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17 09, 2018

Appreciation with time, space and context

By |September 17th, 2018|Design, Meditation, Uncategorized, Work, Money and Play|Comments Off on Appreciation with time, space and context

https://samanthahahn.com/ Samantha Hahn a Brooklyn based illustrator covers the New York Fashion week and in this article in The Cut Hahn talks about how illustrating the pieces makes her slow down and take time to look and see, then look again to take in the texture, the details, the form. She notices how technology has [...]

30 05, 2018

So, what is branding?

By |May 30th, 2018|Branding, Creativity, Design, The Daily Practice, Work, Money and Play|Comments Off on So, what is branding?

Is it a logo, is it a colour, is it a rumour, is it a plane? The word branding is loosely thrown into conversation like people speak with false familiarity about having 'done' France by touristing through Paris for 24 hours. Paris, delightfully is much more than can be fitted into a passing glance, just like a brand is more [...]

8 03, 2018

Rock your rhythms

By |March 8th, 2018|Branding, Design, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rock your rhythms

@unsplash @ameenfahmy @unsplash @ameenfahmi @unsplash @ameenfahmi           We are all different, each with our unique rhythms. I know some unreasonable people who rise cheerily before sunrise and others are draggin' their a**es out of bed after 8:00. I've friends who perk up as soon as the sun starts setting and [...]

9 01, 2018

#7 equilibrium – a daily practice

By |January 9th, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #7 equilibrium – a daily practice

Equilibrium The illustrations come from a corporate talk I present on personal branding. I call it the blah of balance. I love children's playgrounds (and no, I'm not one of those), so the see saw is a familiar analogy to show how we love the adrenaline rush of going to extremes but not staying there for too long. Mostly [...]

8 01, 2018

#6 identity – a daily practice

By |January 8th, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #6 identity – a daily practice

me-myself-i We often confuse what we do with our identity. We forget it's who you are being in the doing that makes it magic or miserable. Who are you? We try to be unique through differentiating ourselves from others - what we wear, think, behave, say. There is no place this is more [...]

8 01, 2018

#5 desire – a daily practice

By |January 8th, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #5 desire – a daily practice

via unsplash photographer Kristina Flour Say it out loud. Desire. Just saying it sounds sensuous and a little forbidden. Desire. Fancy pondering your desires today. The real question is. Can you allow yourself to have what you say you really want? And do you even know what that is? If so, have you spoken it out loud? [...]

6 01, 2018

#4 gifts – a daily practice

By |January 6th, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #4 gifts – a daily practice

via iStock.com         Happy El Dia de Los Reyes Magos The magic kings or the 3 Wise Men is a bigger celebration than Christmas Day in Spain & Latin America. It's a lovely tradition visiting the numerous Belens (cribs) when in Spain during Christmas. We used to do this in Ireland too (but we [...]

5 01, 2018

#3 – Sadhana – a daily practice

By |January 5th, 2018|Creativity, Design, Meditation, Mind, The Daily Practice|Comments Off on #3 – Sadhana – a daily practice

via istock.com Sadhana means daily spiritual practice. It's what we are doing creating here, a consistent check in with yourself. It's no more complicated than that. It's your personal 'So how are you doing today?' It's connecting your finite self with your infinite - bigger or higher self. Sadhana builds your discipline muscle [...]

3 01, 2018

#1 Stickability – a daily practice

By |January 3rd, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #1 Stickability – a daily practice

images @unsplash @michaelpodger thank you         I asked and you answered. Many of you said you like the idea of a daily note. I am going to try note the word try. We are all just trying. Sometimes we succeed. Other times we try again with more wisdom. This is our [...]

20 10, 2017

What to say to ‘What do you do?’

By |October 20th, 2017|Branding, Creativity, Design|Comments Off on What to say to ‘What do you do?’

In Australian this question is followed immediately by your name. In Europe,you could know someone for months before this questions comes up, (possibly because of higher unemployment) or could it be as civilisations mature their questions do too. Either way, we’ve been trained to label ourselves. 'I’m a designer, an architect, an accountant, a rocket scientist, [...]