#03 - Morning routines

Hey folks,

Here are a few things I thought were worth sharing this week:

  1. In a world where everyone is shouting louder in order to be heard, Primitive Technology (I don’t even know his name) does his thing in total silence. There’s something refreshing about that. Watching his videos is one of my favourite ways to procrastinate, sometimes I don’t even watch them, I just listen to the sounds — great if you work at a computer. The best bit is he learnt it all by reading books. A faux-primitive Elon Musk, if you like.

  2. I love hearing about peoples morning routines. I’ve been working on my own a lot this year and I’ll try to write about it when I have it down like Kening Zhu. This is a great article on how forming habits helps start the day off on the right foot.

  3. Swiss design, posters and typefaces. GT Walsheim is an awesome san serif inspired by these 3 things. I have my eye on at the moment, maybe one for an upcoming project.

  4. It’s so easy to get caught competing with the competition. When I catch myself focusing too much of my attention on what Instagram friends are making, I look as far back as possible, to see what the greats were up to. Giacometti’s sketches, Paul Rand’s iconic design or Quentin Blake’s illustration, to name a few. Then I steal some ideas and try and make something better than I made yesterday. Everything is a remix.

  5. For your ears: Floating Points - Reflections - Mojave Desert. I’ve been a huge fan of Floating points since seeing him play at Worldwide a few years back. Now he’s playing with his band in the Mojave Desert. Love the artwork on this one — it’s all about those sand, tan and gold tones right now.

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