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.
“Go Into Space”
Every day I climb into a rocket ship of my own invention.
C’est la Beach
As Paris morphs into the Riviera, some clever icon design works its own transformation.
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.
Ancient Architecture: The Gods Are in the Details
An Acropolis visit is an object lesson in the value of quiet design decisions amid colossal projects.
Tanned, Rested and Ready
Developer returns from vacation, discovers sky has not fallen.
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.
Inspiration, Far from the Computer
When designer's block strikes, hit up Mother Nature. You'll be surprised what you might learn.
Design Inspired by Natural History
Color me morbid, but I've got this minor fascination with the visual trappings of 19th-century anatomical science.