Changing it up

IN RECENT MONTHS, parts of DK have been regrouping on the road, while some of us are in Phnom Penh. We are trying to sketch out the 'why' of DK. The purpose, the whole thing. I know we've been 'at it' since 1994, in various ways and shapes, but now,…

Timesaving tip: Commit to something

YOU GET STARTED. You don't finish. Why is this? Competing interests. Times that you were starting to do something, and then you didn't, because... what? Distraction. Something came up. Something that you thought was going to happen didn't, because of... what? Lack of commitment. Lack of conviction. Something else popped…

Up II

'MADE IT.' 'What?' 'The accountability thing.' 'What thing?' 'You know. Getting you to write down what you want to do this week. And then asking you if you did it.' '...' 'You said you wanted that, right?' 'That was like, half a year ago!' 'Yeah, sorry. But. I've gotten some…

Introducing Nostalgia Cà Phê

[caption id="attachment_8886" align="alignleft" width="820"] New. Launches 1 Sept 2017 at Kismuth Books[/caption]   A NEW BOOK is going to launch on 1 September. It's called Nostalgia Ca Phe.  I'm really looking forward to seeing this one go out into the world. Not your usual kind of book, Nostalgia. It's a…

New discoveries ahead (probably)

DISCOVERING THE WORLD of internet conversations, more and more, bit by bit. Late to the party on this one. In the past three years, a faction of DK has been insisting on the importance of 'real life conversation.' For 'true connection.' This has become so important that we designed something…

In her own voice

CLEAR WRITING. Is important. Direct, to the point. You don't have to get ornamental with it. These are the things I am saying to the person I used to be, not even two years ago. I guess sometimes you have to revisit the spots where you were, and look at…

Anchor points

[caption id="attachment_8978" align="alignright" width="150"] Exhibit 'S'[/caption] WRITING TODAY, again. Also, some Illustrator. It's been a really long time. I almost forgot how to use this. But I always think about something that someone said when we used to gather designers for 'first Monday Designers' Korner' at Stumbling Monk in Seattle.…

Transformational change starts with space

[caption id="attachment_8947" align="alignleft" width="820"] Fig I. Reading about change. Transformational change, in fact.[/caption] ***     WHY DO WE INSIST on 'making space for uncertainty?' here at DK? Because it's important to give room for things to emerge... things like *transformational* change. SN, whom we met a few years ago…

Nomad life of artist-wanderers

FOUND THIS. From Culture360: In 1996 Michael Haerdter of Berlin's Künstlerhaus Bethanien called artists “post-modern nomads” or “wanderers between cultures”.  Migrating artists, he said, "belong with the many transcultural messengers of a world whose keywords are nomadism and globalism." Goes on to say the fact that we see the invention (and…

A day to write

A DAY. A full day. All to myself. To write. No meetings, no fast internet connection to distract and take me away into the wide cyberspatial wonders. I am happy about this time. Making the time. Showing up for myself, to finish something that, hey, it's been a long time…