Archive for June, 2011
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Back to the Future: I.D. Magazine Returns Online

By Michelle Taute {Michelle Taute is a long time friend of ours and worked with Matthew Porter at STEP Inside Design. She is a regular contributor to Against the Grain. She had this scoop for our readers} Like many design writers, I once worked on the editorial staff of the late, great I.D. Magazine. I […]

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BOLD FACE NAMES: Martha Stewart and Mig Reyes PR Lady

Martha Stewarts needs to get to Chicago and work on the lobby of the Hyatt. Bring every set of Twins in your arsenal, Martha. James Victore lives for chicks. Mig Reyes cannot stop repeating Mig Reyes. Robynne Raye is the best kept secret at HOW. Stephen Doyle leaves his socks on the floor. Bill Drenttel wears his heart on his sleeve... and other tales of wonder ...

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06
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HOW? WHOM! Do You Know These HOW-Who’s?

HOW is not only about they way we do things...it is about WHOM benefits from the lessons shared and experience earned. See the Who and Whom of the How Conference in our next few posts.

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“Tugging My Sleeve, Chicago Is…”

Dang, what a great town to play hooky in while at a Conference. Sure, the big clunky brassy host hotel is dated with beige carpet and air as stale as an old hamper. BUT! Oh boy is it well located on Wacker and Michigan fronting the Chicago River. Even though the last two venues, Austin and […]

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Why We Wuv HOW Then, Now and Always

  Sure, you come here to learn, get inspired and advance intellectually and professionally. But more than half the fun is the connections with old friends and now. Oh, so many fabulous people to meet and get to know. Ever wonder how many HOW newbies are the product of HOW romances of HOWs gone by? […]

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SWAG for the Converted: Rapture at HOW

Whenever you get three to four thousand design professionals and free fine paper SWAG in a room, lives change. Count on that. Design Army’s shrine to Neenah Paper brands offered much to the converted. And we are not talking about sheets into envelopes, people.   Design Army redressed the Neenah Road Show Booth for HOW […]

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06
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HOW Conferences: What Are You Good [At]?

HOW is holding four conferences this week in Chicago. We kick off with reunion hugs and edifying life changing fabulousness from the wonderfulness priestess Dyana Valentine then bump into Michael Osborne, Jane Alexander and Rockport's Emily Potts. Fasten your seatbelts. Loads to share this weekend in Chicago.

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06
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Happy Valentine’s Day Deer in Headlights

Have you ever been Valentined? Well, now's your chance. Dyana Valentine will be working her magic and tossing her hair at this years HOW Design Live Conference. She is in Chicago now (notice the brown out?) working on her presentation and stuffing it with inspiring ideas and simple, effective advice. This is the last in our Pre-HOW speaker series. It is the only ...

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06
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Mumaw, Glitschka Sign Monster Poster at Neenah Booth

How Now Monster Maker? HOW Design LIVE in Chicago offers a smorgasboard of high calorie information. Among them, Turning Brainstorming Into Brainsqualling by Wendy Oldfied and Stefan Mumaw, the author of the latest smart book, Chasing the Monster Idea. In this book Stefan demonstrates how one may determine whether or not they have an explosive idea — or fizzling ...

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Deep Dish: Sketchy Couple Fills In Deets at HOW

Design Army's Pum and Jake have big plans for HOW Design Live in Chicago: JAKE - Is the Jerry Springer Show still there? I would like to go see his show and throw a !#$%@$#@ chair. PUM - I am too busy to plan so wherever my feet take me I will be sure to take a picture ... and figure out what it is later.

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