Wish you could say that again, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Here in the latest Blank on Blank, the late actor talks about happiness during an interview at the Rubin Museum of Art.
Sting: How I started writing songs again
Maya Angelou, Rest in Peace (1928 – 2014)
“The Strategy That I Use Most Often When I Get Stuck is I Think About an Idea From a Point of View That Has Absolutely Nothing to do With That Idea”
Stephen Sagmeister on creative problem solving
Charlie Day’s Merrimack College Commencement Address
An animated discussion between two men on whether anything is truly original.
“When You Please Your Mother By Doing Something, It Gives You The Confidence That You Can Please Other People”
Gene Wilder on getting the courage to make people laugh, in the latest Blank on Blank.
This dude’s having fun.
Two separate articles from two different continents both promoting the positive effects that walking has on creativity. Now that the weather has finally turned nice, head outside, take a long stroll, and let your brain run wild.
art by Andrew Jeffrey Wright
The human response to living in a world where everything happens now. Douglass Rushkoff makes the case for moving to the Caribbean.
Adapted from an interview with theoretical physicist Richard Feynman, and animated by Fraser Davidson
S stands for Stop
T stands for Take a Breath
O stands for Observe
P stands for Proceed
An animated adaptation of a commencement speech given by George Saunders at Syracuse University, May 2013.
It’s not that I needed these original Nike Aqua Socks, it’s that they were in a size 12 and I felt like it was destiny to buy them. I don’t even know how a memory of my first pair triggered a google search, but it did, and now I have a hot pink version of some old foot technology being shipped across the continental US to Brooklyn. I probably won’t even wear these, since I remember how the top of the sock used to pinch my foot nonstop. And they’re hot pink. But I’ll try them on once, just to remember a warm day in the late 1980s at my grandparents’ pool in Marco Island, Florida. I guess I bought them for that memory, and the fact that I didn’t want anyone else who wears a size 12 to have them.
A motivational print by Tim Lahan
“When I Was Singing About ‘All You Need Is Love,’ I Was Talking About Something I Hadn’t Experienced”
John Lennon and Yoko Ono on developing and nurturing love, in the latest Blank on Blank.
In such a disposable economy, it’s always a treasure to come across old money. Here, Chris Ware imagines the journey of one penny, minted in 1929.
Before American Folk Artist Leonard Knight passed away earlier this year, filmmakers Ben Stoddard and Dave Ehrenreich spent some quality time with the creator of Salvation Mountain.