Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #138

Start your Monday off right:

  1. Not sure what to read next this summer? Ted.com released their 101 book recommendation list for the summer. I am sure there is something that will catch your interest. 
  2. Felt artist, Lucy Sparrow, stocked an entire convenience store with felt items. I cant imagine how much work it took to make thousands of individual items including all the signs which typically hang. 
  3. Jono Smart is a minimalist ceramic potter. He appeared on the second episode of Slow Maker talking about his work and approach.  
  4. Andrew Harnik, an Associate Press photographer, talks about following his dream of being a photojournalist and covering the president.  
  5. Part artist and part architect, Yukihiro Akama creates these miniature tree houses out of a single block of wood. Each one has its one character and charm. 
  6. “Imagination allows us to conceive of delightful future possibilities, pick the most amazing one, and pull the present forward to meet it.”
    ― Jason Silva
  7. Paul Jarvis explores the frustrating double standard with commerce and creativity and how people label those creatives who have found success as a sellout. 
  8. Ed Templeton is a famous skateboarder and photographer and he spoke with Huck Magazine about maintaining your independence.  
  9. "Exploring the Psychology of Creativity" is a conversation  between Marc Mayer, Director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada, and Dr. Jordan Peterson, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, and was one of the best conversation about creativity that I have heard before. Highly recommend