time capsule nyc

Balance. Chi cammina piano, va sano e va lontano.
05/07/2009, 6:12 pm
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I look to those who have been in the business of design for a while and wonder; “How are they still alive?… How do you get from here to there?… What were they like at the beginning?” A life in design—and a life with passion—consumes you, demands of you, ages you. Every day is a balancing act; between what you can do today, and what you want to do tomorrow. The constraints of the present—of budget, project, team, organization, and most of all your skill set—hold you back. The glittering tomorrow—limitless and with grand promises—laughs at today and demands a better you.

How do you balance? How do you live a life in design? You forget about time. Balance is about gut, passion, and confidence.

You play it by ear, you look around, you open yourself to everything, in a constant state of wonder and have fun.

You love, your blood boils, you go to battle and win or loose, you shout, you show up, you stay late, you care.

You stand for something, you want to make mistakes, you look straight ahead, and you challenge.

It’s easier said than done. But you try.


from Dean Malecha’s “Design in life”
21/06/2009, 12:37 am
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A design life is purposeful

it is determined by how the lives of others are given dignity,

it is most courageous when it is conducted beyond personal aspirations.

It is the endless pursuit of beauty on behalf of others.

A life in design demands that the creative spirit be disciplined

to realize ideas

to see what others can not fathom and

to accept the responsibility for the implications of creative action.

I like this explanation…
10/05/2009, 4:36 pm
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From a post I found on facebook…

Procrastination isn’t always adaptive but it can be for some people. For those high in “need for achievement,” procrastination is a way to make a simple task more challenging and therefore more engaging and interesting. Need for achievement is an unconscious motive outlined by Henry Murray.

minus ten
27/04/2009, 1:05 am
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To design visual tools that help people make sense of complex concepts, and manage their lives.

In 10 days my first performance review at s+g. My interest in design have not changed after graduation. Rather, s+g has given me the opportunity to apply the theories I was exposed to in practice for clients in financial services and government. Reflecting on the last 10 months only makes me want more.

from the book “The Courage to Create”
27/04/2009, 12:12 am
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All artists have at sometime had the experience at the end of the day of feeling tired, spent, and so certain they can never express Their vision that they vow to forget it and start all over again on something else the next morning. But during the night their “liver grows back again.” They arise full of energy and go back with renewed hope to their task, again to strive in the smithy of their soul.

26/04/2009, 5:41 pm
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“Non lasciarmi mai, Presente, che sempre mi sorprendi….”

A growing detection network
23/04/2009, 7:17 pm
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