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Made me smile….Gravity dice by Suzy Lelièvre.
Find more by her HERE!

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BOX COUTURE – a “bag” solution for different types and different occasions

October 27, 2011 //
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Steal Like an Artist: Austin Kleon on Combinatorial Creativity via Brain Pickings

October 2, 2011 //

I’ve shared Kirby Ferguson’s” Everything is a Remix” video a while back…just saw these quotes over at Brainpickings HERE…so true!

“Nothing is completely original. All artists’ work builds on what came before. Every new idea is just a remix or a mashup of two previous ideas.”

(Another great quote by iconic designer Paula Scher she points us to:)

“We can pick our teachers and we can pick our friends and we can pick the books we read and the music we listen to and the movies we see, etcetera. You are a mashup of what you let into your life.”

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SWEET PLAY (modular dessert?) – DONT PLAY WITH FOOD

October 2, 2011 //

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“Design is a funny word…” (more Steve Jobs wisdom)

September 25, 2011 //

This is an amazing quote by Steve Jobs from 1996 (I have to credit my husband @patterncapturer for finding this one)…It’s the perfect way to describe how we should approach design and why Design Ethnography is valuable…

“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works. The design of the Mac wasn’t what it looked like, although that was part of it. Primarily, it was how it worked. To design something really well, you have to get it. You have to really grok what it’s all about. It takes a passionate commitment to really thoroughly understand something, chew it up, not just quickly swallow it. Most people don’t take the time to do that.

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.

Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.”

[Wired, February 1996]

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The Making of ???Grit??? Tape Installation – The New York Times

September 16, 2011 //

This is incredible….Check out how Doyle Partners uses blue painters tape to create this “Grit type installation” for the New York Times magazine…

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Mysterious paper sculptures appearing all over Edinburgh

September 16, 2011 //
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Apparently these book sculptures have been popping up all around Edinburgh – and no one knows who is doing them and where they come form, but they all have tags attached with a short note about the beauty of libraries, books, words, ideas…

Mysterious, ey? Read the whole story HERE!

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The Future of Education via @swissmiss

September 12, 2011 //
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Seen over at swissmiss: “Creating the Future of Education and Work wants to help educators foster creativity and conceptual thinking in schools. The founders, Rita J. King and Joshua Fouts, created creatingthefuturetoday.com as a resource for teachers and parents with ideas that help foster imagination and teach kids to collaborate while problem solving.”

Check it out HERE!

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Matthew Cusick – map art…

September 7, 2011 //

 

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3 Minutes with David Kelley (IDEO) via SwissMiss

September 7, 2011 //
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SwissMiss found this little gem. Take 3-minutes and give this a listen.

“John Maeda recorded three minutes with David Kelley (IDEO) on what young artists and designers should know.”

Found via SwissMiss HERE, original post at Creative Leadership HERE!

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