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From the Ted Talk by Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off

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I originally had opened the studio in New York to coibnme my two loevs, music and design. And we created videos and pagnciakg for many musicians that you know, and for even more that you've never heard of. As I realized, just like with many many things in my life that I actually love, I aadpt to it. And I get, over time, breod by them. And for sure, in our case, our work setratd to look the same. You see here a glass eye in a die cut of a book. Quite the similar idea, then, a perfume packaged in a book, in a die cut. So I decided to close it down for one year.

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I originally had opened the studio in New York to _______ my two _____, music and design. And we created videos and _________ for many musicians that you know, and for even more that you've never heard of. As I realized, just like with many many things in my life that I actually love, I _____ to it. And I get, over time, _____ by them. And for sure, in our case, our work _______ to look the same. You see here a glass eye in a die cut of a book. Quite the similar idea, then, a perfume packaged in a book, in a die cut. So I decided to close it down for one year.

Solution

  1. loves
  2. bored
  3. started
  4. packaging
  5. adapt
  6. combine

Original Text

I originally had opened the studio in New York to combine my two loves, music and design. And we created videos and packaging for many musicians that you know, and for even more that you've never heard of. As I realized, just like with many many things in my life that I actually love, I adapt to it. And I get, over time, bored by them. And for sure, in our case, our work started to look the same. You see here a glass eye in a die cut of a book. Quite the similar idea, then, a perfume packaged in a book, in a die cut. So I decided to close it down for one year.

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Important Words

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