A good reminder by Dallas Clayton.
“The future of content, in my opinion, is all about creating context. We are bombarded with so much information from so many channels every single day, that people crave editorial that can actually help them make sense of everything. We get so much of our “content” in these little bursts now — be it an email, a tweet, a blog post. But it’s always this little bite-sized, isolated bit of information. We rarely understand how it actually fits into our lives.
Given this, I think what’s needed are curators, editors, writers, filmmakers, etc who can really zoom out from that narrow perspective and take the long view. Who can do some of that sense-making for people so that they understand how this political development fits into the long arc of history, or how developing this particular habit will give their life more meaning in the long run. The future of content is about creating a rich, well-thought-out context that makes it possible for people to really process and synthesize ideas in depth — not in this surface-y way we’re all accustomed to now.”
– Jocelyn K. Glei
This interview with my friend Jocelyn really made me think.
I would totally hang this eraser collection print by Lisa Congdon in my house. (I had that blue/orange one as a kid!)
Absolutely loving these collages by Portugal based illustrator Cristiana Couceiro.
“Honesty always gets my attention. Not particularly someone who is honest to me, but someone who is honest with themselves.”
– Heath Ledger
“I strongly believe that the amount of love and care you put into a project is always apparent. Even if people are not conscious of it, they can sense when you have paid attention to every little detail.”
– Jocelyn K. Glei
I wholeheartedly agree with Jocelyn. Read the full interview.
Jenny Odell believes time and places for the practice and art of doing nothing are crucial to uncover underlying problems and to understand yourself. She regularly spends time in a nearby rose garden for observational activities such as bird watching and doing nothing to discover what unfolds from her inner journey and peace in mind.
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“The world needs the sense that we are all in it TOGETHER!”
– Jean Houston
Why have I never seen this bird of paradise courtship dance before? I must live under a rock! it gets really good at 2:28. I had to laugh out loud. And watch it numerous times.
“As much as we’d like to be nice people, we owe others a lot less of our time than we believe we do. It’s your business, you’re allowed to be a little selfish with it, especially when the net result of saying “yes” to everything to be “nice” is that you have less time to actually spend on your business and serving your customers.”
– Paul Jarvis
(via my favorite newsletter)
Haptic Lab designed the Galileo Quilt featuring the night sky as it appeared on Galileo’s birthday in 1564 from his hometown of Pisa. Yes, please.
“Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.”
― Jack Kornfield
— zach lieberman (@zachlieberman) March 12, 2018
I love oddly shaped rugs. This large one is stunning. Comes in other shapes as well. Want!