebellion and the artist’s task to cause constructive chaos. Find annotated highlights transcribed over on Brain Pickings.
A winning strategy is some combination of integrity (idealism) and adaptability (pragmatism).
— John Maeda (@johnmaeda) June 22, 2015
In this Do Lectures talk, Les McKeown describes the 7 stages every business goes through. Some stages you don’t want to be in. And some you want to stay in forever. This talk was just what I needed on this Monday morning.
Also highly recommend Les’ book titled Share your vision. Inspire others. Achieve the impossible.
Format just launched a beautiful new film series called InFrame in collaboration with crazy talented Bas Berkhout. The first film of the series (above) offers a beautiful glimpse into the life of Brooklyn based photographer Jessica Lehrman.
Makes me so happy when good people collaborate. Check out InFrame.
Fearlessness begets happiness, which begets creativity, which begets innovation, which begets profits.
— Ben Chestnut (@benchestnut) May 26, 2015
Simple Machines is the latest app by Brooklyn based Tinybop. The app allows you to explore the playful side of physics. Just like all their earlier apps, Simple Machines is *beautifully* illustrated and thoughtfully executed. Team Tinybop continues to create apps that I *want* my kids to play with; Educational, fun, and well-designed. Two swissmiss thumbs up!
“In all Beginnnings dwells a Magic Force.”
– Herman Hesse
Exactly 10 years ago today, I started this blog with the above quote. Little did I know, that it would redefine my career and life. Happy my 10 year blog-iversary to you. Thank you for reading. Please consider yourself hugged.
I just opened my Sugru community newsletter and learned that I can now buy shares in the company I love so much.
There’s no other company that makes my heart go pitter patter the way Sugru does. (You can watch their story here.)
I am so totally investing a teeny tiny bit of money. (It starts as low as £10) How can I not? I am such a fan and respect Jane and her team so much! What a smart move!
UPDATE: So, if you live in the US, Canada and Japan, you’re unfortunately out of luck. Crowdfunding is apparently not regulated yet in these countries, so, we’re not allowed to participate. Major womp womp moment here!
The idea of “every company needing to make a seat at the table for an apprentice” really stopped me in my tracks. Switzerland has an apprentice system in place for young folks that don’t want to go to college and the USA is really lacking a similar track in my opinion.
EI is a project inspired by Victor Saad’s Leap Year Project, a self-made MBA he completed in 2012. Check out more at The Leap Year Project. And here’s where you can watch Victor Saad’s CreativeMornings talk.
Dangerous Popsicles are a collection of weird shaped popsicles inspired by cacti and life-threatening bacteria/viruses.
This is breathtaking: The elevators to the observatory atop 1 World Trade Center show an animated time lapse that recreates the development of New York City’s skyline, from the 1500s to today.
Design used to be the seasoning you'd sprinkle on for taste; now it's the flour you need at the start of the recipe.
— John Maeda (@johnmaeda) April 14, 2015
Sasha Dichter’s Generosity Experiment made me think. It’s all about leading with generosity.