When someone asks you to do something you’ve never done say yes, smile, and then run away and freak out. And then figure out how to get it done.
Choose to find the potential in what could be considered just "good luck"
Pursuing the chance to find the potential in something, makes it easier to find the potential in everything.
There are those who see good luck as random or meaningless - and those that say to themselves, "Wait a minute, what just happened here? What is the meaning of this sign?"
Laughter unlocks a higher level of brilliance.
When I have to come with ideas, especially when it's in a pinch, I need to create the conditions for creativity.
If something doesn't fit you, you can tailor it fit you better.
Identity is something that can shift, and I started to think about, 'How can I take what makes me me and the things that are my strengths that I do well and with little effort and bring those into the things that are really uncomfortable?'
Refinery29 started as a tiny idea which was to celebrate the independent makers of New York City, the people that were bringing together really unique and diverse communities and celebrating personal style.
It was the culture of New York that inspired the idea behind Refinery29.
We shake it out because play creates trust. We shake it out because it gets us out of our heads and into our bodies. We shake it out because it levels the playing field.
[…] we are all quite privileged. And I think it’s kind of a shame that lots of us complain about our lives all the time and complain about our jobs but we don’t change it. So basically we should be taking much more risks because we’re privileged and we can afford to.
Failure, whether perceived or real, is an opportunity to be uncomfortable and to rebuild.
Dr. Jennifer R. Cohen
'You don't have what it takes. What's your Plan B?' I would hear this all the time. And mind you, at Hopkins, I was the only person of color on any floor in an entire building that wasn't there to clean a toilet.
Lo raro es el pudor a vivir y a mostrarnos como realmente somos.
"Le son et l'ouïe est attachée à l'émotion parce qu'on a ça tout au fond de nous, tout au fond de notre existence car même avant notre naissance on a le son en nous."
"Tout acte de design, même petit, est un acte éthique, sensé et profondément humain."
Most of the things that surround us are immaterial and the visible part is only one facet.
"On ne change pas le monde sans se changer soi-même.
Ne pas se lancer c'est encore plus douloureux que de se lancer.
A fotografia tem esse poder de te levar pro passado mas também é uma forma de você perceber o que viveu e o que quer continuar vivendo, pensar no futuro!
Ana Paula Santos
I was always put in a box as "I'm an artist. You're an artist. You have to do this. You have to do that." I didn't want to be that. I didn't want to be an artist. Most artists find a medium and they stick with it. I'm all over the map with my mediums. I wanted to find a way to have multiple mediums but also create a business out of it.
Design, code and technology. I think technology is really where 'beyond' is most important.
We just made it work. We made stuff happen that most people generally wouldn't even attempt.
I think of the creativity this way: we are all humans, every one of us, is a raw bundle of creative energy, just bursting with creativity, the way we use our toothbrush and the way we put our clothes away and the way we figure out our schedules and all of that. Where design comes into the picture is in this structured way that we can manage that creativity.
If you are not looking for anything in particular, you may find something unexpected.