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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.

Pancake Lettering

Pancake Lettering

Posted 22 October 2009 | By | Categories: ask emily, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, food, love, passions, typography, video | No Comments

Three great obsessions taste great together: pancakes, lettering and photographing your food!

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.

Apollo 13: Mission Control

Apollo 13: Mission Control

Posted 20 July 2009 | By | Categories: consciousness, creativity, culture, happiness, mythology | No Comments

On the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, experience the drama of Apollo 13: Mission Control, an innovative play that puts you right in the action.

Reboot and Reset with Bruce Sterling

Reboot and Reset with Bruce Sterling

Posted 12 July 2009 | By | Categories: activism, better world, consciousness, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, furniture, gardening, happiness, health, interconnected, sustainability, technology, video | 1 Comment

Objects are printouts – not treasures, not things to stocpkpile. Our posessions are frozen social relationships. Think of them as hours of time and volumes of space. Reassess the objects in your space and time. What is most important?

This is my brain on XMediaLab

This is my brain on XMediaLab

Posted 26 May 2009 | By | Categories: advertising, better world, branding, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, interconnected, links, marketing, observations, people, sustainability, technology, webstuff | No Comments

Links and notes from XMediaLab in Auckland, a combination think-tank and creative workshop with a focus on the design, development and business of digital media ideas across multiple platforms.

Furniture Typeface

Furniture Typeface

Posted 20 May 2009 | By | Categories: creativity, design, furniture, typography | No Comments

Furniture Typeface by Cody Haltom, created for High Fashion Home in Houston.

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.”

Linking and thinking about collaboration and mobility

Linking and thinking about collaboration and mobility

Posted 17 April 2009 | By | Categories: better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, environment, links, sustainability, technology, webstuff | No Comments

Looking at C,mm,n, a sustainable collaborative mobility concept; “Anatomy of Sharing” interview with Robin Chase; and Adam Greenfield’s 14 Elements of networked urbanism.

This Website Was Blacked Out

This Website Was Blacked Out

Posted 22 February 2009 | By | Categories: activism, better world, consciousness, creativity, culture, emily approved, happiness, technology, webstuff | No Comments

If you tried to visit this site earlier today, you would have found it blacked out with the message below. Delighted to return it before the day is out, due to success of the blackout campaign for raising awareness. Kudos to Bronwyn Holloway-Smith and the Creative Freedom Foundation for their swift and effective blackout campaign […]

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.