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Focus On Learning and Creating Rather Than Being Entertained and Distracted

Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplashhttps://medium.com/media/2614574f6d31d98f578ceed4ef531140/hrefFocus On Learning and Creating Rather Than Being …

Self-improvement

Out of the Blue: The Story of Indigo

I’d venture to say there’s no color that conjures iconic clothing, honor, and emotion quite like blue — think blue jeans, true blue, and feeling blue. For centuries, the color has been significant to cultures around the world, and for most of that time there was only one way to produce rich, blue …

How are indigo shibori textiles made?

Finding new suppliers is definitely one of the most difficult parts of our job. Why? Because we’re picky. Really picky. Our motto is that we never …

Home Decorating

The Internet Is Killing Creativity - And Analog Is About to Make a Comeback

The internet encourages us to be interested in all the wrong things.<p><i>What impact has the internet had on creativity? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>In some ways, I think the internet has made …

Creativity

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity

Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, and digestion.<p><i>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."</i>--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it controls your …

A Fold Apart: Origamist Robert Lang's Incredible Paper Creations

5 Ways to Out-Think Ordinary

<b>“Curiosity is the spark behind the spark of every great idea. The future belongs to the curious.” —Author Unknown</b><p>The old saying that curiosity killed …

Apparently, You Can Unlock Your Creative Potential in Just 7 Steps

Unlocking the secret to creativity isn't always easy—just ask any college student, artist, or writer who's hit that dreaded creative block at the …

Creativity

This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Clarity And Creativity

<i>“Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep.”</i> — Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on …

Creativity

I spent years discovering the simple tactics gurus like Oprah, Einstein, and Buffett used to become successful—here they are

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change-makers, while most others plateau?<p>I’ve explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Stop Avoiding Your Creative Destiny… Get Started Now

If you keep resisting the “creative you,” then you’ve got work to do.<p>Creativity emerges the moment your imagination awakens and you feel joy doing …

Creativity

Enhance Your Creative Thinking

How to maximize creativity with just 3 daily habits.<p>The human mind thrives on creativity. When you have a higher openness to cognitive flexibility …

Creativity

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Blank Moments

We’ve all been there: We’re on deadline, but our minds and bodies refuse to get going. These days go by many names, including writer’s block, …

Creativity

Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours A Week On “Compound Time”

<b>Warren Buffett, Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey all do this one thing outside their to-do-lists everyday.</b>One question has fascinated me my entire …

Success

Creative People Share What They Wish They’d Known at Every Age

When thinking about life and career, it's often easy to reflect back and think, “I wish I'd known then….” With age brings wisdom, as experience helps you navigate the ups and downs of a creative career, for as we all know, there's no better school than life.<p>So just what are the important lessons …

Marbled Silk Scarf

Project by Teresa Hays from Franklin, Tenn.<p>Teresa Hays was an art teacher before she decided to pursue her interest in marbling and the exploration …

Hacking

How to Marble Fabric - A New Obsession - Bloom, Bake & Create

Well, I’m back playing with fabric, but this time it’s marbling. Marbling has never been one of my favorite surface designs until I saw Jo Fitsell …

Crafting

The Art of Marbled Fabric

Choosing your project<p>For the beginner, it’s best to start with small pieces of fabric. As you will see, marbling large pieces requires a great deal …

Crafting

Issey Miyake bakes fabric to pleat Spring Summer 2016 garments

Japanese fashion house Issey Miyake has created undulations across clothing in its Spring Summer 2016 collection by baking it in an oven (+ …

Carter Smith | Shibori | Art Couture Clothing Photography

Couture

Shibori Dyeing

I came to shibori through simple desire: I saw a throw pillow with a beautiful pattern, a grid with soft edges and occasional erratics, called …

Crafting

Techniques

shibori handwork<p>In traditional shibori crafts, artisans have long been known to devise ways in which the handwork finds the most efficient route to …

Sewing

MIT Developed a Fabric That Can Fold Into Origami-Like Shapes When Inflated | Colossal

<p>MIT Media Lab's Tangible Media Group has created a system to fold materials into various origami shapes when inflated, turning specifically designed …

MIT Media Lab

Experimenting with Shibori Dyeing

This past weekend I took a shibori dyeing class at Brooklyn Craft Company and it was so much fun! I've always wanted to try it out, but It seemed …

How to Marbleize Paper and Cards

Shibori Tea Towel Class First In Craft Workshops Planned For New Season

The Woods Hole Historical Museum announces its 2015 craft workshop series, run in conjunction with the Woods Hole Public Library. The first session …

Crafting

This dying art has all the reasons to exist

<b>It is a 4,500-year-old tradition and is seen in clothing, be it cotton or denim. Indigo dye is long lasting and hence was used to mummify the</b> …

Fashion (India)

Turkish paper marbling art on UNESCO cultural list - ARTS

ARTS >Turkish paper marbling art on UNESCO cultural list<p>ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency<p>Ebru is the art of creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and …

Turkey

In Grand Marais, she's the community's woman for all seasons

Minnesota Public Radio

Kirby Artist Dyes Fabric With Sumac And Indigo For Janis Joplin-Inspired Clothing

Recently, NPR has been exploring the concept of color and the impact that rich hues have in our day-to-day lives.<p>That's a topic that's near and dear …

Janis Joplin