The 10 Principles of Good Design

Gone are the days of home cooking, timeliness fashion, and handcrafted tables. The modern world is instead saturated with fast food, trendy clothing, and build-it-yourself plywood furniture. People buy what's cheap and convenient, gradually filling their homes with poorly-built junk. Everywhere we look, there are too many unnecessary things. I'm currently taking a online course... Continue Reading →

A Case for Modern Day Renaissance Men

The world is rapidly evolving. New technologies become obsolete within a matter of years and the long-standing career options are gradually being replaced by positions that did not exist ten years prior. “Don’t worry about what your job is going to be—the interesting jobs are the ones you make up.” --Chris Young, Tools of Titans... Continue Reading →

Defocalization and Illumination

Have you ever been absolutely stuck on a problem, then recognize the solution as soon as you step into the shower or slip out from under the barbell? If so, you have experienced defocalization. Scientific discovery and innovative ideas often originate from a combination of focalized and defocalized consciousness. You zoom in on your project,... Continue Reading →

Progress vs. Ethics

Humans have an innate drive to create, to use their hands, and to bring new ideas to fruition. In the past, this desire was easily satisfied through craft: carpentry, knitting, painting, and novels. Industrialism has reduced the demand for handcrafted products, and the advance of technology has changed the avenues for satisfying the human initiative... Continue Reading →

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