To become legit at anything takes time, passion, and humility. It means caring about something long after everyone around you has lost interest. It may not bring quick fame or fortune, but your gifts have tremendous potential to mend a society and culture that has battered by greed and vanity.
I really didn’t want to write a blog about a Corvette. As a designer, I respect the Corvette’s beginnings, back at the 1950s and 1960s when we were flying into Outer Space and flying down the roads in Space Age cars. But, I came of age in the 1990s, and by then, the Corvette didn’t […]
There’s a beautiful, productive tension between fundamentals vs trends. This tension informs everything that we do here at smithHOUSE, everyday.
When I look at the richest stories of the people I know best, and the grand stories of people who I wish I knew, there is an undeniable pattern–their life stories are defined by bold decisions. We love to read books and watch movies about bold people making bold decisions, but rarely do we make […]
Ok so I’m writing this blog series about models for predicting the future. Now that I’m here in Part III, I’m fully aware that the series theme of predicting the future is a bit sensational. But it’s hard to dial down my excitement on this subject. I’ve always been attentive to talk of trends and technology, since I […]