Marquise Stillwell
Welcome to The Sweet Flypaper

Designer Marquise Stillwell’s new podcast series “The Sweet Flypaper” - borrows its name from “The Sweet Flypaper of Life,” a 1955 fiction and photography book by photographer Roy DeCarava and poet Langston Hughes, describing 1950s Black family life in Harlem, New York City. Joined at the beginning of each episode by friend, educator and Creative Economist, Neil Ramsay, this conversation series responds to a growing need to reexamine how design powers the world and our lives, and its potential to thoughtfully – and poetically – influence societal change. Stillwell firmly believes in the concept of holistic design practices, which, with the help of Ramsay, he uses as a guide to navigate through the ten episodes of the first season. From Deb Willis’ celebration of Black history, joy and progress through photography, to Paola Antonelli’s philosophy that design democratization and literacy can be a catalyst for progress, Stilwell takes us on a warm, approachable journey through the nuances of the creative process and their power to change the world.