If you’re only seeing my posts in your Tumblr dashboard, RSS reader or Fb, you’re missing out. Inspired by Thessaly and with an assist from Casey, my Tumblr is now rocks the Solaris theme and we’ve also integrated Disqus for comments.
Worth noting is that Solaris is a premium theme; I’m happy to have paid for it, believing as I do that creative people should get more than an “‘atta boy!” in return for making good stuff.
“People, buying my stuff, can take it wherever they go and can rebuild it if they choose. If they keep it in their heads, that’s fine too. They don’t have to buy it to have it – they can have it just by knowing it. Anyone making a reproduction of my art is making art just as valid as art as if I had made it.” – Lawrence Weiner”—The Lawrence Weiner Collective @ The Pigeon Wing
“I think what’s happened in the world is it’s either gone style, quality, detail, fashion or then it becomes commodity and basic. And if you are going to compete in the basic commodity business today, price wins out always. If you are competing in a creative environment, I think it’s price, and the creativity along with value that win today.”—
“The key to Apple’s success is that the company often takes the time to explain things to the consumer that no other vendor bothers to do. By keeping a laser focus on key features and introducing them one at a time over a period of years, Apple taught and evangelized everything the consumer needed to know to understand the iPad from day one. Without that foundation, it’s not likely the product would have been nearly the success it has been.”—
It took the length of the studio visit but I finally recognized this quote, spotted on the wall of the Oakland home/office/studio of next week’s @20x200 photographer. It is a nice thing to see evidence of books/works/images that you love in the work places…
“Money is like gasoline during a road trip,” he says. “You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations. You have to pay attention to money, but it shouldn’t be about the money.”—