There goes alot of what wasn't really there
I deleted a lot of my facebook friends - from over 300 to 93. I might have been a little bit too ruthless. I removed them if we haven’t made contact in a long while, with the exception that they were now living overseas, or if they were family. It felt great. And what I realised is that having all of these ‘friends’ but never really contacting them is just a waste of life, space...
The legacy of And Famous
My old nom de plume was ‘And Famous’. It stood for life, for the pursuit of ideas and beauty, for old school, for craft, for passion, for great work and fun, for taking people’s breath away with good design and thought. It encouraged thought provoking work and a desire to to famous for doing great things and not for being rich. It was a pun. My name is Rich, so it would have...
Less friends would be great
There are 52 weeks in a year. If you see 2 different people, besides your partner, for an intimate dinner, cup of coffee/milkshake, a round of golf or a night out every weekend, then you’d only properly see ( as opposed to just seeing - which is mere greeting, light banter and shallow conversation before making an excuse to leave ) 104 people a year. Those numbers are a little bit weird,...
I'm over branding
I’m over branding. It’s so fake and lame. Companies and people try show themselves as things that they are not. They are liars. Why can’t everyone be themselves? Why does everyone need branding? I change so much that I can’t really brand myself. How about coming to meet me, you’ll get to know me, see what I do and how I do it. If you rely on what I tell you about...
We were at King Shaka Int Airport over the weekend. And while we were having some chow at Mugg & Bean, we noticed this guy cleaning the bin. It was one of those plastic/glass/paper/general bins. It took him quite a while to do clean it - take the stuff out, put it into a separate bags, spray it down, wipe it, move it, clean under it, move it back, put new bags in. He was smiling and some other...
My Pixel vid on the Vimeo Pixel Channel →
I was quite chuffed when my Pixel Vid was added to the Pixel Channel on Vimeo over the weekend.
One year of employment
So as of the 1st of October, I’ve been employed for over a year. It’s been great, it’s sucked, it’s been fine, it’s been okay, it’s been frustrating, it’s been fun and really cool. I’ve learned a lot, and if I knew this much a year ago, I probably would still be freelancing or have started my own business. I’m glad for the choices I’ve...