Yves Behar: Trade Briefs for Relationships

Briefly from Bassett & Partners on Vimeo. Yves Behar, CEO of Fuseproject, doesn’t believe in design briefs. In the film Briefly, he explains that far more can be learned through client relationships: I don’t believe in briefs; I believe in relationships. The difference between a brief and a relationship is a brief can be anonymous...

The Dollar Redesigned: 9 Awesome US Dollar Redesign Concepts

The internet was set abuzz by Norway’s kroner redesign that were literally works of art which got us thinking: Why don’t we have those with the Dollar? The US Dollar is in dire need of a redesign, not only for rebranding but also for the possible restoration and strengthening of confidence on the US economy. Or,...

Wine down Wednesday: An amateur’s guide to reviewing wine

Every once in a while, our Analytics team has a Wine Down Wednesday (or Thursday or Friday…) where we chat over a glass of wine either in the office or at the restaurant across the street for Happy Hour.  I’m no wine connoisseur, but I do like to sound like I know what I’m talking...

The Most Generous Book in the World: An Illustrated Celebration of the Little-Known Sidekicks Behind Creative Geniuses

A heartening homage to the wives, mothers, brothers, benefactors, and other quiet champions behind some of history’s most celebrated geniuses. There is something quite wonderful about witnessing one human being selflessly bolster the creative achievement of another, especially in a culture where it’s easier to be a critic than a celebrator — from the man...

October 22, 1964: Jean-Paul Sartre Becomes the First Person to Decline the Nobel Prize

“A writer who adopts political, social, or literary positions must act only with the means that are his own — that is, the written word.” Despite its surprisingly dark origin, the Nobel Prize is regarded as the highest honor bestowed upon a human being. Among its diverse laureates are a number of meta-outliers — people...

Don’t make these 7 mistakes when designing a blog for your client

Let’s talk about mistakes people make when designing a blog. Mistakes that can turn out to be quite destructive over time. The biggest challenge here is that the majority of these problems don’t ever surface most of the time. They just sit quietly in the background, killing your client’s site a tiny bit every day. The end...

You Have Never Seen the Sky: Georgia O’Keeffe on the Shimmering Beauty of the Southwest

“There is something wonderful about the bigness and the lonelyness and the windyness of it all.” When Georgia O’Keeffe (November 15, 1887–March 6, 1986) was a little girl, decades before she came to be regarded as America’s first great female artist and became the first woman honored with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern...

Are You Inspired or a Copycat?

User designed by Wilson Joseph from the Noun Project It’s important to be aware of inspiration that simply influences us versus inspiration that turns us into a copycat. Knowing the difference can help turn us into the type of creative worker we strive to be. As Evernote designer Joshua Taylor explains in this interview over at the InVision...