Sunday Night Thoughts

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I’ve been scoping out design agencies this weekend and found a great quote from Baji.  I highly recommend you check them out. Great work, and great beliefs. Such as:

 

Kurt Vonnegut once wrote, “There’s only one rule I know of, babies—God d@$n it, you’ve got to be kind.” Kurt probably said that a little more strongly than we would, but you get the idea. Certainly, he didn’t mean be nice when he said be kind. He wasn’t nice by any stretch. So, what did he mean?

There are lots of nice people in the world who aren’t very kind. They’ll smile at you. They’ll patronize you. They’ll tell you yes when they should tell you no. They’ll hold your hand all the way to hell.

Nice and kind are not the same—though sometimes they work together. Kind people care about you and others. They care so much that sometimes they’ll say the hard word because it’s needed. They’ll turn you out because they know it’s what’s best for you. They’ll push you when you’re ready to give up. They’ll see what you can be instead of what you are. And sometimes, you won’t think they’re being very nice.

 Some of the kindest people we’ve known have been the hardest on us. We salute them, and we strive to be like them: kind, not nice.

WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PROCESS?
THINK ABOUT IT, THEN DO IT. THEN SCRAP IT. THEN THINK AGAIN, AND REDO IT. THEN REFINE IT. THEN SHOW IT TO PEOPLE. THEN SCRAP IT. THEN THINK ABOUT IT AGAIN AND REDO IT. THEN SHOW IT TO PEOPLE. THEN REFINE IT. THEN REFINE IT. THEN TEST IT. THEN REFINE IT. THEN DO MORE DESIGN. THEN LEAVE IT ALONE. THEN LOOK AT IT AGAIN. THEN DO MORE DESIGNING. THEN REFINE IT. THEN PRESENT IT. NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER.

- Joe Shouldice of YesYesYes

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Crowsflight

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Crowsflight by Brooklyn’s CW&T.

Fall semester last year when I was in Copenhagen, I hadn’t yet gotten data on my iPhone and had to go through the painstaking task of “downloading” maps before I set out on my adventure. I just stumbled on this new app called Crowsflight, and it sounds incredible.

“By combining location data (GPS) with the compass, Crowsflight provides mapless navigation in an intuitive, glance-at-it kind of way.”

For all you DIS-ers out there reading my blog, download this now. I promise it will save you a lot of stress when you’re exploring the windy streets of Venice or walking back to your hostel after a movie in London.

Click the picture above to learn more…

Moroccan Film

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It’s been ages since these were taken, but I recently got my Illford film developed from my trip to Morocco in April. It was an incredible trip, and I recommend everyone to travel to Morocco once in your life.

I promise to update on my last trip to France with my host family before I left Denmark as well.

I’m now back in the US, going to summer school and working and living an average joe life and confused on why I’m not boarding a plane in the near future.

Being back is so strange.

hilsen,

Sam

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The Past Week

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I’ve been busy wrapping up my final weeks in Copenhagen and my Junior Year Abroad, and I’ve been doing so much that I can’t even keep up with blog posts. I still owe Morocco a grand blog entry, but that will have to wait for a while. Last week I finished up Watercolor, presented my final Architecture project (a year-round boat rental on the Copenhagen harbour), and of course had some adventures with my friends. The pictures below are just a taste of my past week or so: celebrating in the Botanical Gardens, finishing my model, going to Malmö, Sweden for the Öresundsfestival (Fallulah, Kashmir, When Saints Go Machine), and a quick shot of my new ink. Rejse, or trip, journey, voyage.

As I said, I’ve been doing so much that I can’t even keep up. I’m currently writing for a deck overlooking the old town of Nice, France. Updates soon!

hilsen,

Sam

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8 Tallet

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Life has been crazy. Ever since returning from Morocco two weeks ago it has been go go go at school. And sadly, my days abroad are numbered so it’s all bittersweet trying to fit in Copenhagen adventures whilst canceling your Fitness World membership. It’s started to wind down a tad at the DIS, but I still have some final projects to finish (such as, um, that thing called studio). I haven’t had much time to even look at my pictures from Africa, but I promise they’ll be going up soon (and you won’t be disappointed).

In other news, Denmark had “National Prayer Day” last Friday which meant no school! To celebrate, my friends Bea and Mad traveled out to BIG’s 8 Tallet, or 8 House south of KBH. Here is some pictures from our adventure:

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A Little Vienna Déjà Vu

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Well, hjem igen (home again). Back in the cold north. Before jumping into my time in Morocco and what’s next for my remaining time at good old DIS, I wanted to taake et awwhn back to my weekend in glamorous Wien with the one and only Camille Saunders and her awesome crew at the Villa. It was a really fun weekend of shenanigans, Austrian charm, and a great museum. Check it out:

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And BOOM, It’s Morocco

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I haven’t yet blogged about my trip last weekend to Vienna, but since I’m already in the center (literally) of my next adventure, it will have to wait.

I’m currently writing this from my mint-green closet sized hostel room right off from Djemma el-Fna in the beating heart of Marakech, Morocco. And I’m not exaggerating: the center square is truly, “the greatest show on earth.”

Marrakech is so overwhelming. People every which way, fruit vendors, beggars, belly dancers, and a million motorcycles. It’s my first night here and I am now getting the hang of things, but at first it was a culture shock. Whoa, we are not in Europe anymore. Thank god I took Spanish so I could semi understand our French speaking taxi. Also there are scams galore. I’ve already payed way to much for things (taxi, having someone show us to our hostel) haha. You live and you learn. I can see my bank account really starting to dwindle.

Anyway, Todd and I ate at the main square tonight (I had full grilled fish, Todd had delicious or so he says, meat of some sort). We found bottled water and maneuvered our way though crowds and crowds back to our hole in the wall hostel.

Blogging from the iPhone. Ready to sleep off the shock and go full blast tomorrow.

I am equally stress and excited. Traveling is just as scary as it is addicting. To travel is to live, or something corny like that.

Hilsen,

Sam

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