Giving Your Right Brain a Regular Workout


Daily Inspiration: Raymond Carver Says Don’t Complain, Don’t Explain

Make something great, give it the time it deserves and don't explain it away later.

Daily Inspiration: Francis Bacon on the Cocktail of Creativity

"The creative process is a cocktail of instinct, skill, culture and a highly creative feverishness."

Daily Inspiration: The Functions of Art, as a whole, has a number of responsibilities..."

Daily Inspiration: Art Chantry on Design Association

Art Chantry on how design is infusing two ideas in one image

Daily Inspiration: Pauline Kael on Bursting with Creativity

"...real bursting creativity appalls us."

Daily Inspiration: Martin Sharp on Moving Fast

"Life's a total experiment."

Daily Inspiration: Jay Z on Being Fluid

"Be water, man."

Daily Inspiration: Jim Jarmusch on Stealing and Originality

Sinister and odd are names of the game.

Daily Inspiration: George Perec on Questioning our Rhythms

"Describe your street. Describe another. Compare."

Daily Inspiration: Great Designers on Bad Design

Great designers can say some pretty snarky things about design

Daily Inspiration: Paola Antonelli on the Definition of Design

"People think that design is styling. Design is not style."

Daily Inspiration: Andy Warhol on Getting it Done

"Don't think about making art, just get it done."

Daily Inspiration: Salvador Dali’s Advice

"Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it."

Daily Inspiration: Kanye West on How Design Can Save the World

"I really do believe the world can be saved through design."

Daily Inspiration: Haruki Murakami on Missed Chances

"We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases."

Daily Inspiration: Benjamin Franklin’s Strict Routine

Franklin lived by a stunningly constricted daily routine to get his work done, and to be fair the man worked very hard.

Daily Inspiration: Jack Kerouac’s Strange Superstitions

"My superstition? I’m beginning to suspect the full moon."

Daily Inspiration: 4 Great Bits from David Foster Wallace’s ‘This is Water’ Speech

"The reader walks away from real art heavier than she came to it."

Daily Inspiration: Designers of the Invisible Bike Helmet on ‘Proving Them Wrong’

"We're going to save the world."

Daily Inspiration: Milan Kundera on Aiming for Something Higher

“Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo."

Daily Inspiration: Albert Camus on Living with His Art

"...true artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge. "

Daily Inspiration: The Galaxy!

The galaxy is pretty darn inspiring, ya know?

Daily Inspiration: Kurt Vonnegut on ‘Making Your Soul Grow”

"Practice any art ... not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow."

Daily Inspiration: Lou Reed on ‘The File Cabinet’

Rest in peace, Lou Reed.