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“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.” – Ellen Goodman Between 1980 and 1984 there was a show called That’s Incredible!. Hosted… Read More

I’m flying to Hawaii today for some exercise and meditation. I take these trips at least a few times a year; usually for just a few days but sometimes longer. I regularly practice meditation and gratitude during these ‘resets’ too but like yoga, these things are very difficult to master. To calm your mind, to focus and hold one’s attention for more than thirty seconds let alone hours can take years of… Read More

These are ten books that have influenced me more than most any others.  They are the books I read, re-read, and then read again; some more than a dozen times.  They are instruction manuals for health, wealth, relationships and happiness. And I consider them some the best investments I have made in my life… Act Accordingly – Colin Wright  “You have exactly one life to do everything you will ever do.  Act… Read More

Psuedo-philosphy or just a convenient and lazy lie?  “Creativity is synthesis.” Contrary to what many designers and non-designers often opine, this concept is regularly misinterpreted. Just like reposting a quote on Facebook doesn’t make you wise nor does re-tweeting a joke make you a comedian. Pinterest has convinced some people (or people have convinced themselves) they’re creative through curation. Creativity is creativity and synthesis is synthesis.  They’re not the same and they… Read More

I’ve been thinking about mindfulness quite a lot these past years. Ironic, I know. Mostly about all the things that steal our attention away from the present moment.  And the worst of these distractions are not just activities like checking into Facebook for the umpteenth time to see if anyone ‘liked’ that most recent post of our lunch.  No, one of the biggest distractions is our own wandering thoughts. It’s astounding how… Read More

“Wanting results is an excuse to not be happy now.” -Kyle Cease

The sign outside of our PDX design studio has become a neighborhood landmark and not a day goes by that we don’t see someone at the corner of Couch and Davis taking its picture. I was even interviewed by Portland Monthly a while back about it – for a issue they ran about Portland’s most creative work spaces. We run IDL on a platform of maxims, officially 10 in all, but many… Read More

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