The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday

Did you ever fall into a robotic routine, where you automatically marched through daily activities without full awareness? Do you feel inundated with a 24/7 news stream, leaving your senses overloaded and blunted? When you walk outside, are your smartphone earplugs preventing you from hearing and enjoying the sounds of nature?

Helpful Exercises and Inspirational Quotes 

The Art of Noticing by Rob Walker will re-awaken your senses and re-connect you to the valuable aspects of your life. If you constantly feel distracted and struggle to focus, the exercises and inspirational quotes in this book will guide you back to the present–often lost in a blur at the end of another quickly disappearing day.

This beautifully illustrated book will also spark your creativity and encourage you to see and look at the world in new ways. Through 131 simple and playful exercises, Rob Walker offers tips to increase clarity of mind and thinking, listening skills and attention to details as well as creative ideas and contributions. The easy-to-read entries and prompts will also help you rediscover a sense of excitement and notice the parts of life filled with personal meaning.

Author of The Art of Noticing

Rob Walker is a journalist who writes about design, technology, business and the arts, among other subjects. He writes The Workologist for the Sunday Business section of The New York Times and contributes to wide range of publications. They include The Atlantic,, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe and Bloomberg Businessweek.His previous books include Significant Objects: 100 Extraordinary Stories About Ordinary Things (coauthored with Joshua Glenn) and Buying In. He is on the faculty of the Products of Design M.F.A.program at the School of Visual Arts. He lives in New Orleans.Post Your Comments on The Art of Noticing

In what specific ways did this book increase your ability to notice? What exercises and quotes did you find useful, and why? Post your comments, and share this news now!




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