Brendan Dawes
The Aesthetics of Form and Code

Some inspirational things for a Friday

It's been one of those weeks this week when I've been bumping into many wonderfully inspiring things; new things and older things. Here's a few of them...

 

Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration :: Articles :: The 99 Percent

"If you don’t take a risk then how are you going to make something really beautiful, that hasn’t been seen before?"

 

In The Bag

OK, an article about the humble brown paper bag may not get your heart racing but there's beauty in that everyday workhorse.

 

Paola Antonelli at Creative Mornings

One of the smartest design people on the planet and you should always take time to listen to what she has to say. 

 

This American Life podcast: 20 Acts in 60 Minutes

From 2008, a departure from the usual format but just as good. Listen out for the story about the hotdog factory about 34 minutes in. It will make you smile.

 

Citizen Kubrick

From 2004, inspring article about journalist Jon Ronson's hunt for "rosebud" in the Kubrick archives.

Have a fab weekend.