Welcome to my Tumblr! This will be a bucket for creative musings of all types. You can find my latest thoughts and discoveries on fitness, minimalism, entrepreneurship, creativity, writing, art, personal growth and spirituality. In essence, its an eclectic potpourri of high impact thinking.
Grad school is on the brain.
David Emerald from The Power of TED* courtesy of Brian Johnson.
Dynamic Tension can be physical too. In martial arts, dynamic tension is used as a method to cultivate energy and condition the body. Charles Atlas used dynamic tension to cultivate his legendary physique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This times 1000. Perhaps its so inspiring precisely because its not trying to be inspiring.
Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.
Walking is a man’s best medicine. Medicine in 2 easy steps. (Hippocrates)
A very important turning point for me was the term “obsessive sketch” by takahama kyoshi, the haiku master.When the poets sentiments are overty visible, the audience may become uncomfortable
Japanese ritual is the opposite
By writing simply and only about what is there, the audience is drawn into the poet’s world. Their imagination is stimulated and a silent connection is established”
"I realized there was no need to create new forms; all I had to do was design the relationship between a human, an object, and what is around the two.
the design of an object corresponds to our unconscious movements and the environment that surrounds us.
thinking needs time.
feeling can be done in a moment.
when you see something for the first time it seems to be important. but it’s the later, when you use the object that you realise that what you’ve missed initially is the essence of what design is all about and that is the idea behind ’without thought.’
The common thread that binds these designers together is their intent of removing all that is unnecessary in the product, keeping only what is needed and let the form and hierarchy be dictated by what materials that best allow them to do that and by how people connect with the product.
no marketing jazz, no usability tests, no focus groups..
Naoto Fukasawa’s thoughts on design from the movie Objectified.
I’m posting mostly for it’s salience to writing.