Ramsey on KISS

This has to be one of the best lessons on creativity. Chef who has all the knowledge, team and resources but can’t get the customers. Lesson: keep it simple and meet your customers half-way (don’t dictate).

I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.

I grew tired of my usual YouTube diet so decided to watch some walking tours of various London locales by John Rogers. This one on Highgate (where I spent a good number of my formative years). Featured in Highgate Cemetery was this awesome headstone: I thought it might be that of my all time favourite… Continue reading I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.

Niños vs Moda

Always at this time of the year big fashion brands launch their fall/winter campaigns with their carefully produced editorials and their star photographers. This year I asked a group of children aged 8 to describe what they see in some of these commercial campaigns. The result gave us goosebumps: women are drunk and sick, men… Continue reading Niños vs Moda

On perseverance and perception

An interesting interview with Harrison Ford c. 1985. Takeaways; keep the ambition simple–don’t think that far in advance. He gave up doing episodic television to become a carpenter as they were jobs that went nowhere–hold out for the real ambition. Doing films led to a change of how he was perceived. On stardom: “I enjoy… Continue reading On perseverance and perception

Make good art

Today I (re)listened to MAKE GOOD ART by Neil Gaiman. Takeaways were: I don’t read enough fiction, I needn’t be afraid to put stuff out there, sod the rules, use adversity as a means to spur creation. Also, that cover typeface is Blender, which I am quite familiar with 😉