Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #213

Start your week off right:

  1. Every year, Saveur Magazine celebrates the best in food blogging and each year I add a few blogs to my ever growing list of food blogs. The only problem is that you get very hungry scrolling through the winners.

  2. I was familiar with J.M.W Turner and his painting of the train in the fog but I wasnt aware of his influence on painting. I definitely will study his work and see if there is any lessons I can apply to my photography.

  3. I am fascinated by sketchbooks. They are a glimpse into the artist’s mind. The Sugarlift gallery is running their first Sketchbook show. I would love to get to NYC for that.

  4. Scott Reinhard turns historic maps into 3-D topographical maps and the results are beautiful. The map of Mount. Saint Helens is particularly stunning.

  5. I am not a skateboarder and I have seen Grant Brittain’s famous cover image before. He talks about that famous image and his journey into photography.

  6. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” — John C. Maxwell

  7. Here is a great reminder from Jens Krauer that you dont have to let the rat race of social media dictate your creative life. I will also add this conversation between Cal Newport and Jocelyn K. Glei to my growing wariness with social media.

  8. I am not really sure how to describe Thomas Cian’s paintings but the closest I can think of is that they are like a melting charcoal painting. I love the portrait of the woman farther down on the page.

  9. I am a big believer in making a book or a zine of your work. The process allows you to think about your own work in a very different way. If you need any advice starting a project, Nick Mayo has some great videos to help you out.

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #212

Start your week off right:

  1. I love when street artists like Octavi Serra use their surroundings as a way to be funny. I cracked up at the “road is lava” painting on the white part of the cross walk.

  2. A librarian turned a 110 year old tree stump into a free library outside her house in Idaho. Its both beautiful and functional.

  3. If you need free music for a project, the music composer, Joel Corelitz, made a bunch of his scores available for download.

  4. Colin Ridgway captures the diverse faces found in NYC reinforcing how great the city is for street photography.

  5. Lynsey Addario ‘s book, “Of Love & War” is both beautiful and gut wrenching as photojournalism can be. I am adding this to my wish list.

  6. “It’s easy to get over a creative block, just remind yourself that you’ll be dead.”

    — Oliver Jeffers

  7. Enrico Markus Essl takes a very different route with his street photography compared to Colin Ridgway. I love the photo with the three benches and two ladies.

  8. Booooooom released their 2018 64 photos by 64 photographers. A great resource to find new photographers.

  9. Sean Tucker’s dad walks through his albums shot during his time in the Royal Navy. A great reminder of the power of a photograph.

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #211

Start your week off right:

  1. Seth Gould hand built this iron puzzle box modeled after the 16th and 17th century armada boxes. He made every tiny detail down to the screws. I absolutely love watching a true craftsman at work.

  2. 1959 is often championed as the most influential year in jazz music. The 1959 Project shares each day what happened in jazz on that day back in 1959. The photography begin shared alone makes this a fascinating look back in time.

  3. Matthew Shlian creates these paper sculptures that appear to move and change as you vary your viewing angle. I would love to know how he figured out how to do this.

  4. Alex Bartsch tracks down where vinyl album covers were shot and photographs the cover in the original location. Its amazing how similar the places seem to be.

  5. Clive Head’s paintings pull ideas from multi-exposure photography and cubism to represent the chaos of city life. The paintings just pull me in trying to make scene of each element.

  6. "Photography is like life. What does it all mean? I don’t know, but you get an impression, a feeling... I’m very suspicious of people who say they know what it means."

    - Leonard Freed

  7. Island is a really cute stop animation video. I love the combination of fictitious creatures and the colors to create a really entertaining world. My son will definitely like this.

  8. Hundreds of artist created work on post-it notes for the annual Post-It Show. I love how each artist worked with the constraints of the medium and ended up with very diverse pieces.

  9. The winter snow allows Swiss photographer, Pierre Pellegrini, to create these gorgeous minimalist landscape photographs. It almost makes me wish for snow.

  10. Julian Baumgartner of Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration shares the fascinating process of restoring ancient paintings to their former glory. The difference is pretty amazing once he has cleaned the piece.

