Life Principle: Always Turn Sh*t Over…

Via Sally Schneider
on Jan 11, 2012
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…to find unexpected treasures

Some time ago, Reference Library posted an image from the Flickr archive of a brilliant junk collector and “seer” of things. It was of the underside of an old light bulb package: the red-striped ends of its six sides folded into an elegant overlapping “star” like some beautiful Japanese Packaging. The only editorial comment was in the form of the posts title, “Always Turn Shit Over”. Now there’s a life principle! Turn stuff over, on its side, inside-out, upside-down… to get a view you didn’t expect or might not have imagined on your own.

You can do the same thing with ideas: turn them over in your mind, every which way…


About Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider is the creator of ‘the improvised life’, a virtual laboratory of found ideas from a variety of fields-- art, technology, cooking, music--that inspire creative solutions to even the most mundane daily questions. She has worked as a journalist, food writer, editor, syndicated columnist, radio commentator, teacher, stylist, small-space consultant and professional chef; she once wrangled 600 live snails for an Irving Penn photograph. You can check out more of her improvisational work in her award-winning cookbooks, A New Way to Cook and The Improvisational Cook.


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