random ramblings

27 May

Dear Massimo

Dear Massimo, In a world full of the ambitious seeking to make their mark, you did so with style. But with you, it wasn’t about the game. The fortune. The fame. It was far more than that; you looked around you and realized how humans had the power to affect absolutely everything in our world. […]

14 May

Fuller Meaning

Posted in Monthly Mantra

“A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.” – R. Buckminster Fuller And those are only half the hats we wear.

8 May

How ’bout them Hashtags?

Posted in Miscellaneous

Hashtags. You hate them, right? Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake certainly recognize the comical implications of hashtagging. It’s true – even Twitter’s founder, Evan Williams, didn’t believe that hashtags would catch on when Twitter first repurposed that seemingly irrelevant # sign on your phone’s keyboard (or screen – let’s get real). But it’s becoming more […]


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  • Massimo Vignelli

    “If you can do it right, it will last forever.”

    - Massimo Vignelli
  • James Victore

    “Feck Perfuction.”

    - James Victore
  • Tate Linden

    “Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up.”

    - Tate Linden
  • Victor Papanek

    “Design is the conscious effort to impose a
    meaningful order.”

    - Victor Papanek
  • Robynne Raye

    “For me, design is like choosing what I’m going to wear for the day – only much more complicated and not really the same at all.”

    - Robynne Raye
  • Tony Hsieh

    “Your culture is your brand.”

    - Tony Hsieh
  • Nate Manny

    “The more serious you take being ridiculous, the extra funnier it gets. So few people understand this.”

    - Nate Manny
  • David Craib

    “Design should never say, ‘Look at me.’ It should always say, ‘Look at this.’”

    - David Craib