  11. Wired magazine looks at how photography is affecting our brain. A fascinating look at what selfies do to our view of ourselves and how it changes how we remember events.

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #210

Start your week off right:

  1. Do you know the difference between cheap and expensive coffee? Dillon Edwards of Parlor Coffee tries various coffees and has to guess which one is more expensive.

  2. Harold Feinstein is another of great photographer that I didnt know before stumbling on this piece. I love the portrait of the girl at the very bottom of the page.

  3. Jason Silva delivers short ideas in an almost frantic and possessed manner that I cant help but watch. He tackles the question of creative block and impostor syndrome in his latest video.

  4. Mustafa Çankaya works at the Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey and capture portraits of people waiting for their flight. His goal is to take a portrait of someone from every country.

  5. Mia Collis stumbled on the oldest photo studio in Kenya about ready to close after being open for 37 years. She decided to take over the lease and photographed people wearing their Sunday best on their way to church.

  6. “Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent.” – Jim Jarmusch

  7. Leah Kennedy’s series, Progress, feels almost dystopian with the brightly colored buildings in sharp contrast to the stark yellow sand.

  8. Dave Rollans sat down with one of my favorite skateboard photographers, Ray Barbee, to talk about his life and work.

  9. Marcie Hancock uses her camera to share the life around her in Appalachia. The picture of the chicken crossing the road cracks me up.

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #209

Start your week off right:

  1. This is the process of making a Patek Philippe 5175R Grandmaster Chime Watch (retails for 2.8 million). It was mesmerizing watching watching all the tiny parts being manufactured and assembled.

  2. Each year Tom Whitehall publishes his 52 things I learned in that year. There are always some fascinating things that I had no idea about in the list.

  3. Vox continued its series on jazz (I linked a video last week) by examining the iconic art and design of Blue Note Records. I absolutely loved seeing the contact sheets and then the chosen photographed used for the record.

  4. Eugene Richards’s followed in the photojournalism footsteps of the past but wasnt afraid to be a little more intimate than he predecessors. Feature Shoot interviewed him about his life and his photographs.

  5. “People fall so in love with their pain, they can’t leave it behind. The same as the stories they tell. We trap ourselves.”

    — Chuck Palahniuk

  6. Keith Carter moved to Texas as a small kid and the tiny towns which dot the state have been a constant source of photographic inspiration. He is releasing a book about the work which looks awesome. For more about him, Ted Forbes interviewed for his Artist Series.

  7. The New York art critic, Jerry Saltz, just published his 33 rules on how to be an artist. There is a lot of hyperbole in the article but also some great reminders about putting in the work.

  8. Desiré van den Berg used to live in Hong Kong so when she returned with her camera, she tried to capture the city she knew.

  9. Learning how to make better decisions is easily one of the best decisions you can make. Mark Manson goes into the 5 Principles for Making Better Life Decisions and I thinks its a great being point on that journey.

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #208

Start your week off right:

  1. Did you know there one Blockbuster still open in Bend, OR? The Verge traveled out there to see how it still survives in a world with Netfix and every other streaming service.

  2. Peter Jackson (of the Lord of the Rings’s fame) colorized movie footage from WW1 to create his new documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old”. I am not sure why seeing it color makes it feel more real but it does. If you arent too familiar with WW1, I highly recommend Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History series, Blueprint for Armageddon. The series is very long but I havent heard a better breakdown of the war to end all wars.

  3. If you are looking for something new to listen to, Ted Gioia just released his top 100 Albums of 2018 list.

  4. Johnny Miller uses aerial photography to capture wealth disparity found throughout the world. Particularly in a place like Mumbai, you will have slums bordering large high rise buildings.

  5. The car headlights cutting through the fog creates a dark moodiness to Henri Prestes’s series, “They Drive by Night”, that anyone who driving in those conditions is very familiar with.

  6. “It is easier to act yourself into a new way of thinking, than it is to think yourself into a new way of acting.”

    — Millard Fuller

  7. Charles Xelot captured life around the national gas fields in Sabetta, Russia up in the arctic north. I especially like the contrast between the modern oil infrastructure and the semi-nomadic reindeer herders who live in the region.

