[Brian Flynn] How you find your inspiration is well documented for many designers, and most of us are full of good and great ideas. What matters even more is how you execute your inspiration. The best of ideas in less than compelling execution will always be ideas only. Great execution allows ideas to transcend their medium and travel. Each of these TEDTalks shows great ideas manifested in very different ways, with wonderful results.
[This week, we asked several leading thinkers to share their favorite published TEDTalks in celebration of TEDGlobal 2011. The assignment was simple: Provide three video links, two photos and a few words about each. Now, back to Brian.]
Some of my favorite TEDTalks are by Ross Lovegrove, J.J. Abrams and Dave Eggers.
TEDTalk: Dave Eggers, “Once Upon a School’
826 Valencia in San Francisco is a wonderful place. I am very inspired by people who approach every aspect of what they do in creative ways and then find ways to inspire others to do the same. Wonderful program.
TEDTalk: JJ Abrams, “Mystery Box”
I believe that most people don’t tap into their imagination. It’s something that we aren’t encouraged to use when we become adults. Imagination opens doors and solves problems. I love this talk.
TEDTalk: Ross Lovegrove, “Organic Designs”
Ross is a true visionary. He believes in his vision 100% and never strays from it. I think to break new ground with creativity sometimes you have to be wired this way. His combining of technology and nature is also very inspirational.
After being born and raised all across the great state of Texas, Brian Flynn slowly meandered left until he ran into the Pacific Ocean, eventually settling in San Francisco. With stops at Fossil Watches and Nike along the way, Brian founded Hybrid Design with his wife Dora Drimalas in 2001. That same year, he also launched Super7, an outlet for his obsessive/compulsive collecting of vintage Japanese monster toys, which has spun off into its own business. Tomorrow, you’ll see how Hybrid realized the “The Stuff of Life,” the theme of TEDGlobal 2011. More about TED.