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A Wizard Named Ozwald

A Wizard Named Ozwald

JN November 28, 2012 0

As editor of GreatDesign, I enjoy chasing the complicated parts of how design is more than intent and purpose. Nuance, connections, history, relevance, passion, prophet. Sage, wizard, magician, entrepreneur, rebel, technology, talent. Not sure

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Two French Feet on American Soil

Two French Feet on American Soil

Great Design November 14, 2012 0

Her silhouette, from any angle, says Paris. Broody intelligent eyes, the studied messy coif, good flat stomach, legs legs legs.  When an abundance of style meets the strong understanding of how bravura can alter

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Elevated Above the Daily

Elevated Above the Daily

JN November 1, 2012 0

And then, sometimes, we are invited to see things in a distinctive way. The inclusion can feel democratic, innovative, even charming. When it works we feel elevated above the daily, slightly manipulated and a

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Divine Disorder of Political Campaigns

Divine Disorder of Political Campaigns

JN October 26, 2012 0

Am I the only one enjoying this election season?  It appears so. I feel alone in my admiration of this political theatre, the healthy absurdity rubbing up against the winner-take-all mentality that drives great

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Your Eye Knows

Your Eye Knows

JN October 10, 2012 0

Great design is all around us, perhaps more so than any time in recorded history. It’s not always difficult or tricky to find, assuming you stay aware (relax, I’m here to help). For me,

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Origins of Great Design

Origins of Great Design

JN September 26, 2012 0

As a blogger with strong thoughts and opinions on what makes something or someone Great Design, I came across this elevating quote from Robert Brunner of Ammunition Group, a brand design leadership company based

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To Curate

To Curate

JN September 19, 2012 0

There’s been a minor fuss recently over the term “curator”.  Museum folk didn’t care to be compared to the Pinterest folk, somewhat protective of the word. Listen, things like this get people in lather…I

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Work Rewards the Brain

Work Rewards the Brain

JN September 12, 2012 0

Listen, I’m a worker. Never been afraid of honest hard work. It’s the apogee of great design; I know this without needing a second thought. It keeps us upright, focused, moving forward. The discipline

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We Are Surrounded by Design. Great Design.

We Are Surrounded by Design. Great Design.

JN September 5, 2012 0

We are surrounded by design, great design, arguably more so than at any time in our past. It’s not just the Apple products, the Nike shoes and the calibrated sports drinks. Great design is

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What I Adore Is The Emotional Component

What I Adore Is The Emotional Component

JN August 28, 2012 0

 What I adore about Great Design is the emotional component.  From a birch tree to an iPad, a thought to an idea, the intricate design of the human wrist to owning a rescue dog,

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