Tag Archives: Creativity

Re-imagining Wood. Or Anything, for that Matter.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Wood. Is there any natural building material more sensuous, more versatile, more malleable? It can be bent to any shape, it can be carved, laminated, sanded, and polished. It’s almost as if it was created by Mother Nature just … Continue reading

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Banking on Experience Design

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Isn’t it funny that as more and more transactions these days are made online, traditional brick-and-mortar operations are beginning to discover the power of leading edge retail environment design? The banking industry is a case in point. For as … Continue reading

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How ‘Sticky’ is Design Thinking?

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. On its way to meme-hood, even before it has had a chance to gain purchase in the minds of the people who need it most, the term ‘design thinking’ is showing signs of mutational stress that threaten a common … Continue reading

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Really Green Washing

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. You’re looking at laundry soap. A whole half-teaspoon of it – and it’s enough to clean a 30-lb load of laundry in cold water. This is real green washing – not the kind that many companies do to make … Continue reading

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Creative Vibrations

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Thursday, February 17, 2011: At the Umbra concept store on John  St. in downtown Toronto, 200+ people gathered to celebrate the launch of M/I/S/C/ Magazine, brainchild of Idris Mootee, founder and president of what is emerging as the hottest … Continue reading

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Iconic Mnemonics

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Can a city be a brand? Of course it can. Like any company, or product, or institution, or service, or cultural group, a city – or a country for that matter – competes for attention against everything else in … Continue reading

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