the Aesthetics

A few excellent extras that aid and inspire my creative endeavors and positively influence me. I love anything that cultivates curiosity and question and deepens thought. I also love aesthetically-pleasing my senses. Anything that smells like Neroli, feels calm, looks beautiful (to me), and has a warming sound to it…I’m all in.

I also believe that everything we come into contact with has an influence on us. Is it a good influence? Could it be a bad influence? Maybe. Regardless, it's an influence. Here are some things that have influenced me…

TED Talks.

These need little introduction. Change-making happens here.

Creative Live.

I could get lost here for days. Creative Live is an online emporium of classes to boost your creative process whether that be any kind of art medium to self-improvement to writing and advertising and graphic design. Super cool stuff here.

Chase Jarvis’ Podcast.

The creator of Creative Live has a podcast that's well worth listening to. I recommend subscribing and always listen through the end. The Q + A is the best part and you'll get real-world, no bullshit advice. I love it.

The Tim Ferris Show.

I love Tim's books: The 4 Hour Workweek, The 4 Hour Body, The 4 Hour Chef, Tools of Titans, and Tribe of Mentors. Tim's podcasts are like his books: direct, creative and clever. He takes everything and anything and asks, either "why?" or "why not?". Brilliant.