Travel and Change of Place = New Vigor

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A remarkable ‘sconce’ at the Blackman Cruz showroom

How is it that the Roman philosopher Seneca (ca. 4 BC – AD 65) would know what a good idea it would be for me to go to the 10th Design Leadership Summit in Los Angeles when he said;


 “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.”


As it turns out my weeklong trip to the city of angels was extraordinary, and indeed I have new vigor!


Design Leadership Summit

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My internal gyroscope was working overtime from start to finish during the Design Leadership Summit in New York City, and for days after!

The DLN met for their 8th annual Summit this year.  It was an ambitious and densely filled two day agenda that left the 150+ attendees enriched, inspired, and with their heads spinning!

The Directors of the DLN – Kate Kelly Smith (SVP and Publishing Director Hearst Design Group), John Edelman (CEO – Design Within Reach) and Peter Sallick (CEO Waterworks) looked to highlight some of the powerful forces in the world of design today – technology, art, fashion, branding and marketing, and real estate development.  I will some of the highlights here.