Time fore some new concepts and ideas. This is a page for
everything that just doesn't fit into the other categories. This
includes concepts like functional art. Imagine a field of man-made
sunflowers, the faces of the flowers following the sun and collecting
its energy through their solar cells. That is the kind of creative
thinking you'll find here.
There are moving sidewalks in airports, so why not ones that
cross a city? Slower "feeder" sidewalks could lead
up to and away from the high-speed main line that takes you at
six-miles-per-hour through the city. It might even become a tourist
If prisoners agreed to it, would there be any problem piping
constant subliminal messages into their cells? They could be
continually fed good thoughts, ideas, and life-changing affirmations.
Do your feet get too hot? Have you ever put your shoes in
the freezer for an hour before putting them on?
100 Bad Ideas
This is my creative concept for a hopefully funny book. The
bad ideas might include putting poetry on cereal boxes, hitchhiking
through Iran with a Salmon Rushdie t-shirt on, and a new super-hero
doll called "Super Bin Laden."
Door to Fantasy
Have a door on the wall that doesn't actually go anywhere.
Instead, when it is opened, it reveals a beautiful painting of
an outdoor scene.
Breed dogs for a short life, preferably less than two years.
"Genetically guaranteed short life pets." These are
for those who don't want a long-term commitment. (Please don't
bother to email me about this one -- I know it is insensitive,
but I still find it funny.)
Horrible Foods Cookbook
Want a serving of tuna fish ice cream? How about chicken pudding
or anchovy soda?
Homeless to Hopeful
This comes from a creative concept I read about. Shy, non-social
kids watched films that showed non-social kids like themselves
joining in the activities with the other kids. They immediately
began to change and join in activities with others. This is the
power of an example. My idea is to create a book of true success
stories in which homeless people turned their lives around, with
and without help. The book would be distributed in the streets,
to provide models and examples for the people living there.
Exercises - Do these and you'll be more creative.
More Random Creative Ideas
- Inventions, metaphors and other concepts.
Some Random Ideas - A no-lose
lottery; technique for changing one's experience; more.
Paintball Pointillism - A new
kind of mural painting...
Decision Paralysis - Applying
an economics term to personal matters.
The Creative Life - Tips on
how to live it....
The Value of Crazy Ideas - A few
Weather Forecasting Idea
- You don't have to know about meteorology.
Big Ideas - How to have them.
Five New Ideas - Power nap center,
mosquito blood DNA testing for crimes...
New Concepts - From inventions
to ideas on justice.
- How to have more of your own creative concepts.
Innovation - It starts with the
right mental habits.
Technique for Creative Ideas
I have found that using
brainwave entrainment recordings can help increase one's
creative output. These are meant for meditation, but if you listen
with headphones while sitting up and focusing on creative solutions
to a chosen problem, you'll find that you can generate a lot
of new ideas. Have a pen and paper ready.