Archive for June, 2012
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Behind the Ropes at the 2012 HOW Design Live Conference

The HOW Live Design Conference is getting ready to wrap up, and I started to realize that with the four overlapping conferences, a giant tradeshow area, an increased attendance from last year, and the history of Boston around us, there is no way you can even see close to all of this thing. And as much […]

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06
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business plan on muffin bag alters their life

Their goal was to lead a life that left as least as much time for themselves as they had given to work and clients for years and years. So far, in 2012, the ratio is good: 9 for "us" : 1 for "them." Armin Vit and Bryony Gomez-Placio reveal personal history to make a very good point.

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06
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christopher simmons: compassion, empathy, passion

random observations from the chris simmon (mine/sf) presentation… What defines “Good Design”?  Deanna Kuhlman Leavitt once told me in an interview, “Any relationship I enter into must begin with two things: compassion and empathy. If the person has that, I can deal with just about any type of person.”  I think Simmons and Leavitt ...

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06
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30 in 60 with Dyana Valentine and Jim Krause is Standing Room Only at HOW

I’ll be honest, I had no idea what the “30 in 60” presentation title was about, I just knew I had to see Jim Krause speak while at the HOW Live Design Conference. The fact that Dyana Valentine was involved as well made me realize that this was going to be an energetic event regardless […]

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06
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Choose to Be Creative: Confetti, Paper Airplanes and SWAG!

  Tonight’s kick off of HOW Design Live in Boston featured Sam Harrison as Keynote — Sam is a wonder of words and insights. Entitled Coltrane, Concord, Cool Kid and other Creative Choices, only a dude like Sam can turns all those C’s into Straight A’s. I hope all the C Students texting in the […]

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06
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Creatives’ Cupboard Shows Us What’s Now.

Now what? That is how Crystal Reynolds starts her Creatives’ Cupboard book (with a companion website here). Now coming into her third HOW Conference, Crystal felt the need to share her HOW experiences and open up opportunities to connect with those that inspire, those that will become friends, and those that understand what being a […]

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06
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Aaron Draplin is Wicked Awesome

First things first: The Beast adores his mom and dad. He might be a expletive spewing Yukon Cornelius, but the guy is a sensitve beast. On Draplin’s website is the latest interview from The Great Discontent where Draplin lays it out. This has to be one of the funniest, most candid, most French-filled-on-the record-sober-interview of an American designer ...

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06
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I Learn by Going Where I Have To Go

One last dinner before my trip to cover HOW Design Live in Boston, and I get this fortune. Surely this is by random chance, right? I have never been to Boston before, so I was especially excited about this year’s conference. Within minutes of being on the ground, and just seeing the city from the […]

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06
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Acadia Crashes Into South Boston: No Survivors Reported

Kody Chamberlain takes the Boston Histree Primah and fails. He introduces us to his beloved, dead pet, Downtown Chicken and suggests ways to cook Cotton Mather with chicken and sausage. When Acadia meets South Boston, there are no survivors. Please go read more....

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06
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One If By Land. Two if By Text. Three if by Twitter.

H. W. Longfellow immortalized the an accomplished designer, engraver, printer, silversmith named Paul Revere making the tale of his midnight ride, whatever its mild inaccuracies, a tale of courage and patriotism. But Revere's life work w. Could he know then that Revere's life would be one of the first of many legends in not only American history but in the annals ...

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