The lovely Liz Forkin Bohannon has been chosen as a finalist for Cartier's Women's Initiative Award! Liz was my first interview for Pursuit of Spark, and her story about creating Sseko Sandals is inspiring.
Pursuit of Spark: conversations about creative approaches to the challenges, pleasures and possibilities of everyday life
Dick Nodell is a wise and generous man, and I am delighted to share some of his wisdom in our podcast series Work Mysteries. This month, we focus on a transition so many people are experiencing right now -- from college to work -- starting with the challenges and opportunities of being an intern.
It was such a thrill to speak at the TED conference in 2012, and I am delighted that my talk has reached more than a million viewers since TED put it on their website! Here it is:
My great thanks to the many people who made this possible at TED, at Studio 360, at WNYC and PRI; to Miriam Katin for her wonderful drawings; to Joy Yagid for photographing my little clay pot, and to the artists whose stories I share in this talk. Thanks also to Seth Godin for telling me I needed to break something (easier said than done!); my friends and family for listening to me rehearse until they knew the talk by heart; Bob Miller, who gave me the chance to write Spark; to Laureen Rowland for her wise and insigtful guidance; Julia Cheiffetz for her thoughtful editing and inspired title choice; to Louise Cort at the Smithsonian for the beautiful photographs of the Japanese teabowls; to Tom Neugebauer for his raku photographs; and all of you who are brave enough to pursue your creative spark!
Photographer Joel Meyerowitz and writer Maggie Barrett talk about their life together, and their collaboration on their new book Provence: A Lasting Impression. Their honesty, about the pleasures and challenges of their creative partnership in life and in art, is an inspiration.
In this week's Work Mystery on Pursuit of Spark, Dick Nodell offers his thoughts about creative collaborations, sparked by Joel and Maggie's conversation.