Magic Element

A Designer's blog by Dan Rodrigues at magicelement.com
7 Ways Meditation Increases Creativity
Our creative intelligence is not accessed by effort in the conventional sense that you learned at school or work. We cannot try or strive or strain for it, any more than we can strive to have fingers or feet. It’s more about dissolving the internal barriers that come between us and our innate creative potential, so we can align with it and allow it to flow more freely…
by Orna Ross

7 Ways Meditation Increases Creativity

Our creative intelligence is not accessed by effort in the conventional sense that you learned at school or work. We cannot try or strive or strain for it, any more than we can strive to have fingers or feet. It’s more about dissolving the internal barriers that come between us and our innate creative potential, so we can align with it and allow it to flow more freely…

by Orna Ross

The official opener of the 2012 Pictoplasma Festival (Doomsday Edition)
Festival of Contemporary Character Design and Art

Creative Characters
These wonderful characters form part of a collection which were designed and created by a friend’s Mother. Sole’s Mum has a real talent and needs to be discovered.

Creative Characters

These wonderful characters form part of a collection which were designed and created by a friend’s Mother. Sole’s Mum has a real talent and needs to be discovered.

Creative Truths

Creative Truths

Should I Meditate?
It’s time to wake up to your life. A look at the subtle yet dynamic benefits of meditation on creativity and productivity.

Should I Meditate?

It’s time to wake up to your life. A look at the subtle yet dynamic benefits of meditation on creativity and productivity.

4D Typography
4D Typography is the result of intersectioning, in an orthogonal way in space, two extrusions of the same character, which allows the spectator to read it from, minimum, two different positions in space.An observer searching to enjoy a particular architecture, is forced to move around and through it. The change in perspective generates new spaces in which light acts in different ways…

4D Typography

4D Typography is the result of intersectioning, in an orthogonal way in space, two extrusions of the same character, which allows the spectator to read it from, minimum, two different positions in space.
An observer searching to enjoy a particular architecture, is forced to move around and through it. The change in perspective generates new spaces in which light acts in different ways…

20 inspiring design toys for your desk

Step into any creative studio, and there’s a high chance that you’ll see a sea of small, brightly coloured plastic faces beaming back at you. In a world where digital is the focus for so many, the physical appeal of designer toys have led to them adorning desks far and wide. Designer toys, or ‘art toys’, have been growing steadily in popularity since their emergence in the 1990s. Pieces range from mainstream, mass-appeal productions through to more bespoke, boutique items often limited in number.

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Mana Contemporary Art Center Opens in Jersey City
The Mana Contemporary Art Center is a ground-breaking venture bringing together influential artists, collectors, galleries, dealers and institutions into one core with the purpose of advancing the relationships and creating a single community. Our facility is unlike any other in our field, merging the risk management strategies of museums with the white cube aesthetic and cleanliness of New York’s best galleries.

Mana Contemporary Art Center Opens in Jersey City

The Mana Contemporary Art Center is a ground-breaking venture bringing together influential artists, collectors, galleries, dealers and institutions into one core with the purpose of advancing the relationships and creating a single community. Our facility is unlike any other in our field, merging the risk management strategies of museums with the white cube aesthetic and cleanliness of New York’s best galleries.