Joke Of The Day08-01-2013
Why Michelangelo finished the Sistine Chapel?
Because he did not have a mobile.
Why Bach wrote more than 1,000 compositions for organ?
Because he had no gear upgrades.
Perfection In Simplicity08-02-2008
Just found: In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away - Antoine de Saint Exupery. Thats true, man. I can't even say more.
Prinicples of Simplicity11-01-2007
Some principles of simplicity by dear John Maeda
- REDUCE - The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction
- ORGANIZE - Organization makes a system of many appear fewer
- TIME - Savings in time feel like simplicity
- LEARN - Knowledge makes everything simpler
- DIFFERENCES - Simplicity and complexity need each other
- CONTEXT - What lies in the periphery of simplicity is definitely not peripheral
- EMOTION - More emotions are better than less
- TRUST - In simplicity we trust
- FAILURE - Some things can never be made simple
- THE ONE - Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful
I can't agree with almost all, for example: Simplicity and complexity need each other. No. Simplicity has aggressive character in its nature. Complexity is warm, in chaos, Yin, black, misty. The Simple eats Complexity for its breakfast. Simplicity is the output, quintessence, exhaltation, the attractor. Simplicity and complexity doesn't need each other.
More on Wabi-Sabi.
1. The property, condition, or quality of being simple or uncombined.
2. Absence of luxury or showiness; plainness.
3. Absence of affectation or pretense.
a. Lack of sophistication or subtlety; naiveté.
b. Lack of good sense or intelligence; foolishness.
a. Clarity of expression.
b. Austerity in embellishment.