Category: Creativity

Creativity vs Criticism: Filmmaker Kevin Smith has an inspiring philosophy

“More often than not, a hero’s most epic battle is the one you never see; it’s the battle that goes on within him or herself.” – Kevin Smith I recently...

/ May 10, 2017

Poem: The Work That Matters

The Work That Matters by Steven Thomas There’s method in the madness nothing really happens without the work that matters Face the hard part get to where your heart can...

/ January 14, 2017

Originality doesn’t exist, only influence and iteration

Why we should all ‘steal like an artist’ A good friend sent over this Wired article recently that celebrates a fantastic piece of work by the good folks at Dorothy,...

/ October 13, 2016

The art of making more than just a product by Otter Surfboards

What does making mean to you? I discovered this great little film when reading through the Hiut Denim newsletter.  You could do a lot worse than signing up to this...

/ September 26, 2016

David Lynch on where ideas come from

“It (an idea), comes like on a TV in your mind”- David Lynch If you can stretch to the 2 minutes and 12 seconds this video takes then you won’t...

/ September 23, 2016

Jack White: Restrictions bring creativity

“Inspiration and work ethic… they ride right next to each other”  – Jack White I’ll spare you the pre-amble on this one.  If you’re sitting there (now or in the...

/ September 21, 2016

Billy Letford: Roofer / Poet

I first met Billy back in October 2015.  At the time I was working with The Scotsman newspaper and we were re-positioning the brand to reflect the modern, vibrant, colourful...

/ May 16, 2016