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Reads tagged with “Debbie Millman”

How We Got “Please” and “Thank You”
How We Got “Please” and “Thank You”

Why the line between politeness and bossiness is a linguistic mirage.

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Iconic Graphic Designer Milton Glaser on Art, Education, and the Kindness of the Universe
Iconic Graphic Designer Milton Glaser on Art, Education, and the Kindness of the Universe

“If you perceive the universe as being a universe of abundance, then it will be. If you think of the universe as one of scarcity, then it will be.”

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Fail Safe: Debbie Millman’s Advice on Courage and the Creative Life
Fail Safe: Debbie Millman’s Advice on Courage and the Creative Life

“Imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time.”

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Brand Thinking: Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink, and Other Mavens on How and Why We Define Ourselves Through Stuff
Brand Thinking: Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink, and Other Mavens on How and Why We Define Ourselves Through Stuff

“The modern version of introspection is the sum total of all those highly individualized choices that we make about the material content of our lives.”

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Anaïs Nin on Real Love, Illustrated by Debbie Millman
Anaïs Nin on Real Love, Illustrated by Debbie Millman

“Where the myth fails, human love begins. Then we love a human being, not our dream, but a human being with flaws.”

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Down with DOMA: Edith Windsor’s Historic Call with President Obama, Illustrated by Debbie Millman
Down with DOMA: Edith Windsor’s Historic Call with President Obama, Illustrated by Debbie Millman

“Hello, who am I talking to?”

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Bill Moggridge, Designer of the First Laptop, on Human-Centered Design
Bill Moggridge, Designer of the First Laptop, on Human-Centered Design

“It doesn’t occur to most people that everything is designed — that every building and everything they touch in the world is designed.”

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Love and Art: The Secret to a Romantic Relationship That’s Also a Creative Collaboration
Love and Art: The Secret to a Romantic Relationship That’s Also a Creative Collaboration

“Relationships are our greatest learning experiences.”

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Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich on Art vs. Design and the Joy of Losing Yourself in Purposeful Work
Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich on Art vs. Design and the Joy of Losing Yourself in Purposeful Work

“Art pushes the limit of human experience and language for its own sake, while Design might do this but only to humanize and integrate people’s lives in the context of an economy.”

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Illustrator Sophie Blackall on Subversive Storytelling, Missed Connections, and Optimism
Illustrator Sophie Blackall on Subversive Storytelling, Missed Connections, and Optimism

What Aldous Huxley’s misogyny has to do with children’s books, darkness, and modern love.

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