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April 24 2013

19:19

Artist Ryohei Hase

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Creepy but somehow fascinating art by Ryohei Hase

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Tags: Inspirations
19:18

Landscapes by Miles Morgan

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Miles Morgan – an American landscape photographer, lives in Portland Oregon, specializes in landscapes. Miles was born in a family of Hank Morgan, a famous photojournalist. Career as photographer Miles Morgan started 3 years ago…

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Tags: Photos
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19:18

World attractions at night

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What could be more romantic than a walk around the city at night, when all the monuments and many famous buildings pleasantly lit.

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19:18

Artist Masaru Shichinohe

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Masaru Shichinohe was born in 1959 in Japan. In 1981 graduated from Tokyo University of Arts. The main theme of creativity Masaru Shichinohe are children, fairy tales and mysticism.

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19:09
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Wedding Invitations
19:00

Casa Montfullà by Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura

Barcelona studio Hidalgo Hartmann Arquitectura has completed a concrete house with a triangular profile in the rural outskirts of Girona, Spain (+ slideshow). (more...)

19:00

Sam Pearce's Loopwheel: Tangential Suspension for Bikes

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Six years ago, industrial designer Sam Pearce was sitting in an airport when "I saw a mother pushing her child in a buggy," he writes. "The front wheel hit a slight kerb [sic] and the child jolted forward because of the impact. It happened several times in the time I was waiting there." He then did what many ID'ers do, which is to find the nearest piece of paper and sketch out a potential solution. What he drew in his notebook was this:

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A simple idea for a wheel with built-in suspension.

Two years later, while off-road cycling, he remembered the sketch and began thinking if a suspension system like that could be built into a bike wheel. Now, many years of tinkering later, what Pearce has come up with is this:

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It's called the Loopwheel, and its system of "tangential suspension"—essentially leaf springs folded back in on themselves—are not only workable, but they provide a gentler ride over sharp obstacles due to physics:

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For now, Pearce is focusing on developing Loopwheels for smaller bikes, because the design "[allows] suspension where suspension can't normally fit," as with a folding bike design.

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Last month Pearce debuted his creation at the UK's Bespoked Bicycle show. Response was tremendous, and he's now seeking Kickstarter funding to get the Loopwheel into proper production; up until now he's been making them as one-offs in his shop.

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18:54

Achieving Without Goals

By Leo Babauta

Have you ever had a long amazing conversation with a friend, that took all kinds of turns neither of you could possibly have expected when you started the conversation? Wasn’t it awesome, to riff off each other, to explore unforeseen territory, to be free to wander and enjoy the time together?

What if, instead, you had a definite goal for how the conversation should go when you start out? A definite path and outcome of how you want the conversation to turn out? Let’s say you have an agenda, and every time one of you wandered off the agenda, you forced yourself to get back on it.

Would the conversation be better or worse, with a set outcome? Is it better to be free to wander, or to be set on one predetermined path?

I submit that the wandering is much better, much more amazing.

This is the goal-less path.

Why Work Without Goals?

For many years I was fixated on goals, but at the same time was also simplifying my work life and working on being more content. I realized two things:

  1. Goals (wanting to improve) are not consistent with contentment (being happy with where you are).
  2. Goals are not necessarily necessary (I thought they were for a long time, but they’re not) — and so using my minimalist philosophy, they should be ruthlessly eliminated.

And so I decided to experiment, and see whether goals were really necessary. I found out that they weren’t.

Here are the results of my (mostly) goal-less experiment:

  • We often think goals are necessary to achieve something, but in reality they’re not.
  • Goals, as I define them, are having a set outcome … but why is that outcome the only good outcome? There are many, many great outcomes, and being fixed on one is very limiting.
  • Goals are completely made up, with not a lot of information about what will happen in the future as we work on them. We invent them, out of some fantasy of how we want the future to go, but in truth they’re not realistic. And we can’t predict or control how the future will go, so setting goals is a useless activity.
  • When we fixate on goals, we shut ourselves off to new opportunities that open up in different directions — opportunities that we couldn’t have foreseen when we started out. But because we’re fixated on the goal, we don’t allow ourselves to go in this new direction.
  • When we fail to reach this fantasy outcome (which is often), we feel bad. But if we let go of the fantasy, we can just enjoy the work.
  • When we are fixated on achieving a future outcome, we are not looking at where we are, nor are we happy with where we are. We can’t be, because we are looking at the future goal, and this is what motivates us (not enjoying the moment).
  • When we have a future-oriented mindset, it doesn’t end if/when we achieve the goal. We achieve the goal, then immediately look to the next goal.

