Design Vs. Style: thoughts on stuff probably completely sorted out somewhere

I’ve been thinking a lot about design recently, namely, about the relationship between design and “style” or “fashion.” Now, when I say ‘style,’ I’m not quite sure what I mean exactly. Nor am I sure about how design and style relate to each other… I’m sure they are related somehow… but how?

So, I plopped out this question on Twitter to see if anyone had some good answers about the subject. Thankfully, I had a bite. @hippydaddy, whom I met recently at a workshop on digital marketing, had some well developed thoughts on the subject. He emailed me (posted with permission): (more…)

John Wooden On Success

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.”John Wooden

The Relationship Of Happiness & Ambition: huge study, short report.

I’ve been lucky to be a part of a worldwide study on the relationship between happiness and ambitions. Find our charty facts in the image below.

<p>Basically, the lower your ambition the happier you are, but the more lackluster and idiot you are too. Also, these people are poor and they make their non-hippy friends uncomfortable.</p> <a href="http://icetothebrim.com/2009/the-relationship-of-happiness-ambition-huge-study-short-report/#more-63" class="more-link"><span aria-label="Continue reading The Relationship Of Happiness &amp; Ambition: huge study, short report.">(more&hellip;)</span></a>

Jack of all trades, master of none or all-in-one awesome?

I’ve been listening to some great guys from CP+B (a big-ass, awesome ad agency) and I’ve been impressed with how many people are on a single commercial, site, or print piece… let alone the account in general. Here are some of the job-titles on a single project: (more…)

How To Win Wives And Influence Spending Habbits

Here’s an interesting conversation I had with wifee. Thrill as I try to convince her of my desperate need to upgrade my iPhone to the new 3Gs. Gasp as I desperately lie to her to get my way. Despair as I win with brutal subtlety… (I’m the one in green). (more…)

On Being Cliché & What’s Next

For the past year I have been working as a strategist at an interactive agency called Copious [web site].  Copious is a great little agency with good people who Tee do excellent work.  Getting hired there was random, and though the word embarrasses me, serendipitous, and since then it has been возглавил a great experience. (more…)

How to Start

How do you start a blog?  Oh, I know, by blogging about how to start the blog.  #lamebutWTF

So, one of the things I’ve learned over the past year or two is the secret about starting things: namely, start it now.  Screw it.  Sit down and put pen use to paper.  Write the check.  Commit the first post… even without the picture (you’ll come back later and add that).  Resistance is what keeps you from starting, and the best way to overcome Снятие it is to blow yourself in the head like cheap jerseys online Tyler Durden (or Robert Paulsen).

A great resource on how to start things: The War of Tee Art by Steven Pressfield.  I was turned onto this by a friend of mine who is a writer.  Get 2 pages into wholesale nba jerseys this book and it will become your new sanctuary.  Few people cheap mlb jerseys understand overcoming resistance better than Pressfield, Light and no one will make you Exhibit want to kick resistance’s ass harder.

So, here’s to Pressfield (Cheers, sir) and here’s to starting something new Goddamit

Resistance outwits the amateur with the oldest trick in the book: It uses his Infografik: own enthusiasm against him…It knows we can’t sustain that level of intensity. We will hit the wall. We cheap nba jerseys will When crash.” (Page 75 of The War of Art by Steven Pressfield)

Are Hee Espee Easy Tee

So a guy walks into my office today and he’s cool, Hacked real cool.  He’s a copywriter/advertising guy at a local agency, and handsome to boot, with some cute little euro boots.  Immediately I want him to we like me.

Why does this desire flare up so automatically.  I’ve got an awesome life: beautiful wife, healthy kid on the way, a job that I love and want to succeed in, amazing friends.  So what’s this a##hole got to do with me?  Why would I care if he thinks I’m valuable or not?

Of course there’s some kind of insecurity involved… “Somewhere, sometime somebody has kicked us all around some,” to loosely quote the legendary Tom Petty. &  But I can sense there’s a bit more to it than just this. (more…)