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To write well about the elegant world you have to know it and experience it to the depths of your being just as Proust, Radiguet and Fitzgerald did: what matters is not whether you love it or hate it, but only to be quite clear about your position regarding it.

Italo Calvino, who would’ve been 90 today, on writing – insights culled from 600+ pages of his private letters, a fine addition to our ongoing archive of notable advice on writing. (via explore-blog)
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In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.

Steve Jobs 

I take this quote as my mantra in everything I do

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Nella vita “offline” è più semplice perché ci siamo abituati, ed è un ambiente che sappiamo padroneggiare istintivamente: non c’è mai bisogno di puntualizzare che le chiacchiere alla macchinetta del caffè non sono la riunione del consiglio di amministrazione o che le battute in uno spogliatoio non sono una conversazione a una cena di gala.