Monday Dispatch - Volume #7

To get your Monday started off right: 

  1. As much as I love food-fueled feasts, I share David Chang's hatred with the traditional turkey. There is such a small cooking window where it tastes delicious that the odds are not in your favor. However, the multitude of Thanksgiving sides make the meal worth it. 
  2. The minimalist urban photographer, Nicholas Gooden, caught my attention with his set of abstract images from London. I love the color palate employed in combination with the structures. 
  3. I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau
  4. Harald Hauswald's Photos from Behind the Berlin Wall 

  5. Love Robert Chaplin's approach to art. He constantly is making objects and figures out how to sell them after they are done. It ties into an article I read early on in the process how focusing on quantity will yield better results producing creative projects than focusing on quality. I haven't been on this journey long enough to confirm the theory but so far I feel its been correct. 

  6. Love these massive snow drawings. The process of getting 60 people together to create these temporary works of art is mind blowing. 

  7. Why we need to slow down our lives -- a great reminder in this often hectic season