On Rituals

On Rituals

Sometimes I consider how much of the ritual of daily life has been lost to progress. The filling of a fountain pen. The honing of a razor. Watching the evening news. Is this the future we were promised? Those rituals provided the rhythm of life. Moments to pause and...
A Note About Thank You Notes

A Note About Thank You Notes

Much has been written about the power of thank you notes. And, with some thanks to Jimmy Fallon, the art of gratitude (however tongue-in-cheek it may be) is at least in the peripheral conscious of the world today. However, there’s a fairly nefarious trend in...
Sexy Design Isn’t Enough

Sexy Design Isn’t Enough

It’s easy to talk about the race to the bottom. Peter Shankman asserts that all you have to do is suck less than the competition to get ahead. And if you’ve encountered a bank or airline in the last year, you likely agree. But there’s a counter to...
Show Me Your Bedroom

Show Me Your Bedroom

Want to know the key to having a truly personal wedding? Show me your house. Whether it’s a personal tour or simply a few snapshots, showing me your bedroom, living room and kitchen will do more to illuminate your personal style than a thousand pins on your...
One Key to a Memorable Business Card

One Key to a Memorable Business Card

I’m working with a photographer. She’s pretty incredible. Like a lot of creative people, she excels in several areas of focus. One area that I find particularly fascinating is in the world of travel-photo-training. She teaches people how to take better...

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