Everywhere in the world, amazing and wonderful things continue to unfold.

I appreciate the sublime
and things that are remarkable, smart, inventive or just beautiful. I also like to keep track of process and things that inspire. I also have a running set of helpful resources for UX design.

This site will give you a constant feed of amazing things in fields as varied as interaction design, web design, product design, business innovation, fine art, the humanities, and science.

My name's Jaireh. By day, I'm a Lead UX Designer for a big bookstore a big telecom company. I have also been: a designer of many things like this and this.Welcome to my internet Wunderkammer.

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what drives people: purpose, autonomy, mastery.

I want to get up in the morning and do something amazing.

Most people would say, I’d take that problem. Give me a million dollars and I’ll figure out what to do. But it’s harder than it looks. Constraints give your life shape. Remove them and most people have no idea what to do: look at what happens to those who win lotteries or inherit money. Much as everyone thinks they want financial security, the happiest people are not those who have it, but those who like what they do. So a plan that promises freedom at the expense of knowing what to do with it may not be as good as it seems.

Whichever route you take, expect a struggle. Finding work you love is very difficult. Most people fail. Even if you succeed, it’s rare to be free to work on what you want till your thirties or forties. But if you have the destination in sight you’ll be more likely to arrive at it. If you know you can love work, you’re in the home stretch, and if you know what work you love, you’re practically there.

Paul Graham

GAMES suspend fear with built-in failure. You understand strikes are part of baseball. It wouldn’t be fun to always hit.

Complaining is silly. Either act or forget.
Thinking life will be better in the future is stupid, I have to live now.
Being not truthful works against me.
Helping other people helps me.
Organizing a charity group is surprisingly easy.
Everything I do always comes back to me.
Drugs feel great in the beginning and become a drag later on.
Over time I get used to everything and start taking it for granted.
Money does not make me happy.
Traveling alone is helpful for a new perspective on life.
Assuming is stifling.
Keeping a diary supports my personal development.
Trying to look good limits my life.
Worrying solves nothing.
Material luxuries are best enjoyed in small doeses.
Having guts always works out for me.

Sagmeister

brett victor explains his overarching philosophy to what makes good work… creators need an immediate connection between their ideas an what they are doing. Time stamp 00:31 - 00:34 is my favorite

World Class violinist Joshua Bell plays the violin in a D.C. Metro stop with a $3.2 million violin and no one notices.

Stop and Hear the Music (by WashingtonPost)

Henry Miller’s writing commandments

From Henry Miller on Writing, his 11 commandments:

1. Work on one thing at a time until finished.
2. Start no more new books, add no more new material to “Black Spring.”
3. Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.
4. Work according to Program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time!
5. When you can’t create you can work.
6. Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers.
7. Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it.
8. Don’t be a draught-horse! Work with pleasure only.
9. Discard the Program when you feel like it — but go back to it the next day. Concentrate. Narrow down. Exclude.
10. Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing.
11. Write first and always. Painting, music, friends, cinema, all these come afterwards.

(Source: kottke.org)

look for the root of your being and not copy mannerisms from Bruce Lee