Archive for October, 2011

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Next Up on Design Matters!

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

This Friday, Debbie’s guest on the podcast is Margaret Roach! A former columnist for the NY Times, fashion editor at Newsday, first garden editor at Martha Stewart magazine, she then went on to become editorial director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Margaret worked over 30 years in publishing and in 2008, she decided to give up a successful life behind a desk and retreat to find her inner peace through her true passion. She has since authored an amazing book on gardening and her memoir on ‘dropping out’ of the corporate world.

Tune in at 3pm this Friday at Design Observer to hear her tales from working in media and how she made the time for her triumphs in designing nature.

‘And I Shall Have Some Peace There’ trailer from Margaret Roach on Vimeo.

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Who Will Be Our Source of Inspiration, Now?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

I wanted to be respectful and let some time elapse after the sad and premature passing of Steve Jobs. But now that the eulogies are mostly complete, I wanted to raise a very important question that’s been bugging me for the past couple of weeks. Namely, with Steve Jobs no longer with us, just who will be our new source of inspiration in our daily work?

Let me tell you why this question is important to me, and to hundreds of other marketers around the world: (more…)

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Sterling Buzz…

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Below is an excerpt from Brand Thinking: And Other Noble Pursuits, the latest book by Debbie Millman. In this interview, recently reprinted in BrandPackaging, Debbie delves into mind of Phil Duncan, Global Design Officer of Procter & Gamble: (more…)

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Sterling Buzz…

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Think you’ve got what it takes to work in design at Sterling?

This past week, one of our favorite bloggers and authorities on design- David Airey- showcased Sterling Brands in his series “What Employers Look For”

>>Read the full story

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Design Matters Wins Cooper-Hewitt People’s Choice Design Award!

Friday, October 21st, 2011

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The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum announced the People’s Choice Design Award on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at its annual gala — and Design Observer’s own Debbie Millman, the creator of the popular Design Matters series of podcast interviews, was the surprise winner!

A BIG Thank You to everyone who voted >>READ MORE

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Sterling Buzz…

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Design Matters has been nominated for the People’s Choice Cooper Hewitt National Design Award! (more…)

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Next Up! On Design Matters…

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Debbie welcomes Linda Tischler, Senior Editor at FastCompany to the podcast. Always at the crux of business and design, Linda shares some stories and insights she’s picked up working as, and working with the foremost experts in design. Tune in this Friday at 3pm @ Design Observer!

Linda

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Mitsubishi: Nice Move, but not a Game Changer

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

If successful brands and their leadership have taught us anything, it’s that being the first to do something (and do it well) can catapult a brand ahead of the competition. Perhaps more than in any other industry, we need a giant leap forward in the realm of transportation, in terms of affordability and accessibility- but are the breakout ideas on alternative fuel really breakout anymore? What can make alternative transportation ‘Go’ already? (more…)

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Michael Bierut: The Man, The Myth, The Brand

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Another sneak peek into the upcoming collaborative book on building, designing and sustaining brands- Brand Bible. This week, Debbie discusses some extra tidbits her students uncovered about Michael Bierut and the Saks Fifth Avenue rebranding effort. (more…)

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UPDATED: This Week on Design Matters…

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

This week on Design Matters, Debbie is pleased to welcome Design Anthropologist: Dori Tunstall!* (more…)