Sometimes there is no need to be either clever or original -Ivan Chermayeff, partner, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
Tag Archive 'INspiration'
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather the wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery (29 June 1900 – 31 July 1944), was an aristocrat French writer, poet and pioneering aviator, best remembered for ...MORE
By Donna Farrugia, Executive Director of The Creative Group When I’m not travelling for business, you can find me at my office in Westlake Village, Calif., during the workweek. It’s my home away from home. And like most in-house professionals, I spend 9+ hours at my desk (or at least within the building’s walls). So ...MORE
"Most people work at keeping their job, rather than doing a good job. If you’re the former, you’re leading a meaningless life. If you’re the latter, keep up the good work." George Lois (born June 26, 1931) is an American art director, designer, author and one of the original “Mad Men”. A unique creative ...MORE
I miss vinyl. Vinyl records. Not CDs packaged in the cold, hard 4 3/4" by 4 3/4" plastic jewel cases but the 12" by 12" black vinyl record albums that came to life spinning at 33 1/3 rpm (that is, revolutions per minute). The same albums that have been relegated to boxes reeking of mold ...MORE
“Without deviation progress is not possible.” Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, recording engineer, record producer and film director who profoundly influenced my life with his multi-dimensional output that incorporated rock, jazz, classical and experimental music, film, video and theatre with a large helping of humor ...MORE
"Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try." - Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist most widely known for his children's books written under the pen name Dr. Seuss.
My Dad was born on Valentine’s Day, and every year my Mom would make a huge cake shaped like a heart and lather it up with hot pink frosting. I guess when she married my Dad she figured a high-quality, heart-shaped pan would be a good investment. And 26 years after my Dad’s passing, that ...MORE
Tunnel of Love is, for me, one of Bruce Springsteen’s most revealing song cycles -- a visceral collection that chronicles the disintegration of his first marriage to actress Julianne Phillips. His vulnerability, loneliness and sadness quietly unfolds in each song like an open wound that refuses to heal. His heart beats alone but, as in ...MORE
"Design is so critical it should be on the agenda of every meeting in every single department." Tom Peters (born November 7, 1942) is an American writer on business management practices, best known for In Search of Excellence.