Perhaps the best thing you can do with a problem is describe it as accurately as you can, then chip away at it with as much insight, clarity, humility, and kindness as you can muster.


Why taking 15-30 minutes to share will change your creative career.
FastCompany spoke with our CreativeMornings/Austin speaker Austin Kleon, who shared some advice for young creative professionals. A great two minute watch. If you’re interested in digging in further—check out Austin’s CreativeMornings talk. →

(Reblogged from creativemornings)

Atomic Drops Vol. V

Had some fun the other night.

Atomic Drops Vol. V by Karl Noelle on Mixcloud


i’ve been so busy with work, my wife, and cycling over the past month, today has been the first day back in zbrush since my last post!  Oh how i’ve missed it - even if it was quick!

So awesome.

(Reblogged from skasse)

Field Notes Brand: The Shelterwood Edition from Coudal Partners on Vimeo.

The making of the innovative Spring 2014 release, shot in Illinois and Wisconsin, See the final product here…

Live Action Reel - Spring 2014 from Instrument on Vimeo.

This reel compiles some of our favorite live action work from the past year. Inspired by humanity, passion and progress.

Words: Charles Spencer Chaplin

Amazing first ride on the new bike! Can’t even handle how fun Spring will be. 🚴



Made With Paper by domlane

(Reblogged from madewithpaper)

HOPE 27 Bike Ride - Luis from hopeandresq on Vimeo.

Luis Leonardo sharing his joy of riding and asking others to join him on an epic journey across America to raise awareness of human trafficking for HOPE 27

Had an amazing time shooting through this beast over the weekend. What a treat.

It wouldn’t be #creativemornings in Minneapolis without a snow emergency. Drive safe tomorrow, everyone! #cmmsp

(Reblogged from drewrios)

This makes me sad. “Sorry for not letting you know sooner” is such a slap in the face.



FiftyThree’s story began with Paper. What began with three guys building an app out of a New York City apartment has gone on to become one of the most celebrated applications on iOS, defining mobile creativity and winning Apple’s 2012 iPad App of the Year. Paper embodied our belief that technology should support the human need to create. It’s a beautifully simple app that lets anyone capture their ideas and share them over the web. For millions of creators around the world, Paper is where they call home for their ideas—100 million, in fact, over the last two years. Paper has come to represent endless creative potential, and we couldn’t have asked for a better beginning to our story.

Stories have twists.

So it came as a surprise when we learned on January 30th with everyone else that Facebook was announcing an app with the same name—Paper. Not only were we confused but so were our customers (twitter) and press (1,2,3,4). Was this the same Paper? Nope. Had FiftyThree been acquired? Definitely not. Then, what’s going on?

We reached out to Facebook about the confusion their app was creating, and they apologized for not contacting us sooner. But an earnest apology should come with a remedy.

Stories reveal character.

There’s a simple fix here. We think Facebook can apply the same degree of thought they put into the app into building a brand name of their own. An app about stories shouldn’t start with someone else’s story. Facebook should stop using our brand name.

On a personal level we have many ties to Facebook. Many friends, former students and colleagues are doing good work at Facebook. One of Facebook’s board members is an investor in FiftyThree. We’re a Facebook developer, and Paper supports sharing to Facebook where close to 500,000 original pages have been shared. Connections run deep.

What will Facebook’s story be? Will they be the corporate giant who bullies their developers? Or be agile, recognize a mistake, and fix it? Is it “Move fast and break things” or “Move fast and make things”?

We’re all storytellers. And we show care for each other by caring for our stories. Thanks for supporting us.

Georg Petschnigg
Co-Founder and CEO

(Reblogged from fiftythreenyc)

Big thanks to @paola_torres01 for this awesome magnet! Love your work! #KEEPGOING (at Grant House)

Life must go on. (at Grant House)