Len Kendall Tweeted the other day about the word “fresh” – thinking fresh involves strategy and discipline. Becoming Innovative involves using what you know and linking it with the unexpected. Use what you know, turn it, mold it, form it into something fresh.
What kinds of things influence the creative process in putting together a logo? There are many, but have you ever thought about what the energy of your logo embodies? Carolyn Winter, a professional energy healer and life coach, analyses Chris Brogan‘s new logo in her post, asking Do you resonate with your logo? Do your customers resonate with it? Something else to think about when you are creating – how does energy, physical and perceived, play into your work?
♥ Daily Candy features green and good-for-the-soul trash bags: Green Genius (Get a free sample from their website and they’ll send you a $2.00 off coupon, as well. I’m hoping for these emerald beauties in my grocery store soon!)
♥ The A. V. Club picks the best short story collections of the 2000s. Among them is featured one of my favorites, Neil Gaiman’s Fragile Things (If you’re a fan of Gaiman, Lovecraft, or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, read: A Study in Emerald. Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire and October in the Chair were some of my other favorites.) They obviously have great taste and the reviews are worthwhile. I’ll be adding a few more collections to my “to-read” list.
♥ I’m so excited for Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland that I already have the date (March 5, 2010) marked on my calendar in anticipation. Midnight viewing anyone? I’m SO there! One of my favorite stories told by one of my favorite storytellers. And speaking of Tim Burton, I’m trying to figure out how to finance a weekend trip to New York to see the exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
♥ Get your daily dose of chocolate, whether you eat it or paint it on your wall! Dezeen Blog showcased this awesome innovative interior design for a Godiva chocolate shop in Harajuku by Japanese interior designers at Wonderwall.