  8. Buzz feed compiled a list of “25 Photography Books That Will Change Your View Of The World”. A great resource for those looking to add to their photobook library.

  9. Alastair Humphreys hits on an important question for those attempting to create work today…..Urgent versus Important. The challenge is know the difference between the two and prioritizing your life to do the urgent.

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #207

Start your week off right:

  1. I am not a baker at all. I have attempted to bake a cake before and failed miserably. This apple crisp recipe is simple enough that even I should be able to make it.

  2. You may not guess Eddy Chen is a classically trained musician when he makes musical videos with rubber chickens. Chen’s version of Pachelbel’s Canon cracked me up.

  3. Lens Culture complied 7 photographers who focus on adolescence in their work. I love seeing the difference among the photographers dealing with the same subject.

  4. Cristian Ordóñez’s “A Way to Disconnect and Connect” feels like imitate portrait of place (even though the place is never really mentioned). The portrait of the guy holding the dog is really good.

  5. “There are so many incredibly talented people out there who are afraid. I just want to shake them and say, we all are. Every one of us is. My sister Sally said it best: ‘Don’t let fear keep you from your destiny.’ So many people stay on the sidelines, and it pains me, because I want them in the game too. You don’t get to choose the music that life plays you, but you do get to choose how you dance to it.”

    Robin Roberts

  6. April Soetarman created this weird side project where she hangs these metal signs in public. She is now launching a kickstarter to get a sign to hang up in your town.

  7. Jane Bown is another photographer who I recently discovered. She spent 6 decades for the Observer in the U.K. photographing all the big names. I loved her portrait of Sinead O’Connor.

  8. Ryan Holiday sat down with Robert Greene to talk about his new book, “The Laws of Human Nature”.

  9. Keith Macgregor has been documenting Hong Kong changing particularly through the 70s and 80s.

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #206

Start your week off right

  1. You probably have your menu all planned out for Thanksgiving but here are some “never fail” recipes if you need any last minute inspiration.

  2. I absolutely love Vox deconstruct the important jazz recordings. I never learned much about music and these videos help build my music understanding. Today, they break down John Coltrane’s Giant Step.

  3. GMB Akash is a Bangladeshi photographer who captures a world far removed from our own. Stunning work

  4. Ceramic artist Anna Whitehouse did a 100 day project where she made a similar pot every day to push her creative limit. I love this type of project and her pots illustrate it’s creative potential.

  5. Jeremy Lock initially has assigned to be a darkroom printer for the spy plane program before making the transition to a war photographer with the Air Force. He earned Military Photographer of the Year seven times by the Defense Department.

  6. This great short film was shot through the ground glass of a medium format camera. I love how the ground glass frames everything compared to “background”.

  7. “I would rather have questions I can’t answer than answers I can’t question.” — Max Tegmark

  8. Landscape photographer, Alex Strohl, talks about his process and what catches his eye.

  9. Rocio Montoya creates beautiful surreal collages from her photographs. I love how she took photograph and added to it.

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #205

Start your week off right:

  1. This recipe for keto cauliflower “mac and cheese” looks super easy and absolutely delicious. The recipe for the cheese sauce alone could be rather usual.

  2. I love the illustrations in the Hirayama Firework’s catalog from the 1900s. They are so simple and elegant.

  3. Debbie Millman sat down with Pete Souza, the former White House photographer for Obama and Reagan, for her very popular podcast, Design Matters.

  4. The Do Lecture compiled a 100 Must Read Books of 2018 and it is filled with great books to fill my kindle with.

  5. Louise Jones paints these beautiful giant murals of flowers onto the side of buildings. I love the contrast between her painted nature and the building.

  6. “Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” Roy T. Bennett

  7. Sam Gregg took portraits in two of the rougher neighborhoods in Naples for his series, “ See Naples and Die”. There are some absolute gems in the series.

  8. Preston Utley took his camera as he journeyed through much of the west over the years. His style reminded me a lot of Lee Friedlander.

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #204

Start your week off right:

  1. We take maps for granted since the invention of Google Maps paired with a smartphone; however, maps were treasured in the centuries before. Nat Geo shares old maps in the blog, All Over the Map.

