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A Wall of Words

I'm on the lookout for calligraphy or hand-lettering that isn't either traditional or the Betsy Dunlap style, which I love, but have seen a lot of lately.In my search, I came across this. It's a pretty incredible wall treatment and makes me wish my handwriting (which is horrible, by the way) looked anywhere near as cool as this.And if you happen to know of a calligrapher or letterer with a singular (legible) style, let me know,...

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Music Mondays | Music for Robots

I'm kind of ambivalent to the music of Squarepusher. I mean, dude's got some chops as a writer, but it's never really connected with me.Here's the thing: I think sometimes it's OK to appreciate art for the technical feats it accomplishes, regardless of how it engages you emotionally. At this point, it becomes more of an exercise or etude, a study and not a masterpiece.I think that's the connection I'm forming with what's been previewed of...

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In-House Creative People Are Weird

I'm very interested in what it looks like to be a "creative person" working in a "non-creative" corporate environment. These folks are often referred to as in-house creatives.Today's Creative People Are Weird focuses on some of the questions and challenges brought up by the way in-house creatives interact with their coworkers.I have struggled hard as an in-house creative, but learning about myself by way of the DISC profile helped tremendously.Are you an in-house creative or struggling...

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Mar 12 2014

Education Done Right

Today I asked my daughter, who has now seen Frozen half a dozen times, to summarize the plot for me."Elsa had ice and built a castle. The prince was bad."It was something like that. Not entirely cogent, but hit a few of the major plot points.It may not have been her finest storytelling moment, but it makes me a proud daddy to watch her learn to tell a good narrative. Whether it's about her day...

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Music Mondays | Rufus Reid

Music Mondays: because life’s better with a soundtrack.Allow me to introduce one of my favorite jazz musicians (and my birthday buddy): Rufus Reid.He's an incredible musician and one of the kindest people you've ever met.And there is that one time I broke part of his bass.Yeah, it was awful.Enjoy this video from a great hit of Rufus' band in Vienna. It's incredible....

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Video: Rituals and Totems

  If you haven't subscribed to Creative People Are Weird yet, you should do so now.Today's topic is one I've discussed before.I have a philosophy about the way Millenials engage with the world around them. It's at the core of a lot of strange behaviors and I believe that creative people may often experience the phenomenon in a more concentrated way than others.What about you, what rituals do you engage in? What objects have you amassed...

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video | creative spaces redux

When I went to name this post, I was alerted to the fact that I had already written a post called "Creative Spaces." It was about SND CYN, the co-working space Jasmine Star was using.How appropriate, then, that today's #CreativePeopleAreWeird was recorded in Lakeland's very own co-working space, Catapult.Don't begrudge the creative that needs a very specific environment in which to create. It's all in the name of summoning and serving The Muse....

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Feb 25 2014

Laser-engraved Faux Bois Acrylic

It only occurred to me recently that, during the recent re-design of my website, I left out one of my favorite projects from my portfolio. I joined a few friends in creating an environment  for Every Last Detail's style dictionary.The venue, a century-old home under renovation, proved an excellent opportunity for me to make a point I had been wanting to make: Acrylic invitations don't have to be ultra-glitzy. Don't get me wrong, I love...

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