INSPIRE

The Fourth Leaf

Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.

—Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices  (via gllob)

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"Come on you raver, you seer of visions, come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!"

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On Bridging the Gap in Street Photography

the laws of the universe - where true elegance is inspired from 

utilitarianthings:

"The Albatros is a bookmark that follows your reading. No need to remember the page number; each time you turn one, it inserts itself at the right place."

The head of a company survived 9/11 because
His son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn’t go off in time.

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.

One of them
Missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.

One’s
Car wouldn’t start.

One couldn’t
Get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work but before.
He got there, he developed a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..

Now when I am
Stuck in traffic,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone…
All the little things that annoy me,
I think to myself,

This is exactly where
I’m meant to be
At this very moment

—(via theoutsiders)

Your Cheatsheet For Creating Memorable Design

Our memories of experiences—more than the experiences themselves—drive decision-making. Jeremy Finch of Altitude explains how to incorporate this into your business. 

(Source: fastcodesign)