That’s just the start of the discussion — I could go on and on about this, but essentially this is a big illusion that our society believes in.

The 4 Principles

So how do you work without goals? Do you just do nothing? No, of course not … people who love what they do will wake up wanting to do something fun, something that benefits the world. I know this because even without a set goal, I am always excited to work on something.

How does this work? Instead of working with a fixed outcome (goal), work from moment to moment, using principles that work for you. Each moment, don’t ask “am I doing something to move me to my goal?” but instead ask, “Am I doing something right now that’s based on one of my values or principles?”

Your principles will differ from mine, but here are the ones that I’ve found work for me:

  1. Love what you do. This seems obvious, but so often people do things that they’re not excited about. I try to find things that I love doing, and if there’s some mundane task I have to do for some reason, I either eliminate it or find a way to enjoy the hell out of it.
  2. Help others. I am strongly motivated by the desire to do things that will help people — my readers, my friends, my kids, people in need. And so this principle guides everything I do, including all of my writing. I highly recommend it.
  3. Build relationships & trust. Each thing you do, personally and for your business, should be building a relationship. I build relationships with my readers by being authentic and trying my best to help, and build relationships with friends & family in the same way. Being trustworthy as much as humanly possible is a great way to build relationships, so these two go hand-in-hand.
  4. Be curious. When you’re curious about other people, and about life in general, you tend to be a better listener, a better friend, more informed, and have fun each step along the way.

Those four principles work well for working with no goals. They also work well for having a goal-less conversation, or wandering the world, or collaborating with people.

So wake up in the morning, and instead of figuring out how to further your goals, ask what you really feel like doing right now. What will make you happy now, instead of some distant time in the future? I submit that long-term goals, some nebulous fantasy in the future, aren’t that motivating — we’re more motivated by something that can pay off now, which includes things that make us happy as we do them.

As you figure out what you feel like doing right now, consider these four principles. And then take action, knowing that you’re helping people, building trust and relationships, making yourself happy, and satisfying your natural curiosity about others and the world.

Then repeat that, each step along your daily journey. Each step along the way, you’re doing something you love, something in line with your principles. You’re not just lining yourself up with some predetermined outcome, but you are already there.

Questions & Answers

Some common questions I get asked a lot:

Q: Isn’t having no goals a goal?

A: It can be a goal, or you can learn to do it along the journey, by exploring new methods. I’m always learning new things (like having no goals) without setting out to learn them in the first place.

Q: So how do you make a living?

A: Passionately! Again, not having goals doesn’t mean you stop doing things. In fact, I do many things, all the time, but I do them because I love doing them.

Q: Isn’t it easy for you to give up goals now that you’re successful?

A: Sure, that might make it easier, but really it’s not the success that has helped me give up my goals … it’s my contentment with who I am. I know that I’m a good person, and am happy with who I am, and know that I’ll be OK no matter what outcomes turn up. That’s true for pretty much everyone reading this, no matter how much “success” you have.

Q: Don’t you really have goals when you do something, like write this article or try to follow your 4 principles?

A: Sure, you can call them that if you want. The terminology isn’t that important — the principles are. My definition of goals is having a predetermined outcome (something you want to happen in the future), and most people don’t call “write an article” a goal. Their goals are more along the lines of “get a lot of readers” or “make a lot of money” or “complete X”. So if you want to say I have goals, that’s fine, but just realize that for me, the process itself is the goal.

Q: How do you start down the path of no goals, if you’re used to having goals?

A: Just start following the four principles (or your own principles) right now. Like, in this very moment. When you find yourself coming up with a goal (and I do all the time), recognize that, and realize that it’s a fantasy, and let it go, gently.

18:45

Pour Favor

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US based French Designer Elody Chappuy explorer, with Colangelo Synergy Marketing a wine labels for "Pour Favor" a line of Spanish wines. Pour Favor is a wine produced by Spanish Vines and sold exclusively in the US. As part of its re-branding effort, the client wanted to communicate to its customers an authentic Spanish experience at an accessible price.

    


18:30

New Work from Illustrator Matt Lyon, aka C86

New Work from Matt Lyon, aka C86

New Work from Matt Lyon, aka C86

Matt Lyon is a London based artist and illustrator who’ve I’ve been writing about for a while now. His signature style is creating fantastically colored shapes and spinning them into brilliant little masterpieces. I love that he embraces the psychedelic in some pieces but can just as easily create a very organized, thoughtful piece that you’d love to have wallpapered around your apartment.

