Archive for the 'When it fits nowhere else' Category

Humans Manifesto

May 31, 2010

Via Humans by Mike Mills

Yum Yum

May 15, 2010

Just in time for the upcoming World Cup I stumbled across Walkers latest marketing campaign. German Bratwurst flavored crisps! If you prefer other countries you can choose anything from Australian BBQ Kangaroo, English Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding to Italian Spaghetti Bolognese. They even let you vote for your favourite one, now that’s real customer satisfaction.

Are you happy?

April 23, 2010

Via COLT + RANE

To Do

April 15, 2010

I have just finished reading The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botton. With the thought that it is work what makes and defines who we are, de Botton goes on an investigation of different work areas and places – ranging from Cargo Ship Spotting, Biscuit Manufacture, Rocket Science and many more. As a fan of documentaries and documentary writing I enjoyed reading about seemingly unimportant tasks, but which are all part of a smooth running society. De Bottons view of things, sometimes a bit sad and melancholic but more often very poetic and beautiful, is inspiring and seems to be a good way to look at life in all its detail.

Towards the end the author visits a plane cemetery in Mojave, California. Inspired by the scenario and the rotting evidence of human labour he states Death is hard to keep in mind when there is work to be done: it seems not so much taboo as unlikely.

This does sound a bit dark but is actually quite positive. Realising that whatever we do will probably not matter in a couple of decades, and how small we and our actions are, in the big scale of things, is deliberating. If one realises that work is in the end only a way to spend time until we die, which it essentially is, it takes a lot of pressure of finding the “right” thing to do, as long as it keeps you busy, your thoughts occupied and sometimes even makes you happy. And that’s it.

Now all you have to do is to decide whether you want to make biscuits, paint pictures or become a particle physicist.


Work/Live

April 7, 2010

There is an impractical side of human nature particularly open to making  sacrifices for the sake of creating objects that are more graceful and intelligent than we normally manage to be.

From: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, Alain de Botton

Yours Truly

March 26, 2010

A couple of years ago I received a digital mix tape from a friend of mine. It was called Yours Truly and truly amazing. I still listen to it now and again, and always wondered how she came up with it. Thanks to It’s Nice That I finally know. Yours Truly is a great website for music lovers, including play lists and videos of performing artists. Enjoy.

I’m on a horse

February 21, 2010

Love this ad by Old Spice which proves that if you don’t take yourself too seriously or, in fact, ridicule what people think about yourself (or your brand) it proves to me most successful.

Puddle

February 14, 2010
Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, “This is an interesting world I find myself in, an interesting hole I find myself in, fits me rather neatly, doesn’t it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!”

This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it’s still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything’s going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise. I think this may be something we need to be on the watch out for.

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Via But Does It Float

Laura

October 15, 2009

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Moving without moving

October 5, 2009

Being on the train, going through the countryside, listening to new music made me think me of this video by the Chemical Brothers from 2006.

It reminded me how going on a train always puts you in your own music video, making everything magically beautiful. The sky seems promising, the cows metaphorical and the houses nicely sad. You don´t even have to move yourself – you get moved.

How nice.