By Asa Rodger, first appeared on my blog.
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The VR hype train is full steam ahead going into 2017 and whether it goes anywhere on the tracks of reality or not I love hanging out in the front carriage. 2016’s seen it come to fever-pitch with competitors to HTC’s Vive being churned out every couple of weeks (Google’s Daydream with the Pixel phone is a brilliant duo of tech hardware). Of course, with competition comes accessibility and we’re all going to be plugging in soon enough.

Earlier this year the owner at MadeBrave (the team…


By Asa Rodger, first appeared on my blog.
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When was the last time you felt nothing? The constant haul of gravity isn’t something I consider much but I feel it. It’s under my feet, on the seat of my chair, wrapping round my lower back and tugging on the straps of my bag at my shoulders. I think about it more than I think I think about it.

If, like me, curiosity often gets the better of you and you enjoy feeling like Alice clambering down the rabbit hole from time to time then don’t…


By Asa Rodger, first appeared on my blog.
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Yes, start with an outrageous claim Asa, great idea. Over the past few years of designing designy things I’ve become tired of hearing the ultimate wankery and prestige that seems to lurk around ideas. Everyone has ideas, all day. Little shimmers of passing thoughts as the mind wanders — it’s what our brains are hard-wired to do. And they ARE amazing, especially when we learn how to recognise, guide and apply the ideas. …


By Asa Rodger, first appeared on my blog.
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Five years ago I decided to get rid of my TV. I seen a pie-chart which showed how westerners spend their lives. The top time-eater was sleeping. That’s cool, I’m really into that. Second was working, ok I work way more hours than the standard 40-week but manage to enjoy most of it. And in a royal third place, standing up there on the podium with sleep and work was ‘watching TV’. Hang on, what? I’m going to spend my life watching TV?

The…


By Asa Rodger, first appeared on my blog.
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Is there such a thing as sleeping better? Faster? Could I argue that I could sleep 5 hours, and you could sleep 8, but I am better rested?
I think so.

I floated through my first 26 years of life sleeping really well, I still sleep really well but with a bit of investment in to it because I think it’s so so… SO important. The first 26 years I would take it or leave it; a good night’s kip was a bonus, a restless night had…


By Asa Rodger, first appeared on my blog.
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You might’ve seen it, trending over on LinkedIn. A series about ‘thanking your mentor’. Vader’s Emperor and Skywalker’s Obi, we’re all products of our environment, dark or light. For a long time I’ve been conscious about who I surround myself with and what I consume. We think about consumption through our mouths making us what and who we are, physically. But I’m easily influenced and I also consume through my eyes and ears.

It sounds a bit of a woo-woo claim (disclaimer: I’m all for spirituality BUT…

Asa

Open-mind & scrambling for improvement. Side-projects, solo travel & turning to-do lists to done lists! Designer at @MadeBrave > asarodger.carrd.co

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