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Inspiration

FOOD-DRINK
Inspired Bites Cookbook
The word "catering" often conjures images of bowties, pigs in blankets or gaudy silver chafing dishes. Seeking to break out of that mold, chef Bob Spiegel and designer TJ Girard joined forces to create Pinch Food Design, an innovative approach to...
LISTEN_UP
ListenUp: The New York Designer's Playlist
New York is a city steeped in music history—from salsa to hip-hop to punk, several genres were born here from bands that found artistic inspiration in the mix of disparate cultures and intense urban landscape. In turn, music itself prompts creative...
CULTURE
A Mercantile Meal
Portland, Oregon is a city of craft-focused entrepreneurs where many of the ideas for successful small businesses start from chance conversations among friends. Recognizing this, Jason French and Michelle Battista of Ned Ludd—an intimate Portland...
FOOD-DRINK
Sage Advice from The Chef Says
A continuation in a "Words of Wisdom" series that has already delivered the compelling "The Designer Says" and "The Filmmaker Says," Princeton Architectural Press is now offering insight from within one of the most-consumed but perhaps least considered...
CULTURE
The Filmmaker Says
Hot off the Princeton Architectural Press is "The Filmmaker Says," a collection of quotes from the people who envisioned (and then brought to life) history-making films, from Charlie Chaplin to Kathryn Bigelow to Akira Kurasawa. Their words, compiled...
DESIGN
Reasons To Be Creative
Before London begins to gear up for its 11th annual Design Festival this September, an array of visionaries are headed to the beach for the award-winning Reasons To Be Creative (RTBC) conference. Helmed by Flash developer John Davey, the yearly three...
CULTURE
Do Book Company
“The idea is a simple one,” says Do Lectures founder David Hieatt, “people who do things can inspire the rest of us to go and do things too.” This is the premise of the small yet mighty Ideas Conference, held annually on eco-tour-worthy farms in...
TRAVEL
Interview: Solar Impulse
Just after midnight on 4 May 2013, a plane eased into Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport after completing a journey from Moffet Airfield near San Jose, CA. With the wingspan of an Airbus A340, it nevertheless landed as delicately as a single...
DESIGN
The Designer Says
"I just want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares." - Saul Bass Framed as a call-and-response between designers, "The Designer Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom" delivers hundreds of quotable blurbs from the industry's leading...
STYLE
Pattern Power: Superstripe Festival
by Sabine Zetteler Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham comprise Patternity, the two-person powerhouse consulting on pattern-inspired projects of various scale all around the world. After meeting through mutual friends they quickly realized that despite...
DESIGN
Interview: Tom Peters and the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Chevrolet announced the all new 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray to grand applause and a few raised eyebrows at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Just the seventh iteration since the iconic car's inception in 1953, the redesign is all about moving the model...
CULTURE
Weiwei-isms
In his fight for freedom of expression, Ai Weiwei's words are his ammunition. And fortunately, the controversial Chinese artist wields intellectual commentary with the voracity of a machine gun. For those who share his sentiments about the synonymity...
DESIGN
Wendy Maarten Pulley Lamps
Dutch design duo Wendy Legro and Maarten Collignon found inspiration for their latest collection in the industrial shipyards of Rotterdam that surround their office. Better known as Wendy Maarten, they came together in 2010 after successfully partnering...
CULTURE
TED-Ed
For years TED has fulfilled their mission of spreading ideas and inspiration through conferences, media and research fellowships. Taking this a step further and in the direction of generations to come, today TED launches a new TED-Ed initiative...
DESIGN
Tom Dixon: Interior Worlds
Over the past two decades, Tom Dixon made an indelible mark on the world of furniture design. His S-Bend chair, Soft System couch and Mirrorball light (pictured) are all modern classics and he ranks among the biggest names in British design. His...
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