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Blog: The Center of the World

ARCHITECTURAL SYMBOLISM, METAPHOR AND CENTERING Walking a old, forested Buddhist compound outside of Tokyo, I was told that the temple site was a specially sacred site — and one that was anciently “magical.” The idea of spirit spaces, places that have special power,...

Blog: HAVE A NICE DAY

WHAT IS: “A NICE DAY?” Nice is one of those tough words, that’s so vague and so commonly used enough that it made me ponder — “what’s that mean?” In my own journey, I live in a place of perpetual curiosity about words and meaning. I listen to what people...

Blog: You Are Nowhere

Brands That Have Nothing To Say. As a designer, I think about layers. And I think about messages. Content. Holism. Contentment. Direction. There is a sign, but it’s empty. It has nothing to say, no place that it points. It’s nowhere. Like experiences that move from a...

Blog: The letter

The very center of the work that I do lies here, in the heart of the letterform. There can be just that one touch, that relates to the person. D.4-D. The letter, big or small, translates to content. c1460 G. ASHBY Policy Prince 648 Poems (E.E.T.S.) 33 Yf god sende you...

Blog: Brand symbolism

When you look, you find. In working on a brand development project in eastern Washington, I was walking their vineyard to get, literally, the lay of the land. And, I’m looking for what lies beneath, what lies inside the brand story. And in any brand development,...