The Real-Phonic Radio Hour
I need you to do me a favor. Go to your sock drawer and get an athletic sock. I don’t own any or I would give you one of mine. Next, go to your change jar (it’s probably in the kitchen) and separate out all of the quarters. Once you have all of the quarters, ideally there should be two pounds or more, fill the sock with the quarters. Alright then, here’s what I want you to do for me. Promise me that you will beat me to death if I ever try to do something good for anyone ever again. Promise me. This is the Real-Phonic Radio Hour and this is my story. VIEW MORE
The American Friends of Versailles
Because of places like Versailles and Paris I have come to see life as fitting into three distinct categories.They are as follows : Number one, MAGICAL THINGS. Versailles is undeniably in this category. The second category is, THINGS THAT ARE SOMEWHAT LESS THAN MAGICAL. This is what is commonly referred to as a slippery slope. These are the things that can be creatively satisfying and they can often afford you luxuries like guitars or practicalities like paying the mortgage. But beware, these are the activities that occupy a good deal of your time and they will seduce you into rationalizing what you own over what you value. The third category is, HOW TO BUILD A DONKEY. This one is simple. If there is a lawyer or an insurance salesman in the room, you are building a donkey. If you had to choose between this reality and Versailles you would be daft to not choose Versailles. VIEW MORE
INNOVATION + DESIGN
As far as design careers go I can honestly credit whatever success I have had to the early and ongoing influence of my friend Joe Duffy. The artistic sensibility that he brings to all of his work has helped me to be more demanding in my own pursuits. It has also helped me to give better direction to clients and designers that I have worked with and year after year the work of Duffy & Partners continues to inspire me.
As my work evolved into what everyone now calls innovation I must also bow to the remarkable talents of the folks at Fahrenheit 212. Geoff Vuleta, Pete Maulik, John McCabe, Mark Payne, Harry Smail, John Crawford Phillips, Marcus Oliver, Simon Duffy, Camilla Kristiansen and Pete White. While it is odd to acknowledge so many people, this group created some of the most intelligent and comprehensive work that I have ever been associated with. They drank like a rugby team and I love each and every one of them.
Paris and Environs