Taking imagination seriously

January 1st, 2018|

Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing -- which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge. A transporting 10 minutes of pure creativity.

My year of saying yes to everything

January 1st, 2018|

Shonda Rhimes, the titan behind Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, is responsible for some 70 hours of television per season, and she loves to work. "When I am hard at work, when I am deep in it, there is no other feeling," she says. She has a name for this feeling: The hum. The hum is a drug, the hum is music, the hum is God's whisper in her ear. But what happens when it stops? Is she anything besides the hum? In this moving talk, join Rhimes on a journey through her "year of yes" and find out how she got her hum back. [...]

Your elusive creative genius

January 1st, 2018|

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

How great leaders inspire action

January 1st, 2018|

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership -- starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ... This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxPuget Sound, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.

67 Examples of Awesome Craft Beer

January 1st, 2018|

67 Examples of Awesome Craft Beer Packaging http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2017/3/30/craft-beer-collection In case you needed another reason to celebrate, April 7th is National Beer Day. In honor of this holiday we decided to pick out some of our favorite examples of craft beer packaging, seeing as the handmade brewing industry has grown so much in the last few years. Feel free to sit back and grab a cold one, we won't tell. 1. Vocation Brewery's Crisp New Craft Lager Range 2. Widmer Brothers Brewing's 30 Beers for 30 Years Series 3. Intriguing Can Designs that Visually Represent the Flavors in the Beer 4. Brixton Brewery 5. Everything is Brewtiful: Magnolia Brewing's Unique Packaging 6. Fort Point Beer Company [...]