People Archive

Here at Silo Number Seven, stories are a big deal — be it hour-long epics or 5-minute shorts. I came across this Wes Anderson-esque video and I started thinking about how we live in a digital vacuum compared to the tangible reality that generations before us lived in. While I’m not sure we’re less authentic, I do think there’s something to be said about physical objects and how they can say a lot about a person.

| More deeply it is about how people use objects to connect with times, ideas, and people.

See more of Douglas’s work here.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.’ It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

– Inc. did an awesome job in putting together some of the most inspiring quotes by Steve Jobs here.  The guy knew what he was talking about.

My first impression of Gene Wilder came as the eccentric Willy Wonka back in the 1971 classic, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Since then he’s had a couple movies here and there but the impact he’s had on children’s imaginations everywhere with that role can’t be matched.

92Y and BlankonBlank came together to animate this interview that Wilder did in 2007 with Ms. magazine founding editor Letty Cottin Pogrebin.

You can hear the entire interview in all of its glory here:

“I felt on stage or in the movies I could do whatever I wanted to. I was free.”  – Gene Wilder, March 2007