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  • LOL: Laws Of Luxury Part 2

    LOL: Laws Of Luxury Part 2

    Luxury is being redefined by unprecedented socioeconomic change. The classical view of luxury seems to be fragile in the face of new technologies and aspirations. Complex polarities are emerging between demographics, with each demanding their own personalized, bespoke experience. What of ‘luxury’ is reliably unchanging, and what is emergent that brands can take advantage of? […]

  • Which Civilization Has Produced The Most Influential Art?

    Which Civilization Has Produced The Most Influential Art?

    Roman Classicism – more refined than Greek art – has been in and out of style since the fall of the Roman Empire. It was revived in the Renaissance, and it went on to be revived in the 18th and 19th centuries, then again in the early 20th century. And still today, anything considered ‘modern’ […]

  • Is Art A Farce?

    Is Art A Farce?

    Inspired by revolution, politics, and social change, artists in the 19th and early 20th centuries began to question traditional artistic values and norms. What this resulted in was a purposeful rejection of craft, tradition, religion, Western culture, monarchy, elitism, style, fashion, and other things that had propped art up over the previous 1000 years. The […]

  • When Will Coins And Banknotes Be Phased Out?

    When Will Coins And Banknotes Be Phased Out?

    As could be predicted, banknotes and coins will probably lose their purpose once we have fully adopted some form of Cryptocurrency. This will happen in stages. First we will move from a fiat-based money system to an asset-backed money system. The asset-backed money system will most likely be based on Gold, but this will ironically […]

  • What Are Good Catalysts For Creativity?

    What Are Good Catalysts For Creativity?

    My catalysts are: • Meditation • Sleep/Dreams • Moderate Stress • Staring at the sun, rising • Teaching – I often don’t realize how much I know 🙂

  • How To Prioritize Intentions As An Artist

    How To Prioritize Intentions As An Artist

    Making art for money is 99% business strategy and 1% art. Making art as a hobby is 100% art. They involve very different intentions an skill sets. Starting a business automatically clarifies your intentions because you are forced to communicate with an audience. Communication as a hobbyist is optional.

  • How Can An Artist Be Vulnerable?

    How Can An Artist Be Vulnerable?

    Not so long ago, the artist made the art. That’s all they needed to do. The gallery, the patrons and the agents would take care of the rest. Today, if you want success, you have to be a media company first, then an artist. The journey of making the art becomes the story you tell […]

  • The Return To Genius

    The Return To Genius

    I keep getting YouTube ads for masterclass.com – click the link and it brings you the site, which hosts paid “online classes taught by the world’s greatest minds.” I’m not affiliated with masterclass.com, nor am I selling anything to do with them. At first I ignored the ads, as is easy to do on YouTube. […]

  • Thirty Three Lessons In Thirty Three Years

    Thirty Three Lessons In Thirty Three Years

    1. Growth Mindset Is THE ONLY Mindset Dr Carol Dweck’s book ‘Growth Mindset’ probably did more than anything to set me on a path of self-development. In the book, she describes the difference between the ‘Fixed Mindset’ and the ‘Growth Mindset’. In describing the fixed mindset, it was as if she was describing me. I was […]

  • Our Bittersweet Future: The Coming Age Of Sincerity

    Our Bittersweet Future: The Coming Age Of Sincerity

    There is a theory that Humans are prescient, that we all have an instinctual sense of the future. Many animals have the same sense – birds, fish, sharks, and insects all demonstrably alter their behavior, ahead of the planet expressing herself in the form of an earthquake, volcano or tsunami. Animals have this sense unfiltered, […]