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Found this lovely quote in which Psychologists explore the creative benefits of mind-wandering over on Explore HERE!

“We mind wander, by choice or accident, because it produces tangible reward when measured against goals and aspirations that are personally meaningful. Having to reread a line of text three times because our attention has drifted away matters very little if that attention shift has allowed us to access a key insight, a precious memory or make sense of a troubling event. Pausing to reflect in the middle of telling a story is inconsequential if that pause allows us to retrieve a distant memory that makes the story more evocative and compelling. Losing a couple of minutes because we drove past our off ramp, is a minor inconvenience if the attention lapse allowed us finally to understand why the boss was so upset by something we said in last week’s meeting. Arriving home from the store without the eggs that necessitated the trip is a mere annoyance when weighed against coming to a decision to ask for a raise, leave a job, or go back to school.”

 

This post on Brain Pickings resonated with me so much, especially the quote by Paula Sher on “the power of intuition and additive knowledge in sparking those creative Eureka! moments”…see the original post  over on Brain Pickings HERE!

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image and quote via www.brainpickings.com

 

It is no secret that I LOVE Herman Miller Design…and the ‘WHY DESIGN’ series is support for the interesting stuff they are doing.

About the series: “At Herman Miller design is the language we use to ask questions and seek answers to the problems our customers face. The design process is a journey into the unknown—or as George Nelson once quipped, “I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were.” Before we decide what we do and how we do it, we like to begin by asking the question “Why?” In Why Design, a new video series, we explore the world through the eyes of our designers, and share something of why we value their point of view.”

Steve Frykholm, who has been at Herman Miller for 42 years. talks about the breaks in between his ‘working time’ which allow his brain to refresh for the times when he is working…

This talk by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin is also full of little nuggets of inspiration…They are industrial designers (with an arichtectural background) in London. They talk about fragile and changing systems and environments such as London itself…and how their opposing – or rather complimenting – macro and micro views on these systems and environments create perspective. I also love Kim Colin’s reference to the ‘view of context’ and the reminder to not get bugged down by the nitty-gritty…

Check out more of the videos over at Why Design HERE!

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Cornelia Konrads is a german artist, who creates these installations in public spaces…i love how weightless these feel.

Read more about her HERE!

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I think I have posted every single one of the 4-part Everything is a Remix series by New York filmmaker Kirby Ferguson. This is the 4th and final installment of this series, titled System Failure. Ideas are NOT tidy, they ARE interwoven and tangled. And this is how societies move forward!

“Our system of law doesn’t acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren’t so tidy. They’re layered, they’re interwoven, they’re tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality… the system starts to fail.

Read more about this project HERE! and please support Kirby’s next project, This is Not a Conspiracy Theory, on KickStarter HERE!

This is such a sweet story about “people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor.”

Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a new narrative experience that harkens back to silent films and M-G-M Technicolor musicals. “Morris Lessmore” is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.

Read more HERE!

“Do what you love, its gonna lead you where you want to go!”

Dang, this looks amazing!!! Check out the official trailer for Beauty Is Embarrassing — the funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring documentary featuring the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White.

A project by “another Caroline” – exploring poetry and typography with a touch of “arctic”…Like!

Check her out HERE!

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