Todays quote

Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.

– Unknown

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A quote a day

Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will.

– Unknown

Today’s Quote

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have  imagined.

Henry  David Thoreau

A quote for today

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than  a life spent doing nothing.

George  Bernard Shaw

A quote today…

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.   
―     Leonardo da Vinci

Todays quote

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. 
―     Theodore Roosevelt

Design: It starts with an idea

We all know that a good idea needs to be nurtured to make it a great idea. It takes time, frustration, time, research, time, start again, time, research, time, frustration, time! And then you have it. A great design. And it works!

Great design can stem from the craziest idea. A flower, a shell, a can, a tent, a piece of wood, rust, a screwed up piece of paper… Then it takes time turning that into a workable, functional design. See https://globaldinteriors.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/cheeky-fact-burj-khalifa-dubai/

For example, I read yesterday an article about car design, below is a snippet:

Of course, the automotive world has moved on a bit in five decades. The present design director, Ian Callum, went through quite a few pencils to create the F-Type’s basic shape. Then he and his 40-strong team took four years and half a million computer drawings to bring the E-Type’s spiritual successor to production.

The result is a car made using Jaguar’s class-leading “architecture” that eschews heavy, rust-prone steel in favour of glued and riveted aluminium – 50 per cent of which is said to be recycled – to create a body that is the stiffest convertible in the Jaguar line-up, yet which weighs just 260kg.

I have always said, sketch 50 ideas, screw them up and sketch 50 more. The last 50 will always be much better !

Thanks

Kelly

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