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As a part of my teaching practice, through the blog Drawing Connections, I share with my students a variety of references from the field. Creativity, communication, invention, and design innovation are the broad thematic blog categories.


Quotes on Curiosity

10 Quotes About the Curious Mind. IMWTK (inquiring minds want to know).

1. Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. – Leo Burnett
2. Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence. - Alistair Cooke
3. Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
– Marie Curie
4. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. – Albert Einstein
5. The desire to know is natural to good men. – Leonardo da Vinci
6. Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind. – Samuel Johnson
7. I keep six honest serving-men,
They taught me all I knew;
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
– Rudyard Kipling
8. The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. – Dorothy Parker
9. Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
– Voltaire
10. Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.
– Steven Wright

Artwork: Thank you to – M.R. Taylor for the cool “Curiosity Killed the Cat” drawing! You are an awesome artist. See more cute idiom drawings by kids at – Idioms by Kids.


Imaginary City Envisioned in Drawings

In 1984 Gilles Tréhin, dedicated artist and artistic savant, began designing an imaginary city, Dumont d'Urville, using primarily drawings to communicate his vision.

Additional info:
Gilles Trehin and the city of Urville


Core77 Presents the Essential Guide to New York

Design Week 2007
Saturday May 19 - Tuesday 22
Exhibits • Map • Handy Spreadshet

Javits Center ICFF: International Contemporary Furniture Fair


Google SketchUp: 3D Modeling for Everyone

All things being Google, why not a virtual world, one in which any individual can participate in the design process, conceptualizing architecture, landscapes and objects in 3D drawing models, then inserting them into a collectively built, real-world coordinate planet Earth? Google Earth. Yes, using Google SketchUp, anyone can draw. SketchUp is an accessible 3D drawing software tool that was developed for the early, conceptual stages of design. Google offers a FREE version, or a professional version for $495.

Google SketchUp. Explore a virtual model of Google #D Warehouse
See a wide array of model examples in the Featured Collections area of the Google 3D Warehouse.
Fred Bartels is doing some interesting drawing experiments. See examples of his work in the The Abstract Art section of the Google 3D Warehouse. The image shown here is titled Hidden Figure, by Fred Bartels.


Exhibit: Design for the Other 90%

On view May 4–September 23, 2007

“The majority of the world’s designers focus all their efforts on developing products and services exclusively for the richest 10% of the world’s customers. Nothing less than a revolution in design is needed to reach the other 90%.”
—Dr. Paul Polak, International Development Enterprises

Design for the Other 90% , an exhibition on view at The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum “…highlights the growing trend among designers to create affordable and socially responsible objects for the vast majority of the world's population (90 percent) not traditionally serviced by professional designers. ... (The) exhibition is divided into sections focusing on water, shelter, health and sanitation, education, energy and transportation and highlights objects developed to empower global populations surviving under the poverty level or recovering from a natural disaster.”

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