Strategic Design x Development

Quotes

GROWN UP LOVE is just like GREAT COFFEE. Most of us can have only maybe one or two cups a day — so it better be really great coffee. I’ve been at places where I would walk a distance just to have a good cup. Or when served anything else but great, I’d rather decline politely.

<12mn packaging design essay: “Moondust, Coffee, Brian Tenorio”

While we can say that CHANGE, TRANSFORMATION, and INNOVATION are three themes that may have overlapping features to them, I’d like to think that Innovation has that very interesting detail to it that we call CREATIVITY. That makes Innovation the most fun of the three. I wish we had more movies that are forward-looking, that discuss change as not merely a “growing into” but as a “becoming better”. This is change with creative intent. This is change that is inspired.

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Our Heritage is our Destiny. #marikinashoes

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I must create it to understand it. I can’t just simply “wrap my head around it.” I must be able to contribute to it, work on it, get my hands on it. I must be in it and it must be all around me.

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“There is an exponentially growing need for products for Filipinos. And who else would be best designing these products? Pinoys, of course!”

On the recent passing of the Philippine Design Policy Bill of 2013 * * *

Art and Design are Siblings. Need and Creativity, their Parents.

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Design Policy is really mainly about the use of design to do more with less, a context especially relevant to developing world as less is something we have abundance of.

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Design without Love is just shoe polish.

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ISLANDS OF EXCITEMENT

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