Outliers — What really separates the truly über-successful from the also-rans?
The ‘best of the best’, crème de la crème, the ‘alpha dogs.’ I have always been fascinated by and drawn to individuals in any arena of life, be it sports, business or the arts that so thoroughly dominates in their chosen field, that there really isn’t even a distant second. How is it that one person, out of a sea of incredibly driven and talented individuals can rise so far above the rest of the pack? More importantly, what lessons are there to be learned by the rest of us hoping to achieve our own measure of success?
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PF Flyers… Summer ‘kicks’ with style.
Say hello to my shoes. Can I just say that I love these shoes? I do. I also love that great design and style can be found all around us if we just take a moment to look. Read the rest of this entry »
Episode #2 - A Life Designed – ‘Art of the Bar’
Creativity comes in many forms… Sometimes it’s even right across the bar from you! Such is the case with Swing Wine Bar’s resident ‘mixologist guru’, Brad Knutson. In this video episode of A Life Designed, we get to sample a few of his tasty creations… Ahh the things I do in the name of art!
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From The Babys to ‘Rough and Tumble’, This Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss.
Every great once in a blue moon, an artist comes along that seems to possess that indefinable ‘it’ that separates the merely good from the great and singer-songwriter John Waite has ‘it’ in spades. Unlike so many of his contemporaries that began their careers in the late 70s, John Waite, as evidenced by his recent recordings is anything but obsolete or an afterthought on the ever-changing musical landscape that is popular music. Rather, on his most recent 2011 offering Rough and Tumble, one hears a singer fully in his prime and still swinging for the fences. Apparently good wine isn’t the only thing that gets better with age! Read the rest of this entry »
A Venetian Palace… Deep in the Heart of Texas.
What began its long and storied life in 1890 as a fire station and later a saddlery, the unassuming building located at 1614 Lavaca St in Austin, Texas has undergone a spectacular transformation that those early residents could never have dreamed of in their wildest imaginations. Now, this amazing abode can be yours for a cool $4.4 million. Read the rest of this entry »
The Bambi Airstream – Style on Wheels
What began with one man and a singular vision in 1931 has since turned into one of America’s most enduring and recognizable icons… The Airstream Travel Trailer. Read the rest of this entry »
Eggs Benedict… Delicious and Medicinal!
Greetings faithful A Life Designed readers… Have I got a hot tip for you! Now, while I must confess that I am not a doctor, (heck, I don’t even play one on TV), that has not stopped me from extolling the amazing healing and restorative powers of the wonder drug known as Eggs Benedict for years now. What does it cure you ask?… Hangovers! Read the rest of this entry »
Episode #1 – A Peek Inside ‘A Life Designed’
Welcome to the inaugural video post of A Life Designed! I am extremely excited to share this project with you. In this first installment we spend an amazing summer afternoon exploring downtown Seattle as I capture the sights and sounds of this vibrant city through my camera. Read the rest of this entry »