Start copying what you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy you will find yourself.
Yohji Yamamoto, In Conversation
Emulation generates creation.
One of the ways to kickstart creativity is to copy. It takes a while but soon you’ll develop your own style.
Ichiro Suzuki on his bat case:
In Japan we take care of our instruments, our bats and our gloves….We take care of them well because these things are very important.
Most of us take good care of our work tools as well, including laptops, Smartphones, and tablets. You may even keep a special pen and paper clean, like I do with my Kaweco sport pen and Moleskine.
Clean tools create a clean mind. We use our tools constantly to express ourselves. They should be protected at all times since without them, we’re virtually useless and unproductive.
The study, released by Paris-based Semiocast, tracked the number of tweets with location info in the month of June, 2012. New York is the top U.S. city for tweets, outranking Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, and Houston. San Francisco, the city that the social media company calls home, doesn’t make an appearance in the top 20.
Read more. [Image: Semiocast]
There was a time, not so long ago, that people were certain Twitter was only a San Francisco tech bubble thing. Now the city isn’t even in the top 20 of cities with the most usage.
The most astonishing fact about this for me personally is that I don’t follow anyone in the top 2 countries which means I’m missing out on a massive conversation just because I can’t read Japanese nor Bahasa Indonesia.
In other words, there’s a big opportunity here for a seamless translation. One World.
Glad I can I actively contribute to #5 though.
“Nights in Nippon” is an instrumental album and dedication to the fond memories Funky DL has accumulated over the many years of his travels in Japan. Having visited the many beautiful cities and towns across the prefectures of Japan, DL has enjoyed everything from the Temples of Kyoto to the flashing lights of Tokyo. From the chilled vibe of Osaka to the calming shores of Yokohama.