Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #142

Start your week off right:

  1. Daniel Patterson walked away from position at Coi, a two-Michelin-star restaurant in San Francisco, to build a fast food restaurant in a low income neighborhood in LA. This is the story of Locol. 
  2. You may have a picked up that I love artists who build miniature models of a fantasy world and Vera van Wolferen is another brilliant artist who fits that description. I particularly enjoy the models housed in glass. 
  3. Taylor Mazer might be best describe as "street" illustrator similar to a street photographer specializing in a moody black and white drawings of his city. His Instagram account is filled with fun behind the scenes look at how he creates his drawings. 
  4. Thomas Campbell has been best described as an art misfit. He is a film maker, illustrator, and sculptor with a style which is uniquely his own. 
  5. Ryan Holiday is a veracious reader and his random "book club" recommendations are often the best I have seen. He just released the best 26 business books he has read. Ryan as just released a new book (which I bought but havent started yet) and he shared his process for writing the book
  6. “I happen to be in a very tough business where there are no alibis. It is good or it is bad and the thousand reasons that interfere with a book being as good as possible are no excuses if it is not…Taking refuge in domestic successes, being good to your broke friends, etc. is merely a form of quitting.”
    - Ernest Hemingway
  7. Extraordinary Routines interviews creatives about their daily routines. Its a fun look at how people can be so different while also sharing many common themes. 

  8. Learning new skills (in my opinion) has never been more important for your success in an ever changing world. These are the 4 keys to learning anything

  9. The conversation between Sam Harris and physicist, Geoffrey West, on the science of how organism (and cities are included in this) grow, expand, and die was fascinating though a little dense at times.  

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #141

Start your Monday off right:

  1. Malasadas are light fluffy filled donuts found in Hawaii. Unfortunately, Hawaii is a long way away so FixFeastFlair share how to make these balls of goodness at home. 
  2. You dont need to be familiar with the video game, Assisin's Creed, to be blow away by this video. Serene Teh created a stop motion video by speeding up drawings laid out like a pop up book. 
  3. The Moonlight Rollerway opened in 1956 and still has a live organ jamming out the tunes every Tuesday night. Many of the dedicated regulars have been skating for decades. 
  4. Wild horses roam the hills surround the rural villages in Galicia, Spain through most of the year. However, the towns all come out to herd the horses down the hills to be shaved and deloused. 
  5. Jake Burghart may not be a common name to most people but he has shot many of the ground breaking piece for Vice News since starting with the company 13 years ago.  His story from the Congo is absolutely insane. 
  6. I easily could get lost examining Mattias Adolfsson's sketches as each element is drawn in such an expressive manner. His book has been added to the wish list. 
  7. "There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after."   J.R.R. Tolkien 
  8. David Lynch sat down with the Atlantic in 2008 and detailed where great ideas come from.  “A lot of artists think that suffering is necessary, but in reality, any kind of suffering cramps the flow of creativity.” 

  9. The only time you are actually growing is when you’re uncomfortable. This truth applies to every area of your life. 

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #140

Start your Monday off right:

  1. With the summer travel season in full swing, released their best travel gear of 2017. There is a definitely a few items on this list that I am planning to pick up. 
  2. Brothers Green Eats cover "15 Mistakes Most Beginner Cooks Make" in a rather use full video. These little tricks can make the difference between an average and a great dinner. 
  3. Caspar Claasen captures individuals "looking" at art in museums. I laughed when I scrolled down to the older security guard passed out in his chair.  
  4. Lucia Cadotsch, a jazz singer, speaks how the influences of jazz echoes in the most interesting music. She construct a playlist of classic jazz which inspires her and then another playlist with contemporary songs she digs. 
  5. If you need more people to follow creating amazing work on Instagram, the lists, 20 Top Female Street Photographers and 14 Abstract Painters, are a great place to follow new artists.  
  6. Adventures in Design is the only podcast which I subscribe to and is a regular part of my morning routine. Mark Brickey sat down with his visual hero, Shepard Fairey, in one of best episodes of the year. 
  7. "The world is a better place to live in because it contains human beings who will give up ease and security and stake their own lives in order to do what they themselves think worth doing."     Walter Lippmann
  8. DHH, one of the founders and owners of Base Camp, speaks about current obsession of growing a business to its absolute limits and the sacrifices necessary to make that happen. He offers a different view than bigger is better.  

  9. 17 Ideas for the modern world of work from Seth Godin is short and hits the nail on the head of what is required in the coming years.