How much modern design-themed fun can you squeeze into a weekend? Find out next month in Los Angeles when our friends at Dwell host the three-day design extravaganza that is Dwell on Design (the cool kids refer to it as DOD, not to be confused with the Department of Defense). Among the attractions: an exhibition, home tours, a movie night, and a design conference featuring keynote speaker Daniel Pink. UnBeige editor emertius Alissa Walker has been writing up a storm about DOD on Dwell‘s website and recently interviewed Pink. The author, design advocate, and manga fan—who is himself in the throes of a Dwell-style home renovation—gave Alissa a sneak preview of his DOD talk, which will address motivation and creativity. “The people and the organizations that really flourish prize autonomy, the sense of doing something out of self-direction rather than being pushed by somebody else—the sense of mastery, which is the desire to get better and better and better at something, and also the sense of purpose, which is about doing something that outlasts yourself, in the service of a cause larger than oneself,” said Pink. “And in a lot of ways these three keys to true motivation are embodied by architects and designers very strongly.” Flattery will get you everywhere, Mr. Pink, and special codes will get UnBeige readers discounted tickets to DOD. We’ve posted them after the jump.
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UnBeige readers can save $15 on Dwell Exhibition Plus tickets by entering code: DWELL23A
Save $50 on Dwell Conference Plus tickets* by entering code: DWELL979V
*Not valid with early-bird discounted rate