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“There’s this idea around people removing anything from their life doesn’t serve them. It’s like, ‘Oh, that doesn’t serve me, I’m removing that from my life.’ What’s underlying this…is the idea that we should only keep things in our life that serve us, e.g. ‘Everyone in the world is here to serve me and everything in the world is here for my sole perpetual pleasure.’ The reason I think that’s problematic is because if you’re going to throw away a person or a relationship at the very first sign of challenge, or dissatisfaction, or conflict, then you’re going to rob yourself of a lot of opportunities for growth, and for healing, and for forgiveness.”

-designer and community builder Kat Vellos

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Clear, simple, wrong

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For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
H. L. Mencken

 

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You can thank me later

Posted by on Aug 15, 2021 in Creatives I admire, Ipso Fabulous | No Comments

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Straight from the About page:

Unnecessary Inventions is the design project of Matt Benedetto. He creates products that solve problems that don’t really exist by creating products that no one is really asking for.

Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself here.

To collect where no man has collected before

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A personal project that began during the 2020 quarantine, a long-time Trekkie and collector of design objects used in Star Trek created this fun and comprehensive website of his findings. Star Trek + Design showcases his collection.

Bonus: You can also follow him on Instagram here.

Signal to noise ratio

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Here is my favorite quote from an excellent article by the good folks at UX Collective:

As a designer when someone asks you to “make it pretty” or “do your design thing” what they really mean is “give me a good signal-to-noise ratio.”

Worth the full read here >>

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We are balloons

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Masayoshi Matsumoto is a self taught balloon artist who realistically creates creatures using only balloons!

Read the story here >
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