Imaginary insects inspired by Star Wars

Science-based illustrator Richard Wilkinson mashed together insects into some of the most notable Star Wars characters. Writes Wilkinson on his website: This project was born out of a fascination with collecting, cataloguing and classifying. It draws inspiration from classic Natural History illustration but explores the subjects that we love to collect and classify from the modern […]

Are you an egg person or an onion person?

Introverts are egg people. They’re not hiding anything (per say), they are mostly reserved. And once they start to get comfortable, they are as open and talkative as anybody else. “Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured,” writes Susan Cain in her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World […]

Before the popular rise

Some people enjoy the process of discovery. They have access to niche communities and discrete resources, tending to “get it” before everyone else. These people are also the incubators of trends, filtering the good from the bad before deciding what goes mainstream. Naturally, they lose interest as soon as something or someone like an artist […]

Seen but diluted

The proliferation of images undermines our ability to pay attention to any single one. So we keep skimming, scrolling, consuming more and understanding less; all the while contributing to the chaos to avoid missing out. On top of this, all Instagram images tend to look the same. It’s easier to conform to selfies, food porn, […]

On keeping notebooks

It’s no surprise that in a screen-obsessed world, the slower traditional version of handwritten notetaking is becoming increasingly popular. There’s something about long-form writing that emphasizes the importance of each word. Typing on the keyboard moves faster than we can think. Writing by hand provides just enough disfluency or pause to sync the mind with […]

Lost in translation

If you know a language, you can say exactly what you mean. Nothing gets lost in translation. If you use Google or any other translation services you lose the subtleties, the cultural verbiage that makes the difference between saying you had a good day or a great day. Sure, spitting out something is better than […]