WILL-I-BE PROJECT

a journey into philosophy and potato peelings

At a time when everything seems like it’s speeding up, Will‑I‑Be is a call up to slow down. It’s about remembering, reviving and revamping forgotten traditions, skills and technologies. And backpedalling just enough to appreciate the good stuff in life.

MAKERS & ARTISANS »

A series about everything slow and handmade. The exceptional has almost become unexceptional thanks to our limited knowledge and lack of respect for the craftsmen and makers who sweat over the small, but important, details.

Dan Les
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Dan Les

Figurative ceramist

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Rebirth

For twenty years, the meticulous techniques that surround the modern taxidermy have consistently evolved. With them, it is the entire image of an ancestral discipline, often perceived as macabre, that is made dust-free.

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The Conductionist

The late Butch Morris, a figure from the outer edges of jazz, reimagined conducting as a form of composition, coining his own word for the combination of the two.

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Raphaëlle Martin

If the horizon was infinite remind this. This series of Raphaëlle Martin, Jump In The Pool is a simple playback of three or four floors. sky, water, soil or sand.

THE BOOK OF SLOW LIFE »

A look at the conscious side of life. A reflection on how to slow living, leaving room for the important things in life, those things that are not things.

Being Sensitive by Ana María Petryla

Being sensitive is feeling me, feeling you and feeling us and feeling everything around me, around you and around us, all day and every moment.

What Art Museums Should Be For
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What Art Museums Should Be For

Here is a suggestion: the purpose of art is therapeutic. It is there to lend inspiration and consolation in relation to a number of the challenges of being human.

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Epictetus, The Enchiridion

Never call yourself a philosopher, nor talk a great deal among the unlearned about theorems, but act conformably to them. Thus, at an entertainment, don’t talk how persons ought to eat, but eat as you ought. For remember that in […]

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The Horsemen

The Horsemen captures the traditions and values of the noble Almonte Horsemen. For over 500 years these men have annually driven over 1000 horses across the Spanish plains and to pastures new.

DESIGN »

Design, architecture, photography and fashion inspiration

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Portfolio / CV—2015

Personal portfolio by Kristina Nikaj

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Paju Book Award 2014

Wang Zhihong’s designs are simple, and yet have a strong power. His designs do not overlook even the slightest details like the texture of paper, and they are simple, elegant and rich in artistic sensitivity.

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Ko Ji Ki by Wang Zhi-Hong

Wang Zhi-Hong, Graphic Designer. born in 1975 in Taipei. In 1995 he graduated from Department of Advertisement Design at Fu-Hsin Trade and Arts School.

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P Magazine

P Magazine is a Monterrey, Mexico-based, highly aesthetic annual object-book, with each issue published as a limited collector’s edition.

CULINARY PORN »

It’s safe for work, but not if you haven’t had lunch yet

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Grilled Portobello Burger w Seriously Sensational Salsa

Grilled and raw goodness all merged into one ridiculously delicious and packed with flavor veggie burger. There is no way that even the most meat loving person won’t feel fulfilled after a meal like this.

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Slow Cooked Shredded Beef Ragu Pasta

The Italians are genius. I consistently marvel at how a hunk of cheap beef, a handful of pantry staples and 15 minutes of active effort can produce something as luscious as this.

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Raclette, Ham and Rosemary Sandwich

It’s time for a hearty sandwich again! Imagine rich and aromatic cheese melting on top of slices of rustic ham in between a crusty bun!

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Sole Piccata

The recipe for this pan-fried fillet, finished with a white-wine butter sauce laced with lemon, capers, and shallots, is adapted from Rick Moonen’s Fish Without a Doubt (Houghton Mifflin, 2008).

An eclectic assortment of inspiring products in collaboration with the WiB community

MUSIC »

Our favourite music slow and carefully compiled by our team and friends

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September Fifteenth (Dedicated To Bill Evans)

by Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
on As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls

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Yuna’s Ballad

by Hiroko Kokubu
on Final Fantasy X-2 – Piano Collections

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Lightning’s Theme – A Distant Glimmer –

by Masashi Hamauzu
on Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII OST

Memory House - Max Ritcher - Cover
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Maria, The Poet (1913)

by Max Richter & BBC Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Rumon Gamba
on Memoryhouse

THE GIFTS OF LIFE »

A look on the bright side of life. A visual reflection of art, inspiration, fashion, culture and nature.

Anonimous

The purpose in life is not to find yourself. It’s to lose yourself.

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Always on the road: Surf’s up at the Algarve, Portugal

When you think about surfing destinations what location comes to your mind first? Most likely it’s Australia; perhaps it’s Hawaii or California. For Europeans those are a bit far – but in Europe, the good waves are actually only a short plane ride away. In the south of Portugal there is – what many believe – a surfer’s paradise: the Algarve.

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New York City: Wait or Run

Oliver Schrott Kommunikation

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Rebirth

For twenty years, the meticulous techniques that surround the modern taxidermy have consistently evolved. With them, it is the entire image of an ancestral discipline, often perceived as macabre, that is made dust-free.

JOURNAL »

Memories that once moved us

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Memories of Oct 2015

At Will-I-Be, our days are digital, so it should be no surprise that we come across inspiring links all the time. With our Memories, we collect our best finds in one place and share them with you.

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Memories of Sep 2015 Week #3

At Will-I-Be, our days are digital, so it should be no surprise that we come across inspiring links all the time. With our Memories, we collect our best finds in one place and share them with you.

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Memories of Sep 2015 Week #2

At Will-I-Be, our days are digital, so it should be no surprise that we come across inspiring links all the time. With our Memories, we collect our best finds in one place and share them with you.

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Memories of Sep 2015 Week #1

Memories that once moved me

TRAVEL »

Intriguing individuals sharing insights of extraordinary destinations

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Immortal Venice: Harry’s Bar

A week-long celebration of modern food culture. The Cipriani Legacy Thrives in the Floating City with Cocktails Fit for Hemingway and Capote

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Always on the road: Surf’s up at the Algarve, Portugal

When you think about surfing destinations what location comes to your mind first? Most likely it’s Australia; perhaps it’s Hawaii or California. For Europeans those are a bit far – but in Europe, the good waves are actually only a […]

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New York City: Wait or Run

Oliver Schrott Kommunikation

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Maldives

I had to take in the Maldives in stages. As a first time visitor here, I was almost suspicious of the natural landscape.

WE HONOR OUR PHILOSOPHY

Zen does not confuse spirituality
with thinking about God while one
is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality
is just to peel the potatoes.
_Alan Watts