The artist is a collector of things imaginary or real. He accumulates things with the same enthusiasm a little boy stuffs his pockets. The scrap heap and the museum are embraced with equal curiosity. He makes notes and records impressions on tablecloths or newspapers, on envelopes or matchbooks.
Beyond the age of information is the age of choices. Recent years have shown a growing preoccupation with the circumstances surrounding the creative act and a search for the ingredients that promote creativity. This preoccupation in itself suggests that we are in a special kind of trouble — and indeed we are.
Any time one or more things are consciously put together in a way that they can accomplish something better than they could have accomplished individually, this is an act of design. Ideas are cheap. Always be passionate about ideas and communicating those ideas and discoveries to others in the things you make.