Notes to Self

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The path of least resistance is rarely the path of wisdom.

Tim Cook

Beware the fallacies into which undisciplined thinkers most easily fall—they are the real distorting prisms of human nature.

Francis Bacon

Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context - a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.

Eero Saarinen

Do not offer to handle aspects of a project in which you cannot control the quality and outcome.


It is a leader whom stays composed, even in a crisis.


Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.


When in doubt, take it out.

Eric Rak

Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.

Spencer Trierweiler by way of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Do work worthy of your name.

Matt Statman

Bring an extra shirt.

Ian Coyle

Be a scientist when you work, and a snake charmer when you present.

Mike Monteiro

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Never mistake motion for action.

Ernest Hemingway

The opportunity lost by increasing the amount of blank space is gained back with enhanced attention on what remains. More white space means that less information is presented. In turn, proportionately more attention shall be paid to that which is made less available. When there is less, we appreciate everything much more.

John Maeda

The details are not the details. They make the design.

Charles Eames