Cover of Depeche Mode
Danny Meyer, of restaurant fame, and Michael Kors, fashion guru, were interviewed in the New York Times. When you have the time, read the entire fascinating article. But for now, let me quote one section of their (condensed) responses, which has particular relevance for us creative types.
MK: I have to make time to daydream and change my eye.
DM: Change your eye? I like that. What does it mean?
MK: Mrs. (Diana) Vreeland was right: “The eye must travel.” You have to see something different, even if it’s just finding a new way to walk home. Or taking an extra day on a work trip.
DM: Don’t you get good ideas when you do things like that?
MK: Absolutely. You’re seeing something different.
DM: And connecting dots you never could at your desk.
Basically, the thought is that to see something differently, it helps to do something differently.