Monday morning advice from two design icons
This morning, while straining to get my cognitive gears to engage, I stumbled across two tidbits of advice that made the task easier and prepared me for the week ahead.
The first came from Brain Pickings, one of my favorite sites. Proprietress Maria Popova unearthed a 1972 Q&A with the legendary Charles Eames. The whole thing is worth a read, but this exchange stuck with me:
Interviewer: What are the boundaries of design?
Eames: What are the boundaries of problems?
Moments later, reeling from that hip-check to my mind, I learned that someone just executed a business idea I had several years ago. That was irritating — but the pangs of irritation somehow triggered me to remember a line from Karim Rashid‘s Karimanifesto, where he writes:
“Never say ‘I could have done that’ because you didn’t.”
Think on these things, Grasshopper. Happy Monday.