Each month in The Works we share our thoughts on something new (or new to us) that we find inspirational, thought-provoking, or just plain cool.
|A Logo for Every Occasion
Kevin Williams: I am inspired by the many faces of Google. Google has amassed an eccentric collection of logos designed for different events, holidays, and occasions. The design styles of their designs can be seen in their archive of Google logos from 2000 onwards.
|I Want to Be in That Number
Frank Mendelson: I am inspired by the song “When the Saints Come Marching In.” In New Orleans funeral march style, it begins in somber reflection, and ends in life's celebration. Played in many styles, it is played almost every day, streaming on WWOZ, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Station
|Discovering Maurice Sendak
Dany Petraska: I was inspired recently by an interview with Maurice Sendak on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross. I had always known who he was through Where the Wild Things Are and other of his well-known books, but had never actually read any. But, this interview really caught my attention and made me want to learn more about this very interesting man. Take a listen, there’s a lot there about creativity, love, and how one sometimes suffers because of the other.
|I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together
Scarlett O'Hara on her dress made of curtains: ”I saw it in the window and I just couldn't resist.”
As the Stomach Turns: Note how Carol has to leave the room to hide her laughter at Tim Conway’s phone call!
Little Girls: Carol as Miss Hannigan in Annie
|Drinking the Taste of Fall
Allyson Murphy: I have been enjoying New Jersey’s change of season, and loves the warm, cozy feeling she gets from Stash Tea’s Cinnamon Apple Chamomile Herbal Tea. I call it “a fleece blanket and warm slippers in a mug.” And it always seems to taste better in my ceramic replica of a NYC Greek diner coffee cup.
|Still a Part of the Greatest Nation
Nichole Chobin: I am inspired by being a member of the most amazing country—the United States of America. We sometimes forget what we were built upon, and how human nature can render us speechless. Narrated by Tom Hanks, this rare and much unseen video depicts how, in one swift swoop, the boating community came together during the most massive time of crisis, 9/11.