Earlier today he updated his website with new pieces which I think show how much he’s really grown over the last few years. There’s a tasteful restraint in his pieces that help give them a bit more order. I think refinement is the correct word for it. His art style has become more refined and cohesive and I’m just enjoying the hell out of it.

You can see more of his work by clicking here.

New Work from Matt Lyon, aka C86

New Work from Matt Lyon, aka C86

Tags: Illustration
17:48

Central Business District at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport by MVRDV with Aedas

Dutch firm MVRDV has won a design competition for a new business district in Shanghai, which is already under construction near the city's Hongqiao Airport. (more...)

17:46

Insane 3D Artworks

Insane 3D Artworks

It's been some time since we last checked the insanely good artworks from the guys at the CGSociety. It is a never-ending source of mesmerizing 3d pieces, which we are very pleased to share with you!

This time we chose some great examples of recent artworks and more! As the days pass us by, these are getting more realistic... I wonder who long will it take for us to have all of these looking like perfect photographs. Maybe not that long, right? In the meanwhile, check each artist's portfolio for more (simply click each image). I hope you enjoy these, and if you got any 3d works of your own, share it with us in the comments! Cheers. ;)

Simon Blanc

Insane 3D Artworks

Alexander Beim

Insane 3D Artworks

Cornelius Dämmrich

Insane 3D Artworks

Alexander Tomchuk

Insane 3D Artworks

Baolong Zhang

Insane 3D Artworks

Baolong Zhang

Insane 3D Artworks

Toni Bratincevic

Insane 3D Artworks

Kiyong, Sim

Insane 3D Artworks

Paul Tosca

Insane 3D Artworks

Seid Tursic

Insane 3D Artworks

Shang-peng Leng

Insane 3D Artworks

Hasan Bajramovic

Insane 3D Artworks

Chao Luo

Insane 3D Artworks

17:43

POTHRA | Coffee Grounds Gone Decorative Pots

NOOKA founder Matthew Waldman created a new product, called POTHRA a flower pot made out of used coffee grounds. Love the idea.

Check out the POTHRA Kickstarter!

17:37
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Best mashup of the year? I say yes. 

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Fan submission (courtesy of dubster)

Submit your own here!

Color me impressed.

17:35

ColaLife: Kit Yamoyo

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An incredible life-saving project that uses the empty space between Coca-Cola bottles in their shipper crates to deliver health supplements to developing countries:

You can buy a Coca-Cola almost anywhere you go in the world, even in the most remote parts of developing countries. In these same places 1 in 9 children die before their fifth birthday from preventable causes. Most die from dehydration from diarrhea. With that in mind, Simon Berry, founder and CEO of Cola-Life is working with Coca-Cola to open their distribution channels in developing countries to carry ‘social products’ – oral rehydration salts and Zinc supplements – to save children’s lives. It had been selected by The Design Museum as Product Design of the Year 2013.

 

    


17:30

You Mom Wants Chocolate for Mother’s Day, Not Another Angry Neighbor.

Taza Chocolate

Taza Chocolate

This past weekend I helped put together a trampoline for my nephews. Well technically, I watched my brothers-in-law put together a trampoline for my nephews, but I wasn’t entirely useless: my sisters and I spent the time trying to figure out what to get our mom for Mother’s Day. I also helped by doing a sweet flip once the trampoline was all together, just to test it out. My nephews were astonished, and one remarked “I didn’t know old people could do a flip.”

Children really are precious gems, aren’t they? I’m certain I had worse remarks for my mom growing up, which is part of the reason why my mom will receive a Mother’s Day present from me each year without any bickering. But it wasn’t just my mouth that got me in trouble or caused my mom emotional anguish when I was a kid. One summer, such anguish started on the edge of a trampoline. It was a trampoline down the street, in a backyard overgrown with tall grasses and weeds. My twin sister and I jumped on the trampoline with the kids from next door, a brother and sister about our age. Between games of crack the egg, I decided I would quickly pee off the edge of the trampoline, a task made difficult by my neighbor’s refusal to stop jumping. What made the task even more difficult was his sister’s curiosity about what makes boys, boys. I turned to the side and tried to walk around the circumference of the trampoline away from her, and as a result, a wobbly and wide arc of pee circumscribed the trampoline. As soon as I was finished, the game of crack the egg resumed as if nothing had happened.

