Category: Food for thought (Page 1 of 3)


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Artworks by Sergio Ingravalle (Maivisto), a Germany-based illustrator who mixes traditional drawings and paintings with digital techniques. It is from a mind-provoking series of illustrations called Mindshots.


The Disney princesses in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

“Do people assume all your problems got solved, because a big strong man showed up?” 

Sarah Silverman, John C. Reilly, and Taraji P. Henson break down the scene where the Disney Princesses pop up in the animated sequel “Ralph Breaks the Internet”.  The original was “Wreck-It Ralph” from 2012.

“We’re giving girls this version of themselves in a Disney movie, a company that, for better or worse, has created a lot of these stereotypes over the years through the princess thing,” Reilly says. “It’s a moment of reckoning for Disney and it’s a moment of reckoning for the world”. Disney has come a long way since Snowhite.

Extraordinary Routines

Extraordinary Routines  is a great website that peeks into the lives and routines of various creative people. In their own words: “Illuminating the everyday lives of creatives,
the extraordinary in the ordinary,
  the imperfection in creativity”. Inspiring to read about everyday habits through interviews with a few of my favorite artists and designers.



The Falcon Heavy launch rocks

I just watched the successful launch of Elon Musk’s “Falcon Heavy”, the world’s most powerful rocket! I cannot describe the feeling, it is amazing, must watch! (the actual final countdown starts at 21:27 in the video)

Then fun part is that the rocket is carrying a red Tesla car with a mannequin on the driver’s seat, while the car’s radio is playing David Bowie’s song “Space Oddity” over and over again! So cool. The rocket will send the car into an elliptical orbit away from Earth and around the sun that will eventually lead to Mars’ orbit.

The chances for a successful launch were 50%-50%, but almost everything went well. Especially the sight of the two side boosters setting down simultaneously 8 minutes after launch, on two landing pads at Cape Canaveral, was impressive.





A straightforward work contract

“You give me money, I’ll give you creative.
I’ll start when the check clears.
Time is money. More time is more money.
I’ll listen to you. You listen to me.
You tell me what you want, I’ll tell you what you need.
You want me to be on time, I want you to be on time.
What you use is yours, what you don’t is mine.
I can’t give you stuff I don’t own.
I’ll try not to be an ass, you should do the same.
If you want something that’s been done before, use that.


If you want your way, you have to pay.
If you don’t pay, I have final say.

Let’s create something great together.”

This is actually a work contract for a design firm in Chicago. So straightforward and simple!


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