“Wow.”

- Jesse

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“I love the passion for architecture. Architecture matters! I’m not so sure about Marc’s sense that architects are pitted against the rest of us in a battle over design. I don’t agree with that. I think more likely architects battle against money and the folks who fear investing in new ideas. But that’s a far cry from battling the general public and mass consumers of architecture. From where I sit, we’re on his side every time.”

- Jesse

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“The power of someone seeing purple for the first time is a nice experience to share!”

- David Winton

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“Seen a parking lot in Carrboro, North Carolina. Perfect!”

- Jesse

“This video ’500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art’ by Phillip Scott Johnson has been around for a while but I’m still mesmerized by it.”

- Helen

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“Viktor & Rolf not only blurred the boundary between art and fashion in their latest couture show, they took it to the next level and turned it into performance art—taking the canvas pieces off the models and hanging them on the wall during the show. Pieces from the show have already been bought as art and some donated to the permanent collection of museums.” 

- Helen

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“Creativity is first and foremost a mindset. It means taking something expected and twisting it into something new, something that is different from the herd – something that’s a risk. And successful creativity is then something that fits that criteria that is then also accepted, eventually, by the mainstream. Here’s to Virgin Hotels for thinking creatively about their business. We’re proud of them. And we’re proud that we have our art (!) in their new hotel in Chicago. Great place to be…”

- Jesse

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“Drones are opening up new possibilities for imagery – I especially love the diver caught in mid air. Overall, I’ll be curious to see how drones change what we expect from photographers and photography over the coming years.”

- Jesse

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“Saw a really interesting documentary this weekend about the new head of Dior. He had eight weeks to create the new haute couture line (usually six months) and all the commotion involved with that. I think a lot of us can relate: too much to do, not enough staff, deadlines approaching and still need to create something amazing. And guess what… we pull it off too!”

— Brian

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“While I think crowd-sourcing can be very powerful for collecting content – I’m not a fan of crowd-sourcing creative judgement. That said, here’s one designer who had the courage to do so”

- Jesse

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