Trading Our Time Up

Money is only really valuable if it can be used to buy something of greater worth than the time and effort that went into earning it. Beyond our basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing, money begins to lose its intrinsic value. Once our needs are met, what we spend our money on is more…

The Best Design Has Both Beauty And Function

“For me, a very complex world has to be simplified, has to be stripped down, and design, for me, was a way out of confusion. Because great design simplifies a very complicated world.” —Platon Antoniou Creative design is a means of organizing chaos into something new and useful. It begins by making an observation about…

Change is Inevitable: Create Your Own

“I enjoyed doing this at a specific time in my life, with a specific group of people, and under a particular set of circumstances. Things have changed.” -Anonymous One of the challenges of working with or for someone else is that they may change. Their direction or focus may change. If we are talking about…

A Palette Is Not A Painting

If you don’t like the palette you have been given, create your own, but then make something with it. Too often we find ourselves dissatisfied with what we have, insisting that if we only had more or if we only had something different we would be happy. The problem is that, if we actually get…

Gifts are Meant to be Given

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” —Toni Morrison Our deepest desires, our strongest feelings about what needs to change in the world are all a gift. They are a gift to both us and the world around us. For us, they…