Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Ever been to a city and seen a guitar player, singer, violinist or some sort of rugged and sketchy looking person trying to entertain people in the hopes of making a couple bucks in their empty case? What do you do? Just walk by? Glance over then rush on at your normal pace?
I came across an article (thanks to an Anonymous commenter!) where a violinist played 6 beautiful Bach pieces.

Only 6 people stopped to listen, and the young man made $32.
A couple of children pointed and wanted to watch him, but the parents quickly rushed them to get going. I guess when you are a child, everything seems new to you - things that we actually take for granted!
So, it turns out that this young man's name is Joshua Bell. Heard of him?
His violin was worth $3.5 million dollars. Just two days ago he sold out a theater in Boston - seats averaged $100!
Getting the idea? He is one of the greatest musicians in the world.
Do we stop and appreciate the little things in life? We perceived this young man to be rugged and it made us feel uneasy, when in reality, he was sharing his gift of intricate musical pieces!
My mission to you all is to pause everyone once in a while, and appreciate the simplicity we take for granted!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Changes

This is my first blog, so bear with me here. My title "Secret Inspirations" is to help people become more inspired and passionate about the world around us. The littlest things in life can inspire you to create something great. I hope that you all can find something you are passionate about whether it be something artistic, or even mathematical.

I am very interested in shoe designing, and the way they are made, so today I was just curious if there was a book out there to show me how. I stumbled upon this book.
I think I'll take a chance and purchase it, on a rainy day it could come in handy!
Think deeper than if a shoe is "pretty" or not, look beyond it and appreciate the handiwork and tedious parts of the shoe!

Check out this amazing "shoe"
Alexander McQueen (NYFW Spring 2010)

Totally amazing shoes. Though I wouldn't even consider them shoes because anyone Lady Gaga would be completely outrageous to walk in these! Speaking of Lady Gaga, she wore many designs by Alexander McQueen in her "Bad Romance" video. Look at the incredible detail on what I would say is a piece of art. You have to appreciate something so abstract.