Things Ruined By Kids If you have kids, chances are they probably ruined some of your stuff by now. If you don’t have kids, this collection of pictures and stories from around the net will help you remember to wear a rubber. Permanent marker, Clearasil zit cream, and nail polish. Weâ€™re so proud. Make Something Cool Every Day I’ve seen a lot of designers take on a daily project of some sort lately. I think it’s a great idea—something to keep your creativity flowing, especially during downtime. And I’ve particularly enjoyed watching the progress Mark Weaver has made with his Make Something Cool Every Day project.
Crazy Modified Consoles A little creativity and skill turns a boring old video game system into something awesome. It's a Nintendo Gamecube That's an entire Nintendo Classic System miniaturized into one of its own cartridges! Illustrating with Thread and Pins & Illusion & The Most Amazing... The images within post are from various art installations and projects by Debbie Smyth. View more of the artist’s work at her blog. Notes about Smyth (from bio published at New British Artists): How to Be Non-Judgmental “Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It’s not what they’re not doing or should be doing that’s the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is “out there,” stop yourself.
Creating Environments That Optimize Creativity and Inspiration Today’s article takes a look at how to help maximize creative thought by carefully structuring the environment around you. Everything from the design of your office to the specific hours of the day that you choose to work can play a key role in how effective you are when it comes time to actually get things done. The essence of creativity plays a very important role in art and design. When building any piece of work you’ll want to focus not only on your mood but also atmosphere, ambiance, and emotions. Mindset is key and plays one of the most important roles out of the creative process. Mother-in-law I was happy. My girlfriend and me were dating for over a year, and so we decided to get married. The Girl Who Loves to Levitate (14 photos) - My Modern Metropolis - StumbleUpon Natsumi Hayashi is a sweet-looking Japanese girl who, one day, decided to take self-portraits..of herself levitating. She can be spotted in and around Tokyo, equipped with her SLR and her self-timer. When she feels the moment strike, she presses the shutter button down and then, quite literally, "jumps" into place. What I love most about her shots is that they don't feel forced. Natsumi has a way of making us feel as though she naturally levitates throughout life. When I asked her how others react to her jumping around Tokyo, here is a funny story that she shared.
Uncomplicate Life I 'STUMBLED UPON' THIS POST AT 'LIVE THE CHARMED LIFE' AND I LOVED IT SO MUCH, I JUST HAD TO SHARE IT! It begins... You see, when we’re born we see the world in an uncomplicated way. We know what we need, and we ask for it. We like nice people, and we don’t like mean people. 30 Hilarious Print Advertisements In today’s world of interactive web-based marketing, viral campaigns and high production television commercials, the print ad remains one very powerful and effective means for advertisers to reach their audience. The printed format, whether it is for magazines, newspapers or billboards, sets specific challenges for ad designers. An idea or message must be communicated simply and swiftly, it must be eye-catching enough to grab the viewer’s attention and convey the important information in an instant. When a print designer employs humour to carry this information, the result can be become a visual ‘one-liner’, a joke that speaks the message the ad intends.
Talent Development Resources : creativity and personal growth Being creative and realizing our talents involves a lot of self-awareness and respecting who we really are, including our unconscious depths. In an interview about her film “Flightplan,” Jodie Foster commented, “When you’re a dramatic actor you look for films that hit you in the gut, in this unconscious place that really moves you, and then you can’t help but make the movie because it’s something that you fear and you want to know more about it.” She added, “I think that every film that I do, even though it might not relate to me autobiographically, has some very personal pull in there and there are questions that I ask myself that I can’t really resolve any other way.” [From darkhorizons.com interview by Paul Fischer, Sept 15 2005.] In another interview, Foster says she was attracted to the film because of the “full journey of the character, the primal connection to children.
Mac or PC : Whats Your Weapon of Choice ? Just when you thought that having a Mac was all thats its cracked up to be , Gamers BEWARE ! Sometimes , all that glitters is not Gold and the grass is not always greener on the other side Whether youre a PC or a Mac what matters are not the Tools but the Toolmaker; or in simple terminology – Clothes dont make the man, neither does money or fame and in this case : Neither does a Machine define who you are . It is Man who makes the money and the clothes and the fame and the … MACHINES as well, So, whether you are a Mac or a PC …. Get your Game ON and just Do it !
100 Ways to Simplify Your Life I’ve been striving to simplify my life for many years now, and have recently (through my writing) been advising others how to do the same. In the process, I’ve learned that making little changes in our attitudes, habits, and environment can have a big impact. So today, I thought I’d compile a list of 100 ways to simplify your life – from the practical to the philosophical, and everything in between.