Hello my friends,
Welcome to your weekly curated view of the internet.
This week’s highlights:
Friends of CMMN WLTH, Laceless Design, are kicking off their annual community design competition this week and it’s their boldest yet. If you’re a creator and have dreamed of producing your own footwear don’t miss the opportunity.
There’s an alternative to “climbing the ladder”. Accelerate your career by finding the “side door”.
How high performing people turn on the “creativity faucet” to get to the good ideas.
Let's get into it ↓
Laceless Design, just announced their annual design competition, and this year it’s in collaboration with manufacturing innovator, Desma. This year’s brief asks: What if the open design community had access to the industry's biggest technologies?
The grand prize? A limited production run of the winning design.
If you’re not watching F1 Drive to Survive on Netflix you’re missing out. Aside from driver drama, it offers a fascinating insight into the tech and innovation that goes into building an F1 team. Trung Phan breaks down how it finds its way into everyday use.
Clayton Chambers is on a mission to decode men’s fashion and his newsletter, Sprezza, has been making some spot-on takes. Read his piece on why sportswear is the new streetwear.
If you want to accelerate your career don’t climb the ladder, enter through the “side door”. The framework:
The best opportunities in life are often self-created.
Changing the rules in the game pushes the odds in your favor.
Creative, out-of-the-box thinkers matched with relentless tenacity will always be valued.
Why workcations don’t work. “Every day turned into a half work-day, half family-day – usually dictated by the constraints of du jour.”
Promotions and pay rises are few and far between and are therefore not sufficient measures of progress. Knowing where you stand, who surrounds you, and where you want to go is far more important.
At the beginning of the year, I ditched the iPad and went back to a physical pen and notebook for notetaking. I find that I retain information better and can think more clearly as a result. Here’s some inspiration if you’re considering doing the same.
Generate high quality ideas by opening the “creativity faucet”. By doing so you can flush out the bad ideas and find a creative flow state.
“Sitting silently for at least three seconds during a difficult moment in a negotiation, confrontation, or even conversation makes both people more deliberative -- and leads to better outcomes.” Do not underestimate the power of silence.
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Hi…hope all is good. I’ve always aspired in sneaker design from a very young age and I still design to keep my passion for sneaker design afloat. My worst fear is to let my passion and talent towards the fashion industry go to waste. How do I sign up and what can I do to have further progress in sneaker design?