inspiration

Pondering creativity

Mike | January 21st, 2009

The opposite of creativity is cynicism. — Esa Saarinen Everybody’s got it right? Plumbers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and office clerks – creativity surrounds us. But there is the everyday creativity of folks like those I just listed, and the extraordinary creativity of the great artists, thinkers, and inventors. In his book “Creativity,” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi explains the […]

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Why crowdSPRING?

Chris | November 25th, 2008

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Time Lapse: Designing A Blog

Angeline | November 14th, 2008

Web designer Ross Allchorn recently chronicled his blog design process using the CamStudio and Movie Maker programs. The process, shown via time lapse, demonstrates to those not familiar with web design just how time intensive and intricate the process can be. The video is definitely worth watching for any of you buyers who are curious […]

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Inspiration on Tumblr

Angeline | October 31st, 2008

Many musicians and artists have embraced microblogging platform Tumblr due to its simplicity and ease of use. The site encourages quick posts, offering you the options of uploading text, a quote, photo, link, chat, or video. The end result is more of a scrapbook versus the traditional blog. The Tumblr staff has created a section […]

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The Rubitone

Angeline | October 27th, 2008

Concept for the “Rubitone” – a Rubik’s Cube meets Pantone Color Matching System guide – by industrial designer, Ignacio Pilotto. Industrial design is interesting when creatives are able to develop products that are beautiful, fun, intuitive, and functional. It’s no easy feat!

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Fun With Typography

Ross | October 16th, 2008

GoSquared posted a short note to Twitter today with a link to a collection of frilly typography images. The work is truly oustanding and well worth a look. You can view it here. Do you have other great sites with outstanding examples of what one can do with typography? Please list them in the comments […]

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Professionalism Is Earned

Ross | September 22nd, 2008

In 2006, Jason Fried of 37signals posted a short article to the Signal v. Noise blog titled “‘Professional’ is a buzzword”. Jason wrote:  “It seems like it’s time to call a spade a spade: ‘Professional’ is a buzzword. It doesn’t mean anything anymore. Disagree? What does Professional mean to you?” Eighty-five comments were posted in response to […]

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DIY fun through the centuries….

Mike | July 28th, 2008

User innovation is a hot topic online and we pay close attention to it. We have always thought that the cS model was an incarnation of this type of open innovation and are proud to number ourselves among the open-source, mashup, DIY, and UGC crowds. People innovate. We can’t help ourselves – it is in […]

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The Design Process

Ross | July 24th, 2008

Many people would agree that the idea/concept is the most important part of the design process. After all, the final product is only as good as the original idea. And it’s important not to confuse originality and creativity. There are very few completely original ideas. Most creative ideas involve combining previously existing concepts in a […]

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