David Kelley: What I can't live without | ideas.ted.com

Design icon David Kelley shares the everyday objects he loves.

7 ways to recharge | ideas.ted.com

To improve your ability to think creatively and deeply, try one of these changes to your work routine.

4 Critical mistakes that inventors make

The history of innovation isn’t a straight line, but a squiggly, winding path. In How We Got To Now, my new book and PBS documentary series, I highlight some of the creative mistakes that helped shape our world.

The “app generation” struggles with creative writing — as a new study shows, they’re turning into realists. Here’s a mini summer reading list that might inspire some wild thinking.

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Maya Penn is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer, animator, blogger, writer and illustrator. She runs a budding eco-friendly fashion business and a nonprofit for environmental awareness, and her mind churns constantly with new creative projects. Oh, and she’s only 13.

The tenants may not have much in common, work-wise, but they all clearly have charge cards at The Container Store. All the walls are stacked with plastic crates filled with crucial thingies and doodads.

It’s not a joke; it’s their office. 33 Flatbush Avenue in downtown Brooklyn is a space for experimentation and collaboration across diverse disciplines. See 11 photos of the creativity hub.

IDEO founder David Kelley wants to unleash creativity within everyone. Hear his thoughts on design thinking and embedded innovation.