11 November 2007

What do you love?


What do you love?, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

I love to ask the question "what do you love?" The photos above are from a session I facilitated at The Overlap. But I do this all the time. Here's a list of things people say they love:

Laughing
Internet
Jim Woodring
Gutsy weird people
Elvis
Money
Starting companies
Networking
Ping Pong
Gardening
Laughing till I cry
Pirates
Humor
Zings!
Children laughing
Drawing challenging or cool stuff
Bright colors
Free post-its
Design
Contemporary marbles
Cool shoes
Paper
Old comics
Coming up with wild ideas for comics
Information design
Optigan keyboard
Art
Handmade album covers
Shoes and handbags
Woodworking
Magic erasers
Energy
Dancing
Couches
Calvin and Hobbes
Drawing comics
Music
Dance
Ted's super skull drawing
Cottage interiors
Martha Stewart Living
Comics
Whole Foods
High-concept mix CDs
Creativity
Drawing
Design
Writing
Furniture
Chaos and change
Cooking
Our house
Chocolate
Wine and cheese
Italian food
French fries
Trailer trash dinners
Nachos
Breakfast on the front porch with the New York Times (waffles)
Rafennelli Zin
Cake
Cheese
Coffee! Mostly Latte's
Learning about cooking
Sailing
Lunch
Food and drink
Iced tea
Snow skiing
Live music
Comics
Interweb
Jack and Rexella Van Impe
Sales
Marker fumes
Toronto
That there may be waffles
That a company like this [XPLANE] exists
Refining concepts without "talking" them through
Dave Gray
Breaking out of linear thought
The open door policy
Ideas and burrito boyz
Burritos
Getting outside
Pepsi
Ryan Coleman
Comfy seats
Insight
Iconography
That you're here
Sunshine
Growing things
Cycling
How engaging visual information is
Pen and paper
Flowers
Visual thinking
Drawing
Love
Sketching
Photography
Smiling
Clarity
Emphasize important concepts
Learning from others
Learning about new ways to incorporate art with business
The power of visual language... tell me more!
See concepts from a distance
Flexible, "unplanned" agenda
Simplicity
Clarity
Accuracy
Easier to understand
Easy communication
Conversation
Communicating
Writing
Add depth and insight
Learning
Sharing my own experiences
The collective desire to learn
Having fun
Engaging, interesting presentations
The peanut gallery
The community
Community
Novelty
Connections
Socializing
Collaboration
Meeting different people
Sense of community
Brainstorming, exploration
That I don't get to do this 9-5 pm
Sharing of tools, concepts
Knowledge sharing
The physical environment, location
The beer and conversation that follows
Kewl doods
People looking for a different way to do stuff
Expressing complex ideas
Experiencing a creative process
The community "vibe"
Getting inspired
Identity
Sharing of ideas
The people
Not having a clue why people are here and what they bring to the table!
Community
Pretty pictures
Simplifying complexity
Simplicity
Simplicity
Information design
People
Customers, friends
Relationships
Passion, vision, fire
Cool people doing cool stuff
Clarity
Not thinking
The scientist diagram intro game
Communication without language barriers
Cool ideas coming together
The prospect of helping clients "get it" quickly
Risk
Learning
Participating
Juxtaposing ideas
Learning
Effectiveness
Being inspired
Process
New paradigms
Changing the way people think
Changing the way I see things
Making an impact
To draw more better
Pictures
Being exposed to new ideas
Learning new ways to do things
The ideas
The learning experience
Innovation
Organizing my projects visually
To combine words and images
To collaborate
Wrestling with what's not quite known
The way my name tag moves up and down
Mess
My tribe
To observe how people exceed their own expectations when participating in a good conversation
ASILOMAR
The diversity that exists at the borders
Freedom to rethink conventions
Consistent inconsistency
On Monday I get to return to changing the world
Post-its
I do not love the name "The Overlap." I do love the ideas it seeks to find a name -- and a habitation delightful -- for.
Opportunity
Cold? Beer Wine? Use the garbage can in your room + ice machine
Opportunity to explore the future
Getting people drawing
Opportunity
Open source thinking
Getting away from a chilly San Francisco "summertime."
Sharing and learning from others
Community
Cross-pollination
[Infinity symbol]
[Torch symbol]
Smart people acting silly
A messy desk
Community
Toggling between abstract frameworks and concrete solutions
Personal growth
Clarity through language

What do you love?

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14 comments:

Nana said...

candies

Anonymous said...

Learning

Anonymous said...

I love money and working..

It is an intention that goes out from my past of being broke several times. The idea comes from not enjoying past condition of financially powerless condition.

As for working, it is something that is more genuine as an intention, although like everyone else I'm still prefer to work on something that I like.

J.C. Carvill
Email: support@cosmosing.com
URL: http://www.cosmosing.com/jeanclaudecarvill/index.php

CaMy! said...

little bit of everything !

s.j.simon said...

) did you know how cheese was invented? It wasnt necessity, it was an accident, read this

Anonymous said...

being loved..

captain flummox said...

Turning tragedy to triumph, family, technology's democratization of quality audio and video, authenticity, humor as a vessel for truth, progress, security, invention. Actually of your list, I'd be interested to your list ranked.

alicia lee wade said...

i love non verbal communication.

Anonymous said...

love

Daniella said...

Travelling
Smiles
Exploring the unknown
Sun and beach
Untouched beauty of the Himalayas
Purity of nomad people
Children
Black and white photography
Singing when happy
Being in love

dave said...

Wonderful

Anonymous said...

sleeping in
college football
barbeque
NASCAR
fishing
Jack Daniels
fantasy football

Anonymous said...

the pulse of the music i can't hear coursing through my bones

Jim@ loose green tea said...

Wow, that's a long list :)

my wife :)