These art installations by Daniel Forero made me gasp.
“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.
Without using the title of your job, tell me what you do.
— Tinker Elle (@elle91) February 5, 2019
Some of the responses on this thread are fantastic. Definitely a question I will start asking at dinner parties.
I am back at the Floating Farmhouse with team CreativeMornings to plan for the new year. Small team off-sites are magical in this place! Tom Givone, the owner, has a beautiful aesthetic. He adds, by taking away. My minimalist heart rejoices.
1. Everything is temporary.
2. Life is not fair.
3. Others treat you the way you treat yourself.
4. Happiness is a choice and requires hard work.
5. Beneath anger is always fear.
6. Family are the people who truly love you.
7. Things don’t matter that much.
8. A lifetime is not very long.
9. You played it too safe. You should take more risks.
Number 3 really hit me in the heart: Lessons people learn too late in life.
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Keith Jarrett’s Köln Concert is my all-time favorite. It’s my go to when I need grounding and centering. I had *no* idea what happened leading up to the concert. As he arrived at the concert hall he noticed that the piano was out of tune. He was livid and said he couldn’t play. But he had empathy for the organizers and decided to conquer the challenge. Absolutely inspiring. He flipped a seemingly impossible situation. AIt became the most successful solo jazz album in history! Wonderful!
This boombox reminds me of the one I had when I was a kid. Weirdly excited to see this design having a comeback.
A matte black glass pitcher with a sculptural quality! Gah! Take my money!
“Action comes from tension, desire and fear.”
— Seth Godin
Taken from this blog post: Getting the Word Out.
This Tiny Desk concert with Daniil Trifonov made me gasp.
Obama’s female staffers employed “amplification” in meetings:
“When a woman made a key point, other women would repeat it, giving credit to its author. This forced the men in the room to recognize the contribution — and denied them the chance to claim the idea as their own.”
I. Will. Start. Doing. This.
Ok, I realize this glass is pricey with its $100 price tag but look at it! It’s absolutely stunning! I love and agree with this line in the product description: “a good drink requires a good presentation”. It is inspired by Japan’s tallest mountain, Mt. Fuji and is handblown by master craftsmen at Sugahara Glassworks. Wishlisted!