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Happy Valentine's Day: The Savvy Marketing Campaign Ever Launched!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Feb 13, 2017 11:49:48 AM

LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF THE FUTURE.
Love is . . . The fury of the storm, The calm in the rainbow.
LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF PASSION.
LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF REALITY.
LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF UNITY.
LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF SUCCESS.  Susan Polis Schutz

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Topics: Graphic Design, Art and nature Inspiration, Art of Business, Trade Fair Design, Art of Presentation, Brand Exhibiting, Art of Marketing, Booth Design Inspiration, Architectural Display Signs, trade show booths, Art and Science of Lead Generation, Exhibition Booth Design, geometric design, Color inspiration, Art of Thinnking, Trade show Booth ideas, Trade Show Booth Design, Trends in Booth Design, Sarmistha Tarafder, Trade Show Marketing, Art of Creation, trade show exhibiting, Trade Show Displays, Brand, Art of Ancient Wisdom, Characteristics of Famous Brands, trade show exhibit graphics

Open Booth Design: The Nuance of Numbers

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Jun 13, 2014 4:35:00 PM

“Whenever a man can get hold of numbers, they are invaluable: if correct, they assist in informing his own mind, but they are still more useful in deluding the minds of others. Numbers are the masters of the weak, but the slaves of the strong.”
Charles Babbage, Passages from the Life of a Philosopher

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Topics: Exhibit Design, Art and nature Inspiration, Art of Business, Brand Design, Art of Presentation, Booth Design Inspiration, Exhibition Booth Design, Booth Staffers, Art of Enticement, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Art of Ancient Wisdom

Creativity Demystified!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on May 24, 2013 3:14:00 PM



“Don't just be a consumer, be a creator. Somewhere inside you is a masterpiece waiting to be exposed.”

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Topics: Art and nature Inspiration, Art and Design, Art of Presentation, Mozart, Creativity Desmystified, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Art of Thinking, Art of Ancient Wisdom

Post-Modern Booth Design: Experimenting with Zen!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Aug 20, 2012 10:19:00 AM


Simplicity is the shining armor of Zen.

Derived from the Sanskrit word Dhyana, Zen found its way to Japan via China in the form of motionless meditation. The word Zen paints a picture of peace, serenity, waterfall and rounded stones. It has become a part of our every day lexicon, yet we hardly practice what it exhorts. Be here and now. Turn off the filters. Dissolve all preconceptions. Perceive directly. "Dissolve into the eternal now, and realize that the Universe itself peers out through your eyes, hears through your ears, and breaths each breath." Experiencing each moment as it is. According to Chinese Ch’an and Zen, understanding comes only by ignoring the intellect and heeding the instincts, the intuition. True perception comes from vast emptiness.

Whatever the philosophical construct of Zen may be, we all seem to have a visual concept of what Zen is. We talk about Zen like design, we muse on the elegance in the absence of abundance and of course the Zen Master of Subtraction: Steve Jobs is still very alive in our mass psyche. One of Jobs’ great strengths was knowing how to focus. “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do,” he said. “That’s true for companies, and it’s true for products.”

In his book, The Laws of Subtraction (that will be available on October), Matthew May states  6 simple rules for winning in the age of excess, very much in keeping with the 5 principles of Zen Design Simplicity:

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Topics: Tradeshow booth design, Art and nature Inspiration, Cool tade show booth ideas, Art and Design, Art of Business, Architecture, Art of Presentation, Custom Modular Trade show Booth, Art of Marketing, Architectural Display Signs, Mathew May, Outrageous Exhibit Booth Design, Principles of Zen Design, Minimalistic Design, Trends in Booth Design, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Angular Booth Design, Art of Ancient Wisdom

Art of Design: The Zen of Detachment!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Mar 18, 2012 6:30:00 PM

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Art and nature Inspiration, Art and Design, Art of Business, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Design Principles, Art of Thinking, Rumi, Art of Ancient Wisdom, Art of Leadership, Zen, Bhagavat Gita, Wisdom 2.0

Art of Presentation: Teaching of the Ruins.

