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Q&A with Interdisciplinary artist Diana Pietrzyk

Diana Pietrzyk is an interdisciplinary artist who explores an array of mediums including gifs, painting, illustration, and photography. Most recently, she designed neon signs for Nike’s Air Max Day. I discovered her amazing work on Giphy where she’s racked up 1 billion GIF views! How would you explain what you do? I guess that depends on […]

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Stephen King lists his top 10 favorite books

To celebrate the launch of Stephen King’s novel The Outsider scheduled for bookshelves May 22 (you can pre-order it on Amazon), Goodreads asked Stephen King to list out his top 10 favorite books of all time. The voracious reader and prolific writer never felt satisfied with his final selections but he played along anyway. “Of course, any list like […]

Why great athletes enjoy suffering pain

Author Malcolm Gladwell sits down with Alex Hutchison, author of the new book [easyazon_link identifier=”0062499866″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance[/easyazon_link] to discuss how great athletes come to enjoy suffering pain. Says Hutchison, “Great athletes don’t necessarily feel pain differently. They reframe pain differently.” Hutchison calls the suffering a […]

Realistic career advice from writer/editor Bianca Bass

Bianca Bass is a London-based writer, editor and content strategist. Her popular newsletter includes interviews with entrepreneurs and interesting links related to creativity. She also blogs regularly about her own career musings. In this interview, she talks about creativity, risk-taking, her writing style, and more. How would you explain what you do? The short answer […]

Fran Lebowitz on Facebook, TV, and Trump 

Author and acclaimed New Yorker Fran Lebowitz can’t sleep, can’t write, can’t stand watching television, nor does she like social media, yet she’s still on top of them all or at least, well-informed in her sardonic complaints about them. Below are some highlights from her interview with W Magazine:  On sleeping and watching television Zero. […]

Interview with Artist Christina Angelina (aka Starfighter)

Christina Angelina is an internationally renowned artist who spray paints murals. We spoke while she was putting the finishing touches on a project in Aspen, Colorado. How would you explain what you do? I do large-scale figurative murals, or public art. What are you currently working on? I’m currently working on a mural in Aspen, Colorado. […]

Milton Glaser on his iconic “I ♥️ NY” logo, the joy of working, and on the future of the Big Apple

New York City was suffering from a negative image in the mid to late 1970s due to rampant crime and violence. The NYPD even created a “Welcome to Fear City” campaign to scare off tourists. In 1977, New York state hired Milton Glaser to create a design to promote NYC tourism. Glaser drew the iconic […]

7 articles to read this weekend

The Internet never ends; we can only do our best to catch what we can. Below are my favorite articles from this week. Remember you can also subscribe to this via email and get some other goodies as well. 1. Life Is Worth Exploring Life is complicated because it’s subtle. Anthony Bourdain explains why these […]

An interview with Manuel Zavaleta (aka StyleEngineers)

Manuel Zavaleta is a multi-talented artist based out of Queens, New York. He’s also an incredible colleague and good friend. We recently grabbed some lunch at a burger joint near his studio. Take it away Manny… Who are you and what do you do? My name is Manuel Zavaleta. I’m a former graffiti artist and […]

Tips for starting a business overseas from entrepreneur Vinay Raval

Vinay Raval is an entrepreneur and world traveler currently based out of Cusco, Peru. He’s also a close friend, my former basketball coach, and simply one of the happiest and honest people I know. Let’s flip it over to Vinay… Who are you and what do you do? My name is Vinay Raval. I lead […]

Blair Small : BSP Training

Blair Small is an entrepreneur, musician, and photographer based out of New York City. He’s also one of my best friends so I’m happy to feature him as the first guest on this blog. Who are you and what do you do? I am Blair Small. I’m a personal trainer, a wedding photographer and a […]

Wells Robert Baum : Bombtune

Who are you and what do you do? My name is Robert Baum, and I observe things, mix them up, and publish my synthesized thoughts on my blog. What are you currently working on? I’ve got a few projects I’m working on all at the same time. I’m working on a fiction book about loosely […]