words of wisdom

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what you feel outside is different than what you feel inside. pascal perich

I had the pleasure of meeting photographer Pascal Perich this morning and as we were looking through his portfolio he told me Richard Serra's instructions for viewing one of his sculptures:

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bre pettis: it may not be a great idea, but it's a great idea for you

See more of Bre Pettis' Creative Mornings talk on Vimeo, and check out his company MakerBot.


I'll let you in on the secret to success. The truth is, there is no secret, just show up and do the work that needs to be done. Don't get distracted trying to keep up with everyone around you. Don't dwell too much on the past, and don't spend all of your time worrying about the future. Keep your head down, show up every day and work as hard as you can. If that doesn't bring you success, then at the very least it will bring you respect.

good reads / 01


I really hate it when people tell me too much about a book before I read it, so I'll keep it brief. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami is fantastic, if you are looking for a new fiction book to read, this is the one. I have been recommending it to all of my friends.

yeah totally

jim rohn quote

I found this quote in Chris Guillebeau's The Tower. It really stood out to me, either work hard every day, or live with the regret of not working hard.



In the past year I have complained more than once about having first world problems, but in truth I am thankful everyday for:

  • My family
  • New York
  • Old friends
  • New friends
  • My job
  • Random smiles from strangers.

just say no

you just have to say no

Sometimes you just have to say no. I find it extremely difficult to say no to people. Do you want to go to dinner? Yes. But actually I mean no, I would rather go home and eat by myself and not talk to anyone. Do you want to do (insert activity here). Yes. But actually no, no I don't.

I've gotten better about saying no, but my no skills could use some work. So ask me to do something soon that way I can practice telling you no.

doing nothing

doing nothing

Whatever happened to the art of doing nothing? Why do I feel guilty for not doing something "productive" every, single day? I have been reading Leo Babauta's new book The Effortless Life and am realizing that it's okay to take a day off and just *gasp* have fun for an entire day. You should try it, it's superb.

we're just different

boys and girls are just different

Boys & girls are just different.

// illustration by Bekka Palmer for Minted Condition

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