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 grungy, institutionalized pullouts: Norway commissioned architects to design structures, ramps, porches, overhangs, and other very cool and often subtle enhancements to the landscape. It’s your Kodak moment delivered with thought, consideration, and whimsy.
See more images at Adventure Journal.
This is a bit of a classic. Jim Rohn, Change my Thinking.
Success is something you attract by the person that you become.
Guaranteed to lighten your mood and get your brain in gear…
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/
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 his amazing appreciation of everything around him. We can all learn from him. Wonderful.
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 really wanted to shoot a little piece with it so we found the Great Lakes Boat Building Company online. Phoned them up and asked if we could spend two hours with them making a little film…Mike, the owner said of course!
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 stopped it, by Scott Thrif.
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 you find the spirit of it inspiring.
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, or that we don’t have a creative bone in our body. The truth is that we are all inherently creative. We are born with creativity it and we die with it but whether or not we choose to use our talents is another matter entirely. Enjoy.