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11 Scientifically Proven Reasons Why Night Owls Get More Done |

New York Bridges at night. ©Motherhaus LLC

The early bird doesn’t always catch the worm. In fact, night owls are probably getting a lot more done–and are a lot more successful.

I knew I wasn’t the only one who appreciated working into the night. Here are the benefits of being a night owl:

  1. You’ll find peace and tranquility
  2. More than likely, you are a workhorse
  3. You will always have time for happy hour
  4. You are more likely to be entrepreneurial
  5. You are probably stronger
  6. You’re as free as a bird
  7. You are more likely to be creative
  8. You tend to be much more relaxed
  9. You just may have a higher IQ
  10. You can catch up on the World Wide Web
  11. You are able to adapt to a 9-to-5 (if you absolutely have to)

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Export Illustrator Layers and/or Artboards as PNGs and PDFs

I finally found a script to do this. If you design in Adobe Illustrator, here’s a must-have add-on. Major time-saver. Works in CS6.

From Matther Ericson,

link: Export Illustrator Layers and/or Artboards as PNGs and PDFs | Matthew Ericson –

From “Bling Ring” to Oprah, “The Secret” lives on

Byrne has acknowledged that “The Secret” is inspired by “The Science of Getting Rich,” a 1910 self-help book, still in print, that encouraged readers to focus their thinking on wealth. (The official “The Secret” Web page offers e-book downloads of the older tome.) While “The Secret” added elements of quantum physics, Radford said, the general theme of success or failure hinging on thought was nothing new.

“One of the interesting facets of this mentality is that it keeps reviving itself,” said Radford. “In skepticism we have what we call rubber duck syndrome. The rubber ducks at the carnival, when you push them down with a stream of water, they pop right back up.” Indeed, despite Alexis Neiers’ imprisonment and struggles with addiction, her mother still identifies with “Secret”-inflected beliefs, sharing tenets of the visualization-based New Thought movement and descriptions of “vibrational directors” on her personal Facebook page.

via From “Bling Ring” to Oprah, “The Secret” lives on –

Dim Lighting Sparks Creativity

New German research finds a darkened room encourages freedom of thought and inspires innovation.

There are certain times when you want the lights turned way down low. One such time, according to recent research, is when you need to think creatively.

“Darkness increases freedom from constraints, which in turn promotes creativity,” report  Anna Steidle of the University of Stuttgart and Lioba Werth of the University of Hohenheim. A dimly lit environment, they explain in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, “elicits a feeling of freedom, self-determination, and reduced inhibition,” all of which encourage innovative thinking.

via Dim Lighting Sparks Creativity –.

He came from outer space to save the human race


Opera Singer, Performance Artist, Rock Star: Klaus Nomi would have been 70 years old today.

When you’ve got an hour and half, check out The Nomi Song. The complete documentary is available online and you’ll see a New York you almost forgot had once existed or a New York you wish you had been around to see.

Those of us who came to New York, came here because we did not fit in to where we grew up. We were misfits, and the only place misfits could go was New York City and find other misfits and then just go wild.

~ Ann Magnuson

At the time when everybody was arriving and starting up, everybody was in the same boat. Nobody had any money. Everybody was eating pizza and doughnuts. It just wasn’t, it wasn’t about success. Everybody had the dream, but it just felt like we’re here for awhile together, and it was actually a really great kind of camaraderie that you have when there’s no threat that someone’s going to do better you you. Everyone was just exploding with creativity. Everyone was supporting each other and it was really art for art’s sake.

~ Kenny Scharf

And then there’s today. Nomi, we still need saving.


Nomi Dietrich

Nomi - Who From Below


Van Gogh Shadow: Digital Lighting and 3D Visual Mapping


Luca Agnani // Digital lighting, 3d & Visual Mapping

Real Painting

1. Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries
2. Langlois Bridge at Arles, The
3. Farmhouse in Provence
4. White House at Night, The
5. Still Life
6. Evening The Watch (after Millet)
7. View of Saintes-Maries
8. Bedroom
9. Factories at Asnieres Seen
10. White House at Night, The
11. Restaurant
12. First Steps (after Millet)
13. Self-Portrait

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MOTHERHAUS: pictures & conversations

Once upon a time…
Since the days of sagas and fairy tales, people have been inspired by stories.

Motherhaus is a place for storytelling. We have over 20 years of experience creating worlds around brands and ideas, telling nuanced stories that resonate.

We can bring your story to life through the power of pictures & conversations.

Pictures are the visual and intuitive expression of your ideas. They transmit your message before a word is even read.

Conversations are the connections you make. They are online and offline, personal and professional. They are any of the ways you interface with your audience.

Applied Magic
In addition to pictures & conversations, great storytelling needs a little magic. It’s the glue that holds worlds together. Our magical tools include:

  • sacred geometry
  • mystical symbolism
  • color theory
  • feng shui
  • astrology
  • We apply these old traditions in a modern, forward-looking way, for a richer, multi-layered story.

    What’s your story?
    Motherhaus will bring it to life.

  • Branding
  • Experiential Design
  • Online Content & Technology
  • Tactical Materials & Fulfillment
  • Consultative Services
  • Give us a call.

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    Swedish disco fight club

    Letting loose at lunchtime, Swedes disco dance (via AFP)

    Eva Bjoerkman munches on a sandwich, chats with colleagues, and then twirls and bounces to the rhythm at “Lunch Beat”, a growing movement in Sweden mixing a work break with a bit of disco fever. “This is so much fun!” the 28-year-old recruitment worker shouts above the pulsating, electronic beat. “…

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    Pop Magic! by Grant Morrison

    All you need to begin the practice of magic is concentration, imagination and the ability to laugh at yourself and learn from mistakes. Some people like to dress up as Egyptians or monks to get themselves in the mood; others wear animal masks or Barbarella costumes. The use of ritual paraphernalia functions as an aid to the imagination only. Anything you can imagine, anything you can symbolize, can be made to produce magical changes in your environment.

    via Pop Magic! by Grant Morrison.

    Björk on Colbert

    Björk re: elves, “It’s all about respect. You know.”
    (at about 04:20)


    Theory suggests Stonehenge built to duplicate a sound-based illusion | The Raw Story

    Theory suggests Stonehenge built to duplicate a sound-based illusion | The Raw Story.

    Scientists have known for a long time that sound waves coming from opposite directions can cancel each other out, creating areas of relative quiet. This is not just a laboratory effect, but can be observed, for example, if two pipers play their pipes as they walk around a field.

    Now an acoustic researcher has theorized that the unusual layout of the ancient uprights at Stonehenge was designed to mimic this effect.