Great Advice for Creatives


Sometimes, all we need…all we seek…is encouragement….some good advice. Here’s Ira Glass, an American public radio personality, and host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life, sharing what he’s learned throughout the years. It’s applicable to anyone who’s pursuing a creative path.

Listen to Glass speak these words (and then some) in this great video. It’s inspiring…to say the least. Love his self-deprecating humor.

Here are some of my favorites lines. (They’re toward the end of the video.): “You will be fierce. You will be a warrior…and you will make things that aren’t as good as you know in your heart you want them to be..and you’ll just make one after another…”

via [Tom, The Piper’s Son], [Kottke]






November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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