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Twitter – @willsh
8 hours ago
@graemedouglas mate, the Gazprom ad was the best of that whole break...
10 hours ago
RT @PaulBainsfair: “@FootyHumour: Bayern season ticket = £96. Dortmund season ticket = £90. QPR season ticket = £550.”don't know why I find…
13 hours ago
It has occurred today that 'Magnum Infinity' is the worst possible name for an ice cream that takes five minutes to disappear.
14 hours ago
RT @dickdotcom: "Thanks a million for inventing the game we love" say the Dortmund billboards in Trafalgar Square. You're welcome pure clas…
- 8 hours ago
I’m reading ‘The Thinking Hand’ by Juhanni Pallasmaa again. A great passage from it:
“Sketching and drawing are spatial and haptic exercises that fuse the external reality of space and matter, and the internal reality of perception, thought and mental imagery into singular and dialectic entities”.
It’s a fusion of the thing and the way you perceive it.
It made me think of the trouble a few people have with drawing on Artefact Cards.
They don’t like drawing, because they say ‘I can’t draw’.
I often tell them it’s not that they can’t draw, but that they don’t draw much any more. We all used to draw loads. Most people stop. It’s just a matter of drawing more again, practicing, getting better.
The passage above made me think that maybe there’s an issue too with people worrying what the drawing looks like as they do it.
It doesn’t look like the thing they thought it would be.
Nothing I draw is ever the drawing I imagined before I started. You discover what the drawing as as your doing it, and after you’ve finished it.
The trick is not thinking about the drawing itself, but the thing you’re trying to show.
Don’t think about what you’re drawing.
Draw what you’re thinking about.
“…at any moment, whether through inattention, or inexperience, or accident, the workman is liable to ruin the job… All the works of me which have been most admired since the beginning of our history have been made by the workmanship of risk”
- David Pye
This is interesting – the latest Dyson airblade looks very, very like a conventional hand dryer. It’s white. You put your hands underneath it. It blows down. I wonder if it’s changed because the people who use it didn’t like it, or the companies who bought them and installed them wanted something more conventional? Or something else?
…it would appear that I was signing up for a Blockbuster membership. Just found the card whilst chucking a bunch of stuff out. What a twelve years that’s been for media.