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September 07, 2009


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Beautiful, will have to go through it in detail. Thanks also for the extra links

Gian Antelles

Read Edward de Bono's. "Lateral Thinking is for changing concepts and perception," in the 1970's and went on to read all of his books. "Lateral Thinking" influenced every aspect of my life. Your design precepts here are simple, in the deepest sense, and powerful.


7 aesthetic principles, and you don't mention the two that Japanese consider the epitome of Japanese design: wabi and sabi?

It's always amusing to me to see how the meaning of Japanese words change when they enter the english language.

Thanks for an interesting article!

Judy Murdoch

I love Japanese design for it's subtly and simple elegance. When I can I like using Japanese design elements in my own work.

There's a contradiction in Japanese culture I find interesting: beautiful almost stern simplicity paired with totally goofy, bubble gum pop culture. I'm sure there's a link in there or an explanation if only the need for relief in starkness.

Are there Zen elements in the Powerpuff Girls?

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