All posts by: onetonne

Flow, the secret to happiness – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

This accurately encapsulates why flow is so important. One key thought about Happy Mondays is that part of the purpose of taking time to work on the things that don’t otherwise get time, is that they are things that sit in the nexus of challenge and requiring devoted energy (and time). It’s not a short […]

We are potential engines.

Or, You get out exactly what you put in.   I love to ride bikes because it is one of those things where you get out exactly what you put in. You push down on the pedals and you go faster. Once you get better at riding you learn how to smooth out your pedal […]

1 Giant Leap – Ta Moko

Some people went around interviewing dying patients And not one person said they regretted Not making more money, or working harder They all seemed to say their regrets were Not spending more time with the people they love And not traveling more And relating more to the world and the planet.

Happy Mondays.

When this business started it was an escape pod to get away from the kind of work I could not be proud of, and a vehicle to do awesome work and have fun. But lately it’s started being a bit of a grind. There’s a lot of work which, don’t get me wrong, is a […]

The Gap by Ira Glass – beautifully illustrated.

THE GAP by Ira Glass from frohlocke on Vimeo. I use this quote when I speak to students and recent graduates. It is one of the best ways to explain what you need to do to progress in any creative field. Especially when you’re starting out, but pretty much any crisis of confidence will also […]

Screenprinting for fun at home

Every now and again I run a screen printing workshop for AGDA, and to begin with, I wrote up these notes for the nice people who came along. I thought It’d be good to share this – as it turns out there’s a lot of people out there interested in this stuff. When I started […]

Letterpress printing the Secret Lab business cards

This month a lovely job came through the studio. We printed some very special letterpress business cards for Secret Lab. The cards are printed on 300gsm gmund cotton cream stock, double sided, and two colours on each side. There is a very heavy impression on the “secret x-ray” look part of the card which looks […]

iPad, iPod & iPhone covers now available!

One of the nicer byproducts of the design process is excess artwork. I have more than a few pieces of original artwork that either ended up on an indie band poster, a one off print, or sometimes – just languishing on my computer’s hard drive. You can now bring these back into existence magically by […]

How to master your time.

The secret to mastering your time is to systematically focus on importance and suppress urgency. How to master your time, by Oliver Emberton via Swissmiss.

When to stop saying yes.

Or, the best business lesson that took me WAY TOO LONG to get. After building my business after hours for many years I decided it was time to take the plunge and start working for myself full time. That was an incredibly scary step – it felt like all my preparation work didn’t matter, I […]