Last updated: 22.4.2020

What the title says.
This is an ongoing personal list with music that helps me get into the zone.

In his book, Deep Work, Cal Newport refers to the term “Deep work” as the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task.
If you think…

Last updated: 27.9.2021

Principles are ways of successfully dealing with reality to get what you want out of life. Some people may call it your personal manifesto in life. Your manifesto highlights your values, what really matters for you, imagine a big compass helping you navigate through life. Principles should…

As answered by Alfred Hitchcock 👇

A clear horizon — nothing to worry about on your plate, only things that are creative and not destructive and that’s within yourself. Within me I can’t bear quarreling, I can’t bear feelings between people. I think hatred is wasted energy and it’s…

This is considered to be a classic book, in the genre of dystopian novels. While being still halfway through, I was already thinking that it was my favourite amongst the 3 famous dystopian novels (Orwell’s 1984 and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451).

What fascinates me is that Aldus Huxley wrote this…

Last updated: 7.4.2021
i — italics are thoughts, todo’s, feedback

One of my favourite words, is the greek one, synthesis. The way I see it, synthesis is all about combining different components/elements/ideas to form a new one, a connected whole.

Maaan I love chicken McNuggets! But I also love the…

This is an interesting question: Try to answer this without using your name, job title, birthplace, what your hobbies are or who your friends are.

I’m in the process of designing and building my website/portfolio and this question came up somewhere, while I was procrastinating through the interwebs instead of…

Last updated — 15.4.2019

Design can be everything. If you look around you now, chances are most things you see are designed by someone. This is an ongoing list that helps me define what Design is. I prefer to keep the definitions simple.

01. Design is never done. It iterates and evolves.
02. De·sign /dəˈzīn/
03. Do or plan (something) with a specific purpose or intention in mind.
04. Design is about being intentional about something.
05. Design is the discipline of problem solving.
06. Design is about listening, being agile, changing habit, moving, and not stopping — John Maeda
07. Good Design has constraints.
08. Good Design has principles.
09. Design is both art and science.
10. Design is about learning to see.

Last updated — 11.3.2021

01. Expecting the unexpected.
02. Connecting the unconnected.
03. Creativity is about doing.
04. Combining seemingly different ideas/components to form something new.
05 . Creativity is future-proof, human, global and technology-agnostic.
06. Stealing from everywhere like an artist, then remixing to form something new that communicates something.
07. Creativity works perfect with constraints.
08. Creativity solves problems.
09. Creativity is like a muscle. It can be strengthened with practice and effort.
10. Creativity is a lot about going to places you didn’t intend. Starting without knowing where it’s gonna end up. #skillshare #quote
11. Creativity loves constraints.
12. Creativity is about making ideas happen. #doing

If you think about it, time is one or maybe the most precious resource you own. Why? Because it’s limited. You also can’t reverse it. Can you buy time? Sure you can, in some ways.

→ When you get from point A to B using Beat, Uber or whatever car…

I’m a CSS enthusiast. After working with CSS for the previous 7 years, it still suprises me! There is always something new to learn if you are driven by curiosity. This time it was CSS Counters, so I’m sharing what I learned.

CSS counters let you adjust the appearance of…

a.litis

Creative Developer. Interested in all things web, design & books. I believe in Humans and sharing knowledge.

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