Monday Morning Dispatch - Vol #117

Start your Monday off right:

  1. For whatever reason, old church buildings will be up for sale and adventurous home owners take on the challenge of converting them into homes with great result. The combination of high ceilings and large windows work out perfectly for a living space. 
  2. Photographer, Tyler Haughey, captures the older hotels found in Wildwood, NJ which feel like the time capsule from a Rock Hudson movie. Each one has its own distinct character and charm that is lost in the modern chain motels. 
  3. “Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge
  4. The Handangervidda plateau is the largest mountain plateau in Europe found in Norway. Mikkel Soya Bølstad cross the wide open range with nothing but a fatbike, packraft, and a friend he met on the internet.  
  5. Piano. Push. Play. A guy rescues and repairs pianos on their way to the dump and places them all over the Poland with invitations for the passing public to play them. 
  6. I don't know really how to describe these wire sculptures. Each sculpture is built with these wire which can be unfolded revealing a new sculpture. I didnt really get it until I saw a video and then I loved them. 
  7. Brad Bird, who wrote and directed 'The Iron Giant', 'The Incredibles' and 'Ratatouille, shares his process and what people misunderstand about animation. 
  8. One of the most awarded creative directors, Tham Khai Meng, speaks about creative process and dealing with the blank page.
  9. I knew sugar wasnt good for me but the Joe Rogan Podcast with Gary Taubes really hit home. Taubes pulls the curtain back on how bad nutrition science has been for the past 100 years.  
  10. The myth of risk taking. People often marvel at the ability of certain people to take risk but they often miss how they minimize the loss. This fact also allows people to grow their ability to take risks by learning how to control their downside.