It has been raining here all night and although it is very soothing to listen to the rain splash over the rooftop of this petit bateau, it's 5am and I am wide awake. Perhaps I can't blame the rain entirely - my mind has been racing with the amount of work I have on my plate at the moment. Will I get it all done? Will all my clients be happy with what I create? It's funny that no matter how long I've been working in this field, anxieties about whether my work is good enough are still as strong as ever. But I remember one of my favourite photographers told me it never goes away. And another one told me that is the sign of a great artist - he said that it fuels one's creativity and that the moment you become overly confident that everything you do is better than the rest, you might as well blow your creativity a goodbye kiss.
So I keep those wisdom's close to me while I wipe the sweat from my brow.
Meanwhile, this fabulous umbrella design you see above just came into my inbox via a newsletter from one of my favourite stores in Sydney, Top 3 By Design. It's called the stand up umbrella and it was designed in Japan by Hironao Tsuboi...
I love simple design that makes you wonder, why didn't I think of that?