1. Michael Newhouse- his work is so great one of my favorite designers and he does a bit of everything.


  2. Sometimes my two favorite people cross paths, Tina Roth Eisenberg and Debbie Millman.


  3. Debbie Millman: Words of Wisdom

    When I’m down this is the best advice:

    “I wish someone had told me that patience and persistence pay-off. I wish that someone had told me to trust my instincts when they warn me to stay away from people that are bad for me. I wish that someone told me that, despite my fears, I would not end up homeless by the time I was 40. I wish that someone told me to get a dog as soon as possible. And most of all, when I was first starting out, I wish that someone had told me not to worry so incessantly; someday, in the far distant future, I would be really really happy.”

    - Debbie Millman

  4. Love these soaps and other personal care items from Madame Scodioli

    I picked a few of these product photos for how great the handmade soap is and of couse the great packaging.


  5. Ira Glass on Creativity

    Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.
    — Ira Glass


  6. Posts from Kansas

    I am posting these images and videos because this is my last day in Kansas for the summer. I have an internship in NYC at SpotCo this summer. These posts are my inspiration from my road trip home to Chanute, KS. Looking forward to new inspiration in Brooklyn and Manhattan that awaits!

  7. My weekend in Lucas, KS was magical we started with community service for the Grassroots Art Center’s Bowl Plaza public bathroom project and then came back inspired! Pieces above are a taste of what I have seen. Lucas, KS has a real dedication to outsider and folk art. Go to Brant’s Meat Market for a link of homemade bologna and a hunk of cheese, don’t forget to get Boyland’s Creamy Red Birch Beer.

    If you are ever in the mood and driving through Kansas I highly recommend this pit stop.

    (Source: grassrootsart.net)