  2. Alex Honnold is insane. He is the best free climber in the world. This is his Ted Talk how he climbed the 3K feet vertical cliff, El Capitan, in Yosemite.

  3. These aerial photographs of Greenland’s ice sheets from Tom Hegen appear more like abstract paintings.

  4. Joseph Lee creates these fun portraits using thick paint strokes. As a non painter, I am amazed how much emotion you can get out of few paint strokes.

  5. I love Albert Chamillard’s geometric doodles in his notebook using crosshatching and a standard pen.

  6. Alex Vasyliev grew up in The Sakha Republic which is northern Siberia. He documents life battling the deep winter.

  7. This week Ilford released a video highlighting Jason Lee and his journey from skateboarder into photography.

  8. “Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have not a goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in striving toward an important goal.”– Maxwell Maltz

  9. Niko J. Kallianiotis’s series, “America in a Trance”, focuses life in the former coal cities in Pennsylvania not to far from me. So many of these images seem so familiar to me.

  10. I am pretty sure I have included every podcast conversation between Tim Ferris and Seth Godin in this newsletter and this one is no different.

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #203

Start your week off right:

  1. This video is absolutely insane. Two guys base jumped off a cliff high up in the Alps with wing suits on and landed in an airplane in mid air.

  2. The Pow Wow street art festival traveled to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Here is a great recap of the art and the art scene in Holland’s second largest city.

  3. I love Sergio Ingravalle’s thought provoking illustrations inspired by modern life.

  4. Leah Kennedy took a small Cessna and a helicopter above Namibia’s color landscape to create these stunning images.

  5. Julia Faber mixes nature scenes with robots in these fascinating collections of illustrations.

  6. “Anytime one ventures into new territory there is a feeling of discomfort/uneasiness. That is how you will know that you are evolving. If you were comfortable you would be in a rut and that is no place for enlightened being.”

    — Debbra Lupen

  7. Ilford highlighted the work of Joe Brook’s skateboarding photography in a new video.

  8. Moises Levy’s street photography purposely violates many traditional conventions to produce these great collection. His style pulls you into the frame as you try to figure it out.

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #202

Start your Monday off right:

  1. Food 52 compiled a collection of trusty weeknight dinners. There is are some awesome looking recipes in the group that I might have to add to the meal rotation.

  2. Ben Marcin captured the phenomenon of the lonely row home after it’s neighbors were thrown down. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence on the east coast.

  3. Albert Law took his camera during training exercises with an artillery unit and returned with these gritty black and white images.

  4. I love Brian Hoffman’s pop surrealism style to his graphic design especially on images which contain multiple layers to the images.

  5. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”

    — Jack Kornfield

  6. Ara Güler continues the trend of older photographers I have recently discovered. His collection from Istanbul is top notch. I am not surprised he is a member of Magnum.

  7. Frédéric Lagrange has spent 17 years photographing in Mongolia in between commercial shoots with the top publications. The resulting portfolio is top notch.

  8. Ryan Holiday sat down with Chase Jarvis talking about how to create work that lasts. Highly recommended.

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #201

Start your Monday off right:

  1. I just started watching “Salt, Fat, Acid, & Heat” on Netflix and I cant recommend the cooking show enough. Its beautifully shot and the host is perfect at simplifying food to its most important aspect.

  2. The Cantor Center and Stanford Libraries made Andy Warhol’s photography library available online including all his contact sheets.

  3. Hamish McKenzie builds houseboats out of whatever decommissioned vehicle he can get his hands on. The boats become half house and half art project.

  4. The winners of the Scuba Magazine’s underwater photos of the year are insane. I still am having a hard time believing the winning image isnt fake.

  5. Jason Florio has spent the last 18 months with the Migrant Offshore Aid Station photographing the migrant crisis. The resulting photographs are a powerful look at what people are risking to get to Europe.

  6. Evelyn Hofer is another photographer I was unaware of but I love her series on NYC from the 60s & 70s. I love the portrait of the man on the roof.

  7. "You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens." —Mandy Hale

  8. The jazz artists, Mark de Clive-Lowe, talks about music and taking creative risks. It was an inspiring short video.

  9. The first episode of Season 3 of Process Driven was released last week. Jeffery Saddoris talks with David DuChemin in another classic conversation between the two.

