Producerism —and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur

I love this word – PRODUCERISM! “Producerism,” we can call this, by analogy with consumerism. What we’re now persuaded to consume, most conspicuously, are the means to create. And the democratization of taste ensures that no one has the right (or inclination) to tell us when our work is bad. A universal grade inflation now…… Continue reading Producerism —and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur

Japanese Aesthetics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

This is more philosophical – but as a window into an amazing world – its great. Two preliminary observations about the Japanese cultural tradition to begin with. The first is that classical Japanese philosophy understands the basic reality as constant change, or (to use a Buddhist expression) impermanence. The world of flux that presents itself…… Continue reading Japanese Aesthetics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Japanese aesthetics – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is very stilted text. But as an intro is a beginning. I spoke yesterday about how Japanese design has a place for perfection. No auto tune for them I told you. Well take a look at this wikipedia text and start your journey into an amazing world. The modern study of Japanese aesthetics in…… Continue reading Japanese aesthetics – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kawaii craze sweeping the world has reached Australia

I spoke yesterday about Kawaii. One person in class knew what is was. Don’t designers need to be on top of this? Take a look. While the rest of the world hasn’t embraced the head-to-toe Kawaii look, its key elements are influencing global fashion, accessories and craft, including intricate nail art, bright mobile phone accessories…… Continue reading Kawaii craze sweeping the world has reached Australia