Archive for the ‘Design’ Category
Fantastic! – Ira Glass (This American Life) on the secret of success in creative work (video)
LOVE! New York Times slideshow of Gerhard Richter’s art on display at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
Random, but interesting… – Photos of Congolese wrestlers.
I’m a nerd, but I like this. The Best Picture Nominees….as Infographics.
Love this. Jay-Z, Ed Ruscha and Thom Yorke to Design Water Tanks in New York.
Looks pretty good! Trailer for Donald Miller’s new film, Blue Like Jazz.
Michael Hyatt had a great post this week, How To Change Organizational Culture.
Needed: New York Times on How To Wear A Tux.
- Excited to read Charles Lee’s new book: Good Idea, Now What? Charles is a great thinker. Congrats friend!
- Love creative work environments. Here’s a look inside Yelp’s NYC Offices.
- Great quote by design legend, Paul Rand: “The role of the imagination is to create new meanings and to discover connections that, even if obvious, seem to escape detection. Imagination begins with intuition, not intellect.” (via)
- What does it mean to teach creativity? Every school in America should be having this conversation.
- But parents, let’s not wait for the schools… 12 Most Loving Ways to Spark Creativity In Your Child.
- Some newly released unpublished photos of Miles Davis. (BTW…have you purchased “Kind of Blue” yet? Best jazz album of all time.)
- A $23 Starbucks drink. Sounds awful…
- Love the Tribeca neighborhood in NYC. This penthouse on Duane Street isn’t bad either…
Today, I’m excited to introduce another outstanding creative who will be joining our team as The Orchard’s new Communications and Media Director……Jackson Price!
In this new role at The Orchard, Jackson will oversee all aspects of internal and external web, print, and social media as well as leading and developing teams of graphic designers, videographers, editors, and other creatives.
A little background…
Jackson and his family have been a part of The Orchard Community for about three years now. In fact, I still remember the first time I met him and his wife, Lisa, one Saturday afternoon as they were walking around our campus looking for information about our church. Since that time, their entire family has dove head first into loving, serving, creating, and contributing both within our church community and out in our city in so many beautiful ways.
Even though Jackson may be somewhat of an unfamiliar face to many of you, chances are you’ve probably seen a lot of his work! In fact, many of the designs you’ve seen come out of The Orchard these past couple of years were created by Jackson in his volunteer role on our graphics team!
Here are a few of my favorites! (Click for larger images.)
We are so excited have Jackson in this new role at The Orchard!
Welcome Jackson Price!
Ran across a gem of an article on my flight back from Portland last week. It’s from the Dec/Jan issue of Fast Company and it’s about the Italian designer, Brunello Cucinelli and the good he’s doing both locally and globally.
For example, Cucinelli employs the majority of his small Italian village of around 500 people, keeps local button manufacturers and leather and cashmere providers in business, and he gives 20% of his profits to humanitarian efforts. He’s also restored a medieval castle, built a community theater, and he’s renovating a children’s park on New York’s Bleecker Street.
And I love the reason why. Check out Cucinelli’s quote from the article:
“I want to embellish the world around me, and this way, my employees feel part of a project that won’t last just three or five years, but 500 or 1,000 years,” Cucinelli says. “I don’t feel like the owner of Solomeo; I am just the custodian.”
What a powerful statement:
“I don’t feel like the owner of Solomeo; I am just the custodian.”
I. am. just. the. custodian.
Isn’t that our calling? Isn’t that the job God tasked humanity with in the very beginning? It was only when we saw ourselves as owners that we got in trouble. There’s a reason for that.
May we embrace our calling as custodians of everything. Our money. Our jobs. Our businesses. Our art. Our words. Our families. Our neighborhoods. Our cities. Our planet.