...ON CELEBRATING DIFFERENCE

...ON SENTIMENTALITY

...ON MAINTAINING PERSPECTIVE

...ON MAINTAINING PERSPECTIVE

There’s a ‘tongue-in-cheek’ undertone to my
creative expression (whether or not people always
see it...). I’m not one to take myself too seriously.
The corporate environment taught me people
need peace, happiness, joy, love, laughter, and the
occasional bit of ridiculousness now and then too.
This can get a bit lost and stifled sometimes. I try
to ensure my environments provide the 

psychological cues that make it okay to let these
things out, to let them come alive. 

 

...ON CELEBRATING DIFFERENCE

“I love the crazies, the solitaires,” legendary
designer André Putnam once told House 

Beautiful. “Mariano Fortuny, Eileen Gray, Pierre
Chareau, for example, were delicate creatures,
failures condemned to a fatal solitude.” 

I love me some weird and whacky too. Yesterday's
crazy is today's visionary icon. So many parts of
our social evolution can be attributed back to one
person simply daring to be different. I have nothing
but admiration and respect for an eccentric genius.
I aspire to be one!

 

...ON SENTIMENTALITY

I would never ask someone to get rid of their
grandma's rocking chair just because I dislike it. 

If it's Important to them, it's important to me.
I will find a way to make it work. I love this
sort of challenge. It's what makes a creative
brief interesting. 

PRINCIPLES TO WORK (& LIVE) BY

...ON SUCCESS

...ON HUMILITY

...ON HUMILITY

André Putnam also said “I’ve had so many
occasions to start believing in myself, and I never
will. Strange. I am protected by a lot of angels
from the capacity to feel content with
myself. Perhaps that also gives me a certain
capacity for wonder at the world, like a child
before a Christmas tree. This is very strong in my
life, and maybe it’s what opens me to other
people, and to new ventures and experiences. In
French, we have a nice word for that: ‘partant,’
‘ready to go.’ I’m always ready.”

This restless search to always be better, to always
question myself, in a good way, haunts me too. I
believe it's the fuel for what drives me to always
want to learn and grow - to constantly evolve.

  

...ON SUCCESS

Some people have the gifted ability to get ahead
by using their affluence, their charm, their physical
beauty, or their well-connected social status. I
have never been that kind of person. Any success
I've ever had has been based on one simple thing:
a dedicated focus on the merit of my work.


PRINCIPLES TO WORK (& LIVE) BY

Humor, humility, surprise, spontaneity, intuition,
integrity, curiosity, empathy, thoughtfulness, 

freshness, freedom, fun.