This’ week’s Creative People Are Weird is a special request from a friend. Far too often, unimportant opinions keep creative work from being incredible. Whose opinions do you seek that you don’t need to? Trim the fat this week and stop asking, because everybody’s got one.
Chris Guillebeau (I’ve never been able to figure out how to pronounce it) was the first example I encountered of email marketing done right. I’m impressed with this guy. And I’m really excited about this project he’s doing with Jen + Omar of These Are Things. This looks like a great offering for creatives looking to stop moonlighting and start full-timing.
If you just got engaged and are looking for a venue, The Hitch might be your new best friend. The Hitch is a website that allows couples to browse venues from a single place. As to be expected , this new digital offering (it’s available as a website and an iOS app) is straight eye candy. But The Hitch doesn’t stop with eye candy; it has homogenized the… Read more »
Do you ever feel like your experiences – your daily life – just aren’t as romantic as you expected life to be? Like the act of living, of creating, of working is just not nearly as beautiful in real life as it is in your head?
Yeah, I do that, too.
I just had lunch with a friend. You might know him (or know of him). You might not. That doesn’t matter. Even though we only live a few blocks apart, it’s been a while since we’ve last spoken. We were having one of those where are we heading? kind of discussions. The air of transition is pretty thick in both of our lives; it’s the reason we’ve not been connected lately. Though he might be reticent… Read more »
Well, this is inspiring and apropos of recent events. A short glimpse into the lives of creatives.
If you’re using a rotary cutter to slice through anything that’s adhesive-backed, there’s a good chance the adhesive will gum up your cutter. It happened to me this weekend and wreaked havoc on the project and my hands (not to mention how incredibly unsafe it is). The good news is: this was a quick and easy fix. A quick dusting of WD-40, a run across the cutting surface, and a thorough wipedown not only cleaned… Read more »
Search traffic is such a mixed bag. Sometimes it completely boggles me the path some of my visitors take to get from that little white box (so full of potential) to my website. Searching for a certain diet company’s logo? There’s a good chance you’ll end up here. Have questions (especially ones I’ve yet to answer) about acrylic wedding invitations? We’ll probably be crossing paths soon. Some of… Read more »
I just saw a Fast Co. article about a new benchmark in 3D printing. A company called Pirate 3D has raised funds for the production of a 3D printer that will cost less than $400. This price (and some fine features) represent a giant leap forward in accessibility of in-home 3D printing. And, while there’s some doubt as to whether 3D printing will truly become ubiquitous, I do think it is an… Read more »