The inimitable Domenico DeSole.
A lot of designers, the first thing you do is draw on paper to get the idea down. We thought of a pattern, then I made all these files of how big the carousel was, how it was installed with the motor, how it attached to the walls. I contacted a group called Guild; they are in Gowanus and have a 40-thousand-square-foot shop with everything—production, technology department, printing department, everything. I emailed them and they were up for it. I shared my stuff with them, and they were like, ‘Yeah, no problem. That’s easy to do.’ I was like, ‘Oh my god, you’re saving my life.’
Designer Alex Proba on the creation of the Kickstarter window at the MoMA Design Store (via kickstarter)
Go, @alexproba!! @GA design crew killin’ it!
"13 year-old Justin, I’ve come from the future to interrupt you at Tower Records purchasing one of your first ever compact discs with the news that eighteen years from now Dr. Dre will use the phrase ‘talk soon’ to end a conversation with the head of software engineering at Apple, a fellow employee. Enjoy."
"Oh and you should buy Apple stock instead of that CD."
Beautiful shoot for @thelinenyc by @vtraina and @mwendelborn. #assembledbrands
Afternoon scholarship w/ Ben Franklin and Charlie Munger.
Amazing to see General Assembly show up in CVs!
.@theline on the cover of Swedish Magazine, Rum.
I don’t even know why I would want to be on a label in a few years, because I don’t think it’s going to work by labels and by distribution systems in the same way. The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it. I see absolutely no point in pretending that it’s not going to happen. I’m fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years, and authorship and intellectual property is in for such a bashing. Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity. So it’s like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again. You’d better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because that’s really the only unique situation that’s going to be left. It’s terribly exciting. But on the other hand it doesn’t matter if you think it’s exciting or not; it’s what’s going to happen.
David Bowie in 2002
David Bowie’s 2002 predictions about the future of music were pretty close - The Next Web (via fred-wilson)