Born out of a “massive year-long brainstorming session”, designer Ryan Christensen creates miniature dumpsters named “Steelplant” to customize with graffiti, street art or whatever comes to your mind.
All dumpsters of the “SteelPlant Edition One” are refined by one or multiple artists and thus unique.
Walls Notebook by Sherwood Forlee features 80 pictures of “clean” NYC walls instead of blank pages.
Write, draw, paste, or doodle on these inspirational backdrops. You’ll be one step closer to being the street artist you’ve always wanted to be … minus the jail time.
In this inspiring, charming and funny talk from the Creative Mornings monthly breakfast lecture series, illustrator Christoph Niemann dances across everything from finding happiness at work to what it takes to have a good idea to the myth of “talent” to how to overcome writer’s block.
See more of Christoph’s brilliant work on his site or his NYT blog Abstract City.
Via Brain Pickings
Nice Motion Graphics by To-Fu (Japan) to visualize 29 ways to stay creative.
Print-version aka source of the list:
What tricks/tools/behaviours help you to stay creative?
Below is a 10-minute video excerpt from a presentation by John Cleese expressing his ideas on creativity.
Among other thoughts, he emphasizes that creativity requires a quiet mind and we have to create an “oasis” with boundaries of space and time where we are free of interruptions and can have a safe atmosphere for creative ideas and insights.
We don’t know where we get our ideas from. We do know that we do not get them from our laptops.
If you are interested in the topic be sure to read Garr Reynolds‘ reflection on this topic at presentation-zen.