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Comments on: My M.O. http://designnotes.info/?p=1429 Testing & Sprinting Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 By: Haley B http://designnotes.info/?p=1429&cpage=1#comment-105230 Sat, 22 Jan 2011 03:34:00 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1429#comment-105230 Live Free.

By: Haley B http://designnotes.info/?p=1429&cpage=1#comment-105231 Sat, 22 Jan 2011 03:34:00 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1429#comment-105231 life free.

By: Sameer Vasta http://designnotes.info/?p=1429&cpage=1#comment-99668 Thu, 12 Jun 2008 21:23:58 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1429#comment-99668 I've got a few mantras that I am inspired by, but at the core, I live by four “S words, one of which you've captured above:

See, Share, Support, and Smile.

I guess the letter S works well for me, Sameer the Storyteller.

By: Johanna http://designnotes.info/?p=1429&cpage=1#comment-99669 Thu, 12 Jun 2008 08:17:57 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1429#comment-99669 Oh also: someone from our London office loves to go by “It is better to do nothing than to not do anything.” Purpose and intention behind actions, even if it is choosing to not act.

By: Johanna http://designnotes.info/?p=1429&cpage=1#comment-99670 Thu, 12 Jun 2008 08:17:18 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1429#comment-99670 This is awesome.

In my apartment in Richmond, I had “Today is a good day to die” written on the wall next to my bed. It was the first thing I saw when I woke up. My mother told me that Native Americans say (used to say?) this every morning. Kind of a “life each day as if it's your last” type of thing.

In terms of what we “do,” I don't repeat this to myself but “everything relates” is something I believe in. I don't do the work /life balance thing, I try to make it all one seamless experience, waving in and out of work, life, culture, learning, etc. Ugh, is this too esoteric?

By: Christina http://designnotes.info/?p=1429&cpage=1#comment-99671 Thu, 12 Jun 2008 04:52:13 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1429#comment-99671 “Put this behind you and it will dissolve.” – Leonard Cohen

“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” – Shakespeare

“Breathe in calm, breathe out a smile.” and
“Only the present moment is real.” both courtesy of Thich Nhat Hanh

By: Marcus Batey http://designnotes.info/?p=1429&cpage=1#comment-99672 Wed, 11 Jun 2008 19:14:48 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1429#comment-99672 “The objective of sustainability is at the heart of organic farming.

The key to organic farming lies in the soil's natural 3 year preparation cycle.
During this process, the soil has time to purify, therefore helping to build a
wholesome foundation for the next stage of development.

The term 'sustainable' is used in its widest sense to encompass not just the
conservation of non-renewable resources, but also issues of environmental,
economic and social sustainability. These issues not only affect the world of
agriculture, but are fundamental to our role in the future of design.

We believe that through preparation, comes growth.”

I wrote this a few years back as a kind of 'manifesto' for our graduation – the three year cycle mirroring our education.

You could call it the idealism of youth or something 🙂

But it's something I like to remind myself of now and again, both for the issues it raises and to help shake of a bit of cynicism!