Inspiration can evolve from different feelings or beliefs we hold. David Plowden’s inspiration came from a belief that there were parts of our American lives that were disappearing and he felt the need to document them before they were gone forever. As a young boy, boats, bridges and trains fascinated him. Later he expanded that list to include towns, farms and the people of rural America. Click here to read more.. »
No beautiful singing voice? No book writing skills? No dancing skills? NO PROBLEM! If you use your creativity, you too have the makings of a star. Case in point – Andy Kaufman. Armed only with an old record player and a very unique act, Andy was a hit with his first Saturday Night Live Performance. Some of his “schemes”/performances over his career were outlandish, while some were simply entertaining.
How far would you go to prove a point. Justin Gignac, New York artist and now entrepreneur, went to great lengths to prove that anything could be sold as long as it had the correct packaging. Click here to read more.. »
On the list of San Francisco’s most memorable experiences is one that involves a man and a bush. David Johnson hides on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf behind a big limb of eucalyptus leaves. He waits motionless until a tourist walks by and shakes the branch at them scaring the tourist and entertaining those that have gathered around. He keeps a tip jar close by. Not everyone is amused by the bushman’s antics, but he has continued to do this (with the help of a few understudies) since 1980.
How do you hide a big juice stain? Leave it up to a citrus farmer’s wife. Running a juice stand often left Lilly Pulitzer covered in juice stains. Her idea was to design a brightly colored shift that would help camouflage the stain! The result was the “Lilly dress”. Life Magazine photographed First Lady Jackie Kennedy in one of Lilly’s creations and they are still around today.