We’d be better off with a little more imperfection

Just about every designer and design agency these days proclaims something to this effect: "we’re passionate about perfection!". As if anything short of perfection just doesn’t cut it. And we’ve become so used to hearing this that it doesn’t even strike us as strange. I believe that this unbridled pursuit of perfection is misguided. Here’s… Continue reading We’d be better off with a little more imperfection

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Why I Changed the Way I Use Facebook

 Zephoria reported that there are now 1.65 billion monthly active Facebook users - that's nearly a quarter of the entire human population of planet Earth. In the same article they reported that 50% of 18-24 year-olds go on Facebook when they wake up. Meaning that just as the world is about to enter your brain you've swiftly shielded… Continue reading Why I Changed the Way I Use Facebook

Free Pastel Lightroom Presets

I thought I'd give away a few presets that I use to bring out the magic in my photographs. I won't go in to how to install them - that's been done to death. Ideally you would fiddle with them and tweak them to your liking, and then show me what you did. Here they… Continue reading Free Pastel Lightroom Presets

The Burden of Knowledge

When you speak to certain people you sometimes realise that they get on just fine not knowing certain things. In fact, they seem to get on far better than those of us that do know. 'Knowing' seems to be a hinderance to 'getting on' in this life. It creates an awareness that things could be different, for… Continue reading The Burden of Knowledge

Do these four things to feel better in 10 minutes

We all have those gloomy days where we feel like we can't justify doing anything, when we have no answer to the question, 'What's the point?' When we'd rather lay in bed than face the world. Sometimes these episodes can go on for much longer than just a day. I'm not proclaiming to have the… Continue reading Do these four things to feel better in 10 minutes

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Improve your life with your mind, according to James Allen

This is essentially a summary of the key takeaways of James Allen's As a Man Thinketh. This book is kind of like The Secret with all the mysticism scraped off. As a Man Thinketh isn't so much about improving your life through happy thoughts (please, Rhonda) as it is about working tirelessly to improve yourself, and learning to rope… Continue reading Improve your life with your mind, according to James Allen