A book about the art of Swiss Cat Ladders. Love this so much.
Dieter Rams Lists the 10 Timeless Principles of Good Design–Backed by Music by Brian Eno
“If you’ve created something that will delight and astound 10% of the marketplace, there’s a 90% chance that the first person who encounters your work will dislike it. He might even hate it. In fact, if you do the math, you’ll see that there’s more than a 70% chance that the first THREE people will hate it. And if you give up then, you’ve just walked away from serving the people you set out to serve.”
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The Period Game got me with the spinning ovaries. I am definitely backing this Kickstarter.
What companies have gone through massive changes (i.e. business model, rebranding, renaming, …) and have come out stronger on the other side? And have been able to successfully bring their customers/community along? Anyone come to mind?
— Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) February 16, 2019
Some interesting answers on this thread. Do you have any examples I should put on my radar?
I am so happy I discovered these minimal cylinder bar stud earrings over on Etsy.
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To wonder at beauty,
Stand guard over Truth
Look up to the noble
Resolve on the Good.
This leadeth man truly
To purpose in living,
To right in his doing,
To peace in his feeling,
To light in his thinking.
And teaches him trust,
In the working of God,
In all that there is,
In the width of the world,
In the depth of the Soul.
— Rudolf Steiner
(Thanks for sharing, Sam)
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”
― Hunter S. Thompson,
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right —
for you’ll be criticized anyway.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt
“The big prediction for the coming century is that enormous opportunities will open up for businesses that can skilfully address our Flourishing Needs. Technology, the wealth of nations and the shift in public taste will make this very likely. A great many of the multi-billion dollar companies of the future will be those focused on the fulfilment of flourishing needs: our need for self-knowledge around love, our desire for a satisfying social life, or our need for resilience. Bits of the tech sector are already nibbling at the borderline between Comfort and Flourishing needs, a trend aided by the forthcoming development of Artificial Emotional Intelligence. This, rather than the economies of developing nations, are what constitute the truly ‘emerging markets’ of the future.”
“Be soft, without being weak,
be strong, without being violent.”
— Imam Ali
In 1927, the Italian Futurist artist and designer Fortunato Depero created a monograph of his work unlike any book that had been seen before. Called Depero Futurista, or “Depero the Futurist,” it is also known as The Bolted Book, because it is famously bound together by two large industrial aluminum bolts.
Filled with bold typographic experimentation, daring layouts, and featuring work in nearly every artistic and design medium, it is universally recognized as a landmark avant-garde example of the “book as object” and is often considered the first artist’s book of the modern era. Today, however, copies of this trailblazing publication can rarely be found.