Eventually, my sister and I went home, leaving our neighbors to enjoy the trampoline without us. We were watching TV when the doorbell rang. My mom answered and it was the mom from next door, holding something that must have been toxic based on how she carried it. She held it as far away from her body as possible, turning her head slightly away from it so she wouldn’t have to see or smell or sense any more of it than she had to. Her wrist was limp, and suspended from her pinched fingers a urine-soaked shoe dangled by its untied laces. “Did Alex pee on this shoe?” she asked my mom. And the answer was yes. Of course I didn’t mean to pee on his shoe. I hadn’t even seen it. It wasn’t my fault that the grass was tall, or that the neighbor currently fuming on the front step had a daughter interested in the bird and my bees. It wasn’t my mom’s fault either, but she still drove to the mall the same night to get a new pair of Adidas for the neighbor.

That’s why I know I have to get my mom something every year, even if I also know that’s she’s going to turn around and sell it. The first Mother’s Day gift I ever bought for her, a glass rabbit figurine, was one of the first things I noticed years later at the garage sell we had before moving across town. But it wasn’t just the glass bunny, it was joined by practically every gift I had ever given her. I searched the long folding table in disbelief as strangers poked through what I assumed would become priceless family heirlooms. They were less than a dollar. But I really shouldn’t have been surprised. My mom is someone who will politely open Christmas presents each year, gasping at how “cool” and “interesting” the gifts are and then stack them in a neat pile. A pile that will sit in the same place, collecting dust until she starts decorating for Christmas the next year. I know I haven’t always given the best gifts, but I developed a strategy to make sure my gifts were at least used if not also appreciated. I buy consumables that I know she’ll hate to see go to waste.

This year, I’m buying her chocolates from Taza Chocolates. Based in Boston, the company makes stone ground chocolate that comes in some fairly excellent packaging. It’s the packaging you see above. If you’ve never had stone ground chocolate before, it tends to have a slightly gritty texture and if you’ve never had Taza chocolate before, it tends to taste delicious. I’ve had two of the bars and a few of the Chocolate Mexicano Discs. My favorite is the Salted Almond which I am buying for my mom. She can make hot chocolate with this discs or I can eat them whenever I am home visiting, so it’s really a win-win situation for me. But I sincerely hope I don’t end up eating them. I hope she has a moment to herself to enjoy the flavor of the chocolate and will maybe even think back to the ups-and-downs of being a parent. Like the surface of a trampoline, it may be sometimes difficult to navigate when heavy things crowd the surface, but I hope it leaves her feeling as excited as I felt jumping on one when I was little, or even as buoyant as I felt doing a flip across one decades later.

16:51

The Literary Figures With the Weirdest Obsessions

D.H. Lawrence found it stimulating to climb mulberry trees in the nude. It is not clear why he found the mulberry more alluring than, say, the maple. It’s an area ripe for field research.

Not included, Pushkin’s foot fetish, but plenty more weird stuff to peruse. 

16:36

Make your iPhone5 additional Pretty using Actresses Wallpapers

There is a lot of addiction of iOS devices these days. The technology has definitely enabled the users to get maximum benefit and functionality from these smart devices. People are now able to manage their lives much more effectively and organized. There are several apps downloads which are both for utility and entertainment purposes. Just like wallpapers, which are among the most attractive feature to be enjoyed on the iPhone and many other iOS devices. These wallpapers can be found on various themes and designs to suit individual taste and preferences.

Everyone wants to have their favorite object to be seen on their home screens, every time they switch or unlock the screen. This post is about the stunning actresses’ wallpapers which can sizzle up the desktop screen of the iOS device, specifically the iPhone 5. The wallpaper collection shown below is comprised of the best shots ever taken of your favorite stars and celebrities. The wallpapers are high definition with amazing graphics. These pictures are made realistic with super high resolution to decorate the home screen. There are a number of wallpapers of most stunning, sizzling and sensational actresses wallpapers that people love to adore.

The collection is created among several international celebrities and their best shots ever taken. There are slideshows of actresses live wallpapers which will be shifting timely, showing gorgeous album of famous actresses from around the world. The users can select their favorite celebrities’ wallpapers and live slideshows for their iPhone 5 screens. These are not only highly appealing, but also offer regular updates. These updates add up to the new images and fresh images of the favorite celebrities. There is a lot much craze and addiction of these actresses wallpapers among users worldwide.

Hollywood iPhone5 Retina Display Wallpapers

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Bollywood iPhone5 Retina Display Wallpapers

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