It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)
(via @markmac1023) How much thought have you put into one of the first places your guests will see? Mark MacDonald unpacks three landmines that can skew the experience.
Decide who you want to come through your doors, visit their public hangout areas in their community, and compare your decor and surfaces. You want the community to feel you’re up-to-date. This makes people comfortable in a new location. Want to extend a decor’s lifespan? Create neutral surfaces that can be enhanced with trendy add-ons that can be economically changed. Remember that we usually don’t realize our surroundings are dated, so ask others who can be honest with you.
(via @michaelhyatt) I’ll admit that dusty volumes ain’t my strong suit. But Michael reminds us why it’s important to rotate ’em into our reading plan every once in a while.
Over time, if a book has any staying power “all its implications (often unsuspected by the author himself) [are] brought to light.” Old books that have not been forgotten have been remembered for a reason. Something about them stands up and demands our attention.
(via @laughingsquid) Well this is just delightful.
photo credit: Jason Mathis