We Are

We are more than our weakness and we are more than our strength. We are complex creatures. We are beings of both immense fragility and great power. We are searchers and we are settlers. We are never satisfied with what we have or who we are, while simultaneously all too willing to live with less…

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…

Creative Constancy

We cannot stop the world from moving, but we can create a respite for ourselves where we can find ourselves and be ourselves. Change is inevitable, but we all need a constant. We need to feel grounded or rooted in something. We need to know that there is meaningful, purposeful work that belongs to us,…

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…