“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work.”
“I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.”
-Frank Costello / Jack Nicholson (The Departed)
“If necessity is the mother of invention, constraint is the mother of frugal innovation,”
– Terri Bresenham, the chief executive of GE Healthcare, South Asia, On ISRO’s Mars Mission
Recently, while going through an article on Medium, beginning my voyage to the designing world. I found out about this brilliant design documentary. A documentary film that provides a look at the creativity behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. This is for all those who are from the non-design background and have never thought about products as profoundly as a designer does.
This feature-length documentary consists of talks by the most reputed designer of this age, from London, New York, Paris and even Tokyo.
You’ll never look at your next toothbrush (or your next any product) in quite the same way after watching this astute, elegant inquiry into the purpose and process of industrial design. — ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“To see the world things, dangerous to come to,
to see behind walls, to draw closer,
to find each other and to feel.
That is the Purpose of LIFE.”
We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we’ve just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we’ve barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us. – Interstellar