habit zero #152

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

one thing I observed   I found this magical circle of light yesterday, during my walk in Tel-Aviv. Honestly, I don’t know how people can walk by it without stopping and staring. I find it mesmerizing. The spiral chain of lights that seems to be thoughtfully arranged clashes with the sloppy pieces of tape holding it in place. The bright circle looks like a source of light against the dark background. One might think this object is trivial — I find it enigmatic. A few minutes later, I found its counterpart. A perfect, clear circle through which the sky was apparent, surrounded by strange, fractal patterns of paint, or lack of it. one thing I thought of   When you become aware of something, like the first circle I found, your mind gets tuned into similar stimuli. But what seems like harmony, on the one hand, can embed surprising dimensions of tension in aspects where the two insights contradict each other. Looking at two similar things, side by side can reveal a lot about each of them. It is as if one emphasizes some traits of the other. The same applies when finding creative solutions to the challenges you have. … Read More

habit zero #144

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

one thing I observed   Few things can be more visually satisfying than a contrast — a conflict between two visually distinct things. When I saw this plant with this striking background, I just had to stop and capture it. The contrast is spawned across multiple dimensions: the colors, the textures, and the life and apparent flow of the leaf vs. the stillness of the wall. All these different aspects create a tension between the leaf and its background, but it is such a tension you cannot take your eyes off. In a sense, these two subjects are a perfect match. one thing I thought of   Opposites often attract to each other. But sometimes contrasting concepts or objects become even more powerful by the presence of their counterparts. The contrasting object often enhances the features of the second one and makes its uniqueness more apparent. And isn’t that what being a perfect couple is all about? By looking for a contrast, or an opposite concept, we can discover something new about things we think we already know. The contrasting concept is acting as an amplifier to unexpected aspects which we might not initially notice. The same idea can be … Read More

habit zero #138

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

one thing I observed   I’ll admit it: people who see me on the street are probably thinking I’m weird. Imagine someone stopping in the middle of the road, looking down, pulling out his smartphone and photographing what to most people is nothing more than misplaced garbage. Yep, pretty strange. But for me, these leftovers are often magical. This battered packaging caught my eyes because of how it clashes with its background in more than one way. The cardboard is light, while the asphalt it is placed on is black. The message it sends (apparently of a glamorous Italian design) clashes perfectly with the hard, dirty road, and with the tire marks decorating it. The perfect precision of the product the package was designed for conflicts with the imperfect shape of the cardboard after it met the hard reality of the street. one thing I thought of   Like coincidences, contradictions catches our eyes and the attention of our mind. When two things are the opposite of each other, they create contrast. And just like babies focus their attention on contrasting colors, our brain is tuned in to such anomalies. The tension created by contrasting things is the source of … Read More

habit zero #127

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   Yesterday we played with the Natural Order Seed. My Insight was derived from one possible interpretation of the Seed: I found order in a chaotic and random environment. But you couldn’t see this in the Insight itself since the context was not part of it. So today we will play again with the same Seed, but let’s take it literally: let’s find Insights in which both the chaos and the order play together.

habit zero #084

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   Today, we are looking for opposites — two things in the same frame, working perfectly together although they are opposites. It’s a loose and open definition, but this just means we have a great opportunity to surprise ourselves.

Waterless Ocean

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creative Challenge

You know how sometimes things make little sense on first look and then just fall into place? Today, we will find around us something that sounds impossible. How? By letting our imagination take the lead.