Happy National Pencil Day! March 30, 1858, is when Hymen Lipman received a patent for a pencil with an attached eraser. The eraser-tipped pencil is 153 years old today!

Happy National Pencil Day! March 30, 1858, is when Hymen Lipman received a patent for a pencil with an attached eraser. The eraser-tipped pencil is 153 years old today! ARGH! How could I have missed the actual day?!?! Happy belated birthday to my beloved wood-encased sticks of graphite (sometimes topped with vinyl or rubber caps)!…

William Gibson loves Field Notes

I love the idea of really well-designed, well-made, preferable simple, American-made (or Canadian-made) products, particularly if they have really smartly-designed websites that are entertaining to read. So here’s your product placement for this evening: Field Notes. Has a kind of American Muji thing going on, it seems to me. (A little shout-out to Field Notes…

The thing about opening your mind up to a new story idea is that you once you do it, there’s no going back. All of a sudden, everything seems like it has to do with the new idea. Songs and lyrics and billboards and articles and movies and books and people seem to come at me, out of nowhere, non-stop.

The thing about opening your mind up to a new story idea is that you once you do it, there’s no going back. All of a sudden, everything seems like it has to do with the new idea. Songs and lyrics and billboards and articles and movies and books and people seem to come at…

Stop trying to think outside the box and put your energy into making a bigger box. Why? Because possibility drives creativity. Not the other way around.

Stop trying to think outside the box and put your energy into making a bigger box. Why? Because possibility drives creativity. Not the other way around. Stop Trying To Be Creative – Stepcase Lifehack Get inspired to be more creative by trying to be less creative.