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The Morbid Lamp – death generates life

March 11, 2010

This glowing little dead man is ‘The Colgao Lamp’ created by a design studio Enpieza based in Spain. The word ‘colgao’ means ‘hung’ in English, so the ‘hung’ is hanging from the from the top of the rod. Kind of disturbing isn’t it? Well…kind of cute too! (I think)

See the paradox here? There’s death to every life and life to every death. I’m not only talking about the fact that when every organisms die, they decompose and the energy gets recycled back into earth; but also metaphorically speaking, when everything in our lives crashes, we manage to get back up stronger.

I recall a short video we watched during WS concept development of Steve Jobs, the founder of Macintosh giving a speak to Standford graduates. ‘All external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment and failure – these things just fall away in the face of death. You are already naked, so why not follow your heart?’ Said Steve.

I find this concept of death very useful and interesting. by accepting death, it motivates you to live to the fullest and make the best choices for yourself.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Nicky permalink*
    March 14, 2010 12:10 pm

    Interesting thing.. There’s death to every life and life to every death! I didn’t see it from that point!

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