Tim Cheadle

Tim Cheadle

Engineer, Designer, Maker

Notes from Kenya Hara

While cleaning my office I found some notes I took from this Kenya Hara talk at Google from a few years ago. Hara is the art director of Muji and designed the Olympic ceremonies in Japan in 1998. I thought I’d share my notes for posterity.

  • Emptiness is the possibility and potential of being filled.
  • It is because emptiness is vacant that it is open to the opportunity of possibility.
  • Understanding is passed on not by preservation, but by duplication, gaining new understanding in the process.
  • Through constant renewal you determine what is eternal.

You can watch the talk here in its entirety: