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In-House Inspiration

At HOW, we want to inform you, inspire you—celebrate you. And if you're an in-house designer, our latest issue will truly speak to you.

The Power of 3

For many years now I’ve been fascinated by the number 3 and how it seems to have an important and powerful place in our culture—at times even magical. Think about it—the Holy Trinity; Goldilocks and the 3 Bears; The 3 Little Pigs; 3 Little Kittens; Winkin’, Blinkin’ and Nod; 3 Men in a Tub;...

INspiration Wednesdays: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather the wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”   Antoine de Saint-Exupery (29 June 1900 – 31 July 1944), was an aristocrat French writer, poet and pioneering aviator, best remembered...

Close Encounters of the In-House Kind

Life is all about relationships. With your parents, kids, spouse, significant other, boss, co-workers. And if you manage them well, hopefully you’ll keep “therapist” off the list. As an in-house creative, one of the most important relationships you’ll have is with your internal clients—your stakeholders. You know, those people down the hall, up a...

INspiration Wednesday: George Lois

“Most people work at keeping their job, rather than doing a good job. If you’re the former, you’re leading a meaningless life. If you’re the latter, keep up the good work.”   George Lois (born June 26, 1931) is an American art director, designer, author and one of the original “Mad Men”.  A unique...

Still Spinning at 33 1/3

I miss vinyl. Vinyl records. Not CDs packaged in the cold, hard 4 3/4″ by 4 3/4″ plastic jewel cases but the 12″ by 12″ black vinyl record albums that came to life spinning at 33 1/3 rpm (that is, revolutions per minute). The same albums that have been relegated to boxes reeking of...

INspiration Wednesday: Frank Zappa

“Without deviation progress is not possible.” Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, recording engineer, record producer and film director who profoundly influenced my life with his multi-dimensional output that incorporated rock, jazz, classical and experimental music, film, video and theatre with a large helping of...

Sections of a Happy Moment

Last year I was asked to speak to the in-house creative team at the CIA in Washington, DC, and I arrived a day earlier to take in some sightseeing. I hadn’t been to the country’s capital in over 20 years. Although it was a very hot and sticky July afternoon, I hit the ground...

Just Show Up!

Years ago I participated in a 360-degree assessment. Peers, colleagues, management and direct reports all had the opportunity to anonymously tell me how I was doing. And based on their responses, I was doing pretty well. But there were a few comments that I didn’t expect and one in particular that stopped me in...

I Heart You!

My Dad was born on Valentine’s Day, and every year my Mom would make a huge cake shaped like a heart and lather it up with hot pink frosting. I guess when she married my Dad she figured a high-quality, heart-shaped pan would be a good investment. And 26 years after my Dad’s passing,...