This past weekend it was cold and rainy in Prague, we ventured out of the house later in the afternoon to the cinema to see Inception starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page. We were both clueless as to what the film was about, but we had heard good things, confusing things, and bad things. Well that makes something interesting enough for us to check it out. I found the film to be a true thriller. James Bond meets The Matrix meets Flatliners. Great Flick, go see it.
Having a degree in Philosophy, it doesn't take much for my mind to get going. During the film I couldn't help but think of how designers get their first inception of thought for a new line. Later it became crystal clear, they get their information from the palette around them, the people, the places, the things, the colors. True designers are inspired on a daily basis by what's' literally happening around them. They transform that inception idea over time into something brilliant, even genius.
All that said, it is without a doubt that as a child I was inspired by the film True Stories by Talking Heads. It's the story of a small town called Virgil, Texas. The town is about to throw it's "Celebration of Specialness," and the whole town is gearing up for it. Meanwhile, David Byrne of talking heads is basically walking through the film making ironic commentary. In every scene, a portrayal of life in what is boring suburban Texas becomes a view into the future of society. The film is atleast 25 years ahead of its time. It truly opened my eyes to a life that I didn't want to be caught dead living and later would end up defining societal and technological developments that happened maybe 10 or 15 years ago. Since viewing the film for the first time I have had the inception of idea that anything is possible. Where that leads is the unknown, but I passionately walk the path to get there.
Don't miss the film clip below. I think Kay Culver say's it best, "Shopping, is a feeling."