Friday, July 13, 2012

Stefan, Liz and my new friend Ted

My friend Prue sent me a link to Elizabeth Gilbert's TED talk about the creative process. Yes, yes. Still bleating on about this. EG talks about trying to write a new book after the success of 'Eat, Pray, Love'. I'm probably the only person on the planet who hasn't read it . . . nor seen the film.

This excellent talk reminded me of when a colleague jokingly told me years ago - well, I think he was joking - that 'The Cook's Companion' (1995), would be my brightest book design triumph and that every book I designed thereafter would ultimately fall short. Be that as it may, :(, I like EGs idea of having an external force on hand sometimes. I'm almost inspired to get a copy of EPL.

Now these TED talks are a whole other distraction for me. What am I doing watching these at 11pm when I could be sleeping? Elizabeth Gilbert, Phillipe Starck and then several by Stefan Sagmeister. Great stuff. . . enjoy. Thanks Prue.


  1. Ha, the pleasure is mine. I can't believe I informed you of TED, let alone EPL. Where have you been? The back blocks of Byron Bay?

  2. I enjoyed eat Eat Pray Love, you have sparked my interest here with this link, thank you!