I think all design should have meaning and joy. That is what I strive for.

I believe in embracing happy accidents, and that it is good to fail. Failure means you are pushing yourself, trying new things, taking risks.

Indoor plumbing, beer, gallon-sized ziploc bags, libraries, staples, the sandwich – all fabulous inventions.

Sometimes it is fun to lift big men like little babies (just because you can).

I think it’s sad you can travel anywhere in the U.S. and every box store has the same stuff.

Mayo jar openings are way too small.

I should ride the bus more.

I am anxious for the day when men’s basketball short shorts come back.

You can tell a lot about someone’s style by their choice in kitchen bar stools.

I don’t like ketchup, pancake syrup, pedicures or, generally speaking, tank tops for men.

Things I really like: motorcycle cop boots, green olives, the word Wichita, and big statement necklaces.

In second grade I so badly wanted to be a grocery store checker. That bright cash register! Those buttons! Printing receipts!

When in doubt, take a walk.

Why are you reading this anyway?

Idaho folk artist James Castle was a genius.

I say trust those crazy ideas. Don’t be afraid to get a little weird.

Most importantly, be kind.