Live in the Present NOW

The Trouble with Self Development

The Secret has a lot to answer for. Firstly, it’s sold well over 21 million copies so it’s far from a secret now. Secondly, it doesn’t work. The Secret gives the impression that if you think about something for long enough and will it hard enough then it will magically appear in front of you. […]

Frank Chimero

This Do Lectures talk by graphic designer, teacher and writer Frank Chimero is wonderfully titled: Do Things the Long, Hard, Stupid Way. Warning: This talk contains optimism. And it’s contagious. Frank Chimero’s inspirational talk on the long, hard, stupid way. And why we all should pursue it.

Roadside Attractions

Here’s a great lesson courtesy of our friends in Norway in appreciating the journey as much as the destination. In 2005, Norway began building “national tourist routes” along its particularly scenic areas, laying down quality standards for the roads to retain this status, and constructing more than 100 rest areas. But these aren’t your typical […]

Just Keep Going

We spend a lot of time surrounded by strangers. Have you ever wondered what stories they might hold? What their ambitions are or where they are headed? One man, Luke Rudkowski, wondered just that and made this fantastically powerful short film. For more information visit http://http://www.wearechange.org/

Visual Life

In this Intel Visual Life short documentary, Michael Wolff, co-founder of Wolff Olins Agency and considered one of the preeminent visionaries and perhaps the father of 20th century brand expression and identity, talks about his approach to looking at the world, including the muscles of curiosity, appreciation, and imagination. What’s incredible about Michael Wolff is […]

Great Wooden Boats

There’s a sure fire way to start living in your present: love the work that you do. Filmmaker, Philip Bloom: Whilst on holiday near the Great Lakes in June I was able to borrow Eric Kessler’s RED Epic for a few days. I messed around with the slow motion 300 FPS first thing but I […]

Today

On August 27th, 2009 Jonathan Harris turned 30 and began a simple ritual of taking one photo every day and posting it to his website before going to sleep. “I wanted to find a way to be more in the moment…” This is a short film about Jonathan’s project, made a few weeks after he […]

The Distiller

Made by Hand is a series of short films which, at their core, show people working hard at things they love. Each film aims to promote that which is made locally, sustainably, and with a love for craft. Based in Brooklyn, the project takes its influence from the handmade movement here and elsewhere. We hope […]

Sir Ken Robinson at TED talks about Creativity

Creativity

In 2006 Sir Ken Robinson addressed a group of lucky attendees to the then new TED conference in the US. It has since gone on to be one of the worlds most viewed online lectures. What we find striking about was Ken says is just how many of us feel that we are not creative, […]