July 2, 2024
2 min read

On tragedy, chairs & staying calm

✧ This is our Sunday inspiration roundup, in which we share a smattering of things that moved us or made us think this week. ✧

Here's what's been on our minds.
💭 The work of Finnish designer Eero Aarnio         

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“A chair is a chair, is a chair… but a seat does not necessarily have to be a chair. It can be anything as long as it is ergonomically correct. A seat could even be a small and soft Pony on which you can ride or sit sideways. Pony looks like a child's oversized toy, but its dimensions are suited to adults. We are all big kids, of course.” – Eero Aarnio

💭 This letter from Ernest Hemingway to F. Scott. Fitzgerald

"For Christ sake write and don’t worry about what the boys will say nor whether it will be a masterpiece nor what. I write one page of masterpiece to ninety one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the wastebasket…

Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt use it — don’t cheat with it. Be as faithful to it as a scientist — but don’t think anything is of any importance because it happens to you or anyone belonging to you."

Read the letter here →

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💭 This video by Maddy Beard

Thank you to designer Maddy Beard for appreciating all the little details that make mymind special. We loved this video ♡

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💭 This interview with comic artist Frankie Yoshi

“I always imagine my mind to be like that episode of Spongebob where there’s a bunch of mini-Spongebobs sitting at desks with filing cabinets and running around looking for something.”

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💭 This little diagram by Greg Isenberg

Right click to save the image. Search “calm” or “overthinking” to find it later in your mind.

P.S. If you like mymind, we can safely assume you enjoy a clean, minimalist aesthetic. So you might also appreciate our friends at Minimalism Life. Save the site to your mind as an excellent source of creative tools and ideas.

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