Staring down 60, former Police frontman and successful solo artist Sting looks back while plotting a course for the future.
Navigating the choppy waves of middle age can be tricky. Realizing that even supremely talented and financially blessed individuals such as singer-songwriter, actor and activist Sting face the same unknowns is somewhat reassuring. In this short interview, Sting reminisces on an amazing career while sharing sage advice on writing the next exciting act in this play called ‘life’.
American Gigolo… A Cinematic ‘Tipping Point’ in Men’s Fashion.
The 1980 motion picture American Gigolo, a stylish crime drama directed by Paul Schrader, redefined men’s fashion, and in the process helped to launch the careers of both Richard Gere and a still mostly unknown designer, Giorgio Armani. The influence of this artistic ‘marriage’ is still being felt. Read the rest of this entry »
Music… It has been the one ongoing constant in a life defined by starts and stops, ups and downs. It is the love affair that will not die and for that I am forever grateful. For many years now I have served two masters, creating images for print and web consumption by day and attempting, in my own feeble way, to paint pictures with sounds through the guitar by night. As thankful as I am to be able to make my living as a graphic designer, it is the creation of music and comfort and joy I derive from it that has always had my heart. Read the rest of this entry »
RL’s new Black Label brand – Somewhere Steve McQueen is smiling.
Recently, a trusted friend gave me a tip that I should check out the new Ralph Lauren line Black Label thinking I would, a. like it and b. it would make for a good blog post on A Life Designed. Oh how right he was! Read the rest of this entry »
Anyone who tries to tell you that looks “don’t matter” is quite frankly… Wrong. Whether it be the initial impression that a person forms upon meeting you for the first time or the reason one car catches your eye on the lot over a hundred other choices, looks matter very much indeed and never is this more true than in the world of ‘product branding.’ Granted, it helps certainly if the service or product you are trying to sell actually has merit, works and provides a valuable benefit or service to the consumer, although this isn’t always the case. It is the packaging and presentation however that ultimately draws you in, establishes a comfort level and can sway the decision-making process as you choose one brand over another. Read the rest of this entry »