Ideas and Negative Space

Ideas and Negative Space

A marble sculpture is created by taking a block of stone and chipping away at it in order to get the shape you want to create.   You begin by roughing out, removing the bulk of the negative (unnecessary) weight from the block before working on any detail. You do...
Only Half The Equation

Only Half The Equation

Why do we engage – with art, with products, with experiences or with people? There are many reasons, and they are layered. We engage because we seek novelty. This is something/someone new and right now I’m in the mood for new. Or we engage because we seek...
You’re Just In Love

You’re Just In Love

Perhaps my first brush with someone really famous was the time I poured a glass of water for Donald O’Connor. Growing up in the early days of the VCR (video cassette recorder), our family’s video collection was largely comprised of re-released MGM musicals. American...
What Happens If You 10x It?

What Happens If You 10x It?

What happens if you 10x it? The price you charge The number of performances The quality of your product The time you take to create it The time someone saves by using it The size of your audience or market The number of people working on it Alternatively, what would...
Envisioning Elegant Endings

Envisioning Elegant Endings

Endings don’t have to be failures, especially when choose to end a project or shut down a business… I’ve learned to envision the ideal end to any project before I begin it now – even the best gigs don’t last forever. Nor should they. [Samin Nosrat]  ...