To Want To Be Successful is Not Enough

December 20th, 2011

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Regardless if you’re a fan of Actor Kevin Spacey (I am), this clip hits right on the core of what it takes. It’s videos like this one and “How bad do you want Success” that really send powerful surges of inspiration and motivation throughout the body.

To want and to be ambitious and to want to be successful, is not enough—that’s just desire.

There is no prize out there. The only prize is this one [points to heart], and what you feel and what you want to accomplish. If you can, as you start out, these what could be lean years or fat years, I feel that I very often watch a lot of young people sort of meander around without any idea about why they’re doing. To want and to be ambitious and to want to be successful, is not enough—that’s just desire.

To know what you want, to understand why you’re doing it, to dedicate every breathe in your body to achieve. If you feel you have something to give, if you feel that your particular talent is worth developing or is worth caring for, then there is nothing you can’t achieve. You’re going to grow up with your colleagues. You’re going to watch them have success and watch them have failure and you’re going to watch how they deal with it.

Aizone Typographic Body Painting Campaign

December 19th, 2011

YouTube Preview ImageAizone, a luxury department store in the Middle East hired Sagmeister Inc. to establish their Fall / Winter advertising campaign. Models were painted from head to toe in typographic sentences by Anastasia Durasova. Art direction & design by Jessica Walsh.

The Malbaie V Residence

December 15th, 2011

Montreal-based studio Mu Architecture designed the Malbaie V Residence on the hillside above the St. Lawrence River in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada. The house is warm and while being simple and clean, it establishes its own modern, business class retreat style.

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Canon EOS 500D Hand Bag

December 14th, 2011

Quite a cool collateral concept to go along with a Canon EOS 500D brochure. As grocery stores across the world require you to bring in your own grocery bags, these would be great for photographers. I’d use one.

Tori-Tori Restaurant

December 13th, 2011

Mexico based firm Rojkind Arquitectos, designed this stunning restaurant in Polanco near Mexico City. The initial facade is supposed to appear to waver and feel as if it is emerging from the ground. Inside the restaurant is a very moody, modern feel. The main dining room has beautiful wood walls and one large plant filled wall.

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Steve Jobs: The Secret of Life

December 12th, 2011

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YouTube Preview ImageAfter reading the Steve Jobs book by Walter Isaacson my admiration for everything Jobs has done, has only become greater. In this brief cut-clip of a 1995 interview by the Santa Clara Valley Historical Association, Jobs talks about his thoughts on life. All of which I will continue to let sink in and look forward to using.

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Modern San Francisco Mansion

December 12th, 2011

This 6130 square foot waterfront home is an example of California’s impressive modern architecture. The home has 25 rooms: four bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. Because of the actual building structure, there are many deck options for enjoying a great view over the bay. The house is located near Mill Valley, San Francisco and currently on the market for $6,875,000.

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Expo 67 Montreal Post Cards

December 9th, 2011

Expo 67 is perhaps my most favorite event of the 60s. The exhibition was open from April 28th to October 27th in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and located on two islands and a peninsula in the middle of the St. Lawrence River.

View many more of the postcards here.


Brazilian Haack House

December 7th, 2011

Brazilian architecture firm, 4d-Arquitetura designed this beautiful home in a gated community in Guaíba, Brazil. The house was constructed in three parallel blocks. The central block of the house has two floors: the ground floor for the living, dinner and leisure rooms; the second floor contains more private areas. The other blocks contain the four car garage and other private spaces.

The things I enjoy most about this house is that the exterior utilizes such beautiful wood combined with the white walls and that and that the house is overall very simple and clean.

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Miguel Endara 3.2 million Ink Dot Drawing

December 6th, 2011

Artist Miguel Endara spent hours upon hours creating this amazing portrait of his father’s face. The drawing uses the stipple method which is logged at over 3.2 million dots. The outcome is absolutely stunning; the video is nicely cut as well.

Colani Kitchen Satellite

December 6th, 2011

YouTube Preview ImageThe “Kitchen Satellite” by Luici Colani in 1968-1971 was designed to hang like a satellite outside a complimentary ellipse-shaped residential module. As you sit or stand inside the kitchen, everything is at arms length supposedly making everything easier. I don’t know about that, but the concept and color are very intriguing.

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Moinian and Meili Residence

December 5th, 2011

The Moinian and Meili Residence is a Swiss dream home. Architect Felix Oesch designed the house for a young family who also shared Oesch’s desire for modern, minimal housing. The house is located on a slope in Englisau, Switzerland—a small city just twenty minutes outside of Zurich.

Aside from looking very well designed, the house is also energy efficient. Geothermal energy for hot water and under-floor heating is provided by a pair of 300-foot-deep holes in the ground. Heat is transferred from the ground to the house through a heat pump. Used air is then taken from the living space and pumped back down through the holes to store its energy.

Look closely in these photos and you’ll see that the office area is occupied by Verner Panton’s Living Tower chair for Vitra.


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