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Blog: The Scent of Place

What About the Smell of the Moon? A friend, high perfumer Christi Meshell, pointed out a note on the Fragrance of the Moon. That aligns with an earlier conversation we had about the smell of guns, firepower and gun powder. It’s like the smell of any explosive, the...

Blog: The Perfume of Books

Studying the Holism of Textual Contemplation [Reading]. In a manner, everything we do as designers comes back to an attribute of reading — that is: how we hold something, how we touch, taste, smell, hear, seek balance and intuit content are all manners of reading...

Blog: Go slo, mo.

Could you go slow? In the incipient need for speed that rattles through the channels of our experience, could that potentially be slowed way down? To see and sense more? Take a moment. When I travel, working on brands around the world, I try to come into a place slow....