Liza Wajong

11 Flips | 4 Magazines | 1 Following | 17 Followers | @lizawajong2014 | Entrepreneur, Community Connector, Indonesian Textiles Enthusiast

Emerson on Talent vs. Character, Our Resistance to Change, and the Key to True Personal Growth

“People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.”<p><i>“Cut short of the floundering and you’ve cut short the possible creative outcomes,”</i> Denise Shekerjian wrote in contemplating the capacity for “staying loose” that many MacArthur geniuses have in common. <i>“Cheat</i> …

D.T. Suzuki on What Freedom Really Means and How Zen Can Help Us Cultivate Our Character

“The ego-shell in which we live is the hardest thing to outgrow.”<p>Alan Watts may be credited with popularizing Eastern philosophy in the West, but he owes the entire trajectory of his life and legacy to a single encounter with the Zen Buddhist sage <b>D.T. Suzuki</b> (October 18, 1870–July 12, 1966) — one …

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How to Work Through Difficulty: Lewis Carroll’s Three Tips for Overcoming Creative Block

“When you have made a thorough and reasonably long effort, to understand a thing, and still feel puzzled by it, stop, you will only hurt yourself by going on.”<p>In addition to having authored my all-time favorite book, <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>, <b>Lewis Carroll</b> was a man of extraordinary and frequently …

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Kiriko

Since its inception in December 2012, Kiriko—a joint project between graphic designer Dawn Yanagihara and Compound Gallery owner Katsu Tanaka—has taken off. A mere four months after Yanagihara and Tanaka decided to start producing handmade scarves, pocket squares, ties and bags out of ancient …

Natural Dye Textiles from Grain

Grain has partnered with Guatemalan natural dye co-ops for a new textiles collection that will launch in New York at ICFF in May 2013. Although …

Apparently We're Not the Only Ones Who Loved Kate's Ikat Printed Wrap Dress

Yet another day has passed on the Royal Tour, and Prince William and wife Kate's latest outing involved meeting with residents and emergency workers …

1. Amazon Will Finally Face Its Match/Matches

“While Amazon still clearly rules the digital shopping roost, other retailers are finally getting their digital businesses in order such that shoppers don’t always have to think Amazon first,” writes Wendy Liebmann, CEO of WSL Strategic Retail in her report, “Trends From the Edge.”<p>Mass-market …

Sumba, Indonesia: Lose Yourself In A Different World (PHOTOS)

If you need to get away -- far, far away -- to a magical place completely different from anything you're used to, visit Sumba.<p>Sumba is a remote island in Eastern Indonesia, part of the Lesser Sunda Islands group in the province of East Nusa Tenggara -- a 55-minute charter flight east of Bali. The …