Milton Glaser wants you to prove you exist, by voting at this upcoming election.
I recently started keeping a list of things I didn’t buy. I look back at it often and it fills me with all the good feels. The list reminds me that many of the things I think I NEED TO HAVE would end up very quickly just becoming STUFF. Marie Kondo’s approach, by simply asking “does this bring me joy” has changed the way I look at anything I own. But best of all, my “I didnt’ buy this list” is a great reminder of money I saved.
For the last two months I have been wearing this “watch” and it has quickly become my favorite accessory. As someone who constantly worries about what’s ahead, it’s been a successful way for me to remind myself to stay in the moment! And, the personal reminder on the back of the watch, which is customizable, reminds me be kind to myself.
This is a game designed to sharpen our sense of what we should be looking for in love. It comprises a number of cards which describe some leading habits and character traits in people, inviting us to reflect on what truly matters to us and what we could endure, if we had to. Curious about this. Ordering.
The value of every business is simply this.
PRODUCT – MEANING = COMMODITY
PRODUCT + MEANING = BRAND
— Bernadette Jiwa (@bernadettejiwa) October 22, 2014
A lot of people don’t know that Bruce Lee was not just a martial arts and movie celebrity but also a deep philosopher. One of his favorite quotes Be Like Water is now available as a wall decal.
Also, if you’re into Bruce Lee and his story, you might enjoy the brand new Bruce Lee Podcast, hosted by no other than his daughter, Shannon Lee and my friend Sharon Lee.
Thanks School of Life. I’ll start staring out of the window a bit more often…
“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
(via Jonathan Fields)
“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.
If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to do an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.
Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction.
Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.”
— Chuck Close
This motorized suitcase made me laugh! My kids would totally lose their minds over this way of getting around the airport. SO MUCH FUN!
“Creative people are being asked to work on really important problems, problems that matter in the world, and the good news is we’re coming up with new-to-the-world solutions, and so it’s a really good time to be a designer.”
Speaking on the global theme of Freedom, David Kelley took the stage at CreativeMornings/New York in May 2014 to speak on the design revolution. Designers now have the respect and freedom to make a difference. Championing for design to be more inclusive in its meaning, David looks to give everyone confidence in their ability to be creative. Now that everyone has the power of creativity, what will you do with it?
We want to do well at school for an obvious reason: because – as we’re often told – it’s the primary route to doing well at life. But what’s the correlation?
“Don’t hire a dog, then bark yourself”
– David Ogilvy
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”
– Helen Keller
PATIENCE: We lose our temper because we believe that things should be perfect. We’ve grown so good in some areas (putting men on the moon etc.), we’re ever less able to deal with things that still insist on going wrong; like traffic, government, other people… We should grow calmer and more forgiving by getting more realistic about how things actually tend to go.
Ten Virtues for the Modern Age, by Alain de Botton
In this MentalFloss video you learn names for 48 things you might have not known had names. I just learned that a Semordnilap is a word that reads one way forward and another way back. Example: desserts.
“Being unafraid of being different comes from realizing and knowing that it is all you can really be.”
– John Maeda
“There’s a flip side to everything,” the saying goes, and in 2 minutes, Derek Sivers shows this is true in a few ways you might not expect.