Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #121

Start your Monday off right:

  1. Creating your own curry noodle soup cups is a simple way to bring tasty lunches to work. The hardest part may be deciding what ingredients you will pick. 
  2. Architecture student Adelina Gareeva shares her amazing freehand drawings via her Instagram account. I would love to see how she creates such intricate buildings while maintaining the proper lines and angles. 
  3. Owen Mann hand forms each porcelain petal for his giant ceramic blossoms. The imperfection of each element of the flower disappears when viewed as a single piece. 
  4. The grey brutalist architecture of the former Eastern Bloc may seem an unlikely choice for illustrated paper models but they worked perfectly in that form. The funny picture of the older lady holding one of the models is an extra bonus.  
  5. Deep learning design is the concept of giving a computer all the design variables and known solutions to a problem and it will generate a solutions based on various algorithms. The fascinating thing is the solutions are often drastically different to the known solutions and often significantly better. The future implications are fascinating. 
  6. I struggle with what to do with the ideas which often appear at inopportune times. The writer of Waste Your Ideas correctly points out that ideas are not to be saved and hoarded. In the words of Annie Dillard, "spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all right away, every time."
  7. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell
  8. If you are looking for new photographers to follow, Erik Kim posted 35 Inspirational Photographers. There is absolutely great work among the list. 

  9.  These 7 Books Are Necessary Reading for All Creatives. I have read half the list and regularly recommend them to my friends. 
  10. Creativity is one of the more sought out traits an individual can posses. However, we rarely consider the potential dark side of creativity. I think the positives far outweigh the negatives but its health to consider all the implications.