Inspiration Monday 8/8

Inspiration Monday is a collection of posts IMGers have found interesting. It may be cool artwork, an interesting article, a tool to help with work or just a funny video to get your mind off of it for a while.

Good morning everyone.

Special thanks to our IT guys who gave up their weekend to get the XSAN upgraded.

 

In that spirit of selfless giving, here’s a great idea for giving.

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And here’s a video about the project.

 

Bertrand Flachot makes these beautiful drawings over the top of landscape photography

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I love this water dome for the Koi in your pond. It gives them a view of the world above the waterline.

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This one is for Cheryl. On our honeymoon we went snorkeling in Antigua, and jumped in. Cheryl saw something just like this and walked on water to get back in the boat. Yeah it was freaky, but just like the jellies in this story the ones we saw ended up being harmless.

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As designers, it seems like a constant struggle to convince our clients that attractive things work better. This is a great article on User Experience (UX) and how to use emotion to make a better experience.

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Geek out with this super cool hoodie.

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These adorable illustrations explain the meanings of words that simply don’t translate into English

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If you’ve never read Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, then take time to listen to Benedict Cumberbatch narrate this classic in 4 parts.

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A couple of weeks ago I spent the afternoon at the Adventure Park in Sandy Spring, MD. Ropes, suspension bridges and zip lines with 5 different levels of difficulty and tons of fun. Before you ever start climbing up you get locked into a safety line and you ate always hooked in until you finally reach the ground again.

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For all of us who work in television, this is what it does to our kids. Donna Stevens’ exhibit called Idiot Box is “an exploration into the codependent yet contradictory relationship we all share with technology and the media.”

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Summer is here and time for many of to take a vacation and get away from it all. Doing this on a daily basis can make you less agitated, able to sleep easier and happier. How can you do this every day with all the distractions and stuff going on?

Zen Buddhists refer to the constant chatter of the mind as monkey mind. Our minds are in constant motion and makes it difficult to slow down and appreciate the current moment. This unsettled feeling makes you restless, anxious and your interactions with others become stressful.

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Here are 10 tips for calming your mind

Here is a pdf of the book “Taming The Monkey Mind

 

Everybody have a great week!

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