As Mad Men’s Final Season Approaches….

Don at Airport on www.CourtneyPrice.com

I thought we might ought to have a quick word with Don before he potentially becomes ENTIRELY too busy for us. So I decided to catch him while he is still unemployed. You see, Don and I are friends on Twitter.  @UnemployedDon Draper was kind enough to accept a quick interview…   [Read more...]

Olympians of the Tech World

Tech Olympians on www.CourtneyPrice.comWe are currently immersed in an inspiring few weeks. Just last week the Superbowl delivered the greats of football and advertising. This week commences eighteen days of winter sport greatness at the Sochi Olympics. Let’s take a moment to step away from the TV and recognize a few of the heroes of the tech world, because without the technology we take for granted daily, these events would not be nearly so accessible, sharable or fun. Do you ever wonder where it is all headed?  Here are a few clues from people who would know: [Read more...]

Game Changers- The Evolution of Advertising

Game Changers, Book Review on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Creative minds amuse and amaze me all at once- I love to learn all I can from them. Since we tend to focus regularly on the interior design creatives here, and the Super Bowl is just a day away, I thought it would be appropriate to honor the creative legends of  advertising… with a look through Taschen’s new book:  Game Changers- The Evolution of Advertising.  Super Bowl commercials are definitely as important as the game, do you agree? Just sayin’….. that’s all I will be watching.. Even the day after, as much as the football is discussed and the winner is finite, that part is OVER. Meanwhile, the reviews and debates of best advertisements offer lively contemplation and laughs over the most choice commercials, remaining in our thoughts long after. With a nod to Super Bowl weekend, let’s take a look at Taschen’s new book: [Read more...]

D&AD2013 – The Nobel Prizes for Creative Industries

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D&AD2013 book of Creative Awards on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Today I want to share a newly released book that is sure to push your existing creative limits:  the hotly anticipated highly coveted D&AD annual, featuring the best creative work of 2013.  The D&AD Awards  are the Nobel Prizes of the Creative Industries. Their panel judges over 20,000 works from design studios, advertising agencies, branding consultancies, film production and photographic agencies, digital media pioneers, and other creative firms from around the globe. So why do I take the time to discuss this book? Because Taschen’s D&AD Awards showcase what’s hot and happening in the creativity business; this book is the indispensable reference for anyone involved in communication, design, advertising, or lets face it- a creative life (…is a life that is well lived and enjoyed) … everybody CREATES their own lives-  so belly up to the bar and learn from the greats of 2013: [Read more...]

Biz Stone: on Being An Entrepreneur

Biz Stone

Photo Credit: Reuters, Adam Hunger

” I think an artist and an entrepreneur are the same thing…you have to be willing to go out on a limb. If not, your creativity is going to be mediocre.” -Biz Stone

…says internet entrepreneur, who went on to work for Google, before cofounding Twitter. He would know.