Creatives I admire
Ah yes. I remember it well. Makes me a bit sad how true this statement is:
The internet was originally designed as a resilience machine, designed to heal itself and work around interruptions. And the essence of it was a distributed, peer-to-peer network that worked precisely because it was open. As data is hoarded, manipulated and monetized, that original intent has been turned upside down. ~ Seth Godin
I need to watch this TED Talk on auto-loop. Celeste Headlee is an amazing presenter!
According to Bloomber.com difference between a Brand and a Bland breaks down to this:
Claiming simultaneously to be unique in product, groundbreaking in purpose, and singular in delivery, while slavishly obeying an identikit formula of business model, look and feel, and tone of voice.
Think Hum vs Quip, Casper vs Tuft & Needle, Harry’s vs Dollar Shave Club. You get the idea.
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Freddy Mamani has been credited with founding the Neo-Andean style, a contemporary architectural movement largely situated in Bolivia. A vertiginous style combining dizzying ly colorful bold architectural elements. Think old temple crossed with something from outer space. Over a hundred buildings in El Alto have now been created in true Freddy Mamani style.
Houses in El Alto, Bolivia, Design by Freddy Mamani
The leaky roof analogy by the brilliant Seth Godin
In many situations, a leaky roof is worse than no roof at all.
If there’s no roof, we’re not surprised or disappointed if we get hit with some raindrops. But a roof that leaks has raised expectations and then failed to meet them.
Promising us a roof and then breaking that promise might be worse than no roof at all.
Photo by Reza Shayestehpour on Unsplash
For your daily inspiration: Italian sculptor Fabio Viale works in marble to make it look like styrofoam. He also recreates famous classic Italian sculptures (think Michelangelo’s David or Pieta) and adds tattoos. His tattooed marble sculptures are not colored on the surface — not painted over — the ink infiltrates the marble in a very similar way that tattoos penetrate human skin.