"Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects.

The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se."  

-- Charles Eames

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Gotta read it

I've just started reading Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd by Youngme Moon.  Here's a recent review that pretty much nails the book on the head.  What I love about the book it that it's correct.  Moon's storyline is flawless by my estimation.  True, it reinforces my design sensibility.  People often try so hard to be different, they "read" as being virtually the same.  Design is the same way.  As a designer, I look for the inspiration in a place that comes forth out of its being.  Inspiration cannot be imposed; it is released.  If this process is honored, I believe the result will be a design worth noting . . . one that turns the head because it is authentic, real.  Moon, would, I think, agree. 


What I'm Reading

My first trip to NYC was in the 70's.  I was fortunate to see an exhibit of Rothko's work.  I've been hooked ever since.  Imagine my pleasure when a Rothko became an subject of discussion in Bert Cooper's office on Mad Men.  Interesting how much is revealed about the characters in this short from the series.

So, if you're interested in Rothko, in dialog about art, in Rothko's own voice, consider this book.  See review below. 

"Writings on Art brings Rothko's genius into full and more personal light."-Lance Esplund, New York Sun (Lance Esplund New York Sun )

Read this Yale University Press Review