Stunning abstract underwater art by New York based Kim Keever.
“Very few people have the humility to start as amateurs. They procrastinate doing the work they want in the name of perfectionism. You know these people. The one’s who have been saying for years that they’re going to do something but never do. Yet inwardly, they’re terrified of what other people will think of them. They’re caught in a state of paralysis by analysis — too busy calculating and never reaching a state of flow. Rather than doing work their own way, they do what they think will be well-received — being merely imitators of what is already popular.”
How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do, By Benjamin Hardy
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. In his book he takes on the question what makes life with living in the face of death.
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Withings Thermo will make parents around the globe rejoice! It is a handheld device that looks about the size of a toothpaste tube and lets you take a person’s temperature by simply holding the device to one’s forehead. 16 infrared sensors will go to work, taking individual readings to find the hottest spot on the person’s skin. A light vibration indicates it has completed its reading, at which point the results will be displayed in either Celsius or Fahrenheit via an embedded LED display.
This minimal Paper Display gently curves its contents, providing them with the structure they need to stand. I can think of several uses. Bookmarked!
I am not convinced this LEGO Lunch box is all that practical but it sure would make
a my little boy’s head explode!
My friend Mac Premo recently spoke at CreativeMornings/NYC. In his talk he discusses the relationship between his art and commercial practices, and how they enhance each other.
Please note the podium he is standing next to. I would tweak the slides of my talks forever, he builds a podium that holds his hat and drink. –> !!!
“Who you are is defined by the values you are willing to struggle for. People who enjoy the struggles of a gym are the ones who get in good shape. People who enjoy long workweeks and the politics of the corporate ladder are the ones who move up it. People who enjoy the stresses and uncertainty of the starving artist lifestyle are ultimately the ones who live it and make it.”