Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #62

Start your Monday off right: 

  1. Roasted might be my favorite way to prepare (and eat) vegetables. The high heat caramelizes their natural sugars and intensifies their already delicious flavors. Here is a simple guide to roasting any vegetables.  
  2. Evan Lorenzen created a series of tiny art books. By tiny, I mean about the size of a thumbnail create all by hand. My favorite of these is his Field Guide to Cereal
  3. The staff picks at Vimeo make the perfect hunting ground for visual inspiration and discovering new artists/work. Out of the 10K staff picks, Vimeo created a list of the 10 most liked videos and it does not disappoint. 
  4. The end of 2015 brings out all the lists of interesting people/finds of the past year. The great podcast, The Unmistakable Creative, composed a list of 100 Insanely Interesting People with links to video or interviews with all of them. There is a treasure trove of information and inspiration. Austin Kleon also shared his top 100 things of 2015
  5. As cities's grow and expand, buildings are built on former streets and alley ways. The resulting odd shape of the structure reveals the land's previous use creating "ghost streets" when viewed from above. 

  6. your life is your life
    don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
    be on the watch.
    there are ways out.
    there is a light somewhere.
    it may not be much light but
    it beats the darkness.
    be on the watch.
    the gods will offer you chances.
    know them.
    take them.
    you can’t beat death but
    you can beat death in life, sometimes.
    and the more often you learn to do it,
    the more light there will be.
    your life is your life.
    know it while you have it.
    you are marvelous
    the gods wait to delight
    in you                                                                              

    Bukowski 
  7. A beautiful reminder that what separates the Peter Pans from the Pros
    is sheer tenacity and not reason or rationality

  8. Todd Rose explains how if we design a process or experience for the average, it will not work for everyone. The notion of average is a myth. Humans are a combination of many different dimensions making it impossible to determine an average.