On Making: Thom Mayne’s Defiant Advice
“You can’t make anything authentic by asking people what they want because they don’t know what they want. That’s what they’re looking at you for.”
In last week’s newsletter, I asked our readers for advice on what they’d like to see us improve here at On Being. One reader, Howard Maple, shared this pithy quotation from the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne. I appreciate Mr. Maple’s honesty and reminder to trust one’s creative instincts while paying attention. The onus is on us.