fun : a few favorites
Thought + Luck = Success
Hi Everyone -
When I saw the IBM THINK sign in Portmanteau several weeks ago, I couldn't resist. It's signed Frank Chu and dated 1961 on the back. A little research reveals that THINK was a slogan developed by IBM founder, Thomas J. Watson, Sr. It appeared in offices, plants and company publications beginning in the 1920s and is still used today - Thinkpad computer for instance. Here is an interesting quote from Mr. Watson, which is still relevant today -
"Thought has been the father of every advance since time began. 'I didn't think' has cost the world millions of dollars."
Interesting ... some things never change. Although today's favorites are all from some very smart folks, don't think too much this weekend. Have fun!
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Blog : Maira Kalman is blogging again for the New York Times and it is simply fantastic. I still regret not getting the raincoat she designed for kate spade. Drat!
Craft : Jonathan Wright and Company Good Fortune Medallions are great for every good boy and girl. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, too!
Fabric : Michelle of Cicada Studio is such a prolific textile designer and a wonderful e-friend. The pattern above is Lily of the Valley and I just can't bring myself to cut it up.
Marketing : I'm not tweeting on Twitter, but I don't think it's going away anytime soon. Here's a useful article about proper etiquette.
Music : Andrew Bird is an interesting musician. He reminds me of a whistling, glockenspiel-playing anthropologist who happens to be very creative musically. A little bit like M. Ward.
Read : It's Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be: The World's Best Selling Book by Paul Arden is simply brilliant and timeless.