Effortless Ain’t Easy
My new book Tapworthy hits the streets this week. After so much hard work, I hope you find it easy on the eyes and nourishing for the brain.
Best iPhone Apps: Picks, advice, and resources
Browse this selection of my writings from around the web to help you unlock the full potential of your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Marathons, Makers, and Surviving the Dark Middle
In the dark middle of the race, runners need encouragement, reminders that they're strong, that the finish is ahead: plausible, real, within reach.
David Byrne Never Stops Making Sense
David Byrne's concert in Paris was an inspiring reminder of the simple pleasure of sharing the amazing stuff you make.
Will Work for Magic: Creativity and Play at SXSW
My latest scheme to improve productivity and creative flow: Screw around. Waste time. Make stuff. Banter. Play.
A Subtle Nose for Coffee, a Taste for Good Design
A coffee tasting leaves a caffeine buzz and a lesson that applies to design, too: In matters of taste, subtlety is everything.
Centaurs and Park Benches: Innovation by Idiosyncrasy
A park bench becomes a subversive design element. Every project needs one.
Long Road Ahead: Motivation, Ambition and Daunting Projects
The Paris Marathon prompts your correspondent to ponder what makes creative people tick in adversity.
Magic Boxes, Canned Chaos and Creative Totems
A creative totem distracts you from the mundane and everyday just long enough for your mojo to kick in and save the day.
Vu Magazine: Photos, Robots and Cutting-Edge Design
I expected nostalgic photos, but instead got insight into how technology works to spark design innovation.
Seven Books for Creatives
Gift ideas, eye candy and brain food for the design-obsessed