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Slow is the New Fast

I took a slow, wondering walk through my neighborhood the other day.  It was approaching that hour where the sky is still lit with the warm golden rays of the sunset, and to the east, electric blue getting darker with … Continue reading

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What Makes You Happy?

Have you ever simply walked into a space, and suddenly felt content? How about miserable?  Have you ever walked into a space and wanted to instantly turn around and walk out?  One of the greatest, yet seemingly invisible causes of … Continue reading

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Case Study #22, The Stahl House

I had the opportunity recently to attend a showing of the Stahl House, Case Study #22 in the Hollywood Hills.  The house was made famous by Julius Schulman’s iconic photo of the house with two women sitting in the living … Continue reading

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Sadistic Whack-A-Mole

Every artist knows the creativity slump all too well. The Ultimate Brain Fart, “creative block.” (Dun Dun DUN!) You feel like your head is in a vice and you stare into the blank piece of your chosen medium as the … Continue reading

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Retinal Requiem

I am a ruined designer. My eyes burn red at the sight of standardized fonts (Comic Sans and Papyrus are the top two on my hit-list), and poorly used Photoshop preset effects (damn you bevel and emboss!). I went to … Continue reading

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Outside Lies Magic

I read a great book while in my twenties that has stuck with me through my life, it’s called Outside Lies Magic.  It was written by a landscape professor at Harvard University   The book speaks about the physical built world … Continue reading

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The Greek Problem

I attended the Chapman Economic & Business Review recently.  Good to hear that in general things are looking up, however anemically, for our region.  The headline read “The Recovery Creeps Along…Not much to quicken or retard the pace of growth”. … Continue reading

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A Bet Worth Losing

After several years participating in and raising funds for the Komen Race for the Cure in Orange County Team Tangam’s Captain, Joe Lozowski, made a bet with the organizing team that they could not double the previous year’s contributions for … Continue reading

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I Am Family

The other day I had the privilege of listening to our esteemed leaders speak at our 9th anniversary company party. There at the party Joe, Jack and Nick (all dressed alike in playful garb – as usual) each took their … Continue reading

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The Boomerang Effects of Inspiration

I experienced the boomerang effects of inspiration.  And how great that felt.  Although he is a customer, he is truly as much a friend if not more so than a customer.  But during dinner with my customer/friend a few weeks … Continue reading

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