Conan O' Brien, "Your perceived failure can be a catalyst for profound re-invention"

"It’s not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can be a catalyst for profound re-invention."

"The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality."

10 Lessons for Young Designers

From Wieden+Kennedy’s Executive Creative Director, John C Jay:

1. Be authentic. The most powerful asset you have is your individuality, what makes you unique. It’s time to stop listening to others on what you should do.
2. Work harder than anyone else and you will always benefit from the effort.
3. Get off the computer and connect with real people and culture. Life is visceral.
4. Constantly improve your craft. Make things with your hands. Innovation in thinking is not enough.
5. Travel as much as you can. It is a humbling and inspiring experience to learn just how much you don’t know.
6. Being original is still king, especially in this tech-driven, group-grope world.
7. Try not to work for stupid people or you’ll soon become one of them.
8. Instinct and intuition are all-powerful. Learn to trust them.
9. The Golden Rule actually works. Do good.
10. If all else fails, No. 2 is the greatest competitive advantage of any career.

Credits: Edwinhimself via SwissMiss

Adidas Originals x 2NE1

Visual feast

Lazy Sunday

Chet Baker's "I Fall in Love Too Easily"

Frankie Lymon's "Why Do Fools Fall in Love"

Johnny Cash's "I Still Miss Someone"

Australian Financial Review

Aaaaa-mazing layout work! This is a finance magazine, but the cool layout makes it look very interesting.