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #200

Start your week off right:

  1. As we head deeper into October, soup weather is officially here. I discovered a great list of blender soups that you can quickly whip together.

  2. If you need new reading material, check out THE 100 BEST MAGAZINES YOU’VE (PROBABLY) NEVER HEARD OF.

  3. Cédric Kouamé discovered how the hot humind climate of Côte d’Ivoire worked its magic on these family photos. A fun collaboration between photographers and nature.

  4. I love the architectural drawings of Jae Cheol Park because they feel like scenes from futuristic sci-fi movies like Blade Runner.

  5. Austin Kleon’s great reminder that in order to be good at something, you have to be willing to be bad at it as long as it takes.

  6. “I’m willing to be bad for as long as it takes, until I’m good….I don’t have a sense of shame. I just don’t. If I’ve hurt someone’s feelings, if I’m mean to somebody, I’ll lament over that for days. I’m that dude. I’ll lose sleep over mundane stuff. But I don’t really have the thing of, “Oh, I’ve embarrassed myself.” I just don’t understand why I would stop trying to play piano even though I’m not good at it. I want to be good at it. So why wouldn’t I keep playing? “ Jason Segel

  7. Jack Delano was a photographer for Farm Security Administration traveling across the country during the 40s. They colorized his set of photographs of a Chicago rail yard.

Monday Dispatch - Volume #199

Start your week off right:

  1. You make green sauce with almost any combination of herbs, fat, acid, and salt. I love the green brightness that these can bring to any dish.

  2. If you are into old arcade games, here is more than 1100 emulators that you can play on your computer.

  3. Ed Fairburn paints portraits on maps and the resulting images are brilliant. The lines on the map enhance in the image in a way that is hard to put in words.

  4. The piles of trash appearing during spring cleaning season in Novia Scotia caught Corey Isenor’s eye. I love the stories these piles are telling.

  5. This cafe in Seoul, Korea is designed to look like a 2-D cartoon. It would be crazy to visit this in person.

  6. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race” – Calvin Coolidge

  7. Benjamin Heath spent some time with a rancher in Montana as they wrangle a herd of horses. The landscape is stunning.

  8. Håkan Strand loves empty desolate roads in the middle of nowhere. The black and white film only heightens the moody feel of each image.

  9. Before seeing this video, I couldnt picture a single image from Albert Watson even though I discovered being rather familiar with his work. I particularly love the portrait of Hitchcock holding the goose.

Monday Dispatch - Volume #198

Start your week off right:

  1. The Tilting house is built on a column which allows the house to rotate 360 degrees and tilt as people move through the house. I would love to live in the house for a few days to experience it.

  2. Do you know where the phrase, o.k., came from? I did not so I was fascinated by its journey from slang to universally embraced.

  3. The wet suit manufacture, MANERA, traveled up to the Lewis & Harris islands to film kitesurfers in this gorgeous video. I have heard of those islands but I definitely want to go now.

  4. Italian photographer Gianni Cipriano’s work focus Italian politics very similar to Weegee. I love the look at the classic black and white and how he puts the viewer in the center of the action.

  5. Nicholas Fong creates these memorizing GIFs that just draw you in. It takes a few seconds to figure out whats going on in each one.

  6. I love the quiet urban landscapes of Jesse Rieser. I feel like I have been to a few of these places.

  7. “Inspiration is for amateurs – the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will – through work – bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art idea.’” Chuck Close

  8. Jean-Michel Basquiat has a museum club and I absolutely love this idea. A group of his friends would go visit the Met every week.

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #197

Start your Monday off right:

  1. The Born Free Foundation selected the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards and there are some great images in the collection.

  2. I was memorized by these GIFs on how cookie cutters are produced. I highly recommend checking out their instagram.

  3. Young-Deok Seo creates these stunningly expressive sculptures out of bicycle chains. Its shocking how much emotion you feel from a simple metal object.

  4. These bamboo insects from Noriyuki Saitoh are so life like. You could totally picture them taking flight.

  5. Oded Wagenstein traveled to Northern Siberia to photograph reindeer herders. The resulting images look like a life completely different to anything you have seen.

