In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard, Banksy let us all know that he’s embarking on “an artists residency on the streets of New York.” So far, a new piece of work has been documented on his site, as well as a newly formed Instagram, for each day of October. Make sure to listen to the audio clips that accompany a few of the images, as well.
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You know that saying about how if you love what you do, then you’ll never work another day in your life? I call bullshit. If you love what you do, more likely than not, you’ll work harder than you ever have before. You’ll wake up early, stay up late, shed blood, sweat, and tears. You won’t love all of it, but it will be so damn worth it.– cityhomeCOLLECTIVE
After losing someone close to her, Candy Chang was struggling to maintain perspective in her life. With the help of friends she created a chalkboard on the side of an abandoned house with the open ended sentence “Before I die I want to ________” allowing any passerby the ability to pick up a piece of chalk and share their perspective. Her tiny experiment quickly gained speed, transforming into a global art project with similar installations in over 50 countries.
Learn more about the project - including how to make your own wall: beforeidie.cc
Todd is hiding away up in the northeast with his talented wife, nutty cat, and lazy dog. And when he’s not hacking away like his job was his hobby, he’s reliving his youth - out skateboarding with his friends who are probably all too old and frail to be so adventurous. Just kidding, they’re not THAT old. We are so excited to welcome Todd aboard, we love him already - and know you will too. So give him a big hello, and then let’s get him back to work!
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Chaparral Studio does a little bit of everything, as long as it falls under the adorable umbrella. And Bianca D’Amico is the living, breathing embodiment of doing what you love. We’re inspired - and honored to be a part of the Chaparral Studio story.
Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.– Ray Bradbury
As we gear up and get editing our Shipping video in the Store From Scratch series, we wanted to share with you some of our best shipping and packaging tips. So we went ahead and dropped two new Field Guides covering those very topics. Check ‘em out!