photo of the Thomas Edison Electric Light Company from Business Week

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison.

Okay, so were not usually a re-quoter. In fact, I don’t think we have ever used one on the redbpower Facebook page or Twitter. But, have you seen Edison’s  beautiful, industrial lab where, in fact, the light bulb was invented? I skimmed through some articles and found some pretty amazing stuff that applies to the process of design and to business, actually the process of really anything worthwhile.

photo from here

And, back to the lab. It is such cool place… especially knowing that it provided a space for intelligence + creativity to manifest itself, makes it that much more a thing of beauty.

And, now… back to your regularly scheduled Friday. Hoping it’s a good one!

make YO MAMA happy!!

don’t forget to make YO MAMA happy!!! cuz ya know . . . if mama ain’t happy. . ain’t NOBODY happY!!! preorder your gift certificates now! somebody’s gotta hang the light, put up the TV, hide the cord, hook up the coMputER!!

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have a lovely.




Have a lovely weekend.
Oh! and speaking of lovely, check out this really cool old soul of a house, if you haven’t already. you can just feel the pride in this elegant old man of a manse.

have a groovy weekend!

the temperature is creeping up here in the sunny South!
it’s beginning to look a lot like beach season

boating, beaching, and the backyard…i think those are my fav things about living down south.

hope you all get out & enjoy the outdoors this weekend, too!
see ya there!

– redbpower

True That!


Outdoor Hanging Lights

Love the look.
photo via chic coles

The Camera

This film is quiescent, peaceful, uncluttered, beautifully shot, and gorgeously edited.  Plus, it’s a great story. Entirely shot within a budget 50 dollars (including props).

The Camera (short film / original score) from Peter Lewis on Vimeo.

“… this is my first film. I made it because I love all the different aspects of moviemaking, because I was tired of my fear of failure, and because I wanted to see what would happen if I just finished one.” – Peter Lewis

He speaks of overcoming his fear of failure in this interview. His wisdom and words are inspiring.