Don’t make stuff because you want to make money — it will never make you enough money. And don’t make stuff because you want to get famous — because you will never feel famous enough. Make gifts for people — and work hard on making those gifts in the hope that those people will notice and like the gifts.

This is terrible

iamthedavrezi:

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On friday, I went to school in my Grell cosplay. On friday, I wanted to celebrate a fun day with some friends I met at a convention who are attempting to put on a nearly impossible show. On friday, I went to school expecting a few strange looks, confused questions, rude comments, and maybe even a few laughs.

What I didn’t expect was that I would be attacked by someone that I had never even seen before.

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fiftythreenyc:

NOW OPEN! SEE FIFTYTHREE NYC.

After two years working out of a sixth floor walk-up, our New York City team has a new home: the historic art-deco building at 60 Hudson. Together with celebrated architect Laura Gonzalez Fierro, we remodeled the southwest corner with the aim to bring technology, design, ideas, and community together.

In March, we celebrated the opening of our new HQ with an office warming party, inviting friends and colleagues to view the new space and enjoy delicious bites catered by All Good Things, music by DJ Vikam and live sketches in Paper by Alon Chitayat of Subway Stories.

We like to say that “FiftyThree is the space to create” and we’re thrilled that our workspace has begun to reflect this ethos. Our mission is to enable creativity and to bring creative minds together to share inspiration and ideas. To that end, we hosted our first open workshop with New York Times bestselling author Austin Kleon last week, and currently on display are original works by renowned artist Miriam Cabessa.

Here’s to embracing many more opportunities to create and collaborate. Our door is always open.

To learn more, check out articles written about our new digs in FastCo Labs, ArchDaily, Inhabitat, Design Boom, and Architizer.

Photos by Matthew Williams

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Thinking…

Yesterday I heard about a little book called “Steal like an artist”. Since it was a really short read of 46 pages, which lasted no more than a hour, I decided to give it a try. Nothing was the same. After I finished I just had to stop for a moment. I had to think what I’m doing on my daily life. 2014 is a huge year for me, when or I turn my life into heaven or into hell. I already have some goals in mind, but… Are these goals right? Am I living to my promise? Am I doing creativity right? Not just for photograhy, but for my other minor hobbies like writing and music? I thought this book was one more of these “creativity for dummies”, but it’s more than that. It changes you. I’ll surely read it again, a lot of times, go more deep on it. You must read it. That’s all I have to say.

-tfmart