A list of people who inspire me to be the best I can be.

Massimo Vignelli
Italian Designer

“The repercussion of ugliness is endless.” ― Massimo Vignelli, The Vignelli Canon

Ilse Crawford
British Interior Designer

“Empathy is a cornerstone of design.” ― Ilse Crawford

Francis Mallmann
Argentine Chef

“I think that the worst enemies we have in life are routine and fear. They are the two things that paralyze us.” ― Francis Mallmann

Chuck Whitchurch
Professor / Art Gallery Owner

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” ― Henry David Thoreau


Jeong Kwan
Buddhist Monk and Chef

“Creativity and ego cannot go together. If you free yourself from the comparing and jealous mind, your creativity opens up endlessly. Just as water springs from a fountain, creativity springs from every moment. You must not be your own obstacle. You must not be owned by the environment you are in. You must own the environment, the phenomenal world around you. You must be able to freely move in and out of your mind. This is being free. There is no way you can’t open up your creativity. There is no ego to speak of. That is my belief.” ― Jeong Kwan

Ana Ros
Slovenian Chef

“If we don’t have love, it’s difficult to work well. And in the kitchen, that’s extremely important. When one is loved, she can create better. There is more passion. More beautiful thoughts. Because of love, we do nice things.” ― Ana Ros