habit zero #132

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the challenge   Today we are playing Total Recall. You challenge is to pick a visual Insight (or any other photo for that matter) you’ve captured in the past and write a short story or a poem inspired by it. Note that you shouldn’t describe what really happened in the scene you’ve captured. Just use what you see in the Insight as a trigger for imagining an entirely new story. my insight   The light drew her like as if she was a moth. It was bright white, and yet somehow it managed to color the night in blue. She was hypnotized. Every step she took she knew herself less. Deep inside she knew what would happen when she reached the invisible source of light, but it was inevitable. The penetrating bass made her heart beat, or was it the other way around? She closed her eyes and went in. The doors closed behind her. When she opened her eyes, it was surprisingly dark. Only the beating bass suggested this was the same place she had walked toward. The infinite space was full of people, but she was never so alone. She cannot go back. There’s nowhere to go back … Read More

habit zero #121

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the challenge   Yesterday, I dedicated the daily entry to the first word that defines my values — my ethics, as Todd Henry calls it. This is my operating system. At least this is what I aspire it to be. Today’s entry is dedicated to its second layer.

Imaginative Implementation

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Innovation is almost always associated with having new ideas. We all know that having a creative idea is just the beginning of a possibly long journey — the journey toward its successful implementation. And yet, it seems like the ideation phase of a project often gets all the fame and glory. Ideation is the cool activity where the magic happens. The rest is often treated as a necessary evil — something that has to be done and obviously requires technical skills, but which has little to do with innovation per se.

habit zero #105

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the challenge   Our creative assignment for today is to create a sculpture out of toys or part of toys. The Seed the sculpture should be inspired by is Change. Let’s see how it goes..

habit zero #103

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the challenge   Today we take our creative practice to the kitchen. Our assignment when playing with the Sous Chef Prism is to create an Insight using things we can find in the kitchen. What things? Well, practically anything, as long as it is in your kitchen. And the outcome of this challenge is as open: a sculpture, a kind of drawing done with stuff you find, a dish you prepare — anything goes. The Seed we are playing with is the Time Zone Seed. Ready? Let’s play!

habit zero #101

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Welcome back to the second volume of Habit Zero. I know, “the second volume” sounds a bit pretentious, but I love the sound of it. It creates a sense of a new beginning and, at the same time, acknowledge the fact we have already spent 100 days together with creative challenges, insights, and reflections. If you are reading this, you are already part of this journey or a newcomer. So, welcome! Or welcome back!

habit zero #100

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A few years ago, which seems as far as another life, I launched a year-long photography project called TLV365. I set a goal to capture and publish one photo a day, and by that to create a collage of an eclectic, surprising, city — a city you can love or hate, but you cannot stay indifferent to. With the number of photos many of you probably capture each day, this might sound like a trivial task. But it was the commitment to do so seven days a week for an entire year that turned this project into a real creative challenge. Add to that the desire to do reasonably good work, and you got yourself a full-time job.

habit zero #093

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the challenge   It’s a perfect sunny day here in Israel, despite the low morning temperature. So, it is a great opportunity to go out on a short hike in nature. I am taking with me the Dr. Seuss Seed, and with this quote on it, surprises are guaranteed!

habit zero #082

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A new year is starting today. Everyone seems occupied with summaries and predictions, analysis and decisions. It’s a classic time to look ahead, to come up with some New Year’s resolutions. And maybe forget all about them tomorrow. We love such dates — such milestones. We are embracing this opportunity to reflect and direct our life. Or maybe we are glad we can do it one day a year and get it over with. Or we are just doing what everyone else seems to do. A new year is starting today and for many it will be a re-run of the previous one. Unless…

habit zero #081

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the challenge   Today we are playing with a special challenge. To start with, it is seedless. Here’s the deal: you need to pick an object — something you can actually see in front of you or maybe even pick up — and describe it as if this is the first time you see it. For obvious reasons, I chose… my keyboard. Now, I’m working hard trying to ignore the fact that I am using it, and treat it as a strange, unfamiliar object.