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Jan 12, 2012 4:19:00 PM

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Bay Area Trade show display, Art of Business, Art of Presentation, Geometry, Golden Section, Golden Proportion, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Design Principles, Art of Ancient Wisdom

Art of Thinking: The Critical | Creative Dichotomy

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Dec 8, 2011 1:06:00 PM

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Topics: Graphic Design, Art and nature Inspiration, Art and Design, Art of Business, Art of Presentation, Inspiration, Right Brain, Art of Thinnking, Roger Martin, Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, Left Brain, Eric Lewis, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Art of Ancient Wisdom, Art of Leadership

Art of Contemplation: Minding the Clouds Below!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Nov 29, 2011 6:40:00 PM

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Bay Area Trade show display, Art of Business, Art of Presentation, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Design Principles, Art of Ancient Wisdom, Art of Leadership

Trade Show Design: Return on Infinity!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Nov 15, 2011 3:47:00 PM


"The infinite!  No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite . . ."  David Hilbert (1862-1943)

The very title "Return on Infinity" is in itself ridden with self-contradiction. How do you even begin to harness the infinite concept of "Infinity". Given that the concept has been contemplated by artists, philosophers, mathematicians and common man since before the beginning of written history, it is infinitely pompous of me even to delve into it. However I do have to acknowledge: unconsciously, I use it as a design crutch every single day. Consciously, I might as well give it proper credence.

Famed intellectuals have presented varied concepts about their understanding of infinity. It is as though infinity upholds different meaning for different appeals. As the underground, Russian poet, Joseph Brodsky so rightfully said, "The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any creed."  Rudy Rucker in his book, Infinity and the Mind, undertakes a captivating journey to that frontier of the universe he calls the "Mindscape," where he explores infinity in all its forms: potential and actual, mathematical and physical, theological and mundane. Rucker clues us on Kurt Friedrich Gödel's rotating universe, in which he postulates possibility to travel into the past and spells out an interpretation of quantum mechanics in which billions of parallel worlds are produced every microsecond. In the kingdom of infinity, mathematics, science, and logic merge with the marvelous. It is a continuous ebb and flow of hard logic and fluid mysticism. The conundrum that arise from this merging, explains the illusive human mind: its potential, its powers, and its frailty.

In their temples, the Egyptians from antiquity followed a simple layout that mirrored the concept of infinity: the creation of the universe: both metaphorically and structurally. In their usual customary creations, architects, industrial designers and 3D trade show designers are known to play with the flow. The flow of the infinite curve that is. However, architect Serge Salat, takes a giant leap beyond. In 'Beyond Infinity', he brings the abstraction of infinite into finite. It is a multisensory voyage painting “the possibility in the contemporary world to create new beauty and dream through a fusion of classical culture and innovation”. Perhaps, this is the first time in known history one gets to delight on the stark theory that space and time is immersed in an unending subdivision! Enjoy!



[Paradoxes of the infinite arise] only when we attempt, with our finite minds, to discuss the infinite, assigning to it those properties which we give to the finite and limited; but this I think is wrong, for we cannot speak of infinite quantities as being the one greater or less than or equal to another. Galileo Galilei, quoted in Infinity and the Mind by Rudy Rucker.

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Graphic Design, Trade Show Graphics, Tradeshow booth design, contemporary space design, Cool tade show booth ideas, Creative Exhibition Booth Design, Art and Design, Booth Flooring, Architecture, Art of Presentation, Consciousness, Infinity, S-curve booth design, Serpentine booth design, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Creativity, Art of Ancient Wisdom

Magic by Design: Enchanted by the "Guy"

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Oct 4, 2011 2:55:00 PM

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Topics: Graphic Design, Art and nature Inspiration, Art and Design, Art of Business, 21st century, The Art of Start, Designer, Guy Kawasaki, Enchantment, Apple, Steve Jobs, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, 2011 Tradeshow Trend, Art of Ancient Wisdom

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Sarmistha Tarafder is the co-creator of brands in 3 D spaces. Always, in pursuit of essence and enchantment, mind and mystery, myth and matter!