Creatives I admire
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.
Filip Hodas, illustrator, computer animator, and visual effects artist, has become well known for his pop culture dystopias.cartoon fossils, a digital art series that envisions the preserved remains of our pop icons as if they were fossils.
There is a lot to learn from this great little post by Seth Godin:
Lenny Levine was a great kindergarten teacher. And he ran his class by this one rule.
It means that if another kid comes along, you need to include them in your game.
It changes everything. It puts an emphasis on connection, not exclusivity. It changes the dynamics of belonging. It weaves together a foundation that crosses traditional boundaries.
It’s a bit like giving every kid in the class a valentine’s day card. Some say that it cheapens the sentiment because it’s not about selection, it’s about inclusion. I think we’ve got plenty of selection already.