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The Gap Between Taste and Skill

The Gap Between Taste and Skill

Posted 20 May 2011 | By | Categories: art, artists, creativity, taste, time, video | 1 Comment

For anyone creating something new, here’s a wonderful video from Ira Glass, host and executive producer of This American Life, addressing the horror of having the taste to discern you don’t yet have the skills to create something as great as you imagine it, and how to get past it.

Tender is the Night & Love First Light

Tender is the Night & Love First Light

Posted 09 May 2011 | By | Categories: animals, art, ask emily, baboons, beauty, buddhism, compassion, consciousness, creativity, culture, design, designers, digital books, digital publishing, emily approved, environment, evolution, happiness, interconnected, love, new zealand, solar, sustainability, sustainable, technology, time | No Comments

Five things: Tender is the Night at City Gallery Wellington, First Light House NZ’s entry in US Solar Decathlon, Our Choice by Al Gore & Push Pop Press, Pollinators by Louie Schwartzberg and Long Now seminar with Tim Flannery on evolution.

Now, a Picture and a Poem

Now, a Picture and a Poem

Posted 27 October 2010 | By | Categories: art, poetry | 1 Comment

Just love this latest 20×200 print by the amazing Marian Bantjes… the pulsating mandalas and arrows, the different views at different sizes. It immediately conjured up One or Two Things, a favorite poem by Mary Oliver that always sticks in the center of my mind.

Where there is hair there is joy

Where there is hair there is joy

Posted 18 October 2009 | By | Categories: art, consciousness, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, happiness, women | No Comments

Introducing Monica Moreno, whose sculptures and paintings exude the colorful exuberance of Alexander Girard and embody an untamed joy both reverent (exploring ideas of inner peace) and irreverent (Cinderella with hairy legs).

New Zealand Types

New Zealand Types

Posted 17 August 2009 | By | Categories: art, branding, creativity, culture, design, new zealand, observations, typography | 1 Comment

Last weekend I stumbled on Helvetiki, this witty marriage of the ubiquitous hei-tiki of New Zealand and Helvetica of the world by Matthew Moriarty at Crawlspace gallery.

Painting Workshop with Max Gimblett

Painting Workshop with Max Gimblett

Posted 17 May 2009 | By | Categories: art, consciousness, creativity, culture, people, senses | 1 Comment

Max paints like Tibetan Buddhist monks debate, animated with kinetic punctuations. He describes it as automatism, “one stroke bone” and “all mind and no mind”. Think very clearly of what you want do before you start, and then let go and free your mind while doing, “a little like making love.”

Fiona Hall: Force Field – Currency, Formerly

Fiona Hall: Force Field – Currency, Formerly

Posted 02 February 2009 | By | Categories: activism, animals, art, better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, happiness, interconnected, sustainability, travel, video | No Comments

Part three of a four part video looking at the work of artist Fiona Hall in the exhibition FORCE FIELD at the City Gallery Wellington. Fiona Hall City Gallery Wellington Art Artis When My Boat Comes In – detail, photo by cicadas , image by Fiona Hall.

Links for 2008-09-05: 3D Printing

Posted 05 September 2008 | By | Categories: art, links, technology | 1 Comment

Shapeways | passionate about creating Print-on-demand fabbing service where you can upload or create 3D designs and order plastic printouts of them. (tags: design art technology community diy tools service 3d manufacturing fabricating prototyping rapidprototyping sculpture fabrication models printing crowdsourcing)

links for 2008-03-04: Secrets of Happiness and Hyperbolic Geometry

links for 2008-03-04: Secrets of Happiness and Hyperbolic Geometry

Posted 04 March 2008 | By | Categories: activism, animals, art, better world, consciousness, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, happiness, interconnected, links, love, science, senses, sustainability | No Comments

Want to Save a Coral Reef? Bring Along Your Crochet Hook The Institute For Figuring‘s Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project embodies “conecptual enchantment,” the “beauty and creativity that comes out of scientific thinking.” As it turns out, the gorgeously crenellated and undulating corals, anemones, kelps, sponges, and slugs that live in the reef have what […]

links for 2008-02-22: Design to Inspire

links for 2008-02-22: Design to Inspire

Posted 22 February 2008 | By | Categories: animals, art, creativity, culture, design, furniture, links, shopping, technology, typography | No Comments

More images of the show . (tags: moma art patterns scale nano informationvisualization technology ) Gotham » A Font We Can Believe In Obama’s main “change” banner font is Gotham, designed by Hoefler & Frere-Jones for GQ to be something that would look fresh, yet established, to have a credible voice to it. … Mission accomplish (tags: typography politics obama gotham fonts typeface ) Endemic – New Zealand Design Store online outpost of devonport, auckland, nz based Endemic, devoted to artist and designer made fashion, publications, art toys and a wide range of playful imaginings. (tags: playful design creative shopping newzealand endemic artbooks )

The Latest Issuu

Posted 20 February 2008 | By | Categories: advertising, art, better world, books, branding, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, photography, product review, sustainability, technology, webstuff | No Comments

Copenhagen-based ISSUU invites everyone to upload and turn their documents into beautiful turn-the-page magazine experiences for free. Once uploaded, people can bookmark, share and comment on it. Text is searchable so the document is easy to find. You can subscribe to an RSS feed of publications. Finally, you can also post and embed Issuu documents […]

links for 2008-02-10

links for 2008-02-10

Posted 10 February 2008 | By | Categories: activism, animals, art, better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, flowers, food, gardening, links, nyc, senses, sustainability, technology | No Comments

Betting a Farm Would Work in Queens – New York Times Sur les paves la ferme (Over the pavement, the farm), is the theme of Work Architecture‘s winning proposal for P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center‘s 2008 summer courtyard. Reflects the movement from industrialization to postindustrialization, from global to local, from free market to farmer’s market, and […]

NextCity: The Art of the Possible

NextCity: The Art of the Possible

Posted 09 February 2008 | By | Categories: activism, art, better world, creativity, culture, design, environment, fashion, gardening, happiness, interconnected, people, science, sustainability, technology | 2 Comments

Adam Greenfield, author of Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing, Speedbird, Urban Computing and its Discontents, and the upcoming The City is Here for You to Use, moderated an excellent panel discussion that included Christian Nold (who we loved at Pop!Tech), Eric Rodenbeck of Stamen Design, and J. Meejin Yoon of MY Studio and Howeler + Yoon Architecture. Here are the notes I took during the talk.