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A Whole New World Built In Vintage Ring Boxes

A Whole New World Built In Vintage Ring Boxes

Never before has thinking inside the box resulted in such refreshing imagination. These tiny and intricate dioramas examining history first came about when the artist TALWST was challenged by a Parisian street vendor to make something with an old ring box. And, as The Guardian reported, the Canadian-Trinidadian creator is still hunting for ring boxes at antique markets and on ebay seven years later. In the March interview, TALWST told the newspaper, “I want the viewer to open the box and feel they have been transported to another world.”

Errrbody loves McDonalds

    Errrybody loves McDonalds looks at a combination of two points in history: one when there was a lack of technology and life was slower paced and the golden age of the golden arches.

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    Dejeuner sur l

      The details of Déjeuner sur I are truly remarkable when considering the scale of this ring box.You can almost hear the vibrant laughter of the sunbathers.

      El Torero

        TALWST told The Guardian that El Torero is an homage to one of his favorite painters, Edouard Manet’s La Muerte del Torero.

        First Flakes of Winter

          First Flakes of Winter captures the magical time when fall makes way for the next season and brings the enchantment of a first snow.

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          Started From The Bottom Now We Here pt1

            Started From The Bottom Now We Here pt1 looks at the evolution of the human race and how far we’ve come from cave sketching.

            Started From The Bottom Now We Here pt2

              Started From The Bottom Now We Here pt2 shows how some people create art now, away from the cave.

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              Tallest Box 1

                This TALWST piece shows the delight of sailing at night and the mystery that overcomes you when traveling in the dark.

                Wet Dream

                  Wet Dream was the first piece created back in 2008 and shows a water wonderland.

                  Summer in the Winter

                    Summer in the Winter makes a bold comment on climate change.

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                    Space Family Rothschild

                      Space Family Rothschild is an ode to conspiracy theorists who believe the Rothschilds were aliens.

                      See more art that speaks volumes in 15 Life Lessons From Banksy Street Art That Will Leave You Lost For Words.

                      Featured photo credit: TALWST via talwst.com

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                      How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                      How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                      Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

                      The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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                      The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

                      Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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                      Review Your Past Flow

                      Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

                      Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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                      Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

                      Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

                      Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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                      Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

                      Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

                      We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

                      Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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