Designer Isaac Mizrahi dashed off these stylish, breezy notes on why these 6 TEDTalks are a source of inspiration for him.
Curated by Isaac Mizrahi
6 talks (Curated by Isaac Mizrahi)
"She's one of my favorite artists and I love getting this view to her inner-creativity."
Author and illustrator Maira Kalman talks about her life and work, from her covers for The New Yorker to her books for children and grown-ups. She is as wonderful, as wise and as deliciously off-kilter in person as she is on paper.
TED2007, Filmed Mar 2007, Posted Oct 2007
"She's the new generation and she doesn't make me feel like the old generation."
Fifteen-year-old Tavi Gevinson had a hard time finding strong female, teenage role models -- so she built a space where they could find each other. At TEDxTeen, she illustrates how the conversations on sites like Rookie, her wildly popular web magazine for and by teen girls, are putting a new, unapologetically uncertain and richly complex face on modern feminism. (Filmed at TEDxTeen.)
TEDxTeen, Filmed Mar 2012, Posted May 2012
"I love the High Line and I can't believe it really exists."
New York was planning to tear down the High Line, an abandoned elevated railroad in Manhattan, when Robert Hammond and a few friends suggested: Why not make it a park? He shares how it happened in this tale of local cultural activism.
TED2011, Filmed Mar 2011, Posted Jun 2011
"I grew up making puppets, so this really resonates for me."
"Puppets always have to try to be alive," says Adrian Kohler of the Handspring Puppet Company, a gloriously ambitious troupe of human and wooden actors. Beginning with the tale of a hyena's subtle paw, puppeteers Kohler and Basil Jones build to the story of their latest astonishment: the wonderfully life-like Joey, the War Horse, who trots (and gallops) convincingly onto the TED stage.
TED2011, Filmed Mar 2011, Posted Mar 2011
"I'm from New York and I'm obsessed with its history and preservation."
400 years after Hudson found New York harbor, Eric Sanderson shares how he made a 3D map of Mannahatta's fascinating pre-city ecology of hills, rivers, wildlife -- accurate down to the block -- when Times Square was a wetland and you couldn't get delivery.
TEDGlobal 2009, Filmed Jul 2009, Posted Oct 2009
"Anyone who is smart enough to know they're wrong is okay in my book."
Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.
TED2011, Filmed Mar 2011, Posted Apr 2011
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