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Brain Pickings- one of my favourite places and now
All the Brain Pickings best-of reading lists of 2011 – psychology, design, science, history, photography, food & more – together at last, in one place
“Brain Pickings is a human-powered discovery engine for interestingness, culling and curating cross-disciplinary curiosity-quenchers, and separating the signal from the noise to bring you things you didn’t know you were interested in until you are.”
Thank you  
 a cultural curator and curious mind at large, who also writes for Wired UKThe Atlantic and Design Observer, among others. She gets occasional help from a handful of talented contributors.

This has inspired me to make an effort to revisit this blog this year, it’s been neglected somewhat as I’ve spent time on the Trendhub blog, FB page, Twitter feed etc. Time to get back to some things just for me … actually all those other things are me as well … not easy to define where the working me and the not working me start, end and overlap… so I won’t be stopping them
Because creativity, after all, i. It’s our ability to tap into the mental pool of resources — ideas, insights, knowledge, inspiration — that we’ve accumulated over the years just by being present and alive and awake to the world, and to combine them in extraordinary new ways. In order for us to truly create and contribute to the world, we have to be able to connect countless dots, to cross-pollinate ideas from a wealth of disciplines, to combine and recombine these ideas and build new ideas — like LEGOs. The more of these building blocks we have, and the more diverse their shapes and colors, the more interesting our creations will become.”  


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moleskine: MSK templates

made me smile again this  morning again moleskine: MSK templates

moleskine has released a series of unique MSK templates for all moleskine users to download and insert into their notebooks. through MSK, users can also transfer digital content such as contacts, events or original associations of images and text for further personalization of their sketchbooks. the MSK wizard can help create a personalized template for any area of interest including local art exhibits, social events, or theater productions. meanwhile the events page allows you to upload the events you will be attending and the contacts page lets you upload your contacts from outlook, plaxo or a mobile phone. in doing this, moleskine hopes to make their sketchbooks even more personalized and functional for individual needs.”

and for all book lovers

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#uksnow on Flickr

Following on from my Twitter link  Uk snow on Twitter/Google Earth

View most interesting 'uksnow' photos on Flickriver

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22/25 YouTube

Thing 22 of 25Things@Huddersfield – YouTube – Thank you

Another chance to upload one of my current obsessions VinniPooh, I just adore these Russian animations and thanks to my sons (Russian) chemistry teacher I now have some of them on video along with some other less endearing, and not so well crafted, Russian animations for children.

This time with translation, even though I think I prefer them without – as I don’t speak Russian the narration is just like music to me. 

Thanks to Youtube user 0xDD who is based in Ukraine, for this

“There is a button with white triangle in the lower right corner of the viewer. It allows you to turn off annotations. You can use it any time you want :)”

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koyaanisqatsi patchwork

koyaanisqatsi patchwork, originally uploaded by alvazer.

I love the lines, the colours and the repetition and textile like qualities of this picture

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overdose on surface design

LSD - Love Surface Design - View this group's most interesting photos on Flickriver

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YouTube – Vinni Puh

Russian Winnie the Pooh – I’m addicted – I LOVE it

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