“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.”
A vintage book charging station for the iPhone. love!
Whenever possible, 8:15-9am is “me” time. Usually it’s quiet time spent catching up on my RSS feeds, but once in a while something grabs my attention for longer than a headline or save to delicious bookmark.
Today’s inspiration: Paula Scher gets serious
Without strategy, execution is aimless. Without execution, strategy is useless.” — Morris Chang
Dowling | Duncan redesign the U.S. banknote.
“When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.”
I remember trying to create a similar typographic video for a university multimedia class. The results were nowhere near as catchy.
A striking number of us (that is, we who have yet to become who we are) are apt, in our private moments, to express our understanding of how the world could be altered for the better by picturing to ourselves various business we would like to start… The pleasing and all-consuming daydreams appear to spring from those very same aspects of our personalities which led us as children to delight in running a grocery store out of a corner of the kitchen or to open a hotel in a cardboard box in the garden- as though there was some innate and enduring human impulse to lend entrepreneurial form to certain of our deeply held enthusiasms and insights.
- Alain de Botton. The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work.