  6. “We live in an age when you say casually to somebody ‘What’s the story on that?’ and they can run to the computer and tell you within five seconds. That’s fine, but sometimes I’d just as soon continue wondering. We have a deficit of wonder right now.”
    – Tom Waits
  7. Bill Cunningham was an institution at the NY Times as a street fashion photographer. NPR talk about his work and life.

  8. If you are looking for another photography podcast, I highly recommend the “Magic Hour”.

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #196

Start your Monday off right: 

  1. Choreographer & acrobat Yoann Bourgeois and pianist Alexandre Tharaud have collaborated on this mind bending performance using a trampoline, a staircase, and the famous Claude Debussy piece
  2. Certain video games reach a level where they are part game and part art piece and Gris is definitely one of them. I love the surreal watercolor world they created. 
  3. Victoria and Albert Museum recently published two of Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks so you can flip through the historic pages.  
  4. Wentao Wei has a very calm and peaceful style of photography focusing on the junction between humans and landscape. 
  5. Levi Walton has beautiful style to his portraits. The color palette feels like it harkens back to the days of kodachrome. 
  6. “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.” — Joseph Campbell
  7. The photos of the mountains somewhere in Asia by She Escobar are stunning. I would love to explore the area with a camera in hand. 

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #195

Start your Monday off right:

  1. I randomly discovered the Sampson Boat Co's youtube series on rebuilding the Tally Ho, a 1910 Gaff Cutter, by hand and quickly binged watched all the episodes. The ship was scheduled to be destroyed. Now its being rebuild board by board.    
  2. The Tables documentary is about the diverse characters who play table tennis at Bryant Park in NYC. Its a wonderful story and beautifully shot.
  3. Hobo Graffiti supposedly was the practice of painting different symbols on buildings and structures as a way to pass message from one hobo to another. There is some disagreement about whether its a true story but I thought it was interesting. 
  4. I found two lists of photographers worthy of a share. Huckberry compiled 10 Travel Photographers With Follow-worthy Instagrams. The other is Andy Adams's  10 Midwest Photographers You Should Follow.
  5. The upcoming Gary Winogrand documentary, "Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable", looks great. I will definitely try to see this when it comes out. 
  6. “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. Toshiya Masuda creates these playful pixelated ceramic sculptures. I stared at a few of these as my mind tries to resolve the blurriness.  

  8. Zuzanna Szarek captured the constant present of McDonald's Golden Arches on the landscape. 

  9. Olivia Kemp creates these sprawling drawings of cities that you can spend hours discovering all the elements hidden in them. 

  10. I love this Austin Kleon's talk, Creative is not a noun, and I figured I would share it again in case you didnt see it the first time. 

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #194

Start your Monday off right:

  1. Jodi Ettenberg quit her job as a lawyer to travel for a year and is now celebrating her 10 year anniversary of traveling. These are her favorite blog posts over the past 10 years
  2. Rosa de Jong creates these delightful tiny miniature houses built on cork "cliffs" and hangs them so they appear to float in the frame. I love see part of the building process on her Instagram account. 
  3. A stunning video of the Dolomite region in northern Italy. Hold on while I check the price of flights and pack my camera. 
  4. Visarute Angkatavanich takes portraits of Siamese fighting fish, commonly referred to as a Beta fish. The colors and movement of the fish render the photographs more like paintings than anything else.   
  5. Sebastian Magnani used a round mirror to create these dual landscapes by pairing the ground vegetation and the reflective scene in the mirror. 
  6. "What you think is attainable is just a function of what you know at the moment…Remember that great expectations create great capabilities. If you limit your goals to what you know you can achieve, you are setting the bar way too low.”    Ray Dalio
  7. I love Thomas Danthony's illustration style. He combines bold colors with a minimalist approach which works brilliantly. 
  8. You may not recognize the name Tinker Hatfield but he is responsible for many of Nike's iconic shoes including most of the Jordans. He sat down for a great interview about his work and process. 
  9. The Do Lectures is a great event in Wales bringing together a diversity group of people doing interesting work. They just released videos of all the talks from this year's event. These were the 32 lessons learned from this year's Do Lecture